Saturday, August 27, 2011

Breakfast Smoothie: Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake

This smoothie uses a frozen banana, which gives this breakfast smoothie a milkshake consistency! And what's better than a chocolate peanut butter milkshake?! This smoothie is a great way to have a healthy breakfast, yet have it taste like dessert!

I always buy extra bananas and once they get really ripe, I slice them up and keep them in the freezer to make these smoothies or banana softserve.

1 frozen banana
1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup nondairy milk (I used unsweetened almond)
1 T cocoa powder
1 T flax meal
1 T peanut butterare
1 packet stevia (or other sweetener)

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth, makes one smoothie!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mini Donuts!!!!

My mom recently got me a mini donut maker, and it is the best. appliance. ever. I love it! Mini donuts are soooo cute! Almost too cute to eat! I've made them three times now and each time I'm equally excited by the lil mini creation I've made! The recipe I use is this one, I usually use a little less sugar than it calls for. I haven't yet started experimenting with different donut recipes, only toppings for now. The actual decorating of them is the best part! I've done either glazed, just powdered sugar, or chocolate! And then different types of sprinkles and nuts!

Here is what the donut maker looks like, it's called Babycakes and is basically like a waffle maker, so it only takes about 3 minutes to cook the donuts, and they're baked, not fried! You just pour the dough in and three minutes later, little baby mini donut babies!
You can find the info here.

 These are from my first time making them, taken with my cell phone..

And these ones I made recently with some friends:

Friday, August 12, 2011

Catching Up

Wow, it's been a long time since I've last posted! I've been working about 50 hours a week after being a jobless student, so it's taken some time to get reused to working so much! My body is finally getting used to working/standing for 10-12 hours a day and I'm finally not as exhausted! One great thing about my new job is that they feed us every day and our chef is amazing! He loves organic food and makes me vegan foods every day! For example, on my quick, 10 minute break today I had some organic pb on organic raisin bread with some organic aloe vera juice! So that's pretty amazing to get some healthy, organic food at work since I unfortunately don't have as much time to cook anymore..

So, I've taken some food photos here and there, so here's what (little) has been going on in my food life this past month.. I hope to start cooking and blogging about it again soon!

These are the chocolate chip blondies (plus sprinkles!) from CCK! They're made with chickpeas and are oh so good!

 This is some cheesy chili with roasted hot dogs and scallion corn bread from Appetite for Reduction.
These are my sweet potato burgers! One good thing about blogging recipes is I can actually remember what I did! However, I realized after I made these again, I had left out the breadcrumbs and they were still really good and firm! So, just goes to show that altering recipes to your certain tastes or what you have on hand is perfectly fine!

This was our southern foods night, and it was amazing. I made bbq seitan ribs mashed sweet potatoes, and kale (which is my new number one favorite food).

Ok, I hope to be back soon with a super cute dessert I've been making lately :)