Bake: Energy Bars

I am thoroughly enjoying researching, making and eating foods that are filled with good ingredients that are filling and will fuel the fire for longer, rather than sugary snacks that will leave me hungry an hour after eating them. I went searching and found this recipe: Ellie Krieger Energy Bars – from Food Network.

I added some craisins and some coconut and they were deeee-lish-ous! And super-filling.

- They were lovely with a cup of peppermint tea -

– They were lovely with a cup of peppermint tea –

- You can see they were quite dense, so you only needed to eat a small square -

– You can see they were quite dense, so you only needed to eat a small square –

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DSC_0279Do you have any snacks that are tasty and filling?

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Make: Kale and Cashew Pesto

I am right into the clean eating craze and am hoping to post some yummy, healthy foods that have my own personal spin on them. I love researching on the internet and getting inspiration from others who have been there before, but I also love to make my own additions to recipes and try things that might, or might not work.

- Kale from our garden -

– Kale from our garden –

Husband has lots of lovely green kale growing in the back yard (along with many other beautiful fruits and veggies) and although I do think it tasted rather ordinary when just steamed, I do like it when it’s changed into a different format. One of the formats I have tried recently is to make a pesto out of it. All I can say is….YUM.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch of kale
  • handful of cashews
  • clove of garlic
  • 1/2 lemon – juice
  • 1/2 avocado
  • coconut oil
- Add kale, garlic and nuts to food processor -

– Add kale, garlic and nuts to food processor –

- Then avocado and coconut oil -

– Then avocado and coconut oil –

- Process until smooth -

– Process until smooth –

- yum -

– yum –

It’s like having a hit of goodness in the form of a condiment. We had this slathered on top of our quinoa and sesame seed-crusted chicken (that’s another successful kitchen sesh that I will share another day).

Do you have any fab kale recipes?

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