One weekend in essay writing prison complete, one and a half weeks to go…until exam time that is.
I can’t possibly complain though because it’s a bright and sunny Monday and I just made homemade granola bars. Life’s small pleasures.
After reading Janetha’s interview with BFL champ Emily Alvers I had to try her “Get Your Own” Granola Bars. I was kind of hoping for a step-by-step recipe for “Get Your Own” Six Pack but I guess I should go and buy the Body For Life book for that. Anyway, I halved this recipe and ate plenty of crumbs after chopping them up into 16 lovely little squares. Delicious.
Oh oh and I almost made almond butter! Just with plain almonds so it’s not that exciting, but it’s still homemade so it’s a little exciting.
I put the fresh warm almond butter into this jar after eating my breakfast out of it.
A nice little dollop of chocolate soynut butter was left in the bottom to mix in with my overnight oats – quick oats mixed with plain yogurt, agave, apple chunks, berries and flax.
This week I tried my first persimmon. Have you guys ever tried these? It’s SUCH a good fruit! I don’t even know how to describe the taste but it’s got a pretty rich sweet flavour. Definitely worth trying if you haven’t yet.
I also ate an apple half the size of my head. Definitely not all at once. The right apple fit nicely into the palm of my hand. The left one did not. What kind is it, anyone know? A giant honey crisp maybe, maybe not?
Oh oh oh and I made cookie dough out of cashews! Thank you Averie for your genius Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls. I made a small batch and used carob chips. Straight up cookie dough right there.
Also a question: Does anyone know the deal with creamed coconut?
Check out the stats though… Half the entire box for only 80 cals and 0.5 g fat…for coconut? Is that even possible? I’m thinking not so much.
On that same topic, I forgot about the jar of coconut butter hanging out in my cupboard and rediscovered it the other day, consequently making a nice new dent in the supply. I forgot how amazing this stuff is in its melty glory, especially poured over a big bowl of oat bran and apple chunks.
I’m going to spare you the veg bowls and leave it at the sweet stuff for today so I can get back to working on essaying… or procrastinating on essaying. Whichever comes first… ;)
PS – There is now snow on the ground. It’s not even December yet. I’m not ready for this! I’m sure glad I got snow tires on early this year though, winter driving = terrifying.