Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dark Chocolate and Cherries. ~recipe

There are things that should not be excluded in the pursuit of health and wellness.

Baked goods are one of those.

I have received so many rave reviews on this recipe, that it feels a little wrong to not share it with you.

So, go.  Make these.  It take 5 min, but then you have to let them cook for 20.  It's not long.  You'll want to do it all over again, the moment you have one in your mouth.  While they're cooking, how about brewing a big cup of coffee.  The real way.  Boil the water, and pour it over.  Or some tea.  So much goodness could be yours.

These are gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, grain free, Happiness full.

1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
dash of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 eggs
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (coarse chop)
1 cup frozen cherries (coarse chop)

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

This recipe makes exactly one dozen.

You can omit the chocolate and cherries if you want.  I also like to sub fresh raspberries (1cup) for the cherries.

This is my very favorite, straight forward, easy, basic recipe for a quick dose of happiness.

Blessings on your day.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A little about Pesto and Life.

Do you ever feel like someone is trying to rip your head off while your heart threatens to explode?  It's been a little like that over on this end.  I'm trying so desperately to balance the precarious lives I hold.  Sometimes it takes a whole lot more focus and elbow grease than I can really muster.  I'm trying.  The scales tilt and throw me into a whirlwind of catchup.  Who knew school would make life crazier.  Well, it has.  That's okay.  It's life, it's wild and crazy.  I like it.

Here's an amazing pesto recipe.

1 1/2 cups fresh basil
1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
5 garlic cloves
salt and pepper to taste

It's amazing.  You will love it.

It's raw, it's vegan, I'm sure even Paleo can get behind it.

You can eat it on salads.

You can brown some chicken, add in some sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and kalamata olives and mix it all together with rice noodles, real noodles, zucchini noodles, butternut squash noodles, whatever you feel like.

Hope you are resting somewhere with a cocktail.  I'm going now.  To play chase at the park for an hour or so.  Then to work.  Life.  It's constant.