A friend of mine sent me an amazing recipe for low-carb chocolates – basically made from coconut oil and butter.
The original recipe is from Primal Perks, and here is my version. The main differences is that I dropped the sweetener, used peanut butter (yes I know peanuts contain carbs but given the amount used it will add very little to the total) and I made 1/2 the quantity for my first attempt.
By the way it only takes about 10 min to make.
- 90 g coconut oil
- 25 g nut butter (almond or macadamia) – if you are not too purist use crunchy peanut butter which is what I did
- 1.5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 60 g unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
- Melt all ingredients together in a pot
- Cool mixture slightly and pour into ice-cube trays
- Put into freezer to set for a few hours
- Once set, pop them out of the mould and place in freezer bags
They are excellent and very filling. They naturally separated a little as they froze, giving that nice three-layer effect. I think they may make a great pre-race snack which I will try on my next race.
Thanks to my friend Trevor for sending the original recipe to me.
A couple of weeks ago we were in Bloemfontein for Lois to receive her Women in Disability award. While we were there we had time to visit the Cheetah Experience, a cheetah conservation centre.
It was an amazing visit, especially because we ended up going on a private tour and were allowed to visit and interact with both the adult cats as well as the babies.
They are doing amazing work, and if you are in Bloemfontein I highly recommend a visit to the Cheetah Experience.
A meerkat living at the centre
Firstly don’t forget about the giveaway – a free signed Beatles print worth over R280 to a randomly selected commenter.
A few days ago I posted about the Persona Art Project, creating interesting art from bathroom signs.
They kindly offered to create me my own persona, so I sent them a few pictures of me finishing a marathon, and they did! Have a look at what they created. I am surprised at how good the caricature of me is, even down to the artwork of my dragon tattoo, and the iPod shuffle that I was listening to. Ok so the race number is different, but that is the number that I was wearing on another of the pictures. Here is the source pic for comparison.
Anyway, they now have a Kickstarter campaign running, including some cool stuff for participating, including
- and your own persona image
Check it out and please support it if you can (I have bought one of the packs myself). I think that anything so creative and original deserves some backing.
And don’t forget to leave a comment to maybe win the print.
I did a crazy race last Sunday. It was (in theory) an easy 16k run, but in practise it was mad. We climbed to the very top of Cape Point vineyards – a climb of over 200m in just 2km. Then we ran on tar, gravel, fields and soft sand. The only thing we didn’t do to make it a real adventure was a river crossing!
Climbing the hill
Anyway despite the climb, it was good training and an awesome run. The view from the top of Cape Point vineyards was amazing.
View from the top
For my Jewish friends have a wonderful new year (I wish I got 3 days to celebrate new year), I hope you have a wonderful new year. For the rest of us, just enjoy the rest of the weekend.
I took these pictures in the Jewish Quarter in Krakow, Poland. There is a lot of Jewish history and culture in Krakow which I will discuss further in another post.
Jewish Quarter in Krakow
Synagogue in Krakow