“And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
― Meister Eckhart
So I wanted to start a blog, everyone and their grandmother seems to have one, why not me? I decided I wasn't going to try to figure it out, I was just gonna write and just share my pondered thoughts. I want to completely give myself permission to be creative with whatever fancies my heart. I can't promise you how often I will be writing. I can't promise my content will have any value to you. I can't even promise that I won't have a typo or grammatical errors, I also make up words. I can't promise I'll make sense or you'll agree with me. I want to live my creativity not inhibit myself to a blogging standard if there is such a thing.
Why not start with a sweet beginning! I am lactose intolerance, unfortunately it hasn't stopped me from eating ice cream. So naturally, I wanted to make myself some dairy-free ice cream that didn't taste blah! I usually check out all the Youtubers, blogs, whatever the internet world has and somehow come up with my own concoction of a recipe. Warning I am terrible at writing recipes. I tend to go through my cupboards and hope for the best, unless I was heading to the grocery store that day. Since I've been on a healthier path, I convinced myself one must not need to deprive themselves of life's sweetness. So mini-desserts are my sudden fascination. Here's my not-quite a recipe, I didn't measure anything, so hopefully I can recreate it. It sure is fun recreating.
Dairy-Free Vanilla Coconut Pecan Ice Cream
- 1 Can of Coconut Milk
- Sugar (added until I thought it was sweet enough)
- Vanilla Extract (eyeballed a spoonful)
- Pecans (whatever I had on hand)
- Coconut Shavings
In a blender, I mixed it all together except the pecans. I bought a $14.99 ice cream maker at CVS when it was on a clearance sale. Oh, I put the canister in the fridge for at least 24 hours, I wanted to make sure it was really cold. Turned it on. Poured the mixture. Thirty minutes later it started to get thicker, I added the pecans in pieces. Turned it off after five minutes, transfered into a freezer container. And today, viola, I decided to make a mini portion for myself and for fun drizzled coconut shavings. I deserved it, I did forty-five minutes of cardio and its all good. FYI, I would still eat it, even if I didn't make it to the gym. I can't imagine what Sagarika (my yoga teacher) would say to me, I just know she'll give me a killer workout for our next class.