Cooking and eating delicious food should be fun. Sometimes when one is faced with dietary restraints you can feel a bit down . . . and like all of the fun has gone out of eating and cooking, especially if you are a person who loves to cook.
I've been struggling with this lately . . . with my new found way of eating . . . and there have been days when I just feel really down about it all. I don't ever want eating to become boring. I recognise that in being amongst the small percentage of the world which is considered wealthy, having choice is a real luxury.
There are many, many people in this world who don't have the luxury of choice that I have and so when I get to feeling down about the choices I have . . . I tell myself, it could always be so much worse and I shake it off.
And then I get into the kitchen and try to cook something which I can eat which is also delicious . . . perhaps not quite as delicious as it would be without any of my dietary restraints, but indeed . . . as delicious as I can conceivably make it . . .
And I am always pleasantly surprised with what I come up with . . . like this Fig Clafoutis. This was not quite as light and airy as a regular clafoutis . . . but it was healthy, quite delicious and fit within the parameters of a treat on my new diet for life..
The figs were sweet and satisfying . . . the batter likewise, thanks to some Splenda sweetener. You could use regular sugar if you wanted to, 1/4 cup would do the trick. I would use fruit sugar however. The only thing missing was a scoop of vanilla ice cream . . . but you just can't have it all! These were very tasty, filled with fibre and quite healthy. All pluses!
*Fig Clafoutis*Serves 4
25g butter, melted (1/8 cup) (d9v9ded)for the batter:
300ml skimmed milk (1 1/3 cups)