Friday, January 8, 2010

One more life lesson learnt, if its not stiff enough give it up !

Ok, I was finally in the mood last night! Oopsie roll was calling my name. For the longest time the name itself made me smile. How bad can it be, I said! And sure enough the recipe was easier than taking a shower. Or so I thought, but making it 1 am being dead tired, no, not a good idea! The recipe calls for 3 eggs, 3 oz of cream cheese and a pinch of cream of tartar. Then you simply seperate the egg yolks from the whites. After you mix up the cream cheese with the yolks and whip up the egg whites till stiff you simply gently fold the yolks mixture into the egg whites making a dough cutting it in six equal parts. Then you preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the whole thing for 30 minutes. You let it rest for 5 minutes, take it out of the oven and wait for it to cool down. Thats it! Here is what your truly did; I decided if three eggs are good, four are better. And if 3 oz are called for 3 eggs why not put about 6 oz? Then to make it more exciting I added few tablespoons of coconut flour. When I was done the whole mixture was so sticky I couldnt remove it from the bowl. So I put some coconut milk into it. Then it was time for beating the egg whites till stiff. I decided to do it manually and boy did it suck. I was beating them all wrong as I found out today from my coworker. So it never came to the point of stiffness. It was semi-soft at best. I got tired of my own insanity and mixed up egg whites into the egg yolks. Then I buttered up the foil and baked the whole thing for 30 minutes. It nver rose and came out flat! When I tasted it I almost choked because it was dry. I ended up eating it anyway with the glass of almond milk. Oh, I forgot that I almost burnt the whole kitchen in the process. Oi wei! As far as my diet goes I have been on the low carb bandwagon for a week now and hopefully it will stick this time. The only negative thing about my renewed comittment is that I have been experiencing old-new debilitating symptoms again. For the last few days I have been stricken with bloatness, gas, pulsitang stomack and palpitation. It usually starts with intestinal discomfort first, then my stomack starts racing like crazy and I feel like fainting. It gets all better once I go to the bathroom and empty the intestines, sorry for TMI. But it is indeed scary. I hope it goes away but it has been happening for a while. I am beginning to think it might be some kind of IBS related to anxiety and stress. Who knows! Thanks for reading!


Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

From an IBS sufferer....sounds like common symptoms...sorry...

Harry/JP said...

Happy New Year, Mr. V! :-)

Your kitchen misadventure made me laugh out loud! You're a character!

I think you need a definitive diagnosis. If it's IBS then you need to know that and proceed accordingly. There are many natural resources that can help if that's the case.

Let's get you well in 2010! This can be your year, Mr. Palm Tree! :-)