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Can I just take a moment to say, this generations music is. awful. Completely awful. I want to move to the 70’s. or the 60’s. or at least the 80’s. geez.
On a happier note, these brownies are amazing. Every year me and my mom bake brownies and listen to hit the road jack while eating the batter. Why only once a year? I don’t know-it seemed more traditiony. But after these brownies, I’m going to have a serious talk with her about making it once a month. Or week.
This is the first year making healthy brownies! My mom was really surprised they turned out good. She was pretty iffy about the whole black bean thing.

Ingredients
1 cup cooked black beans or canned no-salt-added or low-sodium black beans, drained
10 Medjool dates
2-3 tbsp raw almond butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1 mashed ripe banana
1 egg

Preheat oven to 250

Blend the vanilla, almond butter, dates, and beans together. (I had to mash the dates first)

In a separate bowl mix the egg, cocoa powder, and mashed banana

Mix both together. Try to make sure there’s no big chunks of date or banana.

Pour into an 8 x 8 baking pan and bake for about 40-60 minutes. My ovens weird though so I suggest checking yours every so often.

Feel free to experiment with this recipe and tell me how it goes! Two eggs? Honey? More black bean, no banana? I don’t know. You tell me!

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Can I just say how happy I’ve been? Big dramatic, even stressful, but SUCH GOOD changes are occurring. And I’m really, really happy. 🙂 Celebrated all night, oh god it was fun. And weird. Oh so weird. 

 

ANYWAYS, this morning I made muffins. Heavenly muffins. 

 

1/3 cup coconut flour

Almond flour to make 1/2 cup full of flour

1/3 cup chopped pecans and walnuts
1/4 tsp baking powder
6 eggs
6 medjool dates 
1/2 cup liquified organic coconut oil
1 tbs cinnamon and/or pumpkin pie spice (I actually probably did a bit more) 
1/2 cup pumpkin purée
1 tbs pure vanilla extract
6 (Or whatever’s desired. This is also optional) melted dark chocolate chips 
5 chopped dark chocolate chips 
1/2 packet sweet leaf (Optional) 
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium sized mixing bow, combine eggs, vanilla, pumpkin puree, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice.
Blend with a hand mixer until smooth.
Add coconut flour to batter, and continue to blend.
In a small bowl, add pitted medjool dates, cover with 1 tablespoon of water and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Mash the dates witha fork, add another tablespoon of water, and 
mash again.
Stir melted chocolate and melted coconut oil together
Add date mixture and melted chocolate/coconut oil to the mixing bowl, and blend until smooth.
Stir in the chopped nuts and chocolate chips
Place cupcake papers into a muffin tray, and fill each paper cup 3/4 full of batter.
Bake muffins at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

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These were delicious! First clean muffins I’ve ever made! The family loved them. 😀

Next time I make these, I think I’ll try them with a tablespoon or two of light coconut oil to make the muffins more moist. 

Have a good turkey day everyone! 

Ew. Its Sunday. I really hate Sundays. School tomorrow ._. I hope I don’t have homework because I’m a bad student and don’t like to do it. Oops. Sorry mommy.

I haven’t tried that many recipes, as I’m so obsessed with trying to make my own. But once in a while I get tired of eating mush, and follow a recipe.

Like this one!
Click on it. I dare you. I promise you wont regret. Wanna know why? Well folks, that right there is pure delicious health. Cheezy quinoa casserole. No cheese. Tastes like cheese, but no cheese. This was seriously so good. Compliments to Michelle and Lori. I think i might have accidentally replaced one of the ingredients with crack or something..Because I ate almost the whole thing.

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Yeah, there’s a candle in there. I had it on my birthday. 🙂

I also followed This heavenly recipe Well, I followed the chicken recipe on that page. It was great! I made it for my whole family and they loved it too. It wasn’t for a super bowl though 😦

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I actually make this recipe a lot, it’s pretty easy and tastes great. Click here to add some flavor in you’re life without a whole lot of effort. Paleomg is my absolute favorite food blog

Yep well I think that’s it. Except for when I steal ideas from people on instagram, but I never remember whose recipe is whose.

Its so hard to type right now because I’m on my extremely cracked phone. I stupidly put it on top of my locker and then I leaned down to get my backpack and the next thing I know..
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My poor baby 😦

Cheered myself up with some protein pancakes! Here are two of my favorite pancake recipes..

Chocolate banana protein pancakes

1/2 mashed banana
1.5 scoop chocolate protein powder
2 tbs egg whites
1-2 tsp cocoa powder
Cinnamon
Pinch baking powder
Cook like normal pancakes, I love topping this with cinnamon, nuts, and my chocolate cream which is just chocolate protein powder mixed with a little water and sometime pb2.

Cottage cheese protein pancakes

2 egg whites
1/4 cup nonfat cottage cheese
1/2 cup oat flour
Nutmeg
Cinnamon
Pumpkin pie spice
Pinch baking soda
A bit of milk to even it out if needed

Or you can replace some of the flour with pumpkin purée or mashed banana or a little bit of both 🙂 This won’t come out like a normal batter but it’s delicious cooked like a pancake. I suggest cooking these smaller pancakes, it would probably fall apart if you did a big one.
I love to top these with pear butter and pumpkin pie spice.
Enjoy!

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I’m moving!! I’m staying in the most divine hotel ever. I love saying “divine”, it makes me feel so much more mature. Haha. Me, mature. Yeahh. We shouldn’t be here more than a week though, then I’m going to stay at my friends house for another week. If we aren’t moved in somewhere by then, we will live at a close family friends house until we do. We’ve (We being my mom, brother, and i) got our eye on the most perfect townhouse. I’d be neighbors with a few friends and in walking distance of a shopping center. The house was just beautiful too. My auto correct just changed beautiful to peanut day. Ok that’s cool. I’ll change it back now.

Anyways, to celebrate the big move I made a mug cake. And it was gooood. I’ve been making so many mug cakes these days, I’ll share two of my recipes.

Chocolate protein mug cake.
1 scoop (Or maybe a little less) chocolate protein powder
1-2 tsp cocoa powder
3 tbs egg whites
A bit of (any kind) milk to even out if needed
1/3 mashed banana
Dash of chocolate pb2 and chia seeds
Cinnamon to taste
Pinch of baking powder
I didn’t add any, but I’m sure raw organic honey or grade a maple syrup would taste good in it.

Pumpkin mug cake.

1/3 cup pumpkin purée
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbs coconut or oat flour or 1/3 mashed banana
3 tbs egg whites
1 tbs maple syrup
Nutmeg
Cinnamon
Pumpkin pie spice
Chia seeds

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Ok, cauliflower rice has effected my life more than I though  a vegetable could. You see, when I first started cooking healthy, it didn’t go very well. My family isn’t big on cooking or health, and I’ve never been one to follow recipes. It was a mess. But hey, you’ve got to start somewhere, right? So, my friends birthday was coming up. She wanted me to bake her healthy brownies…So I did. And I brought them to school. And she shared it with just about everyone. Did I mention how awful these brownies were? Yeah, awful. Like, really bad. Anyways, my reputation as a cook kind of went down hill. Then, an event came up and I signed up to cook. Hell yeah, I was turning that rep around. I forced myself to follow a recipe, and oh my god. Thank god I did. If you haven’t yet, go buy the cookbook Well  Fed. I made her curry cauliflower rice and morrocon meatballs. They were to die for! I did replace the lamb with chicken though. Everyone was blown away by how amazing it was. The best part is, my mom made some meatballs too. With brown sugar and gross but addicting things, but nobody really liked it. Especially not as much as the morrocon meatballs with whole food ingredients. Woohooo. The rice inspired me to make my own cauliflower rice recipe. My brother thought it was actual rice, he loved it! This is pretty magical because my brother is the pickiest eater ever, especially when it comes to healthy foods.
To make cauliflower rice all you do is chop it up and pulse it in a food processor until it looks similar to rice. I seasoned mine with:
-2 tbs onion powder
-2 tbs garlic powder
-1 tbs chili powder
-1 tsp dried oregano
-1 tsp cayenne pepper
-1 tsp ground cumin
-Black pepper to taste
^Seriously tastes amazing together. My mom and I call this the magic seasoning.
Also added a pinch of lemon to it! Mmm.

 

Uhmm..
Damn.
So so gooood..
I think I’ll tell you what amazingly delicious thing I’m talking about now.
Banana and almond butter. (Or other nut/seed butter)
Its so easy and delicious. Just chop a banana, top each slice with almond butter and freeze overnight.
Eat, drool over remembering it, make more. Repeat. That’s how it works with these little pieces of heaven.
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I love salmon. Too much. Usually on my salmon I just stick to some herbs and lemon, which is delicious by the way, but I felt like something more sweet last night. So tada! Enjoy.

(I didn’t do exact measurements, so you’ll probably have to do a little adjusting to your taste)

9oz salmon
Half a lemons juice
About 2 tsp Dijon mustard
About 1.5 tsp raw organic honey
A few dashes of fresh basil and dried oregano and black pepper
Mix it all together and coat your salmon with it, then onto the grill!
I made a little extra of the sauce to put on after the grill, just because I love sauces.

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Everyone loves milkshakes. It’s just a fact so don’t bother disagreeing. Well this is pretty darn close to a milkshake. And it’s delicious.

Ingredients

1/2 cup almond milk

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cube dark chocolate

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

3/4-1 banana

1/5 tbs almond butter

Throw it in the blender and ta-da!

OR if you want to make it more ice cream or pudding like, you could replace the almond milk with greek yogurt and eat it in a bowl! (Except not blending the yogurt) But then it wouldn’t be paleo!

Yurrmm. Maybe I should start making my pictures all pretty and pro. Ha. Ya we’ll see about that.

Don’t judge. I’m in love.

Like oh mer gawd.

This morning I had just realized I couldn’t remember the last time I had pancakes. That was unnacptable. SO i made some paleo pancakes. AND THEY WERE DELICIOUS. It’s weird, that was probably my biggest meal in a while (I definitely had more than pictured…) but I haven’t felt this fit and amazing in so long! Well..Before I continued to eat like a million more pancakes. Now I just feel like a stuffed whale.

The recipe is so simple!

Makes 4-5 Small/Medium sized pancakes

Ingredients

1 cup almond meal/flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 Banana

Cinnamon to taste

1/2 Teaspoon almond extract (Or lemon extract. Optional)

4 tbs egg whites

1 tbs sunflower seed butter

1 tbs almond butter

3 tbs almond or coconut milk

Directions

Heat up your pan thing with some olive oil

Mix the almond meal, milk, baking soda, extract, 1/2 banana, and if you want some extra almond butter to taste

Seperate bowl, whisk the egg whites including lots of air in the whisking (This makes the pancakes fluffy!)

Mix the egg whites and other stuff together

Make like normal pancakes!

I topped mine with sun butter, almond butter, cinnamon, and the other half of the banana. I probably would have down a honey (Organic, raw) drizzle too but I couldn’t find any! Still tasted great too. If you want you could add some nutmeg to the mix too!

I ate this sitting next to my brother who was eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts. With these babies, I wasn’t even tempted.

My dad tried a pancake and loved it which made my day! I don’t think I’ve ever heard him actually compliment something healthy before. …I’m not even sure if he’s ate something healthy before. I kid, I kid. Kind of.

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I didn’t have time to make it all pretty..I just wanted to eat it.