Today was a great day! I
I am also super excited to share an awesome recipe I created Monday evening...
Raw Vegan Baseball Nut Knockoff! Have you seen the commercials for Baskin-Robbin's Flavor of the Month- "Baseball Nut" ice cream? It is vanilla ice cream swirled with raspberries and cashews. I decided to create my own version of this. I didn't have raspberries though, so I used strawberries instead.
1 frozen banana (chopped)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
a few frozen strawberries
1 TBSP chopped raw cashews
Process the banana and vanilla in a food processor and put in a bowl. Process the strawberries and and then stir the strawberries and cashews into the vanilla-banana mix!
Yummy! I would probably use fresh strawberries rather than frozen next time, but it was fabulous as is.
And would you rather eat the Baskin-Robbin's Version:
holy saturated fat! and cholesterol!
or the entire serving of my knockoff?
Yeah, I thought so :)
The second delicious thing I made yesterday evening. I found an awesome recipe on Alicia Silverstone's blog, The Kind Life. She found a recipe for Tempeh Enchiladas on someone else's blog and reposted the recipe.
I followed the recipe except instead of flour tortillas I used corn, and instead of tomato sauce I had to use a small amount of marinara because I didn't have plain sauce. Luckily, the marinara we had only had garlic and onion as the spices so no Italian flavor snuck in!
The recipe was simple- about 10-15 minutes prep and 15 minutes in the oven.
I served them up with some steamed broc with garlic pepper.
Check out the inside:
Chewy hearty protein-packed tempeh with spicy tomatoes and onion!
I chowed down on these for lunch today- they were so satisfying!
I think my boyfriend liked them too. He said they were "good," whereas the carrot-rice loaf I made on Monday was "pretty good." He is not as enthusiastic about food as I am haha. I always worry that since he's not excited about food, he doesn't like what I make- but he assures me this is not the case :)
I'm switching things up today and hitting the gym in the evening...it has been too long! I want to make the most of my $60 membership the last month I'm here!
Do you try to healthify your favorite recipes? I definitely do! One of my faves is to make "fried" zucchini with Fiber One breading and baked in the oven.
Do you cook for anyone else but yourself? Do they always like what you make?
Happy Hump Day! We are now on the downward slope to the weekend!