05 January 2017 @ 12:43 pm
I've been trying very hard to learn Japanese lately. I think I'm getting the hang of it. Though still slow at it, I can read hiragana, and I've moved onto katakana already. Katakana is much more difficult than hiragana. It's more... mathematical, aesthetically speaking. Hiragana is curvaceous and pretty, which somehow makes it more fun to learn. Fascinating how that works...

Right now, I'm trying to expand my vocabulary. My goal for next week is to know at least 50 new verbs and different ways to say them depending on the context (past tense forms, for example).

I've decided that, instead of focusing on the end goal (to speak fluently, of course), I'm gonna make small goals each week, and the main goal will eventually come. Less rush placed on myself.

Heeere goes.
Current Location: Tokyo, Japan
Current Music: Come My Way - Namie Amuro
Current Mood: restless
04 October 2016 @ 09:52 pm
Mosharraf Hossain on Apple Cookies!  

I can't find the recipe at the source, but it looks like peanutbutter smoothed out on apple slices, and a trail mix of sorts.

Here's what I'd do (keep in mind, I am a calorie counter)

1. one large apple
2. two tbsp of peanutbutter
3. granola
4. dehydrated no-added-sugar fruit pieces (raisins, cranberries, etc. - your pick)

1. Cut up the apple into even slices that are just thick enough to hold itself; too thick can throw off each bite, and too thin can make the 'cookie' break. Refrigerate until the surface of each slice is dry (note: don't be alarmed at any oxidation that may have occurred / use a sharp knife to cut evenly and reduce this reaction if you find the brown to be off-putting)

2. Spread the peanutbutter evenly on each slice. Peanutbutter is very healthy, but high calorie, so I would use just enough to act as a tasty adhesive for the topping. 2 tbsp may be more than enough for 1 apple. If you can handle sugar-free peanutbutter, I recommend you using this instead!

3. Add your toppings! Remember that granola is high in fiber and can make you bloat if you've had too much of it. If you aren't a granola fan, you can replace it with a grinded nut of sorts (peanuts, almonds, etc.) to kick up the protein content.

4. Refrigerate! 2 hours may be enough to harden everything, turning it into a crunchy snack - I'll update this once I've tried the recipe.

- This snack allows for plenty of room for you to be creative! Experiment with different toppings and get to know how your body reacts with each ingredient (ie: even a little bit of granola making me bloat).

- I personally find that dark chocolate goes really well with dehydrated fruit, so I recommend adding it to your mix! Dark chocolate is considered a super food that is high in antioxidants. It is also high in calories, so be mindful of how much you're putting on.

- I will come back and update this with a version on the apples being baked, rather than refrigerated :3

SOURCE: Pinterest