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Iit's just a rich (really - cashews are amazing, but rich, too - just be aware!) creamy, garlicy, and delicious mixed with the fresh pea shoots, cause, why not.
Total Time: 5 minutes
1 cup raw cashews
1 1/2 cups water + 1 organic vegetable bouillon or 1 1/2 cups stock
2 tbsp soy-free butter or full fat coconut milk
3 cloves garlic
sea salt and pepper to taste
a few handles of pea shoots, roughly chopped
What to do:
1) Put all ingredients except the pea shoots into a food processor. Blend on high until a creamy liquid appears. Taste and add salt/pepper if need be. Should taste garlicy and smooth like Alfredo sauce.
2) Add pea shoots and stir until combined. If you blend it too much with the food processor, you'll have green Alfredo sauce... just be aware!
3) Serve over pasta and enjoy!
So moist and sweet from the applesauce and maple syrup. A great blend of spices that will make your house smell amazing!
Total Time: 10 minutes prep + 22 minutes bake
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or sub other flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 flax egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup grated carrot
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and prep muffin pan with liners. I tried the parchment paper ones this time and they turned out alright, but as you can tell from the picture, did not stick to the muffin at all!
2) In a small bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
3) In a larger bowl, mix with an electric mixer the coconut oil, maple syrup, flax egg, and vanilla. Then slowly add in the dry ingredient mixture until blended and sticky. Fold in applesauce and carrots until well combined.
4) Spoon into muffin pan and bake for 22-24 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!! :)
I finally got to it and whipped a small batch up to see what all the fuss was about. And by whip, I literally mean I took about 2 minutes out of my day to mix 4 ingredients together. So easy.
How does it taste? Well, chocolatey for sure. Sweet. The chia seeds add a funny texture, but once you can get past that, you can appreciate the yummy flavour and the nutrients that a chia seed packs.
Total Time: 2 minutes prep + 1-12 hours sitting in the fridge
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
What to do:
1) Combine chia seeds and almond milk in an air tight container. Set aside for about 10 minutes until chia seeds start to expand.
2) Then add maple syrup and cocoa powder. Mix well. Cover and place in refrigerator! After 1 hour, it tastes good but is still pretty thin. After 12 hours, it thickens up to a nice oatmeal-like texture. A delicious treat!