The Prime Minister, David Cameron, is reported in the press today to be willing to force overweight people to accept treatment or loose their benefits. According to the Mail Online “Obese people could be forced to get help for their ‘treatable’ condition or have their benefits cut.” The Mail Online reports that the Conservative Party is considering a plan to force “almost 2,000 people registered as long-term sick because of obesity” into taking ‘treatment’ for their condition or “face having their benefits docked unless they agreed to lose weight.”
I’ve been tweeting about some of my meals and the food I’m cooking, as a way of keeping track. It’s better than writing things in a notebook, as I can include a picture and a location of where I was. This morning I’ve tried something new. I’ve been seeing this Bullet Coffee popping up in some newspapers and some websites over the last couple of weeks. There’s a good feature by Joe Shute in today’s Telegraph, where he gives a good outline of the whole phenomenon of mixing coffee with butter and coconut oil.
I must admit I was sceptical, thinking that it is just a Hipster fad, so I dug out the blender and made myself a quick one using the stuff I had to hand in the kitchen. I tend to use Lavaza coffee anyway, and I have plenty of butter on hand, and I’ve even got a small pot of coconut oil. So I boiled the coffee in my Mocha Pot and then heated the blender jug, dropped a knob of butter and a knob of coconut oil in, then added the coffee and gave it a whirl.
— Rob Watson (@robwmedia) December 19, 2014
The texture is great. It’s very creamy, and not at all oily. It takes away the bitterness of the coffee, and feels quite refreshing. I’ll probably keep experimenting with this now. I’ll buy some better quality butter, the recommendation is unsalted grass-fed, and there are more concentrated versions of the coconut oil, but I’m not spending more than I would normally. I will probably invest in some better ground coffee as well.
Now, can we persuade any of the coffee shops in Leicester to start to sell it?