Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Homemade Walnut Butter...




For awhile now, I have been really wanting to make my own almond, cashew and/or walnut butter. 

I know a lot of people (my husband being one of them) are not big lovers of walnuts. They have this lingering after taste, that you just might not like. I don't mind it, but I do know what they are talking about.

But here's the thing about walnuts... That make them a fabulous nut to choose. Walnuts are rich in Omega~3 fats and antioxidants! Walnuts also have the ability to improve your metabolism, help in controlling diabetes and help as a mood booster.  I'm thinking we all could use a little bit of help in that department. Because life can be really hard at times. 

You can't go wrong in choosing walnuts to eat as a snack, sprinkle on a salad or just making a walnut butter to go on your apples or toast in the morning. Maybe even try spreading walnut butter on a rice cake with chopped apples on top and sprinkled with cinnamon. Yum!


The little hand~stamped peanut butter knife is available in my Etsy Shop!


This is a fast ready in minutes recipe. There are just five simple ingredients!

Ingredients

2 cups raw, unsalted walnuts
2 tbs. organic, raw honey
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 tbs. melted, coconut oil
1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

In a high~powered blender (I used a Vita~Mix) blend all ingredients to a desired texture.

Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Yield

Approximately 8 oz. or 1 cup

Hope you enjoy this little treat as much as we I did! LoL

                                                                                                      

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cookie Dough Bites...



I grew up eating raw cookie dough and still love it to this very day! If the truth be told, I probably prefer the raw dough over the actual baked cookie. I also passed that trait along to my two daughters. I can remember years ago, just keeping raw dough in the refrigerator for us to scoop a spoonful from time to time.

 I found this recipe a few months back while obsessing over all the pretty and yummy photos on Pinterest.  This recipe comes from an amazing food blogger and author, her name is Marina of the Yummy Mummy Kitchen. I actually have been following her for years now. Her photos, recipes, sweet girls and trips to Italy are amazing.  She even has a chicken coop! Ugh... My dream come true...

These no~bake vegan chocolate chip cookie dough bites are ready in minutes! They are made with just seven real and pure simple ingredients.

Ingredients

1 cup almond flour
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup plus 1 tbs. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1tbs. melted coconut oil
2 ~ 3 tbs. mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand reccommended)

Instructions

In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, unsweetened shredded coconut (if you are using a larger shredded coconut pulse in a food processor first, until finely ground) and salt. Then add your maple syrup, vanilla extract and melted coconut oil. Stir until a dough forms. Then add your mini chocolate chips. Continue to stir until mixed well. If by chance your dough is too dry to stick together you can add 1 tsp. of water.

Now your ready to roll your dough into tablespoon sized balls. 

Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Yield

10 dough bites

Prep Time

15 minutes

Hope you enjoy these little treats as much as we do!


       

Friday, October 6, 2017

Brussel Sprouts Salad with Chicken...




Welcome to my first blog post in over three years!

I have been thinking for awhile now,  that I wanted to start blogging again! About all the things that I love and for those of you that already know me. You know I love to read cookbooks & recipes like it's a fabulous old novel.  I know I know... Sounds a bit strange, but when I stumbled upon this recipe, it sounded way too yummy not to try it!

We had this Brussel Sprouts Salad with Chicken for dinner a couple of nights ago (loved it), then for the next two days, I brought the leftovers to work for my lunch. Still loved it and so did a couple of my co~workers!

So... With that being said, I felt the need to share this recipe with you! I found the recipe in September's issue of my Clean Eating Magazine. Just click on the link and it will take you right to the recipe.

Hope you enjoy this dish as much as we did!


                                                                   

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Has It Really Been This Long...


Oh my... I honestly can't believe I have not blogged or posted any pictures in almost, but not quite 3 years! I'm totally surprised I could even find the blog again or even figure out how to write a post with pictures. Well... it's not published yet. So that is still to be determined! Those of you that know me... Know this will be a big accomplishment with a lot of swear words rolling off this tongue of mine...