Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day, lovely readers!  I wish I had treat recipes to share with you, but unfortunately, most of my sweet treat endeavors this week didn't work out so well.  I did bake some amazing Carob Sunbutter Sandwich Cookies for a party at work, they were stellar.  But my fudge and truffle project?  Not good.  After a week of eating lots of coconut oil, nut butter, and carob-filled confections, I kind of want to puke.  And I wasn't totally thrilled enough with any of what I created to share it with you.  All I was left with was a queasy stomach, a tight waistband, and empty jars of expensive ingredients.  And this cute photo of the latest project , a rich tahini-carob truffle dusted with ground gojis. And the leftovers of these projects that I don't even want to eat because I feel so grossed out by too many sweets.  Ugh. 

This was a realization, however, that I've grown a little too overzealous and need to get a life outside of my kitchen again!  The cold of winter has made me a bit of a hermit.  Combined with my general nature to obsessively work on passion projects, this means I found myself making various kinds of truffles or fudge late at night most nights this week instead of sleeping.  Sampling taste after taste of rich treat late at night is not good for the digestive system.  My propensity to binge eat is only aggravated by this behavior.  This is not good. Not good!

So, I'm putting myself on a blogging time out.  I need to take some time to do other things that are important for my healing process with Lyme, as well as take time for other important for my general life (like doing my taxes, for example).  I also need to make some serious tracks on this cookbook I'm working on. Recipes, recipes, my oh my! Thankfully, they are vegetable based, no heavy ingredients involved.  I never get sick of vegetables, and they rarely make me feel queasy.  YES!

So, I'll be away for awhile on a little blogging holiday, but I'll be back soon, better than ever.