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what not to do when you’re sick

what not to do when you're sick

  I was off sick last week.  Too infectious to work yet well enough to not be lying on the couch for 4 days straight.  There’s only so many movies, reality shows and cooking programs a girl can watch in a day! So needless to say, after catching up on all of my favourite blogs, tv shows and movies, finishing off my library book and having run out of drawers to reorganise, I was bored. 50 shades of bored. Bored with a capital B. O. R. E. D.     I rang in to work and got the voice mail, only to find out later they’d been in the kitchen trying out some new recipes of Mario’s.  That would be right!  Of all the days I’m not in the office, they decide to taste test their way through the new menu at Mario’s restaurant.  Hrmph.   Seeing green with envy, frustrated by boredom and spurred on by just enough energy to pull out a baking tray, wooden spoon and mixing bowl I decided that I needed to do something about it.  After all, surely I needed a little pick me up to go with my afternoon lemon and honey tea to help nurse me back to health?!   So there I was, all excited that I had the energy to do some cooking and that I had everything I needed right at home, with no need to go to the grocery store, to make a batch of … muesli bars.   muesli bars in the making?     I’d seen plenty of recipes in the past for muesli bars so I figured I’d ditch the …

Easy Peasy Muesli Mix

Easy Peasy Muesli Mix

– submitted by Cat Ingredients   5 cups chopped mixed dried fruit and nuts* 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup dessicated coconut 2 crushed oat or vita brits 175 g butter, melted 4 tablespoons maple syrup     Method   1. Preheat oven to about 160C 2.  Throw all the ingredients into a bowl and stir until well combined.     3.  Spoon mixture into a paper-lined baking tray and press gently with hands to flatten the mixture slightly.  It helps if you wet your hands with water first to avoid the mixture sticking.  Bake until golden, approximately 30 minutes.   * Use whatever dried fruits and nuts take your fancy for this muesli mix.  For my version I used dried pear and apricots, cranberries, sultanas, hazelnuts, pistachios, blanched almonds and macadamia nuts.