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You might know already that I am addicted to Protein Waffles right ? 🙈 Today’s version is OREO & BANANA PROTEIN WAFFLES
To make this you need only:
1 cup oats
1 banana
¾ cup water
1tbsp-½ scoop tppc protein powder
3 oreos
1tsp cocoa powder

vegan oil free chocolate fudge oatmeal cookies

ingredients: 

2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 ¾ cups flour

2/3 cups cocoa powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 ½ cups sugar

2 tbsp applesauce

¾ cup nondairy milk

½ cup applesauce (keep separate from the applesauce listed above)

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

½ cups dairy free chocolate chips (optional)

¼ cup dried fruit/raisins (optional)

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1. preheat oven to 350°F

2. in medium bowl, combine oats, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. set aside. 

3. in large bowl, combine sugar, 2 tbsp applesauce, and non dairy milk. mix until smooth. add rest of applesauce and vanilla extract. 

4. fold in half of dry mixture into wet mixture, until combined. fold in remaining mixture, and add in chocolate chips/dried fruit. *if it seems too wet, add ¼ cup of flour. if too dry, add a little bit of non dairy milk or applesauce. the mixture should be the consistency of a thicker brownie mix.*

5. line two or three cookie sheets with parchment paper. scoop heaping tablespoon onto paper and leave about two inches between each cookie. lightly flatten top of cookie to make more of a patty shape (not super thin, just enough to have a flatter top)

6. bake for 14-18 minutes. let cool for at least 10 minutes. i recommend to put in fridge for a few hours to firm, but you can eat them right away.

7. store in container with wax paper laying between each layer of cookies to avoid sticking.

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feel free to message me how they come out if you make these! they are absolutely delicious, and i am super excited to make these again 😋🐷🐮❤️

Raw/vegan/sugar free bliss balls recipes!

So I’ve finally made my own recipe post. Three bliss ball recipes (and instructions to make your own varieties) after the cut! :)

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LOW FAT VEGAN BEAN BROWNIES
+ CHOCOLATE DATE FROSTING (100% WHOLE FOODS)
Oil Free // Refined Sugar Free // Vegan // Fudgy AF

Ingredients
Brownies
1 can of white cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
3 Tbsp maple syrup (add more if you prefer them sweeter)
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
½ cup of cocoa powder
1 cup of oat flour
Optional: ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips

Chocolate Date Frosting
7 medjool dates (soaked)
¼ cup of cocoa powder
2 Tbsp of hot water (more/less depending on the size/texture of your dates)

Method
Preheat your oven and line a baking tray.
Add the beans, syrup, applesauce, vanilla, salt and baking powder to a food processor.
Process for a minute and scrape down the sides.
Then add your cocoa powder and oat flour. Process for a minute - scrape down the sides - and continue processing.
Let is run until it is completely smooth. The batter will be smooth and thick.
Stir the chocolate chips in (don’t process them!) if you are using them.
Spread the batter into the pan.
Bake for 20 minutes or longer, depending on how fudgy/dry you want your brownies to be.

To make the chocolate frosting:
Soak dates in boiling water for about 10 minutes.
Place the soaked dates in the blender. Add the hot water (taken from the soaked dates).
Blend on high until very smooth. You may need to add more water here.
Add the cocoa, and blend until smooth.
I recommend refrigerating this icing to thicken up before spreading them over your brownies.


This recipe does take a lot of adjusting to fit your personal tastes, but I hope you give it a go! Xx

July 5, 2017 Food Diary

Today’s calorie goal is still 1900 and I’m still Plan C for 21 Day Fix.

Breakfast - Chocolate Shakeology with 1 cup spinach, 2 teaspoons coconut oil, water, and ice. Calories: 254. 21DF container count: 1 red, 1 green, 2 teaspoons

Snack - 1 banana, 2 egg muffins with veggie breakfast links and cheese, and 1 cup of green tea plain. Calories: 370. 21DF container count: 1.5 red, 1 purple, less then half a blue

Lunch - Salad (2 cups of mixed leafy greens) with ¾ cups of skinless, oven-roasted chicken and 1 cup of raw mixed veggies with 1 tsp of low cal poppy seed dressing. Calories: 111. 21DF container count: 3 green, 1 red, ½ orange

Snack - 1 cup of mango pieces and 1 banana cocoa-oat bar. Calories: 240. 21DF container count: 1 purple, 1 yellow

Supper - Sirloin steak, 1 cup of cooked carrots and broccoli, 2 small corn on the cobs. Calories: 926 😱 21DF container count: 1 red, 1 green, 2 yellow

Omg I didn’t realize how many calories are in a steak!!! 630!!! Needless to say, I won’t be having steak very often….

Total calories consumed is 1901, but my workout this morning burned 211 😏 it was a short one because I totally forgot I had a chiropractor appointment this morning as well. Tomorrow morning I’ll do more!

I’ve drank 9 cups of water, still shy of my goal of 13 cups a day. But the only other thing I drank today was green tea without anything added to it so that’s a bonus. Plus green tea is supposed to boost your metabolism…🤞

All in all it was a healthy food day. I didn’t eat any carbs until this afternoon and I think it really affected my mood in a negative way today… We’ll see if this continues.

vegan foods at the store
Breakfast (Dry)

All-Bran
Apple Jacks
Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch
Cinnamon Crunch Crispix
Cinnamon Krunchers
Cinnamon Life
Cocoa Rice Krispies
Complete Oat Bran
Complete Wheat Bran
Corn Flakes
Corn Pops
Crispix
Frosted Flakes
Fruit Harvest
Just Right
Life Cereal
Mueslix
Nature’s Valley Granola Bars (Brown Sugar)
Quaker Apples and Cinnamon
Quaker Cinnamon and Spice
Quaker Date and Walnut
Quaker Oatmeal (Raisin)
Quaker Raisins and Spice
Raisin Bran
Reese’s Puffs
Rice Krispies

Beverages

Alpine Spiced Cider
Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate (Chocolate Hazelnut)
Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate (Chocolate Mocha)
Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate (Double Chocolate)
Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate (White Mocha)
Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate (Baking Cocoa)
Hershey Syrup (Chocolate)
Hershey Syrup (Strawberry)
Kool-Aid Drink Mix
Nescafe Ice Java Iced Coffee Syrup
Nestlé Nesquik Syrup (Chocolate)
Nestlé Nesquik Syrup (Strawberry)
Nestlé Nesquik Syrup (Very Vanilla)

Candy

Airheads taffy
Blow Pops
Brach’s Cinnamon Hard Candy
Brach’s Root Beer Barrels
Brach’s Star Brites
Chocolove Dark Chocolate bar
Chocolove Cherries and Almonds Dark Chocolate Bar
Chocolove Crystallized Ginger Dark Chocolate Bar
Chocolove Orange Peel Dark Chocolate Bar
Chocolove Raspberry Dark Chocolate bar
Chick-o-Sticks
Cry Babies
Dots
Dum-Dums
Fruit By the Foot
Hubba Bubba bubblegum
Jolly Ranchers (lollipops and hard candy)
Jujubees
Jujyfruits
Laffy Taffy
Lemonheads
Mambas
Mary Janes (regular and peanut butter kisses)
Panda Licorice
Smarties (U.S. Brand)
Sour Patch Kids
Super Bubble
Swedish Fish
Sweet Tarts
Zotz

Snacks

Bremner Wafers
Cracker Jacks
Famous Amos Sandwich Cookies (Peanut Butter)
Ferrara Wafer Swirls With Chocolate
Fritos
Grandma’s Peanut Butter Sandwich Cremes
Hain Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes
Herr’s Salsa and Lime Tortilla Chips
Keebler Animal Crackers
Keebler Club Crackers
Keebler Vienna Fingers
Kettle White Popcorn
Kool-Aid Gels
Krispy Kreme Fruit Pies
Lance Capitain’s Wafers
Lance Choc-O Cookies
Lance Peanut Bar
Lance Sugar Wafers (Strawberry Creme)
Lance Sugar Wafers (Vanilla Creme)
Lay’s Blue Corn Chips
Lay’s Potato Chips (Natural Country Barbecue)
Lay’s Potato Chips (Thick Cut Sea Salt)
Lay’s Stax
Lay’s WOW! Potato Chips
Lay’s Yellow Corn Chips
Lundberg Brown Rice Cakes
Manischewitz Whole Wheat Matzo, Unsalted Matzo, and Savory Garlic Matzo
Melba Toast (Rye)
Melba Toast (Sesame)
Melba Toast (Wheat)
Microwave popcorn (minus the real butter flavor)
Mission Foods Pre-Cut Unfried Tortilla Chips and Strips
Mission Foods Pre-Fried Tortilla Chips and Strips
Munchos
Murray Southern Kitchen Iced Oatmeal Cookies
Nabisco Ginger Snaps
Nabisco Original Graham Crackers
Nabisco Spiced Cinnamon Cookies
Nabisco Teddy Grahams (Chocolate and Cinnamon)
New York Flatbreads (Everything and Garlic)
Nutter Butter Bites
Peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, and Pistachios
Pretzels
Quaker Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes
Ritz Regular Crackers
Ritz Roasted Vegetable Crackers
Salsa
Snyder’s Pretzel Chips (Garden Veggie)
Snyder’s Pretzel Sticks (Pumpernickel/Onion)
Soy Crisps (Barbecue, Deep Sea Salt, Garlic Onion, Salt and Vinegar, and Apple Cinnamon Crunch flavor)
Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos
Stacy’s Pita Chips (Baked, Cinnamon Sugar, Pesto and Sundried Tomato, Taxarkana Hot, and Tuscan Herb)
Sun Chips Original flavor
SunSpire Organic Dark Chocolate Almonds
Toasteds Crackers (Sesame and Wheat)
Tostitos Bite Size Rounds Tortilla Chips
Tostitos Blue Corn Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
Tostitos Crispy Rounds Tortilla Chips
Tostitos Dipping Strips! Tortilla Chips
Tostitos Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
Tostitos Scoops Tortilla Chips
Baked Tostitos Scoops Tortilla Chips
Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips
Tostitos Natural Blue Corn Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
Tostitos Natural Yellow Corn Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
Town House Original Crackers
Trail mix
Triscuits Wasa Crispbread (Multi-Grain)
Wheat Thins (Original, Multi-Grain, Reduced Fat, and Sundried Tomato and Basil)
Zesta Original Crackers

Condiments

Arnold Premium Seasoned Stuffing
Betty Crocker Bac-o’s Bacon Flavor Bits
Brianna’s French Dressing
Brianna’s Poppy Seed Dressing
Brianna’s Santa Fe Blend Dressing
Campbell’s Franco-American Mushroom Gravy
Classico Pasta Sauces (Roasted Garlic)
Classico Pasta Sauces (Spicy Red Pepper)
Dona Maria Mole
El Paso Enchilada Sauce
Girard’s Champagne Dressing
Girard’s Italian Dressing
Girard’s Original French Dressing
Girard’s Raspberry Dressing
Hunt’s Manwich Sauce
Kame Marinades (Red Chili)
Kame Marinades (Sweet Teriyaki)
Kame Marinades (Thai Coconut)
Kame Marinades (Wasabi With Ginger)
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Crumbs
Knorr Red Bell Pepper Pesto Sauce Mix
Kraft Balsamic Dressing
Kraft Catalina Dressing
Kraft Classic Italian Vinaigrette Dressing
Kraft Creamy Italian Dressing
Kraft Fat-Free Italian Dressing
Kraft French Dressing
Kraft French Fries Seasoning
Lipton Recipe Soup and Dip Mix (Onion)
Lipton Recipe Soup and Dip Mix (Onion Mushroom)
Lipton Recipe Soup and Dip Mix (Vegetable)
McCormick Bac’n Pieces
McCormick Spaghetti Sauce Mix
Newman’s Light Balsamic Dressing
Newman’s Light Italian Dressing
Newman’s Light Raspberry and Walnut Dressing
Newman’s Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing
Newman’s Red Wine Vinaigrette and Olive Oil Dressing
Newman’s Regular Balsamic Dressing
Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix
Peanut Butter & Co. White Chocolate Wonderful
Pepperidge Farms Cubed Herb Seasoned Stuffing
Prego Mushroom Pasta Sauce
Ragu Pizza Sauce

Baked Goods

Arnold’s Carb-Counting Multi-Grain Bread
Arnold’s Jewish Rye Bread
Arnold’s Potato Sandwich Rolls
Arnold’s Sesame Sandwich Rolls
Arnold’s Stone Ground Whole Wheat Bread
Arnold’s Wheat Sandwich Rolls
Cobblestone Mill Hoagie Rolls
Cobblestone Mill Jewish Rye Bread
Cobblestone Mill Kaiser Rolls
Cobblestone Mill Onion Rolls
Cobblestone Mill Party Rolls
Cobblestone Mill Pumpernickel Bread
Cobblestone Mill White Sub Rolls
Cobblestone Mill Whole Wheat Bread
Dutch Country Soft Potato
Dutch Country Whole Wheat
Krispy Kreme Fruit Pies (Apple)
Krispy Kreme Fruit Pies (Cherry)
Krispy Kreme Fruit Pies (Peach)
Kroger Bread
Little Debbie Cake Donuts
Pepperidge Farm Dark Pumpernickel Bread
Pepperidge Farm Rye and Pumpernickel Swirl Bread
Thomas New York Style Bagels (Blueberry)
Thomas New York Style Bagels (Cinnamon Swirl)
Thomas New York Style Bagels (Everything)
Thomas New York Style Bagels (Plain)
Thomas Toaster Bagels (Cinnamon Raisin)
Thomas Toaster Bagels (Plain)

Refrigerated and Frozen Foods

Anne’s Flat Dumplings
Athens Phyllo Dough
Athens Phyllo Mini Shells
Calaro Guacamole
Edy’s No-Sugar Bars
Edy’s Whole Fruit Bars
Fleischmann’s Light Margarine
Food Lion French Fries
Food Lion Hash Browns
Food Lion Restaurant Fries
Food Lion Seasoned Curly Fries
Food Lion Shoe String Fries
Food Lion Steak Fries
General Mills Italian-Style Vegetables
General Mills Roasted Potatoes With Garlic and Herbs
Luigi’s Italian Ice
Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade Bars
Mrs. Smith’s Deep Dish Pie Crust
Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets
Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Shells
Pillsbury Cornbread Twists
Pillsbury Turnover (Apple)
Pillsbury Turnover (Cherry)
Piñata Flour Tortillas
Safeway Whipped Cream (Canned)
Simply Potatoes Diced Potato With Onion
Simply Potatoes New Potato Wedges
Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns
Smart Squeeze Fat-Free Margarine
Smuckers Uncrustables Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly
Smuckers Uncrustables Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam
SuperPretzel Baked Soft Pretzels

Baking

Aunt Jemima Coffee Cake Mix
Aunt Jemima Whole Wheat Pancake/Waffle Mix
Betty Crocker Bisquick
Fred Meyer Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Green Giant Cream Style Sweet Corn
Hodgson Mill Bran Muffin Mix
Hodgson Mill Caraway Rye Bread Mix
Hodgson Mill White Bread Mix
Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Gingerbread Mix
Jello-O Instant Pudding (Banana Creme)
Jello-O Instant Pudding (Chocolate)
Jello-O Instant Pudding (Lemon)
Jello-O Instant Pudding (Vanilla)
Keebler
Kraft Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut
Martha White Pizza Crust Mix
Old El Paso Taco Shells
Thai Kitchen Noodle Bowls (Pad Thai)
Thai Kitchen Noodle Bowls (Roasted Garlic)
Thai Kitchen Noodle Bowls (Thai Peanut)
Tropical Source Dark Chocolate Chips
Uncle Ben’s Cinnamon and Raisin Rice Pudding Mix

Staples

Betty Crocker Hash Brown
Campbell’s Franco-American Mushroom Gravy
Campbell’s Tomato Soup
Del Monte White Corn Cream Style
Healthy Choice Country Vegetable Soup
Hormel Chili
Hunt’s Manwich Sauce
Knorr Red Bell Pepper Pesto Sauce Mix
Kraft “It’s Pasta Anytime” Spaghetti With Marinara
Kraft French Fries Seasoning
Kraft Snake ‘N Bake (Hot/Spicy Coating Mix)
Kraft Snake ‘N Bake (Original Chicken Coating Mix)
Kraft Snake ‘N Bake (Original Pork Coating Mix)
Kraft Taco Bell Taco Dinner
Lipton Beefy Onion Soup
Lipton Recipe Soup and Dip Mix (Onion)
Lipton Recipe Soup and Dip Mix (Onion Mushroom)
Lipton Recipe Soup and Dip Mix (Vegetable)
Manischewitz Sweet Potato Pancake Mix
McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix
McCormick Hot Seasoning Mix
McCormick Mild Chili Seasoning Mix
McCormick Original Seasoning Mix
McCormick Pasta Salad Vinaigrette Dressing Blend
McCormick Sloppy Joe Seasoning
McCormick Spaghetti Sauce Mix
Mission Foods Corn Tortillas
Mission Foods Flour Tortillas
Mission Foods Taco Shells
Mission Foods Tostadas
Near East Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Cousous
Near East Spanish Rice Pilaf
Near East Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf
Near East Toasted Pine Nut Couscous
Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce
Old El Paso Fat-Free Refried Beans
Old El Paso No-Fuss Fajita Dinner Kit
Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix
Progresso Soup (Hearty Tomato)
Progresso Soup (Lentil)
Progresso Soup (Tomato Basil)
San Giorgio Pastas (Angel Hair)
San Giorgio Pastas (Elbow Macaroni)
San Giorgio Pastas (Rigatoni)
San Giorgio Pastas (Rotelle)
San Giorgio Pastas (Spaghetti)
Simply Asia Sesame Teriyaki Noodle Bowl
Swanson Vegetable Broth
Top Ramen (Oriental)
Uncle Ben’s Lemon & Herb Rice
Uncle Ben’s Long-Grain Rice
Uncle Ben’s Mexican Fiesta
Uncle Ben’s Oriental Fried Rice
Uncle Ben’s Spanish Rice
Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice
Zatarain’s Black Beans & Rice
Zatarain’s Black-Eyed Peas & Rice
Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix
Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix With Rice
Zatarain’s Jambalaya
Zatarain’s Red Beans & Rice

My 37 calorie brownies!

Ingredients:
190g 0% fat Greek yoghurt
60ml skimmed milk
60g cocoa powder
50g rolled oats
115g stevia/truvia
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt

You literally just mix everything together in a bowl and then stick it in the oven in a rectangular dish for 15 minutes at 200 degrees.

The original recipe that I found said to blend it all together to make it smooth, but I wanted there to be some texture in the oats so I just stirred it together.

I had a couple when they were room temperature yesterday shortly after I made them, and after trying a corner of one from the fridge this morning I can say they definitely improve when chilled. The chocolate flavour intensifies and I just prefer the texture personally.

It’s worth mentioning that these are 37 calories if you split the mixture into 9 brownies. I split mine into 12, so they’re actually less than 37 calories.

(This recipe has been posted so many times in different places online, I couldn’t trace it back to the original but if you Google “37 calorie brownies” you’ll find several versions)

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Bell’s “Kalamazoo Stout”

88 B+


Kalamazoo Stout is an American Stout brewed with licorice. This belongs on Bell’s year-round lineup, and is sold in six-packs. Aromas carry evident notes of coffee, smoked barley, oats, and cocoa powder.


The palate begins smooth and chocolatey before malts develop a roasted edge of coffee. A mouth full of grains adds satisfactory details. Dull bitterness couples to the malt roast to magnify the sense of depth. Hops impart a mildly tart highlight to the back-end, tasting somewhat like dark fruit with a delicate touch of licorice. Charred malt notes continue to linger past the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very creamy, then shifts toward a coarser feel with a dry conclusion. The flavor decay is rather abrupt, certain to leave one eager for subsequent sips. The body weight is a tad thin for this style, but certainly allows for easy drinking.


Since I so often locate licorice notes in Stouts, it is a very natural addition to the brew. Don’t be off-put by the licorice, because it’s so faint, you probably wouldn’t even guess it were there in a blind taste test. In terms of style, the sweetness is light, so the roast tastes deeper than it might otherwise. I really dig the balance, bold flavor, and drinkability. It doesn’t shout at you, so I think it’s a good study on the foundations of the style. It won’t outright impress you, but it’s a solid Stout that’s worth checking out if you’re into this style.


6.0%

? IBU

Kalamazoo, Michigan

anonymous asked:

What are some of your go to smoothie recipes? I haven't been making many recently (on an oatmeal kick, what can I say lol) but I'm moving to college this weekend and wanna get back into making them. i usually do banana, pb, and cacao nibs but i'd like to make some with different fruits/flavors.... thank you have a wonderful day!

Hey!!! SO FUNNY I HAVE BEEN EATING MORE OATMEAL LATELY TOO THAN SMOOTHIES idk why!!!! 

So, I’ve posted some under /tagged/myfood

I really don’t take measurements– but some of my favorites are…

  • Bananas, almond milk, cocoa
  • Bananas, cocoa, frozen cherries, almond milk
  • Bananas, mango, coconut water, spinach
  • Bananas, PB2/PB, vanilla extract, almond milk
  • Bananas, coconut water, and any other frozen fruit I have on hand
  • Bananas, chocolate protein powder, cocoa, chocolate coconut water
  • Bananas, cocoa, almond milk, oats, cinnamon

And then I’ll always add in things like spinach, kale, chia seeds, ground flax, cinnamon, Maca powder, Spirulina, dates, oats, etc!

Oatmeal breakfast bowl for those of you who are always starving in the morning, like yours truly ;) 

It only has 450 calories which is an ideal meal size. 

Here we go: 
o     ½ cup oats 
o     cup of water
o     1 banana
o     1 plum
o     1 tsp of brown sugar
o     ½ tsp cocoa powder

Put your oats and water in a small pot, bring to a boil and cook until soft and mushy. Then put your oatmeal into a bowl, top with banana slices and plum, sprinkle brown sugar and cocoa powder on top and enjoy! 

This recipe is full of good carbohydrates, rich in fiber, potasium and has 14 grams of protein  
I hope you like it you beautiful people! 

vegan salted caramel hot chocolate porridge, chocolate tofu mousse, pb-maple cream, berries, kiwi and pear! all the moussey creamy goodness on top of fudgy, rich and chocolaty oats + crunchy buttery granola = heaven.

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NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE [VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE]

INGREDIENTS

Crust:

  • 1 cup dates (soaked for 10 minutes in water and pits removed)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons melted coconut oil

Filling:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1½ cup soaked cashews
  • ½ cup soaked dates
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or agave
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup canned full fat coconut milk (the top part of the can that is thick and chunky)
  • Splash of almond milk

Optional:

  • Vegan chocolate chips and/or coconut flakes

PREPARATION

  1. Discard the soaking water, add the dates to a food processor, and pulse a few times. Next add your rolled oats, cocoa powder, and coconut oil. Pulse until ingredients are combined. They should be tacky to touch, if not add a bit more coconut oil.
  2. Once combined, press mixture into the bottom and sides of a GREASED pie pan. If you do not grease it when the pie freezes, it is more difficult to get the pie out. It can be done, but you will need big muscles.
  3. Once your crust is pressed evenly throughout the pie pan, move on to the filling. Combine all ingredients in a high power blender like a Vitamix. You will likely need to blend, stir, blend, stir, until the mixture is fully combined. It will be considerably thick. By the end of blending, my mixture was able to blend itself without my stirring.
  4. Pour filling into pie crust and spread evenly. If you chose to add chocolate chips and coconut flakes, sprinkle these on top now. Place in freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours but best overnight. Pie may need to sit out for 10 minutes before cutting.
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Great Divide “Yeti”

95 A


This imperial stout is the base brew belonging to a family of beers, each of which include an additional ingredient. I really love this idea, because it allows us the ability to discover how oak, chocolate, espresso, and belgian yeast can fundamentally alter taste. This review just so happens to be a bottle I picked up straight from the Great Divide brewery! Pictures just can’t capture the beautiful, coke float-style head produced by a healthy pour. Aromas are dark and musty, like charred oats, cocoa covered brownies, walnut husks, and some delicious herbal notes below (C-hops).


The palate opens up with a big body of chocolate that swells up with a well-rounded, ultra-creamy feel. A robust, bitter bite of blackened barley pairs with a few drops of hop oil that rise up and strike midway. After this one-two punch backs down, flavors evolve into manifestations of cold brewed coffee. Herbal, pine-based hops occupy the final stage of flavor, with a citric astringency that soon rises up, propelling the beer toward climax. Alpha acids cling with an impressive amount of sustain. Alcohol is noted, but it’s such an integral part of the palate, it’s really of no concern at all. The level of bitterness (75 IBU) falls in proper proportion to sweetness, which eventually rises up into a semi-sour finish. The hops may be heavy-handed, but these malts sure do put up a fight, and I can tell they’re giving it all they’ve got.


For me, it was ‘Old Rasputin’ that first lead to my love of the double stout, but it was Yeti that revealed to me what the style could do with some hoppy aggression. I’ve got a soft spot for this original, but the Chocolate and Oaked Yeti are my two favorites, because they both seem to take the edge off the hops. I love to revisit them all as they fall in and out of season. If you have never had any of these in your life, I suggest you start here with the original, then work your way up to the Belgian. This would make an awesome addition to a Saturday brunch, but it’s good anytime. I recommend it to those of you who love a good hoppy double stout.


9.5%

75 IBU

Denver, Colorado


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Severus Snape (Harry Potter)

Ceridwen’s Cauldron Bath Melt: A soothing and moisturising bath melt, with oats, cocoa butter and shea butter. Perfect for relaxing after a long day making potions.

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Prince Of Darkness Face Mask: A highly cleansing and absorbent face mask with light exfoliation. Fuller’s Earth and kaolin clay cleanse, while charcoal and fine sea salt gently scrub. Ideal for the half-blood prince.

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