Who doesn’t love chocolate cake or chocolate brownies? But mayonnaise with chocolate? Are you sure???
When I decided to run my Get It Done! workshop at a beautiful venue in Kent, I knew I wanted to take healthy snacks but I wanted to take chocolate too. This brownies recipe is perfect – the brownies have a chocolate intensity yet amazingly there is NO butter and they have reduced sugar content. (Even more so when I realise looking at the recipe now that I missed out 1/3 of the sugar!). The recipe uses mayonnaise instead of butter. I use low-fat mayonnaise because I thought it’s what the recipe asked for. However when I look at the recipe now, it doesn’t actually specify low-fat mayonnaise. I decorated with melted white chocolate. The recipe reckons 12 squares however as you can see in the above picture, I cut into small squares, 25 in total. (There’s a row missing – my children insisted on offering their quality control expertise before I took the brownies to my workshop this morning). My girls reckon this is THE best brownies recipe ever.
At this morning’s workshop, I worked with amazing women with beautiful visions. All the attendees were mums and all looking to go back to work or maybe create a new career. We worked on their goals, their vision, brainstormed ideas and options, explore the barriers and what might get in the way, and finally finished with mapping out their action plan to take away. We talked about positive thinking and the power of yet. If you’ve not watched Carol Dweck talk on this subject and the growth mindset, I highly recommend her TEDx talk. For my top tips on how to turn your negative thoughts into positive talk, read more here.
I will be running my Go Back to Work workshops in central London in June … if you are thinking about going back to work in September when your children start school, you need to start planning NOW. One essential before you go back to work is to create or refresh your LinkedIn profile. If you have been out of the job market for a few years, you might not realise how important your LinkedIn profile is. 89% of recruiters report having hired somebody through LinkedIn. (Source: Socialmeep) Social networks are fast becoming THE way to recruit candidates and among UK recruiters. Their use of social networks including LinkedIn has increased significantly in the past 4 years to become one of the top sources of quality hires. (Source: LinkedIn)
Sign up to my free webinar on Wednesday 13 May when I will explore:
How to build a powerful LinkedIn profile to make you attractive to your ideal employer even if you have taken a career break.
Mayonnaise with your chocolate? Sounds like a bizarre idea but if you don’t try it, you’ll never know.