As mentioned in previous posts, I finally got an ice cream maker on my last costco visit and after what felt like week, my ice bowl was finally frozen enough to churn some ice cream. The direction said it could take 6-22 hours. By the way, I have no patience, its one of my goals, BE MORE PATIENT!
Anyhow, it took 65 hours or so of freezer time. I tried it yesterday only to come up with a soupy mess. Why? Not frozen enough. So once again I tried it again today. I got back from the gym where I was considering never to show my face agin since I made a fool of myself last week when I nearly fell off that revolving stairway to hell machine while watching Aziz Ansari on Comedy Central. Note to self: no watching anything remotely hilarious while the heat rate is increasing, especially not at the same gym where Nicole Kidman frequents!
-about a 1cup greek yogurt
-1cup vanilla almond milk
-Raspberry crystal light (actually, I never mix it with water, I think it enhances recipes, I mix it with cranberries when I boil cranberry sauce at thanks giving)
I was gonna use some gums (xanthum or guar) but I forgot. Regardless, I got a good tasting pinkberry rip off. In fact, I fount it creamier! Am I the only one that thinks pinkberry can get a little icy? Its WAY cheaper than pinkberry which tend to rape my wallet every time I go. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, I would consider investing in one. Costco sells us for 45 bucks and Bed, Bath, and Beyond sells smaller ones for about 17. That two pinkberry yogurts righter there! There’s that little Jew in me, concerning you about money! But we are still in a recession right?
I wish I had a brilliant segway to my next topic but I don’t, so here I am presenting it to you.
In treatment, and as I’m learning just from reading other blogs, people have decided to label foods as “safe” or “unsafe”. Unless your eating the item from under the kitchen sink, since when did food become so secure or dangerous.
I never knew of this concept before I went to treatment, where a client would say to me, “I always have this and that for breakfast…..its safe for me”. You’d think a plate of waffles was gonna go on a shooting rampage while a bowl of oats would cradle you to sleep.
But I get it. Its not so easy for me to eat doughnut and have no energy about it. I WISH I did, I wish with everything I’ve got that I could eat a funnel cake and be neutral about it, and simply enjoy the fried crunchy sweetness! But labeling it as “unsafe” will not make the process of finding that neutrality any easier.
I love what Heather mentioned in her post,” I NEVER used to eat dessert out anywhere, whether dining in a restaurant or eating at a friend’s house. I would always wait to get home and eat my safe desserts like dark chocolate or oatmeal. Um yeah, forget that! Those strawberry cupcakes with buttercream frosting were delicious, and besides, there is nothing wrong with 1 cupcake. Oh, the cupcakes I have missed over the years!”.
Damn straight, FORGET THAT!
My wonderful dietitian once told me that the way to get over your fears, is to be exposed to them. In other words, not playing it safe. Its hard, I’m not gonna lie. Things people usually view as “safe” are familiar and routine. Most people have a hard time with a change in that routine. But she’s right.
Afraid of the dark? Go out in pitch black. Scarred of bugs? Try living in New York City in the summer (I can assure you, although I still hate roaches, I at least have the balls to kill them thanks to living in NYC one summer). Afraid of funnel cake? Go to a carnival (and if you know somewhere besides carnivals and amusement parks that sell funnel cakes, let me know!) and get your self a funnel cake and eat the whole damn thing! Look down, you’re a whale right? NO! But give your self a pat on the back for stripping off that “unsafe” label.
Let’s stop using “safe” to describe food! How about “delicious” or “creamy” or my personal favorite, “ooey gooey!”.
I’ll tell you what NOT safe! Watching Aziz Ansari while on any sort of exercise equipment!