Little story before I launch into the recipe for this one – this week I saw a picture/recipe for cauliflower cheesecake. Yep vegetable as a cheesecake and given that I am always on the lookout for ways to eat more veges, this was a little exciting.
High protein healthy snack on the run? Yes please!
I have a confession to make. This recipe was supposed to be something entirely different. It was supposed to be ice-cream!
With cherry season here I had visions in my head of this deliciously creamy ice-cream with chunks of cherry and chocolate through it and a bit of a crunch of macadamia nuts – heavenly, dreamy and yum.
My mother used to make this dish only at Christmas time and I loved it – cold potato salad. I asked her one-day why she didn’t make it at any other time but there was no reason, other than she forgot.
And I used to forget that I loved it too…but not any more.
One of the biggest arguments against the Paleo diet that I hear most often is the claim that “if you remove a food group like grains out of your diet, you’ll be missing out on nutrients.”
Funnily enough they never seem to elaborate much more than that, so of course it piqued my curiosity. Is it really true or are they just joshing with us?
This recipe was too yum not to post on here asap.
So I may have hit on something I like even better than raw cacao chocolate – if that’s even possible? I wondered what would happen if I just left out the cacao powder and coconut oil when I was making my chocolate tweets (‘cos the coconut oil and cacao can be kind of overpowering) and ramped up the butter and nut butter content.
Well, it’s kind of awesome.
Aaaahhhhh! Oats are coming at me from everywhere – instagram recipe images, friends, daily health snippets and they are touting them as the healthiest breakfast to eat ever.
From the nutrition facts I can see a bit of Iron and a bit of magnesium, some protein and fibre and a whopping lot of carbs. Apparently they help reduce cholesterol in the arteries, something to do with the fibre.
More claims are that they digest slowly, making you feel more full for longer.
Then why is my experience with oats completely the opposite? Tell me that?
I don’t know about the southern states but here in Queensland summer has hit with a vengeance. We’re having 30°C (86°F) days most days even though it’s only mid Spring. So hot weather calls for nothing better than a nice ice-cream and it’s even more perfect when the dessert in question doesn’t derail your health and weight loss ambitions. I like it!
Do you remember Sesame Snaps in the tiny little packet that you always had trouble opening? Then when it was open the little slices of goodness were all stuck together so rarely if ever, you managed to break them apart without snapping it in half? It didn’t seem to matter though as they were sweet and crunchy – so sticky, crunchy and rock hard in fact that it seemed like your teeth would break! Despite all that, they were yum!
So I don’t know what the ingredients are in the original – might take a peek when I am next at the supermarket – however I wondered if I could recreate the taste with rice malt syrup. It turns out I can! Yahoo!
I found this quote on the wall of the Magic Apple Café, which is a fantastic little eatery in Burleigh Queensland serving amazing salads, wholefoods and kick ass healthy desserts. Salads with all kinds of goodness and things going on that I would look in envy and wish I would make them at home. See picture! Magic indeed.