Thursday, June 30, 2011

5-Minute Fudge


I may or may not have gained ten pounds from eating two batches of this in four days. (The uncertainty comes from the fact that I refused to get on a scale!) No worries though, it was worth it!

Now, you may think that the name (5-Minute) comes from assembly time, but that's not entirely the case-- it's more like, that's how long it will last before being completely devoured, because it's that deliciously addictive. (I'm only sort of kidding.)

 Can you actually make this in five minutes? Try it and let me know. I probably can't, because I'm perpetually mis-estimating time, BUT it only has four ingredients, and really all you need to do is mix them in a bowl, spread the goop into a pan, and pop that baby into the fridge. (Fridge setting > 5 minutes- it doesn't count!)


1/4 c coconut oil
1 c almond butter (I used raw creamy unsalted)
1/2 c agave
3/4 c cocoa powder

Combine all ingredients, stir until mixed.  Line an 8x8 pan with waxed paper, pour in fudge goo, and place in fridge to set (~30 mins, or until firm), or, if you can't wait- just eat it wet. And then smooth over the area you ate to destroy the evidence! :)

 This stuff is delicious, and super rich. It's kind of like gold, in food form, only chocolate colored instead of gold colored. (Also, you don't have to dig and dig and diggety dig for it.)

Oh, oh, also, this recipe's raw! (provided you use raw almond butter, and whatever cocoa powder you accept as 'raw')


 Also, I got a new surfboard! Thanks to my mom for a FANTASTIC yardsale find, scoring me my first longboard.

MmmMmmm, beeeeaaaaach....

Thursday, June 23, 2011



What goes best with (my just-posted) chocolate chip cookies??? That's right... PIZZA!!!

The quest for quality gluten-free sugar-free yeast-free pizza crust continues. In this version, I've come up with a highly delicious pie-crust-y crust. In other words, it's a bit more dense and less bread-y than the real deal, but still makes a darn good pie. Next time, I'll try adding eggs to make it rise.


1c millet
1/4 c brown rice
1/4 c garbanzo
1/2 c tapioca flour
1 sprinkle stevia
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp guar gum
1 tbs flax meal

~3/8 c light olive oil
1 egg
~1/2 c almond mlk --or until sticky/dough consistency (NOT pie crusty)

spray a large pizza pan with a healthy non-stick spray (or grease manually)
shape into a large circle (makes one ~12 inch pizza)
sprinkle w/ 1/2 tbs flax seed

Top it! I used:

Prego Veggie Smart pasta/pizza sauce
Mozzarella soy cheese, grated
Fresh basil, chopped
Fresh cherry tomatoes, sliced

Spray exposed crust with oil spray.

Bake at 350 for ~20-30 mins, or until cheese melts and crust begins to brown.

Chocochip Cookies

MmmMmmmmmm, choco chips!!!

Amazing chocolate chip cookies: yes, this just happened.

In college, Frist Campus Center used to have the most amazing, soft and gooey chocolate chip cookies- they were by David's Cookies, and were one of the highlights of pre-ACD campus life.

I haven't eaten a genuine chocolate chip cookies since then! In place, I just guzzle Sunspire grain-sweetened chocolate chips straight from the bag. But, a couple weeks ago, I was inspired to make a David's quality ACD-friendly chocolate chip cookie recipe, and because I'm awesome, I succeeded- in taste, texture, and deliciousness!!


4 tbs ghee
4 tbs coconut sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

2 tbs oat flour 2
1 tbs millet flour 1
1 tbs tapioca flour
3 tbs teff flour
1  tbs brown rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp guar gum
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dusting stevia
2 tbs + 5 tsp flax seed meal

~1/2 10oz bag of Sunspire

Cream eggs and coconut sugar; add ghee and vanilla. Seperately combine dry ingredients and stir well; slowly add dry ingredients.

Cook for ~15 minutes at ~375. Makes about 20 cookies.

Also, I ate them all before remembering to take a plated picture. :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

This Guy's Awesome!

and maybe my new hero:

Vegan Black Metal Chef.

Also, I am aware that I bailed on carob month. This is actually the result of several factors which impeded my weekend baking in May. They include: (a) getting poison ivy over a significant portion of my body, spreading to my bloodstream, and forcing me to go on steroids, slash making me sick and incapacitated for two weekends; (b) my birthday occurring the next week, which equalled me going to dinner and staying out late and thus being incapacitated for another Saturday, and (c) Reunions occurring the next and final weekend, taking me away to Princeton.   .... woopsie?   Some day, in the future, it will happen.