This weekend we had our first snow storm of the season. Of course it couldn’t happen during the week for a snow day from school… but hey, that’s life.
Actually, it was pretty nice to be stuck inside. My brother and sister were visiting at the time, so we all got to bum around together, watch Westworld, and eat a bunch of food. And with the leftover roasted sweet potatoes, I was able to make some chocolate chip sweet potato bread today!
Sweet Potato Bread (Paleo)
1 1/2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potato
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 tbsp honey
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp salt
pinch of stevia
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a bread pan with coconut oil. Combine all ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a food processor and blend. Stir in chocolate chips and then spread batter into the bread pan. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Let cool before slicing. In my opinion, this bread tastes best the second day!
Sorry for my disappearance as of late! Student teaching has quiet literally sucked the life out of me. And I mean this in the best way possible. I don’t think I’ve been so excited for school days since I was in 2nd grade. In fact, I’m starting to hate my weekends now. That’s when I do all my lesson plans 😛
Anyway, to help power my way (as well as yours) through another week, here’s a snack recipe!
Power Balls (Paleo)
1 cup nut/seed butter
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp coconut flour
Optional: chocolate chips and/or raisins
Combine all ingredients (except coconut flour and chocolate chips/raisins). Once mixed together, add in the coconut flour and chocolate chips/raisins and roll dough into balls. These can be stored on the counter or in the fridge.
It’s July 31st! And anyone who reads Harry Potter knows that today’s Harry’s birthday. To celebrate every year, I gather with some friends to re-watch some Harry Potter movies and eat some wizarding world-inspired food. It might sound kinda silly but hey- tradition is tradition.
Last year, we made cauldron cakes, pumpkin pasties, cockroach clusters, and… gillyweed! In the magical world, gillyweed allowed for Harry to breathe underwater in the second task of the Triwizard Tournament. For muggles (the non-magical population- read as YOU) this gillyweed is my version of spinach balls. (Yes, I know, it doesn’t match the book’s depiction, but it is green and weird looking).
Even after Harry Potter day last year, I continued to have these spinach balls because they were quick, good to take on the go, and super tasty! In fact, I often eat several for breakfast!
And now that you all know how odd I am… happy July 31st!
Gillyweed (AKA Spinach Balls) (Paleo)
3/4 cup cashew butter
1/4 cup chopped onion (do NOT add more- will have the batter too runny)
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
4 cups fresh spinach
2 tbsp coconut flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and grease a baking sheet. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor (you might have to add the spinach in slowly) and blend until all throughly combined and green throughout. With a spoon, scoop batter onto baking sheet. Place in the oven for 12 minutes, flip gillyweed over, and place back in the oven for another 5 minutes. Let cool before eating. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge. My opinion? The gillyweed tastes even better the next day!