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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hallowen and Pumpkin Muffins

I hope you guys all had a wonderful Halloween! Now that it's getting into the holiday season hopefully I'll have a chance to share some more of my own recipes, but I'd thought I'd kick it off with a great recipe from Post Punk Kitchen:
http://www.theppk.com/2009/11/the-best-pumpkin-muffins/

When she calls these the best pumpkin muffins, she is not kidding. These muffins were gone literally in a day at my house [my sister and I were mainly responsible ;)] Seriously, please try these. They are perfect for the holiday season and are amazingly moist which in my opinion is the difference between a good pumpkin muffin and a great pumpkin muffin. Not to mention they're a breeze to make.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Simple and Delicious Spiced Nuts


I'm excited to share this easy fall recipe with you today. This is a easy recipe that takes all of 10 minutes from start to finished (Yay for microwaves!) This can be done with any nuts/seeds or a mixture, my personal favorites are pumpkin seeds and pecans. Microwave times may vary since my microwave is ancient (edge on the side of too short of time). Pictures will be up soon. :)

Simple and Delicious Spiced Nuts

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/4 cup nuts/seeds (pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, etc., try roasted edamame or a mixture of nuts and/or seeds)

Directions:
1. Place maple syrup in a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.
2. Stir in nuts + spices and microwave for 30 more seconds.
3. Stir and put the bowl back into the microwave for 20 seconds.
4. Spoon the nuts onto a piece of parchment paper. Allow to cool (about 5 minutes). Devour!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

You should seriously try this ...

Hey everyone, so today I'm going to share something really awesome. Roasted broccoli. I promise, it's amazing! I'm never going to steam broccoli again - actually, I probably will, but not very often. ;) Roasted broccoli gets crispy on the edges which makes it just that much more awesome. It's so simple that it hardly counts as a recipe, but here's how you do it:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss some broccoli with a little olive oil salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast for about 15 min. or until tender and crispy at the ends. Try adding in lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce, or whatever you like. Enjoy!

 
(This isn't my picture it's from www.rachelcooks.com - but I love it)

Also please sign this petition by Katie at http://liliesofgrace.blogspot.com/ - there are only 300 Amur leopards left: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/103/162/569/save-the-critically-endangered-amur-leopards/

So do you like broccoli? Yes, I admit I'm weird, I like broccoli, spinach, and brussels sprouts. :P What about you, are there any "weird" foods that you like?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Today I just wanted to share a few great food blogs that have some FABULOUS recipes:

http://www.foodiefiasco.com/
http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/
http://ohsheglows.com/
http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/
http://www.theppk.com/

Enjoy these girls fabulous recipes! They do a great job and are such an inspiration.
Hope you guys have a great day! :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Earth Balance Aged White Chedder Popcorn Product Review

Hey guys! I wanted to share this AMAZING new snack I found with you. Earth Balance Aged White Cheddar Popcorn. This product is vegan and tastes exactly like the real deal! My dad and little sister agree with me. It's sooooo good (if you like white cheddar popcorn that is, but who doesn't?). It is really awesome to have something fake-cheezy that actually tastes like cheese. I really recommend this product to anyone who wants something vegan that truly tastes exactly like it's non-vegan counterpart. YUM! :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are very popular right know especially among vegans and foodies. Today I am going to share the basics with you as well as a few tips/tricks.

Basic Recipe
1 cup water/milk of choice/liquid
Fill with fruit/frozen fruit/ice a to slightly above the water line (I like frozen pineapple)
Add a couple handfuls of greens
Add any veggies you want
Add any extras you want (cocoa powder, chia seeds, protein powder, herbs, sweetener if desired, etc.)
Blend! Taste. Adjust to make texture/taste the way you want it.

Tips:
If you are new to green smoothies
*Start with small amounts of mild-tasting greens and veggies such as romaine/cucumber
* Add mint and/or cilantro to overpower the taste of the greens
* Increase the amount/variety of greens/veggies as you grow more accustom to the taste (I usually do a mix of mostly romaine and some spinach and kale)
*Find a recipe that looks good to you online to start with and give a try you'll be surprised - come on! :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Here's a quick recipe for an Oatmeal Raisin Bar!

Ingredients
2 Tbsp. raisins soaked in 4 Tbsp. of water for 1-2 hours
2 Tbsp. walnut pieces
1 Tbsp. oats
1 pinch cinnamon
1 tsp. agave nectar or maple syrup (or honey if you're non-vegan)

Directions
1. Process in a food processor until you can take a bit out, squeeze it between your finges and it stays together.
2. Shape into a bar and devour!