Iron Chef Dunbar.

10/08/2008

Alright. I’ve a confession to make. Last night, around 10 hour 30, a craving hit me. And it hit me hard. And no, not like a normal girl did I crave chocolate or ice cream, or something readily available at that, I craved cinnamon rolls. Fresh, warm, gooey, sweet, sticky icing, chewy heaven and all.

Call me crazy, but at 10:30 last night, giving into my intense craving, I made them. And I was done in under an hour.

If Switzerland ever has an Iron Chef; Cinnamon Roll challenge, yours truly will surely be the winner.

Iron Chef Dunbar, nice to meet you. πŸ™‚

Okay, enough gloating, behold, I give you the goods.

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And of course, you can only imagine what I had this morning, seconds, I repeat, seconds after waking up –

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This cute little thang is about 2 inches wide, actually, it’s quite close the the actual size now, give or take a millimeter! I enjoyed it with coffee, of course.

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It looks like my Krisproll is coming around the corner for a wave, ‘Hi there Iron Chef Dunbar, are you going to eat me?’

No. I don’t play with my food. Why would you think that?

I think I’ll be needing something substantial in my sometime soon. Though he was good (the recipe didn’t call for oil or butter, only heavy cream, but I used milk πŸ™‚ ), he wasn’t very satiating. Perhaps something to do with a carrots, I was dreaming of carrot cake all night…

Update – 4:51pm

Well, hunger hit me hard, about 2 hours after my little cinnamon roll. Sugar will do that to me. But, to complicate things, I was in a picky mood. I thought I wanted carrot cake oats –

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But after a few bites, I wanted something savory. The raisins in it were very tasty – they plumped up while cooking, so I picked those out. Too bad I only put 10ish in.

So I baked a Quorn filet with some Frank’s, and made a wrap.

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A Quorn corn  tortilla (about 5″ in diameter) with a spoonful of rice, a bit of Quorn corn, carrot, basil, pickle, white cheddar, Franks, and the baked corn Quorn.

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But, after a few bites, it still really wasn’t satisfying me! The lemon on my plate was exciting me more! So, I put the other half in the fridge, and found my ravishing hunger was gone. I guess half a wrap and a few bites of oatmeal can do that.

I squeezed some fresh lemon into water, and it was, meh, okay.

Life realization #1 – Starting your day with EXACTLY what you crave will turn the rest of your meal desires upside down.

I’m going to a bar-b-que (does anyone else still hypenate that?) and A] I’m bound to be hungry B] There’s bound to be good food, and C] I’m bound to eat a lot of it. (I’m completely sick of the word bound now).

A tout a l’heure, petite poulettes!

Update – 8:56pm

The bar-b-que was a bust, food wise. Typical carnivorian (new word, alert the press!) scene – sausages, pork, chicken, steak, moo moo oink oink. Knowing this was bound (DOH! I said it again) to happen, I had a few bites of these –

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Plain low-fat yogurt, 1/2 bananer, few blueberries, sprinkle cinnaMON. If I don’t say so myself, it was a pretty good idea.

I nibbled on some bread at the shin-dig, but it doesn’t really deserve a picture.

I came home and threw together a salad because I was really hungry and lazy.

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White beans, cottage cheese, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, blueberries ( πŸ™‚ ) and a slice of whole grain bread with some Smart Balance.

Then I did something I’ve never done before. It’s never crossed my mind. Until tonight.

I took an orange. An orange, I took an orange, and I sliced it. I sliced an orange and I drizzled on orange juice onto my salad. It became an orange juice salad. It became a delicious, refreshing, sweet and tangy orange juice salad.

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3 Responses to “Iron Chef Dunbar.”

  1. VeggieGirl Says:

    WOW, those cinnamon rolls look luscious – you would DEFINITELY win the Iron Chef challenge!! πŸ˜€

    Haha, the Krisproll looks cute on the mug πŸ˜€

    Mmm, carrots!! Yes, go for a carrot cake!!

  2. Nikki Says:

    I to have had the cinnamon roll craving strike – sadly with my calorie restrictive diet I am a long way from ever having a cinnamon roll – I can’t because I cannot eat just one. I must have three. Sad but true.

    BBQ’s for vegetarians are just so depressing but you know what I do – I make hellacious macaroni salad loaded with olvies and goodness and take that with me and eat it all. It is so much better than wahtever meat they are making.

    How is Quorn? I have some patties in my freezer.

  3. Denise Says:

    Wow! That stuff looks delicious!


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