I plan my day ahead of time. I have a cycling schedule or training program if you will and I normally plan my week around training and the weather. Well, as we know from experience, the weather guys do not get it right all the time. In fact, a couple years ago one of the “April Fool’s” jokes were: “We will now predict yesterdays weather today”. I am sure we have all had days where the weather just did not permit us to do what we had planned to do.
We have to be prepared for change. I for one, do not do well with change at all. With weather in Denver a little hormonal this time of year, I should know to not plan my week as I naturally did. I had a nice bike ride planned for today with some coffee along the way. But when I woke up this morning to let the dogs out, feed the cats and wake the kids, I realized: it is not happening. Unless I am willing to brave the wind and the chill it brings along. I was not.
I am prepared in the coffee sense of matters. I have a wonderful coffee machine that willingly makes coffee every couple of hours. I grind and I temper and the machine produce espressos with Crema repeatedly. Although not going for a bike ride makes me very depressed and puts me in a bad mood instantly, the smell of coffee and the velvety taste eases my discomfort time and again.
And, accompanying my coffee and often my bike rides, is my vegan and gluten free rusks. Being South-African, rusks are comfort food that takes me to a very homy place that makes me feel comfy and loved. Although I had to adapt and develop a recipe that I could eat with all my food intolerances, I think I can safely say: I developed a recipe that is quite successful and tasty. Healthy and wholesome. It is completely grain-free, vegan and naturally gluten-free. And, it contains no sugar! Made with lots of nuts, dried fruit and grain free products, it is the perfect cycling and coffee companion.