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PB & Fudge Krispy

I’ve been trying to come up with the ultimate protein bar for quite some time now. They’ve all been edible but I’ve choked them down. This time I’ve nailed it! It’s gluten free, vegan blah blah blah it’s yum – try it!

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Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Choc Chips – melted
(or carob/cacao nips with 1 tbs of peanut butter)
2 Cups Rice Krispies
1/2 Cup Almonds (Roasted and chopped)

Wet
1/4 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Almond Milk
1 1/2 Cups Dates (softened in the microwave)

Dry
2 Cups Oats (ground into flour – I use a blender)
1/2 Cup Protein Powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
(I use Hemp or Ancient Grain protein, I’d stay away from berry flavoured ones.)

What to do:

Mix melted chocolate and krispies together untill they are coated in chocolate. Let cool and harden.

Mix all the wet together and heat it slightly in the microwave so it becomes a little thinner and easier to work with.

In a seperate bowl mix all the dry togther.
Then mix the two together.
Lastly once the chocolate krispies has hardend break it apart into chunks, fold or lightly mix  the krispies and almonds to the rest making sure not to crush the krispies.

Pop it into a pan and flattten it out. I got ten pretty chunky bars out of this mix. Chop and change what you like. Some sour cherries might go nicely in there.
I wouldn’t suggest eating them all at once but I wouldn’t be surprised if I do.

DSCN2813Wow they look pretty terrible, maybe you shouldn’t eat any, I’ll take care of them all.

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The Hunger Fear

Delicious food. This is greatest and the worst thing about where I work. Purebread.ca

Fruit GalletteOutrageous BrownieHow do I resist this day in day out?  Easy . . . I don’t.

It all tastes too good not to eat. If I’m not in the mood for something sweet (which is never) there’s something warm and cheesy just waiting for me around the corner.

Unfortunatley I have to do quality control and taste every cake that comes across my path. I love it.

One of the things that I need to remember is that there’s tasting and then there’s eating or in my case wolfing.

I recently realised that I have a fear of going hungry.

I’m an extremely grumpy person when I am hungry. I become very irrational, irritable just a pain in the ass really. So I usually take snacks with me everywhere I go. I’m like that guy or girl in the snickers add.

Appearantly this hunger fear comes from our ancestors. From the days where money and food was more scarce and they might have gone a few days or weeks without food. They were starving and would do anything to get food for their family. So it’s instinct. It’s embedded within us.

 This is absolute pants.

 I’ve never experienced starvation. Food is everywhere and there is no shortage on the way. Is it ancestral instinct when I’m a little hugry (or more like I’m just not full anymore) my brain kicks into action and says “wow wow wow you better eat quick buddy as this feeling brings me back to our famine days – remember those”. No, no I don’t personally remember the great famine. . . . Pants.

So what is it? Where does this fear come from? And when I say fear, lets clarify, it’s not really a fear. I don’t suddenly have a pang and start having a panic attack smashing down a window of a shop to get my snickers bar.

For me I think it comes from experience. We all know that dreaded feeling before a big exam. The exam itself isn’t so bad when you actually do it but it’s the weeks and days running up to it that’s the worst part. It’s the same as the thought of going hungry. I don’t want to be put in that uncomfortable situation where I can’t focus properly because I’m hungry. Or that I end up eating something not so healthy just to fill the gap.

So here’s what happens: I’ll eat breakfast, an hour later I think “I’m going for a run soon I better eat more in case I get hungry”. You can see that this doesn’t end well and I’ll spend most of the run crippled from being too full. So this is over eating. And yes I am ridiculous.

HummingbirdI think about food all the time. It’s an obsession. Some of the time I’m thinking of new recipes to try out. At night I lie in bed thinking of what yummy breakfast I’m going to make. Breakfast is my favourite. Don’t get me started on food porn. This is the ultimate killer. I am instantly starving when I start looking at food porn. And then there’s work. Every two minutes I’m thinking “ Am I hungry now? . . no . . . ok but now?

What I’m doing about it: I’m starting to listen to my brain more and listening to my belly less. When I think I’m hungry I’ll remember back to those awesome banana pancakes I just ate an hour ago and I’ll say to myself. “Hold on there horse, your fine for now. Step away from the peanut butter.”

The ideal situation would be to never feel hungry. I don’t need that in my life. However, I think I’ve gotten to the stage where there are some blurred lines. Am I hungry or am I just not full anymore?

Sure I better eat an energy bar just in case.

Lentil Nut Loaf

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This is a vegan, gluten free loaf, most importantly it’s super yummy.  High in protein. I’ve made it as a loaf and as muffins. Eat it on its own as a snack, as part of your din dins  or crumble it into a wrap with salad and hummus.  Hmm I think I know what I’m having for lunch.

Avoca cook bookThis recipe is from a family or unbelievably great recipes from Avoca Hand Weavers. I’ve eaten at their cafe. So good. Their cook books are one of the few out there that re-produces food exactly as it is in the cafe. It’s just delicious, homely,  comfort food.
Good job Avoca.

Ingredients:

50g Green Lentils
300g Orange lentils
50g butter
1 large onion
3 carrots
3 celery sticks
6 garlic cloves
1/2 fresh chilli2 heaped tsp ground cumin
75g breadcrumbs (oats for gluten free)
150g Cheddar Cheese (grated)
75g roasted chopped  nuts (pistachios, hazelnuts or peanuts)
6 eggs
(To make it vegan I leave out the cheese and use flax eggs instead – 1 flax egg = 3 tbs tepid water mixed with 1 tbs flax meal)

Method:

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Boil off your lentils. Melt butter in a pan and fry off the veggies, garlic, chili, and cumin. Cook on low for 5 mins. Don’t over cook as you’ll be popping them in the oven to finish cooking. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it up. (If trying the vegan version prepare the flax eggs and let sit for a few mins before adding.)  Add some salt and pepper to taste. Pop it in a a loaf tin or muffin tin sprayed with some oil. Cook at 170c/325f until golden brown or firm to touch.

I like to freeze what I don’t eat and enjoy for the rest of the week.