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Cherimoya Muffins

I just finished watching The Neon Demon, and I had the same squeamish feeling while attempting to eat a cherimoya as I have just now.  Spoiler alert: The Neon Demon involves human blood ingestion.

I’m afraid of blood, but I write about vampires.

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Banana Cookies

If a recipe has a superlative adjective in the title, I raise my eyebrows.  Calling something the “best,” “last you’ll ever need,” “fudgiest,” etc., is a matter of opinion.

Crustuli delectamentissimus sunt.

That photo couldn’t be more staged if I tried (and I tried to take a neat photo for once!).

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Guest Post: Omega-3s, Omega-6s, Inflammation, Oh My!

This is the first ever guest post hosted on my blog, by Ela Mirowski, the creator of the naturally-scented, biodegradable Ticklepaks shoe deodorizers. Check out her site: Ticklepaks.com.

chia oatmeal that looks like tadpoles | vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

Chia seeds in oatmeal

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Banana Nut Monkey Bread and Stained Glass Dollhouse Tour

The “recipe of the week” is another Meowlex request. I was watching the episode of Alton Brown’s Good Eats where AB makes cinnamon rolls, a citrus ginger ring, and monkey bread. TC asked for monkey bread, aka: monkey brains, bubble bread, or pull apart bread.

monkey bread and glass dollhouse vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

 

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Rocky Mountain High Granola

On Saturday, we took a road trip to the highest incorporated town in North America: Alma, Colorado.

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Brainssss and Walnuts | Raw Chocolate Fudge


The first time I made this recipe, I soaked the dates and it ended up as this: frosting, which I used on my 22nd birthday cake. The second and third times, I wised up and kept things dry to make raw chocolate…stuff…fudge…freezer snacks.

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Honours Student Breakfast: Museli

Before I had my licence/parents would let me drive, for the super-early National Honor Society morning meetings, Ownie Mom would drive me to school. As usual, she gave me breakfast: a thermos of Earl Grey tea, a pot of Stonyfield Farms organic, low-fat yoghurt (chocolate please!), maybe an apple, and a bag of enhanced trail mix. Trail mix with more stuff became my vice in later years: GORP, M’n’Ms, peanutbutter-filled pretzels, and Quaker Oatmeal Squares. Of course I ate it to stay awake in 2006-2008. I made it for myself and ate it to fill some hunger for the same love and care for my success in 2009-2010.



Reframing and curse-reversing time. I like to eat Bob’s Red Mill GF Museli in green juice (at work, which indicates a hunger for something not-food, I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt). When I kept seeing Nutrition Stripped’s Nourishing Museli on Instagram, I knew I could redo my favourite snack/breakfast.


While not as whole-foods-y as McKel’s original, mine is a healthy indulgence served in the same ways the originator recommends: straight, over a green smoothie, or on vice cream. Hiding GF cereal in museli is a good way to make it more nutritious and more of a meal than it is by itself.




Museli

2 cups GF rolled oats
3 cups GF cereal (I used Kashi Simply Maize and Van’s Cinnamon Heaven cereals)
12 GF sandwich cookies, quartered and squashed (I used Kinnitoos Chocolate Sandwich Cremes)
1 cup almonds
1 cup walnuts
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup hempseeds
2 cups raisins
1 1/4 cups goji berries (I used up a bag)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash sea salt

Mix it all together and store in airtight containers. Portioning is recommended.



With some Marley Coffee Rawmeal protein powder and ground flaxseed: breakfast!

Come to the Dark Side…we have vegan and gluten-free goodies.