Saturday, 31 May 2014

The month that was... MAY!

I can't believe May's over already! What! It's basically the middle of the year!
Well, it was a good month- filled with lots of yummy eats/ recipes :)
Starting off May was:
A very delicious WIAW post!
Followed by 3 others ( not consecutively- that would be defying the laws of everything!)
My failed WIAW #6
And the most recent WIAW
In between these Wednesdays there were some recipes...
Like this delicious stack:
Some pumpkin granola:
 A spicy veggie burger:

 PB+J oats :)
 And a celebratory baked chocolate oatmeal with a coconut glaze:
 I had a few obsessions this month:


 I ate A LOT of cookies this month!
I also had my fair share of green smoothies:

I left you with some marvelous insights from my super brainy brain!
And finished off the month in style with a 100th post celebration!
So goodbye May... hello June!
I hope everyone has a great Sunday (us Aussies get Monday off too!)

Friday, 30 May 2014

Celebration- Oatmeal style!

So, you know how in yesterday's post, I was complaining about not celebrating my 100th post?
Well... for dinner I was feeling the celebration vibe and went with my one-and-only celebratory food....
 The base came from this recipe and the toppings included 100% tomato paste mixed with oregano and basil, steamed veggies, (sweet potato, parsnip and beetroot) sliced mushrooms, some mixed antipasto sprinkling of nutritional yeast and PESTO!
 I really like my pizza bases thick and soft and oh-so-yummy and I reckon adding the pumpkin gives it more moisture, so it's less dry- even though I know a lot of people like thin and crispy bases, I just never have!
Pesto is also another must I must have on a pizza or else I don't feel right- as well as a tomato component :)
P.S. You can't simply have  just one slice of this pizza- it won't let you ;)
 Now onto the celebration cake....
Well I went with the chocolate version.
Sort of.
It was breakfast. I wanted oats. Chocolate oatmeal cake!
With a banana coconut glaze:) Yum.
3/4 cup of rolled oats
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1-2 tablespoons raw cacoa
optional- sprinkle of cocoa nibs
dash of cinnamon
1/2 banana
1 1/4 cups milk of choice ( I used oat milk)

1 tablespoon coconut butter
Other half of banana
2 tablespoons milk of choice

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Place a small sheet of baking paper in a mini loaf pan
2. Place oats, chia seeds, raw cacoa, cocoa nibs and cinnamon in a medium saucepan- stir to combine:
3. Thinly slice 1/2 banana, add to oats:
4. Stir in milk
5. Place on a medium heat and leave to thicken- once it starts bubbling stir constantly until oats have absorbed liquid. Spoon into mini loaf pan:
6. Bake in oven for 20 mins or until not overly gooey in centre. Meanwhile make your glaze; Place the coconut butter and milk in a small bowl and microwave for 25-30 seconds until the coconut butter is melted- stir to combine. Place 1/2 banana (chopped in a small food processor, pour in coconut mixture and whaz until nice and smooth- then whaz some more!
7. Remove oatmeal from oven and turn out onto plate:
8. Drizzle over glaze... enjoy!
I enjoyed my celebration 'cake' with some mixed raw nuts and dried fruit :)
Warm, chocolatey, gooey- delicious (It's also vegan, sugar and wheat free by the way)
Yum, yum..
Now, lets not pretend any more guys- you know what I really did after the photoshoot with my leftover glaze..
Fork shot!
Yeh... it was pretty good
Happy 100th!

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Happy 100th Birthday!!!

Not to me of course! It was actually, un-knowingly- on this previous post- where I published my 100th post! Me- being unaware- did a boring old WIAW post instead of a celebratory 100th birthday post! So here it is... sort of.
You see, I only found out that it was my 100th post this morning, then I had to rush around making a quick brekky and lunch to get to school by 7:00am for the inter school cross-country carnival, so there were no awesome foodie creations... but if I had to have a cake... what would it be?

Would it be the cake I made for my brother?
3 layered cake of rich mud cake, gooey brownie and another rich mud cake, iced in chocolate ganache, topped with white choc chips and the crispy top of the brownie and also some intense Tim Tam truffles!
Oh my...
Trust me people, it is a lost cause to try and preach my healthy messages to a teenage boy, instead I take advantage of his ridiculously fast metabolism and chocolate resistant taste buds and have a crazy time in the kitchen!

Or perhaps the cake I made for my mum?
6  layered butter cake with butter cream frosting and white fondant roses (super simple to make- you tube it!)
Impressive... no?
Well, probably wouldn't want either of them! Not unless I wanted to spend the next few days pretty sick :( Hmmm, no I need an awesome birthday cake for my blog!
Healthy, delicious and AWESOME!
Chocolate Covered Katie's healthy cake recipe looks pretty delish!
And the Purely Twins birthday cake looks out of this world awesome!
However in my oblivious state this morning, I simply went about making some almond butter oats(1/2 a banana, 1/2 a cup of oats, 1-2 tablespoons almond butter and 1 cup of oat/ soy milk cooked on stove) with a homemade coconut granola and a strawberry milkshake (suuuper ripe strawberries +half a banana+ 1 cup oat/soy milk)
It was still a party in my mouth!

Oats too dry- have no fear! Milkshakes are here!
 You will simply have to tune in next time if you want a real recipe for a celebratory creation!
Have a fab Friday! :D

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