Happy Valentines Day, you filthy animals! I neither know nor care about what your plans are on this Hallmark holiday, but I'm hoping it at least entails sugar. Who's to say you can't ogle your blue eyed honey (or dog) AND a tasty treat on this polarizing day? Some of you reading this might LIVE for the V-Day cheese, while others might prefer taking temporary residency in stretchy pants watching some below average Josh Duhamel flick through the bottom of a bottle of vodka.
Almond milk is a staple in most "clean"/"paleo"/"real food" (etc.) kitchens. And for good reason - it's delightful! That said, I think that almonds hog the lime light a little bit. Just like with almonds, you can make dairy-free milks from essentially any nut. I do love my homemade almond milk recipe, but I'm not always in the mood to whip out my nut milk bag (wow, the inappropriate interpretations of that phrase are never ending).
Yes, I enjoy gluten free oats and no, they're not paleo. My body tolerates them just fine, and I find them to be a great carb source on heavy training days when I really need to replenish my glycogen tank. With that, Whole 30'ers, avert your eyes, because these homemade granola bars are giving me LIFE right now. Holy shiznit they are so freaking tasty.
Pesto is a condiment that I personally like to keep in fridge at all times. Much like Frank's hot sauce...and mayonnaise...and ketchup...and bacon grease...I could find a way to put that sh*t on everything. If you have a food processor, making pesto is so easy! Though it's traditionally made with pine nuts, my favorite variation of the good stuff is with walnuts. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
HIIII!!!! Did you all have a merry Christmas? Or Hanukkah? Or Kwanza? Or Christmukkah? I'm sure I'm missing a holiday and I'm sure I've offended someone by doing so. Throw a rock in the Serengeti and you're likely to hit a gazelle. Make a joke in 2016 and you're likely to insult 75% of the planet in some form or fashion. In fact, I'm sure there is a vegan somewhere out there who is drafting hate mail to send my way at this very moment..."WHAT? SHE THROWS ROCKS AT GAZELLES IN THE SERENGETI?!"
Are you sick of seeing homemade chocolate cup recipes? Hope not! I literally just posted a chocolate espresso cup recipe, but I suppose one can never have enough cup-shaped chocolate around the holidayz. This treat is v seasonal, so if you're feeling festive AF, go ahead and place these on your Christmas table - err'one will thank you.