Oooh this sounds really spooky, creepy and exciting, doesn't it!? Like I'm secretly a CIA Agent or a spy. But, sorry to crush your hopes, I'm no Jackie Chan.
I have chronic fatigue. Good enough, you're thinking. How the hell is that a 'secret'? I'll tell you.
It's actually very complicated, I am seriously tired all the time, but thats not what buggers me the most (and let me tell you, I HATE being tired).
I am very limited to what I can eat. Let me elaborate. I'm not limited. I'm verrrrrrry limited.
- I can't eat too much sugar. There goes all those desserts
- I can't eat cheese
- I cant eat meat (well, I already couldn't eat meat, because I'm vegetarian)
- I can't have ANY fruit
- I can only eat some vegetables
- And, let me just say.. when I say no exesscive sugar, I mean.. Ice-cream, Cakes, Puddings, Even Chocolate!
Kill me now.
So I've been lying to you guys because.. whenever I write 'That cheesecake post below is so creamy!'. I literally have no idea what it even tastes like. Literally. No. Idea.
I only write that stuff from feedback from friends and family. I actually have never eaten a single peice of food from this blog.
Depressing I know, do I want to eat it? HECK YES. Those crunchy Anzac biscuits reaaally hit the spot. I am seeing every doctor possible that I can, to help me eat normal food again. And when I say normal, I don't mean cheese, or salads with fancy vinigarettes.. I mean donuts, Pancakes, Cheesecakes, Puddings, Mud Pies.
Sorry I totally loaded all that rant on to you. You must be feeling my pain, and feeling sypathetic for me. Don't.
You need to indulge In a Crumble.
Apple and Rhubarb Crumble
- 1 bunch (425g) rhubarb, cut into 2cm pieces
- 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- finely grated rind and juice of 1 orange
- 3/4 cup self-raising flour, sifted
- 3/4 cup Healtheries Berry & Apple Bircher Muesli
- 100g butter, chilled, cubed
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Put rhubarb, apple, sugar, orange rind and juice into a rectangular ovenproof dish (26cm x 16cm). Stir until well-combined.
- Combine flour and muesli in a large bowl. Add butter. Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour and muesli mixture. Stir in sugar and hazelnuts. Sprinkle over rhubarb and apple mixture.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until crumble is golden brown. Serve immediately.