Life is Messy and so is My Kitchen

Author: Alexis

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Lavender Simple Syrup

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Gluten Free Waffles with Homemade Peach Syrup

Gluten Free Waffles with Homemade Peach Syrup

Pancakes are a weekend tradition in our house but last weekend I really wanted to use our waffle maker to make healthy waffles! I also wanted to make something that would use the delicious Farmer’s Market Fruit we had that was probably going to go bad faster than we can eat it. I have an issue in the summer where I buy all the fruit all at once because I love it all and I know it won’t be around forever. It doesn’t help that I am craving fruit all the time and baby seems to like it too!

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Currently, our kitchen has the following fruit: plums, watermelon, cherries, strawberries and of course the year round staples- apple and banana. AND today is the weekly farmers market at work so I will likely buy more peaches. Is there anything better than a summer peach? This recipe can be customized easily to make your favorite topping.

 

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tbsp honey

Peach Syrup

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 peaches chopped or sliced

Instructions

Waffles

  1. Beat egg whites in a blender until peaks are formed

  2. In a separate bowl, combine coconut flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon

  3. In a medium bowl mix coconut oil, vanilla, almond milk, egg yolks and honey

  4. Mix flour mixture with egg yolk mixture

  5. Slowly fold egg whites in to the mix

  6. Grease the waffle maker and pour waffle mixture in to the maker

Syrup

  1. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter

  2. Add the peaches and brown sugar and cook for 2-3 minutes until peaches are soft

  3. Add water and reduce to simmer

  4. Cook until desired consistency, stirring frequently to avoid burning

  5. Pour on top of waffles and enjoy!

Let me know what you think AND your favorite summer fruit!

 

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Crunchy Veggie Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Crunchy Veggie Wraps with Peanut Sauce

crunchy veggie wraps with peanut sauce

This has been a lazy week in our house. We usually have a million after work activities and are running around working out, seeing friends or making dinner. When we finally make it to the couch to catch up on our favorite shows it is close to 9pm. This week though we have slowed down and spent more time making dinner and hanging out at home. Plus, we have plenty of shows to catch up on. Our current favorites are Master of None, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and of course, Bachelorette.

This slower pace has also allowed us to make some delicious dinners and take the time to enjoy them. This dinner did not at all turned out as planned and the kitchen was a MESS but it was healthy, colorful and delicious. We also had leftovers to take for lunch!

crunchy veggie wraps with peanut sauce There are so many fun and easy ways to customize this meal. I hope you can find a way to make it perfectly to your liking and enjoy!

Also, I need to take a minute to love on this peanut sauce. It is so easy to make and adds so much flavor to veggies. I plan to use it over and over!

Crunchy Veggie Wraps with Peanut Sauce

This delicious wrap can be made with a variety of veggies and wrapped with a tortilla or lettuce. The peanut dressing really gives this dish an extra flavor punch!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Alexis

Ingredients

The Wrap

  • 4 medium sized carrots
  • 3 cucumbers you could add or sub bell peppers, zucchini or any other veggie you wish
  • 10 oz brown rice I use the Trader Joe's Frozen Brown Rice
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 4 wraps lettuce, collard greens or tortillas

Peanut Sauce

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic

Instructions

Assembling the Wrap

  1. Slice carrots and cucumbers in to match sticks

  2. cook the rice

  3. spread the hummus on your wrap (tortilla, lettuce, collard green, etc) then pile 1/4 of the ingredients on to the wrap

  4. roll up

Peanut Sauce

  1. Put all ingredients in to a blender or food processor and blend until combined

Recipe Notes

This works with a variety of veggies and you could easily add protein like chicken, shrimp or tofu. I love the colors, crunch and most of all- the peanut sauce. 

crunchy veggie wraps with peanut sauce

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Healthy Ice Cream??

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I never used to be a huge sweets person. Dessert wasn’t a big thing at my house growing up and I didn’t crave it… and then I don’t know what happened but now ending the day with dinner just doesn’t cut it for me on most nights. So, I am always searching for new, healthier dessert and treat options. Fit Girls Guide has some great options that don’t require too much work and are delicious. Today, I am going to show you the recipe for the Banana Peanut Butter Fitlato (like gelato… but healthier). You will need to have frozen bananas on hand which I always do because I always buy more bananas than I need.

You will need a food processor or a blender as well. I use my small one when I want to make just a batch for myself and the larger food processor if I am doubling, tripling or quadrupling the recipe.  This recipe makes two 150 calorie servings.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana cut in to slices
  • 1T peanut butter
  • 1T coconut cream
  • 1/2t vanilla bean paste (I don’t have this so I use vanilla extract)- if you do this you will want to use 1/4t extract
  • 60 calories of 80% dark chocolate

Put the frozen banana, vanilla and coconut cream in to the food processor and pulse to chop. Then run the food processor until creamy.

Put in a bowl  and add the peanut butter and chocolate. You can also add these in the food processor but it will be less “chunky”. I keep my PB in the fridge so I find that stirring it in later doesn’t really work- either put PB in the microwave for a few seconds or add it in to the food processor.

I recommend freezing for a few minutes to have it firm up a bit. If you are making it ahead of time and freeze it over night or for a few hours, then make sure to take it out for a few minutes before eating. Basically, you want it to be creamy and thick and not runny or too icy. 

Enjoy! I will be posting more varieties soon! 

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