Thanks to everyone who entered the R.A.W. giveaway! If you didn’t win this time, you can check with your local Whole Foods to see if they sell R.A.W. products or buy them online on R.A.W.’s website. I’m pleased to announce that the winner of one bag of red pepper herb crackers and one bag of superfood nut bars is…
I am beyond ridiculously busy this week working on my thesis and helping Sarah-Jane out with Schedule Me Skinny research, so blogging will probs be short and sweet this week. Let’s get right to it! Here are a few fabulous recipes I’ve made lately. They’re all not only super tasty, but totally chock full of nutrients as well. Click here for last month’s edition. Dig in!
Recipes I’m Loving Lately
1. These cauliflower biscuits. I swooned over these at first glance of the perfect little ingredient list: a head of cauliflower, eggs, nutritional yeast (or cheese), almond meal and garlic salt. These are super moist and flavorful, especially with some chopped chives thrown in the mix! I followed the recipe exactly and got about eight muffins. They tastes fabulous and are quite paleo-friendly for all your cavemen out there. My only complaint is that mine didn’t stick together very well. I ground up the cauliflower instead of shredding it in the food processor, so that could be why.
2. These peanut butter avocado cookies. I know, I know–avocado in a cookie?! Avocado is like nature’s butter, and it’s waaaaaay healthier than the kind from a cow! I promise these cookies taste nothing like avocado. This recipe has a super simple ingredient list as well: just avocado, peanut butter, an egg, agave, oats, baking powder and chocolate chips. They’re definitely not your standard cookie….yes, they do taste “healthy.” But if I wanted a standard cookie, I’d make Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies. (Are those real, you ask? Why yes, they indeed are. In fact I’ve made them twice and they’re freaking amazing.) I wanted a simple, healthy cookie with a superstar ingredient list that still tasted yummy. Mission accomplished.
3. This sweet sesame lime cabbage salad. It’s a great combination of sweet, sesame, salty and tangy with a hint of fresh cilantro. I loved this with baked tofu for a full meal. I think it would be delish with some peanut butter in the dressing as well, or even roasted peanuts on top. I did make a few changed based on what I had on hand. Since I didn’t have any red onion nor shallots, I used lots of green onion instead. It would have been better with shallots–dressing goes up a notch in my book when shallots are involved. It’s a good change-up from the boring old salad we’re all used to. Fresh, fast and flavorful. Yep, this one gets a big fat F.
4. Are you on the chia pudding bandwagon yet? Ya better be! Some people are weirded out by the gell-y texture, but I love it. Basically you mix together some almond milk, a couple tablespoons of chia seeds and whatever sweetener, spices and add-ins you fancy in a Tupperware or glass jar and let it sit overnight. The chia absorbs the liquid to form a thick, pudding-like texture. It’s totally adorable. I love the stuff not only because it’s delish, but because it’s bursting at the seams with filling fiber and healthy fats. If you want a smoother texture, blend it up! I love this Mexican chia pudding recipe, too. In fact, it’s sitting it my fridge right now. You really can’t go wrong with pure maple syrup and cinnamon…that’s what I always say.
5. Ok….random add-in. This morning I threw everything but the kitchen sink into the juicer and it was AWESOME. I did two big leaves of kale, a bunch of romaine, half of a large cucumber, 2 stalks of celery, half an apple, half a pear, half a lemon and a knob of ginger. Pear juice is like, one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. Hellooooo my pretty vitamins! MAN that’s a lotta produce. I assure you my digestive system appreciated it more than my wallet. But it was one hell of a nutrient cocktail!
And no, I didn’t juice the muffin tin. Those don’t yield much juice.
Have you eaten anything particularly delish lately? Do tell!