I am slowly working my way through my recipes and tweaking them to be less full of nuts, less fats and introducing more Ray Peat friendly ingredients to offer maximum nutrition, even if it is a sweet treat. This Brownie recipe with Applesauce turned out perfectly!
Good fats are great like cacao butter, coconut oil, even grass-fed normal butter, however when the fudge you are eating is equivalent to a tablespoon of fat each mouthful, well ‘the too much of a good thing’ rule may very well apply.
I love this Chocolate Fudge because it is super easy, as is my preference. It was just a tweak on my Homemade Chocolate mix that made it completely different, rich, decadent and just all over Oh My Goodness!
I love it when I have cooking weeks where everything works! I had a few disasters not that long ago where the result was so bad that even I couldn’t eat it – very rare as I hate to waste food. But this week was truly stellar, so here is one of the recipes today and the rest will follow in the weeks to come.
Everyone seems to live life in a rush these days, racing to work, play or exercise. I don’t think it’s slowing down any time soon, so these Protein Chocolate Bars will have you eating healthy on the run.
This is why I love my protein packed treats that you can make once a week and keep in the fridge or freezer for a quick breakfast or snack any time.
This Protein Bar recipe was another accident as I am still on my quest to make a brownie type of treat without a truckload of dates in it. Everything still turns out yum, if not an interestingly different texture to what I envisaged. However once again it’s good enough to add to the recipe list and something I would make again.
A decadent Macadamia Chocolate Toffee recipe should be in everyone’s bag of tricks!
The success of my Sesame Snaps sent me off onto other creative tangents as to what else I could toffee snap using the same method and nearly the same ingredients.
I think I mentioned my oats/raisins disaster – probably for the best as I don’t eat oats and was just trying it for my husband. He gave it the resounding thumbs down, so we stick to the original sesame for him.
However I thought my all time favourite macadamia nuts might do the trick as they are buttery and delicious, especially when roasted and I wasn’t disappointed. (Drool, drool.)
In my overweight days, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were a food that I would eat until I was sick or finished the whole packet whichever was first. Oi vey!
There was something about the combination of Peanut Butter and Chocolate that just had me all a twitter. It was the flavour I used to pick at Baskin Robbins ice-cream place too, when I used to eat that; however one little scoop of all that richness and I already felt sick, so I didn’t need to eat lots of it Ha ha.
Luckily though I worked out that the key problem causing all of my out of control eating was not understanding sugar. Once you pair it with nutrients, you can still enjoy all the chocolatey, buttery goodness and stop at one or two. Hooray for health food! I love it.