(This kind of continues from yesterday’s diet story…)
I’m sure you’re all dying to hear the update on whether yesterday was truly a No Carb day….
We’ll save that for the last, because that’s what soaps/drama serials do… they save it for the next episode…
I just realized that whenever I decide to go on a diet, I set the limits of the diet (No Carbs, No Diary, No Alcohol, etc etc)
However, there’s something even more interesting I just realized today.
When I go on a diet, my head interprets it as “Warning: DON’T EAT!!!”
So while most normal people abstain from foods they are not suppose to eat, I on the other hand, try to abstain from eating completely. Other than coffee or tea – which just makes matters worse because you get dehydrated.
In my defense, I suppose simply Not eating at all produces faster results…
Well, that’s until you (or I) feel faint or get stomach pains… Which I get pretty often.
If you want a clue why, see above.
So today has started out this way… me trying not to eat till it hit me that I tend to do this when I’m on a diet.
Which means when i’m on a diet, it’s not really a diet, it’s more accurately described as “Unconscious Self Starvation”. (Don’t worry, I’m not in danger. *try* being the key word.
It never lasts long enough. After a few hours, I succumb to carbs, snacks, something unhealthy…)
As for the big question, was yesterday a No Carbs day?
YES!!! It Was!!! YAY!!!
ps: Unless you count the remaining buttery cookies I shoved into my mouth just before I went to sleep…
well, even if you count that, technically the day was carb free… We just ran off the cliff at night before bedtime.
if any of you are psychologists, feel free to analyze me… I need help. LOTS of help. Thank you in advance
It’s the Holiday Season and it puts me in the mood for all things bright, glittering and sweet.
I have a sweet tooth. yes. If that hasn’t been evident…
I was brainstorming cookie recipes with a friend to find some more interesting cookies to make for the holiday season besides the oldie but goodie Chocolate Chip Cookie and came across a few that were just too pretty like the Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookie in the background of the pic!
Orange Cardamon cookies are elegant and light with a tad of difference. I would probably add orange zest and rose petals to it for a contrasting sweet smell and flavor. These would be great for a dinner party or simple but elegant night in with friends.
The Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies will be a hit with kids and adults alike and can be personalized and decorated with sugar decorations, chocolate sprinkles or silver sugar balls!
Here are some ideas to add to your cookie season!
Make filling and sandwich cookies:
Cut and bake cookies:
Makes 40 cookies using a 1 3/4-inch fluted round cookie cutter
Make ganache while dough chills:
Cut and bake cookies:
Assemble sandwich cookies: