Hi everyone! How are you today? 😉
Ever since losing my camera, I couldn’t keep a record of the yummy eats I’ve been having. (I have A LOT) Like Cookies from Alternative Baking Company,
Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter,
(This is just like Nutella!!!! I’m glad there’s a vegan version of it!) 🙂 With little bits of hazelnut in it, it’s pretty good for a chocolate and/or hazelnut lovers!!
The powder is very chocolatey, but it’s a little hard to dissolve it in soymilk. (but does great in water.) So for a smoothie, I recommened using water instead of dairy-free milk.
Ha ha, the powder was on sale for $12, but we went to Trader Joes and found the almost EXACT same product (with super-close ingredients and nutritional stats) for $7. Next time, that’s where I’m getting my protein. 😉
The Multiple seems to be working pretty good. It’s iron-free, and now I don’t have to take 3 different suppliements! 😀
+ = VERY HEMP-Y!!!
The Tempt Hemp Milk was very runny/watery compared to soy milk; it reminded me of Rice Dream’s Rice Milk. The pumkin granola has a little “pumpkin flavor” to it; it’s great for this season, right? (Gosh, everyone likes pumpkins in the fall.) 🙂 Me? I prefer the original granola and summer 🙂
Because I bought a little too many boxes of the Hemp Granola, I decided to make Chocolate Turtles out of it! I used Kris’ recipe, but I tweeked it a little bit to meet my needs. 😉
Miho’s Hemp Seed Chocolate Clusters:
- 1/2 cup of Hemp Granola
- 1/2 cup Sunflower butter (I had it for the first time and it reminded me of Kinako! It’s soybean powder with added sugar to give it sweetness; usually put on rice cakes/mochi) 🙂
- 1/4 cup Agave Nectar (or Maple Syrup)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 bar Dark Chocolate
- Put Nut Butter, Agave, Vanilla, and Sea Salt into a pan and heat it over medium high.
- When the texture changes into a chunky/caremel-like blob, remove pan from heat, put the granola in and stir.
- Using a spoon, scoop a blob and place it on a cookie sheet (depends on how big the blob is; I made about 24) and put it in the freezer for 10- 15 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate bar, take #3 out of the freezer, pour the melted chocolate over it, and put it back in the freezer (or fridge) until chocolate hardens. (I was too impatient the first time, so I put the semi-melted chocolate bar into the mixture. Then the cluster turned brown!) 😀
- When ready, eat up!
I didn’t have enough chocolate because I used the leftover from what I ate, so some of them are choco-less. (but still good and nutty if you like that! :D) This was really good, and next time, maybe I’ll use Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter and/or definitely have more chocolate on top! 😀
(the picture above was taken with the laptop camera)
Yesterday, I felt like going to the near-by Co-op (though I went the day before. I never get tired of going there. It’s like Whole Foods; less expensive!), and I totally scored on Larabars!!! $0.99 each, and jocalat bars for $1.19 each!!
Somebody seems to have filled up their stash a little too much. 😉 13 A good amount of larabars isn’t a bad thing, right? 😉 (and it was only $14 total!) (I like Luna bars more persay, but it’s pricy there. I’d rather get it at TJ’s then)
School-wise, it’s been awesome! I’ve been going to the REC center these days, and I’m enjoying my exercises and sweating like crazy with my face all apple-red from running/jogging a mile!! (a mile in 10 minutes for a non-exerciser/runner is pretty good, I think) I’ve been enjoying testing different workouts and equipments. 🙂
I’m getting the hang of college. I’ve been doing fairly well on tests, and my self-confident is slowly building up.
Speaking of that, I’ve been showing more graditude than I do now. I’m reading a great Japanese book called The Way of Thanks.
It explains the importance of saying “thank you” and showing gratitude. In my opinion, this book seems a little pushy about how you should say “thank you” 1000 or even 3000 times. But the point-being is that it’s important to appriciate what you have (from eyes, nose, hands, arms to a house, car, food, etc.). Kris speaks about gratitude in her post as well.
I can see/feel myself growing as a person, and I think I’m going to come out as a better person than I am right now in 4 years. (4 years as in finishing college) I’m just thankful that I’m able to live right now. 🙂
What are you grateful for? Do you show gratitude? To who?
I show gratitude to everyone who has a connection to me and everything else around me. 🙂
Thanks for coming and enjoy the rest of your day!