I haven't blogged in a minute, but I haven't forgotten about it! Here are random things from since I last posted:
Chocolate chip cookies! My friend, Amanda, suggested these. I brought them to a carnivore cookout and they were a hit! Everyone did the I'll-take-one-to-be-polite maneuver but they continued to reach in for more so I say they were a success!!
Here is a cake I made for my friend's parents. It was her mom's birthday and she is on a low-sodium diet due to health concerns so she asked me to make a cake. The cake itself is walnuts, dates, cocoa powder, and a little vanilla. The icing is young Thai coconut meat, honey, and vanilla. I adorned it with goji berries and cocoa nibs. Haven't heard any feedback about it yet so I hope it was ok!
Veggie rolls for a quick lunch. I biked home from work and made these from scratch with no previous prep. Ate them, cleaned up, and still made it back to work within an hour. If I can do this, you can too!! I just threw a few carrots, garlic, ginger, and chili pepper into the food processor to grate for the "rice". Sliced zucchini, bell pepper, and celery for the "meat" and voila! Only problem with carrot rice is that it's rather wet, so the nori wrapper can tear easily. I ended up eating these with a fork and knife because it was easier. Still just as tasty!
Plantain-banana pudding, mmmmmm. You have to wait til the plantain gets SUPER ripe. I mean brown and practically moldy. Wait til it's completely brown on the outside and mushy on the inside. It will develop a wonderful sweetness, so don't let the ugly exterior deter you from enjoying it in all its glory! So, you take one ridiculously ripe plantain, one frozen banana, and blend! No need to add any sweeteners. I garnished with goji berries, cocoa nibs, and a few dashes of cinnamon. I love the chewy addition of the goji berries and crunchy texture of the nibs to compliment the creaminess of the pudding. Yum yum yum!!
Fresh local salad with romaine and bibb lettuce from the Decatur farmer's market. Added tomato, avocado, sunflower seeds, and yellow bell pepper. Unfortunately I completely forget what dressing I used hah. But hell you wouldn't even need any with ingredients like that!
My spread from my Decatur farmer's market visit on Wednesday. Bag of romaine and bibb lettuce again, small bag of kale, 2 heads of cabbage (time for some sauerkraut, baby!), one heirloom zucchini, one cucumber, and some local thistle honey! I'm excited :)
Blueberries from my bestest friend in the whole world, Jenny! These are from her grandparents' farm :-D
Fruit salad: Blueberries, banana, and mango. Divine!
Ready for some hackin! See the next post :)