I apologize for my absence! To say that I have been busy would be QUITE the understatement. I really am sorry and have missed posting + commenting. I wish I could promise that I’ll do better, but I really am doing my best. Be patient with me please, and know that I’m trying to post and comment as much as I can!
I have no specific focus on my post for today, so I thought I would show you some pictures that have been hiding in my folders.
I made Angela’ s Rustic Banana Oat Cake (sans the glaze) with some blackened bananas, and it was amazing—to say the least. My family and I loved it! I used unsweetened chocolate chunks and omitted the nuts. I think I also used stevia in place of the sugar or maybe did half/half. I can’t remember. It was awesome though and was incredibly dense. So good.
I have been LOVING Carrie’s Inside Out Peanut Butter Cupcakes! These are one of my favorite snacks. They pack 24 grams of protein and are so, so amazing.
(I got some TJ’s peanut flour in New Mexico on my trip to Utah a couple months ago, but I have a tip for those of you without TJ’s! Do some research and see if there’s a food storage store nearby you. There’s a company called Walton Feed that makes something called “Peanut Butter Powder” which is peanut flour. It has a higher fat percentage (28%) compared to Trader Joe’s (12%), so the stats aren’t quite as stellar, but it’s still great! It’s often sold at food storage stores, so see if there is one near you. )
I usually eat them alongside a banana or a sliced apple, since the “cupcakes” are very low in carbs. They’re also pretty low in fat, so sometimes I top them with a chocolate-coconut butter mixture. (It’s basically liquefied coconut butter with cocoa powder & stevia, all stirred together.) A glass of unsweetened vanilla almond milk regularly makes an appearance, as well. 🙂
Apple with cinnamon, woot woot.
I have been making a LOT of my Salted Dark Chocolate Almond-Pecan Butter! I seriously love that nut butter; it is THE best one I have ever had or made. If you haven’t made it yet, pleaseeeee do. A good combo is two whole Baker’s Unsweetened Squares and two of the flat, thin Lindt 85% squares. That’s usually what I do, because my mom likes to eat it too and doesn’t quite like it straight unsweetened. It’s also pretty cool, because I’m not the only one making it! My friends Audrey and Landon also make it quite frequently. I love it when people make my recipes in their own kitchens. It feels cool. 🙂
Here’s some peanut butter “ice cream.” I made it out of frozen unsweetened vanilla almond milk cubes, peanut flour (but you could use peanut butter), some frozen banana, vanilla stevia drops and almond milk to get things going.
I don’t remember what the chocolate sauce was that I topped it with. Maybe like cocoa powder, coconut oil and stevia? Haha. I crumbled a little bit of organic graham crackers on top, too. I know, I know, organic junk food is still junk food, but I eat these graham crackers VERY, very rarely.
These are classic 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies (sugar, peanut butter and eggs) that I ended up vegan-ifying by using a flax egg. My little brother helped me, and he accidentally dumped my little baggie of ground flax (maybe 1/4 cup?) into the mixture. We thought it would be a flop, but they actually turned out very well! It made them heartier, and it was cool.
Hmm, this is a pita pizza! The sauce was humnut sauce (hummus + nutritional yeast + water) and I topped it with daiya, sliced tomatoes, spinach, and one of my pesto burgers.
It was pretty good! I’m not sure that I liked it more than my regular favorite recipe, but it does take significantly less time, which is a huge bonus in my book. I think they’re both really good, and since this one is quicker, it’s probably the one I will make from now on. Thanks, Kayla! Oh, I should also probably mention that my mom and I doubled the salt and the honey in the recipe… we do that with the other one, too. It’s kind of embarrassing for me to admit that, considering it’s usually quite the opposite with anything I make. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m pretty anti-sugar, but I guess I have a thing for bread with a hint of sweetness. We like ours to taste like Great Harvest bread… what can I say? 😛
And last but not least, this was a delicious blueberry-banana smoothie that had…
- 1/2 frozen banana
- frozen blueberries
- frozen almond milk cubes
- almond milk
- and guar gum
I ate it in an almost-empty raw almond butter jar, topped with granola, shredded coconut and coconut butter. So good.
Haha, well I hope you enjoyed this random, pointless post. My next ones will be better, I think! I was a bad blogger and left my camera at a friend’s house, so no food has been photographed as of late. I’m sorry; forgive me?
Question of the Day: What are your favorite random snacks or quick meals? I like the aforementioned cupcakes and yummy smoothies! Have you ever done something silly like leave your camera at a friend’s house?
Thanks for reading!