Every week I tell myself to write more blog posts but then every week I continue to play a lot and don’t end up writing. By the end of each week, I feel guilty but tell myself that I’m very happy to have written at least one post a week rather than none…..*big grin*.
6 months have passed since my Achilles tendon rupture….long journey! But really glad that my physiotherapist has finally given full approval for me to get back to full badminton………wheeeeee!….*BIG smiles*. However I am still very careful with my running. But well, here I am, back to 4 times badminton a week……..yipppeeee.
I was at my dentist yesterday and he asked me how’s my leg and whether I am back to my badminton…..how sweet! I said, ‘Of course!’ And he said, ‘You are mad!’ and laughed to which I replied, ‘I think I am!’…..haha
Oh wait, I have even started tennis! That I didn’t tell my dentist. He would be more shocked and probably go speechless. Or maybe even knock my head…haha. Thank God I’m not his daughter otherwise the house will be a battle field everyday….haha. I had just had 2 times tennis and absolutely love it. It’s so different from badminton. It’ really not easy but I know I will get there.
Almost everyday I’m talking to my husband about tennis. My excitement is slowly winning him over……*big grin*. He has verbally agreed to join me for tennis when Spring comes. It’s too cold now. Even during my second tennis lesson, I had to wear a few layers to keep warm. Forget about tennis skirts….haha. And even before I’m good in tennis, I’m already talking to him about learning table tennis or ping pong! Poor man, no wonder he often says I give him stress…..haha. But then I do make his life more exciting! At least he comes home from work very excited and happy because the best part of the day is playing badminton. It actually gives him little time left to annoy me….*BIG grin*. I think all our badminton friends are more excited going for badminton than going to work….haha.
It’s snowing quite heavily today, so it’s a good time to stay in and write a blog post. You really should thank me for the snow…haha. Otherwise I will be out playing somewhere again! I love the winter scene…..so white and beautiful. Just the beauty of staying up north here in Scotland. See, I have learned to stop complaining about the cold…hehe. Actually playing a lot of badminton has greatly helped me in fighting the freezing cold. Oh, how I hate the cold when I first came to Scotland! But I don’t feel as cold and tired these days. Exercise helps blood circulation and also raises body metabolism.
I have a lovely apple and fig cake to share with you. It’s gluten free, dairy free and sugar free….wow! How do you like that? This is one that’s perfect for those with health needs especially those who are celiac and also diabetic. It’s also very beneficial to those who want to lose weight or maybe just want to eat healthier. Very often a change in diet is all you need to see your health improve. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to see the doctor.
This cake is my own creation in trying to experiment with the NuStevia and Tagatose that I received from NuNatural. Please read more about the NuStevia and Tagatose in my post, NuStevia Giveaway - Natural Sweetener For Better Health. I must say this is one of the best products that I had received as I am much into healthy eating and healthy living, while trying to share with friends and readers to do the same. Prevention is better than cure, so goes the saying.
Here’s my easy Apple and Fig Cake recipe:
3 packets NuStevia
1/2C olive oil
200g almond flour
Put all of Ingredients A into a mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
3 apples (peeled, cored and chopped)
1C dried figs (chopped)
Add in all of Ingredients B to the egg mixture above. Mix well. Pour into a shallow tin lined with baking paper.
Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. If you use a deep tin, then it’s going to take much longer. I like low tin because it takes much shorter time to bake. On top of that, whatever fruits that I add don’t have much room to sink further.
Cool and cut to serve. As for me, I can never wait to let it cool down before cutting. I’m sure I’m not the only one! I just have to spoil a corner…..just a corner, to have a look at the texture and also to taste….*big grin*. It’s moist and delicious with some bite into it because of the almonds. The apples and figs give it a natural sweetness which is very nice.
You can add, maybe 1/4C of tapioca flour, to the almond flour if you like. Also, if you want a finer texture, use very finely ground almonds. The one that I bought is a little rough as you can see in the picture. I don’t mind though. You can also add prunes or raisins instead of figs.
Recently I been adding dried figs into most of my baking because figs is very good for health. It’s one prime fruit that was mentioned since Bible times. Dried figs is full of concentrated minerals and vitamins, high in anti-oxidant and fibre. I love both the fresh ones and the dried ones.
Right, I’m going to head out into the snow to enjoy more snow scenes and do some shopping. But I need hot soup first. Then scrap the car and shovel the drive way……*sigh*. Sorry, I don’t see that as fun….sheer hard work! Well, just count it as good exercise and keep smiling!
Til then, see you in my next post. Hope you enjoy your day!
Other healthy cakes that you may be interested in:
No Gluten No Dairy No Sugar Chocolate Cake
Healthy, Moist, Simple And Easy Carrot Cake
Healthy Chocolate Beetroot Cake (Dairy Free)
White Chocolate Beetroot Cake
No Dairy Strawberry Cupcakes And Strawberry Love
Raspberry Almond Cupcakes
Super Easy No Dairy Nectarine Cake
Super Easy No Dairy Blueberry Cake
Super Easy No Dairy Chocolate Banana Cake
Quote of the day……
“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”
- Anthony Robbins
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