Weekend Recap

March 29, 2010

I did quite a bit this weekend and none of it involved writing a blog. But in lieu of not posting a day’s recap, I hope you checked out Friday’s guest post by Michelle and Lori from Pure2Raw.com. They shared an awesome recipe using some fermented coconut kefir, Pure2Raw Recipe: Lime Creamy Sauce. Mmmmmmm.

But, since I did not blog this weekend, what did I get done? 

Well, I had a pancake Saturday. While searching aimlessly amongst my favorite blogs for a breakfast item, I remembered a fantastic looking pancake recipe that Heather featured last week. Straight from Heather’s blog to mine, or actually my stomach, Spice Coconut Macaroon Pancakes.

And I think that my pictures are Heather worthy. Kinda similar? Topped with tahini, coconut butter, and maple syrup. Decadent, I know.

Apparently I was not the only one craving some raw cookie dough, raw chocolate chip cookie dough by Miss Averie, that is. Averie’s recipe is simple, quick, and tastes amazingly good. I however, having to always change something in a recipe, probably put her recipe to shame.

Her recipe calls for a blend of a few key ingredients, one of which is cashews. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against cashews but I was looking for a low fat, lower cal dessert. All I had in the fridge for a “filler” was boiled chickpeas. I know, I know. You’re probably thinking to yourself right now, Chickpeas? That sounds disgusting. And I’m not going to lie to you and tell you they were fantastic. I don’t recommend using chickpeas in replace of cashews for a sweet creation.

In my defense, my reasoning for swapping ingredients: I figured they kind of have the same texture if ground up and maybe the other ingredients will mask the flavor. Not so much. Although they weren’t horrible in the “dough” form, I decided to bake them as you would a cookie. Let’s just say, dough form is much better.

They looked so pretty… but, the lesson learned here: Sometimes you just have to stick to the original. Haha! Who am I kidding? That’s just silly talk. (although then I would have had some amazing raw cookies…)

More things I made included filling in the raised garden bed with top soil. We’re just waiting on the little sprouts to get a bit stronger and then we’re planting those bad boys.

I also made lunch for the boyfriend and I after working hard all morning with the garden.

Hers.
(Pure2Raw flatbread, avocado, kim chi, zucchini slices, tomatoes with pepper, and feta cheese topped spicy mustard)

His.
Manwich of avocadoes, lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, spicy mustard, and lots of deli meat)
That’s my man…
What did you do this weekend?
Did you enjoy the sun?
Bye, bye for now!

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