The second day of the year is coming to a close and I still haven’t written anything about the New Year. To be honest for me it doesn’t feel like a New Year has started at all! I have been working around the public holidays and it seems to have a way of making the holiday season feel distinctly un-holidayish.
2014 will hopefully be the year of completing my first marathon, its my only goal and not really a resolution because I actually decided to do it in August! I feel as though progress on that front is happening at snails pace (kind of like my running pace HA!… but seriously) I will get there this year though.
There seems to be a bit of a trend this time of year for bloggers to do a re-cap of their favourite or most popular posts of the year but I think I have a total of 8 posts so pointless doesn’t quite cover that exercise.
Instead I want to do a little recap of food (and one drink) I have been admiring this year. A little food porn post if you will.
Becuase I am all about having a slice of amazingly bad for me cake with a slice of actually shockingly good for me cake I have a little bit of both worlds here. Click on the images to go to the recipe. Please note that none of these photos are mine.
Naughty Food Porn of 2013:
Jamie Olivers Quick Steamed Trecal Pudding:
This man knows how to make something yummy in a short period of time. I will definately be knocking this treat up at some point this year.
Bakers Royal S’mores Cinnamon Roll Cake: Do I really need to explain why this cake would be so sinfully amazing? Nope. I didn’t think so.
Not Without Salt’s Pulled Pork with a fennel, apple and raddicchio slaw on a sesame seed bun: I never used to be huge on pork, but there is something about slow cooked pulled pork that is just so ahhhhmazing. Plus bread. Carbs are always good.
Penfolds Grange: Obviously this isn’t something I can make, I mean if I could I think I would have an obscene amount of money by now… but as that’s never going to happen I would really settle on just trying a bottle of this at some point (when I can afford it… which probably wont be any time this decade)
Nice Food Porn of 2013
Oh She Glows Rustic Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Cake with PB and Banana Glaze: I love baked oats, banana and chocolate so this one is a give in. I actually have a whole heap of over ripe oats in the fridge (cooking session due?)
Healthy Food For Living’s Maple Baked Brie: Weather or not cheese can be considered ‘healthy’ I am putting down as irrelevant because mealty hot cheese that why. It’s not really bad for you in my personal opinion (provided you not eating by the kilo) so I’m sticking it in the nice section.
Bakers Royale’s Cauliflower Crust Pizza: I have always wanted to try cauliflower pizza and this recipe by bakers royale looks especially colourful and tasty.
My New Roots’ The Life Changing Loaf Of Bread: I have a bit of a thing for fresh bread filled with seeds and nuts, it takes comfort to a whole new level. This loaf of bread by my new roots had all of that comfort without any of the flour. I cannot wait to make this.
Maybe this will be something I do every month, there is something fun about have a good stare at pretty food (why does that sound a bit creepy when I say it out loud?)
Happy New Year everyone I hope you have an amazing year!