So far I know two people who don't like peanut butter who are now thoroughly addicted to these little delights. Delectable delectable delights. You can use ground vanilla bean or none, and just jump on the extract band-wagon. Either is groovy. They are not the same, but both have the wonderful property of being terrific. And really, how bad can it be if it's terrific. I can't keep them in the freezer, to put it simply. So, for a powerful wholesome bite, check 'em out. And if you love peanut butter already, you may just know what I'm talking about. Rock on.
2 cups shredded coconut
1/4 cup ground chia
1 cup hemp hearts
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup dates
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1. put the coconut, ground chia, hemp hearts, ground flax, sea salt, and ground vanilla bean into the food processor
2. process until completely pulverized and homogenous
3. add the dates and pulse until completely processed, but be dainty about it and don't over process
4. add the peanut butter and pulse until fully combined, adding the water as the food processor is running to form a thick dough
5. press into 2 square silicone baking pans, and then cut into bars with a dull instrument (before or after freezing)
6. (this is the after version) when firm, turn onto a cutting board and cut into small bars -- I do 8 by 4, resulting in 32 pieces per pan
7. store in the freezer!
Welcome to my crazy world of real food cooking ...
Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. -- Michael Pollan
I wish I could take credit for that because I think it sums up how we should eat. Simply -- eat stuff that really is food, instead of stuff that is food like substance. The supermarket is almost entirely food-like-substances, and, my friends, you should probably never ever eat them.
Fortunately, there is a world of deliciousness out there, and it can all be had in a way that not only doesn't harm your health, but in a way that benefits you hugely.
I think it's important to eat stuff that satisfies you, that keeps your blood sugar stable, and that gives you stuff your body really needs to run optimally.
But baby, it's gotta taste good.
I really like getting experimental in the kitchen. I love cooking, I love layering flavours, and I love coming up with really super yummy food. I have very strong opinions about what constitutes food, and there are a lot of things I won't touch in the kitchen. Bottom line? Pretty much everything I make is ridiculously good for you even if it tastes decadent. Although there are occasional big fat cheats ... but even those stick to real food, my friends.
For food that is usual gluten free, usually free of cane sugar, usually super low on the glycemic index, full of protein, fiber, flavour, and excellent energy, join me and Alice down the rabbit hole.
Every recipe on this blog is my own original effort and idea, so please pass 'em on, giving credit where credit is due.
Many thanks, and come back often. I'm really glad you are here!