Oh how I like Nutella…I could eat the whole jar. But as delicious as it is, it’s full of sugar and is more of a dessert than a healthy spread like they advertise. So I’ve seen a few similar recipes floating around and decided to try one with great results! Unfortunately I ate all of it in two days so I don’t think I should be making this for awhile as I can’t control myself. 😉
I adapted the recipe from Momables.com by substituting xylitol and almond milk and it goes a little something like this:
- 2 cups raw sunflower seeds
- 1½ Tablespoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup xylitol, orig. recipe calls for ¼ + c maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- ½ cup almond milk
- Roast your sunflower seed in a non stick pan over medium high heat. Don't let them burn! Stir frequently and when starting to brown, take off the burner and let cool.
- Add sunflower seeds to a food processor or blender and mix tip starting to look like a nut butter. Make sure to stop and scrap down the sides every once in awhile.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix tip well combined. Store in container and keep refrigerated.
- I used a melon ball scoop and made a few balls and stuck in the freezer. It tasted like fudge!!! Hence the reason I ate so much of it in one sitting.
Closed kitchen eggs are an easy way to make the most delicious eggs. Reference in “The Rules of Civility” and brought to life for the egg lover to enjoy!
I just finished reading Rules of Civility: A Novel by Amor Towles for my book club. I really enjoyed this book because it was a character novel that was set back in 1937 in New York City. From Amazon:
I roast veggies all the time. It’s a good way to use what you have left over from the week and it’s delicious and easy. While it’s a warming dish in winter, I alsoroast veggies from the garden In the summer.
So our tip for today is how to roast veggies and more importantly what other things you can do with them. My recipe is below and here is a list of things you can make with them:
* Eat as a side dish to any kind of meat, fish or poultry.
* Mix in soups to give more body and flavor
* Add to omelets, quiches, and other egg dishes (see photo for mini egg bites)
* Add to cooked rice or grains for a pilaf effect.
*Add to pastas with flavored sausage for hearty meal.
* Mix with lettuce for a cold salad.
* Mix with seasoned ground beef for a fry up. (Add Mexican, Morrocan, Indian or Italian seasonings to change the flavor)
Another tip: Freeze them. Put them in containers or ziplock bags and put them in the freezer. then when you need them, just defrost and use in one of the ways above.