Today I have a couple of treats to share. First up, Primal Brownies. Have any of you heard of the Primal Blueprint Diet? I found the following information at Livestrong.com:
The Primal Diet calls for the complete elimination of modern foods in favor of foods that humans have had available to them for their entire history. The theory behind this approach is that the foods human ancestors ate, up until the last 100 years or so, were the foods with which humans evolved and thus provide optimal nutrition while not promoting weight gain. Modern foods such as vegetable oils, grains, dairy and legumes, according to "The Primal Blueprint," promote fat storage through insulin reaction, increase heart disease and diabetes risk, and cause food intolerance problems from the lectins, phytates and gluten found in foods such as grains and legumes.
I for one don't believe in diets. I take a common sense approach to my eating. I do, however, believe that processed and packaged foods are not doing anyone any good. This recipe came from Debbie's blog The Loving Path.
1 cup of peanut butter (or other nut butter); 3/4 cup of mashed pumpkin; 1/3 cup honey; 1 tsp baking soda; 1 egg; 2 TBS cocoa powder. Grease mini muffin tins and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, or til done.
My kids didn't think they were sweet enough but all the adults I gave them to thought they were great. Zack's English teacher from last year has a gluten allergy, so she was thrilled to taste test and receive the recipe.
Yesterday I was given the task of taste tester when two friends from school made their versions of rice pudding. One was creamy while the other was thick, both yummy! My kids were beyond excited as they love it, too. Unfortunately, it didn't last long. 3 bowls and two containers of yumminess are gone.
I enjoyed my last bowlful this afternoon with a cup of organic white tea with vanilla.
Kimmie is sharing a recipe for pupcakes over at Art in Red Wagons
in celebration of her dog's birthday. Stop by if you have a chance.
And have a terrific Tuesday!