A couple of days ago I was doing something in the kitchen and then stopped at once when a thought stroke me: «My blog turned 4 a month ago! And I didn’t even remember that!» Probably it may seem ridiculous to celebrate such dates but each year means much for a blogger. It means that you still have strength and energy and desire to write and that means that you’re still creating, and growing, and developing as a personality. I don’t say that if you don’t write you don’t grow. Don’t get me wrong. But believe me, sometimes it’s not so easy to write, to find the right words or even desire to do it. You may think that it doesn’t take much effort to write a recipe post. But you have to develop recipe, then to cook it (and if it doesn’t make out at once than to cook again), then shoot and process and write it down… To write a book review you have to read that book first. And first of all you have to find a book that will be interesting for your readers. One wouldn’t read about Shantaram or Catcher in the Rye for a hundredth time. And I’m not talking of a post or some series but of constant regular posting. So being a blogger you have to set high standards for yourself to grow and each time those standards have to be higher. I won’t claim that I’m a well disciplened blogger or meeting those standards every time but we are all humans and sometimes even a small step takes great efforts to be made.
Sometimes it’s not easy to be a blogger in a way that you open yourself to other people. You bring your soul, mind and desires to their judgement. If you don’t put yourself into your texts then it’s not so interesting to read them and people won’t come back. And that is very important believe me. There’s no such a blogger who doesn’t care of whether he’s been read. Otherwise he wouldn’t create a blog but would write some thesis in a notebook. Wouldn’t he? If you write publicly you wish to be heard, to be understood and to be evaluated. It is important for you to see a comment, at least a word.
Of course there are different circumstances when you feel exhausted and want nothing at all. When the only thought of writing down a word and staring at a laptop screen is killing you. Or you want to shoot yourself down at a thought of baking cookies. Or even if you did bake them you hate the idea of shooting and eat the whole batch in front of some action. Just like that.. with not a single shot made. And that’s ok. That is life. Life full of ups and downs, full of new levels and full of fallings down but getting up afterwards. And the main point is to move on. Even if you did stop or made a step backwards but then got up and moved further it means that you are doing right things.
So let’s celebrate with this vegan coconut ice-cream that doesn’t need an ice-cream maker. All you need is these 4 ingredients and a blender. Super easy. In 5 minutes of preparation you’ll be anticipating a perfect scoop in your cup. I must admit that I ate it all alone. Tsshh!
Vegan Coconut Ice Cream
- 200 g coconut cream
- 1/2 cup cashew nuts
- 6-7 dates
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Pit dates and place them in a cup with hot water for 10 minutes. Drain.
In a blender cup combine cocout cream, cashew, dates and cocoa powder. Blend till smooth.
Pour the mixture into a container an freeze for about 2 hours. Enjoy!