Oh yea, we had fun today. We surfed the internet for crazy recipes, spent a small fortune on groceries and saw what a mess we could make in the kitchen.
When I said a small fortune, I really meant a small fortune. This much hasn’t been spent on our grocery bill in one week since the ‘cheese’ incident where I sent Paul to the supermarket for some crackers and a ‘few nice cheeses’. Apparently he heard that as “Go to the supermarket and spend a manly amount on the most expensive cheese and buy lots of it and get some of that expensive meaty stuff and other olives and feta stuff and whatever else you think looks yummy but we can’t normally afford”. Because that is what he did.
But I digress.
These ingredients were king of the kitchen today.
Yes. I know there is probably cheaper ways to do things. I’m starting off easy and then finding the cheaper easier budget way later. Ease is important right now.
Raw walnuts, natural Cacao powder, an egg and Stevia. Stevia is a sweetener but it’s natural. Nothing chemical about it. It’s all natural, low GI, no calories, nothing to it but sickly sweet. 20 times sweeter than sugar, infact. I’m trying it because it was easy. Except for the part where I paid for it. That was hard.
Before I start this incredibly easy recipe, I have to say I have no idea where I got it. I’m sure I have browsed 800,000 blogs over the last week, I’m now making a note where I get recipes but for now you’ll have to suffice with the apologies that I’m not linking the original source.
The word ‘Chocolate’ in the name of this might indicate this tastes yummy. Actually it does. Jacob had some almonds as a snack today and I threw in a few of these choc-walnuts as well. He loves them.
3/4 cup walnuts
1 egg white
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
a dash of Stevia
2 teaspoons cacao
Whisk the egg white until frothy. Add everything else except the walnuts and whisk again. Add the nuts and fold through.
Spread the choc covered nuts on a foil-baked sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake at 160C for 15-20 minutes until the coating is set and crisp.
Not the prettiest picture but I took it quickly on my phone as we were losing light.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Imagine if you got creative with that idea, what else could you coat in this kind of mixture, how you could change the flavours up a little, the mind starts ticking…
Anyway. Day 3 was good.
The last word from Jacob:
The Good “I feel so much better all round, so much energy.”
The Bad : “Someone offered me chips”
Overall, a really good day.