Now if I were developing a gluten free line of items, these beetroot and feta bars would be one of the first items that I would make. I was initially inspired by Shashi who made sweet beetroot bars. While I love sweets, my kitchen was absolutely awash with sugary treats this week so I decided to make something that I could give to Mr NQN in his lunchbox.
I had a rough recipe written out but somehow I misplaced it (and have been yet to find it!) so I went on feel and taste. I actually forgot to add any oil or butter yet I would soon discover this recipe didn't need it at all. I'm not claiming that this is fat free - there is feta in it but it is ridiculously good. You simply will not notice that it is gluten free or has no added oil based on the texture.
Anyway, I leave you with one funny anecdote. Recently a man emailed me about my Halloween popcorn brains. He told me that he wanted to make these commercially. The bit that I found most cheeky was when he asked me to cost out the brains for him to make them for his business. As if I had nothing better to do than give him a recipe for free to make commercially and then cost out the process for him.
Sometimes when I'm developing a recipe I'll get a little carried away. I may taste it and think "Ermahgerd these are SO good that I should really sell these for a living!" I then picture my new life where I have a shower that doesn't run out of hot water and a driver and several small dogs that I dress up in ludicrous diamond crusted outfits. Mr NQN and I then get plastic surgery so that we look nothing like we used to and one day I wake up next to him but he looks like a woman (which I'm positive happens to a lot of men that get plastic surgery as surgeons are more accustomed to operating on women).
Then I come crashing back to reality and reconsider the whole plan.
So tell me Dear Reader, what happens in your dream life? And would you get plastic surgery if you had lots of money and if so, what would you have done?