30 November 2011

Chicago Brauhaus

had live polka on tonight. Which made for a rowdy atmosphere. And
conversation at level Yell.

15 November 2011

Put Some Floss in Your Handbag

'cause after you eat kale chips, you need it!

This was my second time making kale chips.  Last time I massaged the kale with olive oil, sprinkled dumped on salt and then let it dry in a 150 degree oven over night.  So, yeah, I ate it all but it was SALTY

This time, I used this recipe.  I followed it pretty exactly, so based on how it turned out, this is how I'd like to do it next time:

2 large bunches kale, just the leafy parts.  (Chop up the stems and add them to your soup)
2 tsp. lime juice2 T melted coconut oil 
2 T creamy almond butter
1 T honey
1/4 tsp. crushed red chili flakes
1/2 teaspoon random Mrs. Dash blendy stuff that was around

Mix the above all together, then massage into kale that has been washed, dried and pulled into chippy size pieces (remember it'll shrink a lot!) 

Spread onto cookie sheets covered with parchment or silpats, then leave in the oven overnight.  At least 8 hours is good.  

I thought this snack was so healthy that it was too embarrassing to share, but when I offered it to a few friends today at Izumi's school, it was a hit.  And that is why I'm posting this recipe, right, Satoi?  Let me know if/when you try it!

14 November 2011

Primaleolicious Mug Cake

But I took it out of the mug so you'll have to take my word for it.

Edited to Add: I found the original recipe here and I changed it a bit to make this little cake as follows: 

Melt 2 T of coconut oil.  Stir in 2 T cocoa powder, 1 1/2 T honey, 1 T almond flour (I used hazelnut meal), 1 egg, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla.  Grease the inside of a microwaveable coffee mug with coconut oil and pour in the batter.  Microwave on high for two minutes. 

I didn't find the cake to be rubbery!  In fact, it was pretty tasty as is, but I had some cream cheese frosting I wanted to use up so that's what you see here.  As for how to make that, well, I put some cream cheese in a dish (some of it was homemade) with some cocoa powder and honey and mixed it up. 

Let me know what you think!

04 November 2011