Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan style!)

1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp water

Blend the above ingredients together until smooth.

Then add in :
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
vegan chocolate chips and mix by hand

Once it is all mixed together and smooth, put in refrigerator for about 20 minutes, till it comes together more.  Spoon out onto a baking sheet with a cookie mat on it.  Bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes.  Let sit for 1-2 minutes before removing from sheet.  ENJOY!!

Saving money on grocery shopping!

SAVING PENNIES everywhere :) You may think we are crazy, but we are super excited and TOTAL NERDS! This past Sunday Amanda and I FINALLY did something we have been wanting to start FOREVER! We buy a lot of items in large amounts such as flax seeds, almonds, chia seeds, quinoa, farro, lentils, black beans, chick name it! We are even getting into the habit of buying the beans you have to soak instead of the ones in the can. The gooey mess that comes on those canned beans just gives me the creeps sometimes!

So...we went around to a few stores and compared prices. It even blew my mind that some items at whole foods were cheaper in the bulk, and some were cheaper in the bag. It was a lot of fun and of course we were totally geeking out when we found a cheaper price. Highly recommend people try this out :) We will be updating this sheet as we continue to compare and save!!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Oatmeal Raspberry Cookies

1 Tbsp ground flax mixed with 3 tbsp water (or an egg)
2 tbsp coconut oil melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup oat flour
1 cup oats
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup raspberries
mini chocolate chips

Mix together all ingredients and then scoop out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a slip mat.  Bake at 325 degrees for about 12-15 minutes.  Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Quinoa Pancakes

1 yellow container of cooked quinoa
2 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup almond milk

Mix all ingredients together and cook on a sprayed griddle. Cook for a few minutes per side. Top with your favorite fruit and pure maple syrup.  ENJOY!!