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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Single Serving Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
This is a awesome recipe for before/after a workout. It's packed with protein, taste amazing, and it's really simple. It makes 2-3 (depending on the size) protein balls. I'm hoping to post a variation later.

Ingredients
1 tsp. chia (or flax) seeds
1 tbsp. oats
I tbsp. + extra if rolling cacao or cocoa powder
1 tsp. protein powder (make sure it's not whey-based if you are vegan - I have a pea one)
1 tsp. agave
2 tbsp. peanut butter

Directions
1. Grind the chia (or flax) seeds and oats into a fine powder. I used a coffee grinder.
2. Mix all ingredients together with a fork until a "dough" forms.
3. Roll into 2-3 balls and enjoy!
4. (Optional) Roll in a little extra cacao/cocoa powder.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Here's some great baking websites/recipes I've tried that I wanted to share:
http://www.sheletthemeatcake.com/2013/07/single-serving-chocolate-cupcake-recipe/
This is a single serving dark chocolate cupcake recipe that is - AMAZING. For this recipe I just use 2 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour instead of teff and tapioca flours and 1 tablespoon canola oil instead of coconut oil.
http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/01/15/three-ingredient-chocolate-bars-1/
Homemade chocolate. So good!  :) Chocolate Covered Katie is a fabulous vegan healthy dessert blog with some INCREDIBLE recipes (look at her cookie dough dip - trust me it is really great).
http://cakeforone.com/
This is a great blog devoted to single serving recipes they 2 muffin recipes and the churros are all fabulous!
http://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-banana-nut-muffins-for-two/
Great banana muffins for 2 people. Yum!
http://kurryleaves.blogspot.com/2013/02/chocolate-mini-cake-tin-can-cake.html
I really want to try this one sometime. Isn't that just awesome?
http://purelytwins.com/2012/10/17/brownie-cookie-dough-cake/
This is another I really want to try...
That's it! Hope to be posting more now. :) See you later!
Hi everybody!
 I know I haven't posted any thing in forever, but I have a great meal (yes a full meal) for you today. It's a single serving meal so make it for yourself whenever you have a little time and want a filling meal. In addition to these 3 recipes I had slices of green pepper to give it some color, but cucumber or a simple salad would also work. The falafel are a little fragile (maybe add more flour?) so be careful. I will update if I find away to improve there texture/sturdiness. You can buy the olive tapenade at the store if you prefer. Also, this meal would be great with cucumber water (trust me it's delicious and very refreshing). So here you are - hope you enjoy! :)

Middle Eastern Meal for 1

 
Sweet(ish) Couscous

Ingredients:
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon water
a little (vegan if wanted) butter
1/4 cup couscous
1 tablespoon pine nuts (or almonds a less flavorful option)
2 tablespoons golden raisins
1 teaspoon - 1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 pinch cinnamon
salt + pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Heat water and butter in a small saucepan on high until boiling.
2. Stir in couscous. Remove from burner and cover. Let sit for about 5 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
3. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 250 F and toast the pine nuts for a few minutes in a small pan.
4. Fluff the couscous with a fork and add all the other ingredients. Start with 1 teaspoon lemon juice and see if you want more (I tablespoon is a little sour but very good).

Falafel
There's a new restaurant in town that has wonderful falafel and so I wanted to try my own.

Ingredients
1/4 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 very full tablespoon chopped onion
1/2 clove garlic
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. flour
1/8 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. coriander
1/4 tsp. dried cilantro
salt + pepper to taste (I did 2 pinches of salt and a dash of pepper)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil for frying

Directions:
1. Put all ingredients except for the vegetable oil in a food processor. Process until smooth(ish).
2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
3. Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium-high heat until very hot. Form the chickpea mixture into 2 patties and fry for a couple minutes on each side or until they are browned.
4. Place patties on a lightly greased pan and cook in the oven for 5 min. on each side.

Kalamata Olive Tapenade
I kind of estimate and mix things around in this recipe so feel free to mix it up (lemon juice, cilantro, etc.)

Ingredients:
15 kalamata olives
1 sprig of parsley
1/8-1/4 tsp. minced garlic
1 tiny piece (about 1/2 in.) sundried tomato in oil
1/4-1/2 tsp. of the oil the sundried tomato is in

Directions:
1. Put all ingredients in a food processor until the olives are finely chopped.
2. Serve with pita chips.

 
Yum!




Sunday, September 15, 2013

Easiest Cookies Ever!

I found this great two ingredient + add-ins cookie recipe online!
2 old bananas (or 1 cup pureed peaches in the summer, or it's about to be fall so you can use 1 cup pure pumpkin)
1 cup oats
add-ins dried fruit, nuts, cinnamon, chocolate chips :)

Mash bananas into oats. Add in add-ins ;) . Form into cookies on a greased cookie sheet. Cook at 350 degrees for 15 min.
Yum!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Trip

I just wanted to let you guys know that I had a great trip, and that I was able to find plenty vegan things to eat at restaurants. Yay! I was pretty surprised actually by what great food I got.

Friday, August 2, 2013

  Sorry I haven't posted this week -I've got a lot to catch you up on. First of all - I've decided to go vegan (for now). By the way, vegan (coconut based) ice cream is really good. I'm going to Boston on Monday (Yay!) so I'm trying to find so vegan restaurants near are hotel. A great book to read if you are interested in veganism is The Main Street Vegan.
   I've done my healthy week plan almost every day and am very excited about it. And I have discovered a delicious way to eat chia seeds - on peanut butter toast -yum! Try out the almond streusel muffin from this blog http://cakeforone.com ; it's really good. Also try this delicious single serving brownie recipe http://www.topwithcinnamon.com/2013/03/healthyish-single-lady-vegan-molten-fudge-brownie-with-gluten-free-version.html ! I'm going to try adding some more baking powder to it. Anyway I know this is a lot of information, but I hope you'll try some of these ideas!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Healthy Week Challenge

  Okay I didn't realize how pages work on blogger so I'm no longer doing a "HealthyGirl" page. I'm just going to focus a little more on healthfulness. So without further ado, presenting my Healthy week Challenge (applause). Okay so here's the deal: I'm going to do 5 minutes each of cardio, strength, stretching/yoga, and meditation a day. And I'm going to eat vegan (I've started trying to do this some since I think I might want to be a vegan). And I'm going to record how I'm feeling (energy level). And I going to try at least one new healthy thing a day - a share it with you! Yay! Looking forward to an exciting week with lots of posts!

Kara