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I’m sick. WAH. Sick people need soup. It’s just a must. So, for the first time in pretty much ever, I made some soup. Some damn good soup. I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but I make mean soup. My mom wanted to follow a recipe, but I finally persuaded her to let me take charge. She was glad she did.

Ingredients

6 cups vegetable broth
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
A ton of vegetables (I uses almost 1 cup diced tomatoes, and I didn’t measure the rest but a bunch of diced carrots, cauliflower, peppers, onion, and minced garlic)
1 pound chicken

In a large Dutch oven, bring 6 cups of vegetable broth to a boil. Add chicken and simmer, covered, for 15 min. Remove chicken from broth and set aside to cool. Shred the chicken. Strain the broth through a colander lined with two layers of cheesecloth-(I used coffee filters!) Then, in the Dutch oven, heat 1 tbs olive oil. Throw in all your veggies! Once tender, stir in the strained broth, chopped tomatoes, oregano, and rosemary. Bring to boil. Add 3 tbs line juice and some thin lime slices. Simmer, covered for 20 minutes. Then, add the shredded chicken and heat. We toasted some tortilla chips to put in our soup! YUM.

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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! 

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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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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