Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Protein Packed Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

I am not an oatmeal person at all I don't know... something about the texture (so mushy and soggy) has always turned me off. So this for me is a great alternative to a delicious warm bowl of healthy goodness in the morning. 

I literally have this 3 to 4 times a week it's THAT good and most importantly it's super fast to whip up! This is my go to breakfast when I don't have time on those busy mornings. 

To make mornings easier because I'm also not a morning person at all (You would think with all these breakfast recipes) I will usually make a big batch of quinoa every week so all I have to do is heat up a cup of quinoa and assemble the rest for an easy simple breakfast.

This quinoa breakfast bowl includes your own protein powder and delicious toppings for a super protein packed breakfast!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Vegan Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These dog treats are so simple to make and of course just happen to be vegan! They are a healthier alternative to what you will find at the grocery store and It's always good to know exactly what you're feeding to your furry friends. I adapted this recipe from vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli's amazing cook book "Chloe's Kitchen" My dog Paisley absolutely loves these peanut butter treats....proof in the picture below

Paisley is always right by my feet when I am baking these treats. I told you she absolutely loves these....look at those crazy eyes of pure joy!

     Vegan Peanut Butter Dog Treats

  • 2 cups of Whole wheat flour or chickpea flour for a grain free option
  • ½ cup water, plus extra as needed
  • ⅓ cup of creamy peanut butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses

     1) In a medium bowl mix flour, water, peanut butter, and molasses until combined. 
         Add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of water so that the dough comes together and is moist. 

     2) Put the dough on a well floured surface (This stuff is really sticky!) and press with your    
         hands until the dough is about ¼ inch thick. 

     3) Use a cookie cutter of your choice and then place treats on a baking sheet. 
         These don't spread so placing them close together is no problem! 

     4) Bake treats for about 20 minutes. Turn off your oven and leave them in the oven to harden      
         for 30 minutes to an hour. 

     5) When cooled you can store these in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 2     

     6) Feed them to your furry friends and hopefully they will have crazy eyes of pure joy like   
         Paisley has every time I open the treat jar!