Emotional week! P.S This gets raw and real
I’m enjoying the first sneaks of sunshine all week while writing this and reflecting on what feels like an emotional roller coaster week. I hear you all thinking you need a glass of wine too. I get you. While I’m currently a freelancer and focusing on this blog, I’ve also been applying for jobs left, right and center. I realized that I had previously let work define who I was and now I’m onto a journey of discovering who I am outside of work. What’s that got to do with this 3 ingredient chocolate sauce? Absolutely nothing, although isn’t chocolate the cure for everything?
What’s the hardest part of moving countries?
The hardest part of moving countries for me has been meeting new people. It’s even tougher when one doesn’t have a job in a workspace with others. I sometimes feel really alone and the lack of consistent sunshine definitely doesn’t make this raw emotion feel any better. Sometimes this ‘aloneness’ hits me out of nowhere and I end up having a mini breakdown. Through it all, I have learned that it’s okay to feel what I’m feeling and that it’s a temporary state. I won’t always feel this and I won’t always have this much alone time. As hard as it is, I’m trying to embrace this time and trust that I’ll soon have a community around me to do life with.
Isn’t this supposed to be a food blog?
This blog is mainly about food, but I also want it to have a human aspect to it. As a human, I think our biggest struggle is feeling part of something, feeling connected. It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. We live in a society that is hyper focused on portraying this perfect life. When putting our life on social media we tend to choose only the best moments because we want others to ‘like’ or ‘heart’ our life or work. We want to feel loved and be a part of something but a lot of the time this is fleeting connection and can leave us feeling empty. I’ve chosen to not care as much about what the internet loves, and rather chose to do what I love. I’ve chosen me over algorithms because chasing algorithms is an exhausting, non-fulfilling passion sucking parasite! A mouthful right?
Know that what you read and see on here, is from me, from my heart and something that I really love to do. Whether I get one reader or 50 000 I’m here to do what I love. Now that’s off my chest let’s get on with it.
Weekends mean Pancakes! and chocolate sauce
Yup, you guessed it. Whether it’s pancakes or waffles or flapjacks, you need something like this in your life. And you need it with this decadent 3 ingredient chocolate sauce. As most of you already know, pancakes are our weekend tradition and every weekend I like to try something different to keep things exciting. This chocolate sauce recipe is great for pancakes, chocolate icing for cookies, cakes, donuts and crepes. It’s easy to make and is dairy free (ovi), gluten free and refined sugar free too. So technically it’s healthy right? As with anything (except those things that harm other beings and nature), moderation is key. Find my pancake recipe here.
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3 Ingredient Chocolate Sauce
- 1/2 slab dark chocolate check that it’s vegan
- 3 oz plant milk (100ml )
- 2 Tbsp agave sweetener of choice
- On a low temperate, heat chocolate on the stove. If using the microwave, microwave for 30 second intervals stirring after every 30 seconds until melted. Chocolate is easy to burn and tastes ghastly when burnt.
- Add the milk and sweetener and gradually bring to the boil whisking frequently.
- When your sauce is all combined and the chocolate is melted, taste and add more sweetness if required. Serve over pancakes or whatever delicious item you have made and enjoy.