What do you hate with a burning passion?
I know hate is a strong word, but what infuriates you the most?
I have a couple of favorites.
For instance, lately I’ve been having huge problems with my phone’s autocorrect. It’s been acting up on me and I have the distinct feeling that it’s trying to sabotage me.
The other day I tried to type “welcome back” to my friend and it corrected to “suicide neck” (what is a suicide neck btw?)
Also it changes “well” to “we’ll” and “their” to “they’re” all the time. So small but so infuriating.
I know the savvy thing to do would be to turn the autocorrect off.
But I have this love-hate relationship with it. Half the time it works, half the time it butchers everything. That good half is the only thing that keeps me from turning it off.
Another thing that bothers me is groups of people who walk slowly in a tight pack and take up the entire footpath.
Or worst, people who just stop in the middle of a sidewalk, with no regard for anyone around them.
It happens all the time and when that happens, I want to slap these people upside the head.
When you live in a crowded city where the sidewalks are busy, if people don’t move you’re forced to walk on the side of the street by the cars risking your life .And let me tell you, that’s not funny.
Lastly, I hate people who clap when the airplane lands. Seriously.
I’m scared to fly, you’re probably scared to fly as well. But it’s the pilot job to bring the plane down safely, he knows what he’s doing.
You don't clap when the waiter brings your food, you don't clap when the doctor finishes suturing up your wound, you don't clap when an accountant balances your chequebook.
Or do you?
One thing I don’t hate is a gluten-free, grain-free brownie that comes together in 5 minutes flat.
A brownie you need only one bowl and one skillet to make.
A brownie that is so easy to make, you could make it for no other reason than to just eat some chocolate.
A brownie that can be labeled as paleo, primal, healthy, clean eating, whatever, but the only thing that matters is that it’s (un-sinfully) delicious,
I'm sure you'll love it too!
5 tablespoons almond flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons raw coconut palm sugar*
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons butter, melted (or coconut oil)
1 large egg
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C) and place a rack in the middle.
Lightly grease a 6-inch cast iron skillet (or an oven-proof skillet or a casserole dish).
In a bowl, whisk almond flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Stir in water, melted butter (or coconut oil), egg, and vanilla extract until well combined.
Bake for about 13 to 14 minutes, until puffed but not set (the brownie should jiggle a bit in the center when shaken.)
Serve warm with whipped coconut cream, regular whipped cream, or your favorite ice-cream.
One serving yields 371 calories, 27 grams of fat, 33 grams of carbs, 9 grams of protein.