I must be honest here. You all know I am a baker and cook, and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I told you this in the About the Palate section because I wasn’t sure if anyone would figure it if I didn’t explicitly say it…
On that note, I must explain my other occupation: Writing.
Shocking, I know.
I am working on my second draft to my debut novel. *This is not a promotion… BUT YOU CAN BUY MY BOOK TODAY! (That was a joke; the book is not finished yet.) However, coming this far in my writing journey has taught me one thing: People do not know what to do with writer folk. We are the vampires of society. We are nocturnal, antisocial, and are commonly addicted to coffee or tea. (I may or may not be drinking Bengal spice tea right now…) We also talk about writing all the time.
Therefore, here are 11 things people tend to say to writers (and what writers want to say back but don’t):
- “You know that writers don’t make money, right?” (A. Who says I’m writing for the money and not because… I don’t know… I like it? B. I didn’t ask your opinion about my career choice.)
- “Is your book is going to be the next Harry Potter?” (Totally! Except my story is nothing like Harry Potter...)
- “You know that people don’t read books anymore.” (Go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve just said.)
- “Wow, I have the best idea for a book! You write it and we will split the profit 50-50.” (I have several notebooks of ideas for upcoming novels. I don’t need or like your idea. Plus ideas are easy, writing is hard so 50-50 ain’t gonna cut it.)
- “I wish I got to sit home and do nothing all day.” (If writing is like doing nothing, why were you the one to scream every time a teacher assigned an essay in school? Just saying…)
- “Can you write my essay for me?” (No.)
- “Can you write me as a character?” (Sure! How would you like to die?)
- “I would totally write a book if I ever had the time.” (Maybe you can if you spent less time on Facebook and Netflix… Think about it.)
- “You’re writing a book? Tell me everything!” (Everything? Right here? Right now? Are you sure you want to commit to this?)
- “Will you give me a free copy?” (No.)
- “Are you done yet?” (No. Stop asking.)
If you are a writer and you haven’t heard most of these before, you have been warned.
I dedicate this recipe for all writers with bad eating habits. We have a wide range from accidental starvation to all-day snacking to sweet-toothed indulgences. This Carob Almond Loaf is a good fix. It’s an easy, filling, and sweet cake to have with our coffee or tea, and to munch on when sweet cravings come.
If you are not a writer, you will not be disappointed with a slice of this loaf. It’s everything you want from a chocolate banana loaf, except healthier, since the recipe calls for carob and almonds for crunch, nutrition, and satiation. This recipe has become a favorite and is something you will want to make over and over.
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Carob Almond Loaf
- 3 bananas – approximately 1 1/2 cup
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup carob powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup natural almond butter
- 2 cups gluten-free oat flour
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
- Mash the banana until smooth and add the rest of the ingredients (except for the almond.)
- Mix in the dry ingredients until well incorporated.
- Pour into two greased 9 inch round cake pans and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Cool, slice, and serve! Freezes well.
- Alternatively, pour the batter into muffin tins and bake for about 20 minutes.