All the way from #Prague , comes @goodfoodoriginal with a unique form of cake in Bahrain.
#Trdelnik (as they call it in Prague, Chimney Cakes for us English speakers) is a type of a spit cake. Spit cakes themselves originated from #Hungary and started to gain #traction after 2010, gaining popularity around Europe. These are made by sticking layers of dough one at a time on a cylindrical spit* and baked in open fire. From there it's either coated with sugar & cinnamon or other toppings.
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@goodfoodbh is one of those knights in shining armor that have decided to grace us with these spit cakes in #Bahrain . I'm pretty sure there'll be more bakeries bringing this in once it gets popular (if it isn't already).
Let's talk about the bakery itself, I've #rambled enough. Good Food Bakery have setup their home in Al Reem Center, Riffa. The shop has two floors with ample seating. The walls are decorated with countless picture frames that depict the various kinds of Trldenik's, some have pictures of the #daunting city of Prague etc.
The Chimney Cakes come in two variants - savory or sweet. To list some out - there is a Chimney Pizza, Mac n Cheese, Tiramisu, Pistachio etc. More in the pictures. They've got Drinks & Juices too but we didn't order them so no words on those.
We ordered the Chimney King & Pistachio. The King has Vanilla Ice Cream, Brownies, Caramel sauce and a base covered in crushed Almonds & Sugar I believe while the Pistachio one has Chocolate Ice Cream, Biscuit, Pistachios top and around the base with you guessed it, Sugar. I don't have words to explain but the cakes were truly delicious and amazing. I'd get rid of that Ice Cream though, too filling but if you're coming on an empty stomach, which you should, #indulge away! Let those calories sink in while you question your #decisions .
Chimney Cakes definitely have a market in Bahrain and they're a great alternative to the other sweet tooth cravings that seem to pop up every month around the Island. True savory ones are available too, maybe on the next visit! Because I'm not done yet!
Mentally, this week has not been super great. Some of the days were spent in constant battle with anger, major anxiety and downright sadness. But Jesus is the Victor. I know this sounds super cliche, but it’s the truth! This beautifully simplistic, profound, powerful statement is the foundation for your victory in the war against depression! It’s a reality that you can keep coming back too at every point in your battle season; through confusion, heartache, headache, worry, exhaustion and anger....He is the Victor. It’s okay not to always be okay, but always remember WHO is in control and let that help guide you to a place of joy 🖤
What are some examples of eating rituals associated with eating disorders?
🍪Cutting food into small pieces before eating
🍪Arranging food a certain way on a plate
🍪Only eating foods in a specific order
🍪Weighing and measuring food
🍪Only using specific plates or utensils to eat foods
🍪Disassembling food items
🍪Counting calories and sticking to a specific calorie limit
🍪Only eating at specified times or places
🍪Checking portion sizes, sometimes multiple times
Eating disorders are a very anxiety-driven illness. Because of the high stress associated with that anxiety, it is natural for eating disorder sufferers to try to find different ways to cope with their struggles. People can develop rituals as a way to calm themselves down, giving them the illusion that they have more control over the situation.
Challenging those rituals can be a daunting task. Although often not a pleasurable experience, eating without the presence of the ritual is the best way to challenge the fear of eating. Take it step by step and you will realize that your world won’t spin out of control. I promise.
Feeling like it’s fully necessary to pull away from everything right now and be in your own energy. Do it. Protect yourself. Protect your energy. When you are putting off out a lot of light. Listen 👂 don’t ignore any off feelings and vibes you are receiving. And learn to shield yourself and preserve energy. There are energies trying to suck it all out. And they will f you let them. #daunting#111 good time to cut your fibres and all of the feelys #masks#tricksters 🦊 be #aware of your #surroundings