Ooey Gooey Chocolatey Brownies

I made brownies with white beans so it’s a fibre protein packed treat, kid-approved, vegan and of course easy and delicious. 

IMAGE.JPG

Place the following in a food processor or blender (it gets real think so food processor may be easier) and pulse/whirl together: 

1 19fl oz can of white kidney beans drained and rinsed

1/4 cup natural peanut butter

1/3 cup brown sugar plus 1/8 cup of white sugar

1/8 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup quick oats (if you pre-grind your quick steel cut oats you can use them instead!)

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking powder

Pinch of sea salt

Once blended place in greased 8x8 pan, smooth and sprinkle with 1/3 cup of chocolate chips and push into the batter  Bake for 18 minutes, 16 if want it extra gooey  

Enjoy 💋 

Modified from https://brooklynfarmgirl.com/2014/04/25/fudgy-red-bean-brownies/

I was CRAVING this!

 Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough balls! 

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough balls! 

I hate it when I google a recipe and there are paragraphs after paragraphs of how and why they made their recipe. I literally scroll to the bottom to review the recipe and see if I like it. That is why I write very little myself. 

My why: I love making EASY and QUICK healthy yummy meals and I love sharing them.  

Now onto the how!

What you need: 

1 cup almonds 

1 cup dates

1/4 cup natural pb

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 tbsp agave (or maple syrup)

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes  

1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (PC brand) 

Place almonds in food processor and grind into small pieces. Add dates, oil, pb, and agave. Gring together until you get a dough like mixture. If it’s too dry add a little more pb and coconut oil. Once mixed add the coconut and chips and mix again. Roll into balls (eat one for good measure) and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Place into a sealed container and store for up to 2 weeks (if they last that long).  

This is a great treat after a meal! 

Want more protein?  Add vanilla protein powder. 

Hate dates?  Try another gooey dried fruit, like dried apricot.

Try different nuts as your base. Cashews are yummy!

Last, but not least, enjoy!  Savour the flavours and enjoy fuelling your body and the pleasure in eating. Yes, it’s OK to enjoy food!  

 

Pumpkin Spice Everything!

Pumpkin spiced whipped cream!

IMG_0998.JPG

I am pumpkin spice lover and I know there are others out there. When I said on IG that I was going to make a pumpkin spiced whipped cream, there was lots of "please share". I am not one for long drawn out recipe posts; I always scroll right down to the good stuff so here it is. 

Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream 

3 drops stevia

I like this one:

IMG_0995.JPG

1 tsp pumpkin spice

1 can coconut milk placed in the fridge for 24 hours

Place all ingredients in a glass bowl and whip until thick. Keeps in the fridge (covered) for up to 2 weeks.  

Delicious topping on your coffee! 

Enjoy 💋 

White Wine Wild Leek Soup

freerecipes

Hello everyone!


I was lucky enough to get ahold of some local wild ramps aka leeks. These precious babes are only in season for 2-3 weeks for harvesting and are absolutely delish! 


What you need:

FreeRecipes


Olive oil
5 potatoes peeled and cubed
1 white onion
Box veggie stock (4 cups)
A big handful of ramps, ends cut off, using only the pink part (saving the chopped leafy part for later)
1/3 cup white wine (I used what I had on hand)

What to do:

In a stock pot, add olive oil, ramps and onion until soft.

FreeRecipes

Add your wine and let simmer for about two minutes; then add your veggie broth and potatoes.  

Boil for about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how big you cut your potato pieces.

Once soft add the green leafy part of the ramps to your soup and simmer for one minute. I added a dash of white pepper for a bit of spice, you can omit it if you do not like spicy.

After everything has been stirred and combined, add to your blender and blend in batches to purée the soup or use a hand-mixer.

Once completed add a little splash of olive oil or avocado oil on top and enjoy!

Nutrition Assessment

Eaaaasy Chicken

This morning I was in a rush and I knew night time would be the same but that didn't stop me from making dinner!  Dinner, in the morning?  Yup!

One of the easiest meals I make is my CrockPot Chicken.  All I do is add a salad and I'm done.  I was telling one of my clients about this easy peasy recipe and I thought, why am I not sharing this with all my peeps?  Therefore, I am!

You will need: 

7 minutes

Crockpot

whole chicken

onion

your fave spices but I use lemon juice, Rosemary, olive oil and garlic.  

Step 1 - set up the crockpot

Step 2 - cut up the onion (don't worry about size) and throw it in the crockpot

Step 3 - in a small bowl mix 1 tbsp garlic with 2 tbsp olive oil and lemon juice and 1 tsp Rosemary  

Step 4 - lather the chicken, inside and out, with your spice mixture

Step 5 - lay the chicken breast down (i.e. laying on her tummy) in the crockpot.

Step 6 - set the pot on low for 8 hours.  

Chicken will be ready for you when you get home!

BONUS: you can make homemade chicken broth. Take the bones and throw it back into the water that the chicken left behind. Throw in a carrot and fill with water. Set to low for 8 hours. Strain and freeze into portions! 

Enjoy your easy healthy meal!