This ^ is Natalia Rose's Raw "Peanut" Sauce. I have been seeing it everywhere and knew I needed to try it for myself. I of course had to make a few changes because I did not have all the ingredients on hand. You can Google it and find the recipe in several places like here. The first adjustment I made was scaling it down to one serving just in case I didn't like it (even thought there is not much I don't like), also I didn't want to sacrifice a whole cup of almond butter :). I nixed the water, the oil and the Nama Shoyu (whatever that is?) and instead of lemon juice I used lime and instead of a jalapeno I used red pepper flakes. The result? A beautifully creamy, tangy but slightly spicy dressing. I loved it and served it over this salad for lunch at my moms...
- leftover broccoli slaw
- raw corn
- sea salt
For dinner I was craving me some salmon. I marinated and then cooked in the oven and topped with BBQ sauce...
It was a 6 oz fillet and this was half. I went back for the other half :).
Now for the recipe you have all been waiting for.... SWEET POTATO AND CINNAMON BROWNIES
I adapted it from this months Clean Eating Magazine. It says that it serves 16 but I beg to differ!!
- 1 cup ww flour
- 1/2 unsweetened cocoa powder (I prefer Hershey's Dark)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon, ground
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato
- 1/4 cup agave
- 1/4 cup NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend (recipe calls for 1/2 cup agave)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (recipe calls for olive oil), peanut butter would be great as well
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- egg substitute equal to 6 egg white (recipe calls for 6 egg whites)
- cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350
- Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. In a processor combine sweet potato with rest of wet ingredients and puree until smooth.
- Gradually incorporate wet into dry, until just combined. Do not over mix
- In a separate dry bowl, whisk egg whites until fluffy. Then fold into batter gently, using rubber spatula.
- Spray the sides of a 9x9x2 baking dish. Pour into pan and place batter into oven. Bake 16 to 18 min. Remove and allow to cool for 30 min.
- 1/2 low fat plain cream cheese
- 3 tbsp agave
- 1 tbsp unsweet cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp water (optional)
Nutrition for original recipe: 140 cals, 5 grams fat, 21 carbs, 12 sugars, 4 grams protein
The man didn't even know there was sweet potato in them but if you look close enough you can see it...
....It sure dint deter the little one!! The brownies were polished off in less than 24 hours. They were so thick and fudgy and I absolutely loved them.
Ok, now for the 10 things honest things about me for the Scrap Award I received from dear sweet Linda (this is doubling as my CONFESSION OF THE DAY)
- I have a brother that's 38
- I have an older sister that died last September
- I played volleyball, basketball and softball in my freshman year of HS (I later just stuck with softball)
- Scary movies make me cry
- I met, got pregnant and married my husband with in 5 months (yes, in that order)
- I was the school bus bully in elementary school (that's what happens when you are at least a foot taller than everyone else)
- I never finished college
- My littlest kitten is named "Puffin" after the cereal Peanut Butter Puffins
- I am looking for job (anybody wanna hook me up?)
- I went to 5 different high schools
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