Friday, June 19, 2015

Easy Chocolate Quinoa Pudding

As adults, we exercise our right to eat whatever we want for any meal. I think that by the time we are adults, we have earned that right. Therefore, we have most certainly earned the right to eat chocolate whenever we please. I think that that right should be acted on more. Don't you think? 

I just want to share all chocolate recipes all of the time. Especially when they are easy to whip up in one minute.

In my opinion, the best recipes are more like guidelines or ideas; you just add the ingredients to your taste, add in whatever you feel, and enjoy. That's the best way to learn and create the best dishes.

This is a dish that I just threw together one evening when I had leftover quinoa and a nasty chocolate craving. You can add everything to taste in just a couple of minutes. 

 Chocolate Quinoa Pudding Guidelines

1/2 cup cold quinoa
1/3 cup almond/soy/whatever milk
a drop of vanilla extract
1-2 Tablespoon cacao or cocoa powder
1-2 Tablespoon brown sugar or your favorite kind of sweetener like maple syrup or coconut sugar.
a sprinkle of cinnamon

Simple stir together all of the ingredients until you think it tastes like heaven and enjoy!

What's your favorite guidelines recipes?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Chocolate Fudge Overnight Oats

Once summer comes around, all I want to do is eat cold foods. I want cold pasta, cold rice, cold smoothies, etc. Oatmeal is no exception to that. If you're like me and crave cold oatmeal ready to eat when you wake up (it's much better than it sounds!), than do yourself a favor and make overnight oats! 

Everyone knows the joys of eating cold pizza in the morning so I stand by my weirdness.

Chocolate Fudge Overnight Oats

1/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon sweetener of choice (I choose maple syrup)
1/2 serving chocolate Sunwarrior protein powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds
a tiny pinch of salt 

Fudge Syrup:
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp maple syrup, agave, or honey

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a jar of other sealed container and leave in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight. When you're ready to eat, mixup some fudge syrup and pour over the top.

What is your abnormal food craving?

Thursday, June 4, 2015

2 Ingredient Cookies

Yes, you read that right. It's possible to bake healthy cookies using just 2 ingredients: bananas and oats (plus whatever add-ins you want!)

And these cookies are about as healthy as they can be so you can have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert, or marry them if its legal in your country.

Trust me, these little chewy cookies won't last. They are best eaten when they are still fresh but may hold in an airtight container for a short while. 

2 Ingredient Cookies

1 banana
1/2 cup oats
Add-ins such as cinnamon, craisins, raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Mash the banana and oats in a small bowl with a fork until they are mixed together. Add in whatever extras you want!

2. Form small cookies (7-9) and put them onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes. 

3. Put them all into your face hole.

Yes, I have not posted anything on this blog in quite a while, but I am looking to reboot it! If you have anything in particular that you would like to see from me, please let me know. 
I am thinking of doing more meal recipes, analyzing and commenting on media articles, and creating an inspirational series.
Let me know what you think!

Stay Sweet xo

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pumpkin Granola...In the Middle of Summer

I know, I know, it's the middle of July.
But pumpkin should be an all-seasons flavor. Right?

I made this granola just by throwing a bunch of unmeasured ingredients into a bowl until the combination worked. But it was so good, I decided to write down what happened in that bowl and share it with you.

Pumpkin Granola

Dry Ingredients:
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
dash of salt

Wet Ingredients:
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Dried fruit such as craisins, golden raisins, raisins.
Dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. 

2. Combine all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Stir until all ingredients are evenly mixed.

3. Combine all wet ingredients into a small bowl and wisk until smooth and combined. Add wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until everything is evenly coated. 

4. Spread granola mixture evenly onto the baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 until it's nice and brown. Let the baking sheet sit on the counter to cool, the granola will continue to harden and crisp as it cools. Mix-in your dried fruit or chips. 

5. Enjoy with milk of choice, coconut yogurt, ice cream, or just by the handful!

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