I know I’m not alone in this. I’m not the only one who resents all the bakers out there who whip up decadent cakes, mouth-watering cookies and other sweet indulgences and then have the nerve to post images of their creations to tempt the rest of us on a daily basis. And to top it off, these bakers turned bloggers look amazing and fit in their profile photos! How the heck do they do it? If I had a baking blog, I’d be the size of Texas!
Instead, I’m left to salivate in the privacy of my home office at these images of one sugary treat after another. I have to wipe the drool off the side of my mouth — good thing I’m alone as I look at these sites. You know who you are – all you bakers who tempt us with your creations!
What’s your secret? I have to know!
Since starting my blog, I’ve tried to be good and watch my weight but I’ll be the first to say that it’s been a struggle. On those nights that I create an amazing savory dish, I’m tempted to eat the whole thing. Yes, my will power is weak. I’ll be the first to admit that. Surround me with food and I’m in deep trouble.
So tell me, those of you who bake, what’s your secret? Do you just bake it all up and serve it to your family or friends but never eat it? Do you simply take one bite and you’re good to go? Do you lick the spoon and you get your sweet fix for the day?
I don’t get it. How do you stay so fit?
Ok, I just had to get that off my chest! I feel so much better now. And truth be told, I don’t resent you bakers who blog. It’s really more envy that you’re able to bake such wonderful treats on a regular basis and look as good as you do! I have to resort to savory dishes since I have no will power. I am a weak, weak man!
As it is, I’ve had to watch my carb intake and have been creating new dishes to help me get back in shape with summer fast approaching. Oh wait, it’s already here (unofficially). Darn it – I’m already too late! Oh well, it’s winter on the other side of the planet — maybe I should just fly to Australia so that I can put on a sweater and layers. I’m sure some of my Aussie blogging friends wouldn’t mind a visit from me!
Back to reality. Like I said, I’ve been trying to be good and have come up with a few carb-free dishes. The first one I’d love to share with all of you is this Beef and Cauliflower Pie – Yummmmm! I can pretend it’s sweet since I even baked it in a lovely pie dish. Can’t blame me for trying!
Delicious beefy filling with the wonderful flavor of cloves.
Topped with a creamy mashed cauliflower and mushroom blend – soooo good!
I know you hate to turn on the oven during the warmer months, but it’s well worth it with this savory pie.
I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think.
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