Yes. I know.
That title is lame but I was typing this up with my friend from home on Skype and they were ‘multitasking‘ watching Sex and the City while conversing with me. It’s great knowing people back home provide me with their undivided attention. Then again, I was ‘multitasking‘ too.
Hope you’ve all had a great weekend with good food, good weather and lots of berries. Can we talk berries for a hot minute? Just before I left, blueberries were $8 a punnet.
1 punnet = 1 pint.
Here? 3 pints for $3.
Mum, you want to visit now? (She’s obsessed with berries).
Let’s get right into some recent happenings, news and all the jazz (HA. Broadway reference).
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1. Did you guys check out my recipe posted yesterday? Hopefully you didn’t yesterday and was spending it pampering a special someone.
These No Bake Tiramisu Cookies have the texture of a soft fudge but the taste of a tiramisu dessert. Ready in 10 minutes, they are also vegan, gluten free AND a paleo option. Check out the espresso sprinkles….
2. Speaking of Mother’s day- It kind of sucks being halfway across the globe from my mum over this weekend but I did call her Friday afternoon American time which was 6.30am Australian time. I’m clearly a considerate son.
Not really, I just got the time difference messed up big time. Whenever my mum and I are out in public together, she gets asked many things, but you know what comes up consistently?
“Where did you adopt your son from?”
The zoo, people. THE ZOO.
3. Collaborations and Sponsored posts- A big reason of me moving to America was having the opportunity to develop and continue to grow The Big Man’s World. In doing so, you’ll be seeing more sponsored and compensated posts around here. While I know this may irk or annoy some readers, there really isn’t anything changing in terms of my posts or recipes.
The brands and companies I’ll be working with are ones which you’ve seen pop up before and ones which I already use in my recipes. Ironically, 90% of the time I actually have requested not to send product because I already have it. The day I start doing sponsored posts for lady products or lululemon tights, then you can throw (protein) pies in my face.
4. America hates me Part 2.
Last week I mentioned how America hates me (in some regards). Well, last Thursday, I ventured into Manhattan and things were going smoothly until I was on my way home.
A 35 minute train ride turned into a 1 hour train ride which turned into walking 2 hours back to my own place. Not only that but 5 minutes into my walk, I was salivating over this recipe and then my phone died. That left me with strawberries on my mind and sore feet.
New Yorkers…Do the trains often break down in the middle of a commute? Please say no.
5. Recipe Tease.
I have an epic recipe to share with you guys on Tuesday…Meatballs without meat! Any guesses what the secret ingredient is? Click here for a teaser!
6. Blog World love.
A huge thank you to everyone who chimed in (and salivated over!) Friday’s post. Amidst the triple peanut butter goodness, there was some honest content there about the ‘community’ aspect of blogging. It’s comforting to know many of you share the same thoughts and how amidst all this, there really is more sugar amidst the splenda.
7. Instagram Gems
“Treated my mom to frozen yogurt for mother’s day! Such a good daughter!”
That particular frozen yogurt chain was offering all mum’s free frozen yogurt for that weekend.
“Leg day is my favourite day because it means I can have cereal for breakfast!”
Leg day is my favourite day because I allow myself to sit on my behind for two days straight after….self induced.
“Treated myself to a naughty drink at Starbucks. Tall Americano with four pumps sugar free vanilla and ice!”
“Treated yourself” but punished your poor stomach.
Have a great start to the week guys!
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