I woke up today feeling super pumped. Inspiration hit as soon as I opened my eyes. I grabbed my ‘idea journal’ and furiously began writing out an outline for a film. The clarity I felt was incredible! I could see actual scenes being played out in my mind!
I skipped into the kitchen and brewed a small pot of my Seed Power coffee. For an added treat, I scalded a cup of Almond Milk and whisked in some Cinnamon for a ‘cappuccino creation’!
Breakfast - I’m warming mah tummy up to whole foods, so I decided to start my day with a Mango Madness smoothie from the book The Juicing Bible by Pat Crocker & Susan Eagles.
In a blender of sorts (I use the magic bullet) add 1 mango, cut into pieces, 1 banana, a pinch of cinnamon, blend and set aside. Next, juice 1 orange, 1 cup Red Grapes, 1/4 inch ginger. Then whisk in the fruit juice with the puree mixture and ta-da! This yields about 14 oz of smoothie heaven!
After lunch I packed up a bag full of fruit, veggies and baking supplies and headed to my parents house. We’re having a bbq for my dad’s 60th tomorrow so I thought I’d spend the night and help them set up in the morning…. and… since they have cable… watch BREAKING BAD!!
As soon as I arrived at my parents house I was struck with utter temptation… I was being seduced by that sweet sweet slut, cheese doodle and her bffl, tortilla chip! NOOO, walk out of the room Lucille, they just want to harm your body and your soul!
Lunch - For a quick and easy lunch I had a cup of my left over Heirloom Gazpacho from yesterdays dinner. It tastes even better than it did yesterday! Gazpacho is always hella more flavorful when you let it marinate over night.
Since tomorrow’s bbq will be filled with salty snack food and dangerous deserts, I decided to make a cake that will be both delicious and ‘safe’ for me to eat. Here’s my recipe for a successful bbq cake that no one will know is vegan and gluten free…
Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake - 15-20 prep time, 25-30 min bake time.
1 1/2 cups Gluten Free Oat Flour, 1/2 cup Carob Powder, 1 tsp Baking Soda, 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, 1 cup Organic Cane Sugar, 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 cup brewed Coffee, 1/2 cup Apple Sauce, 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract, 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar.
Preheat oven to 375. Sift together the Flour, Carob, Baking Soda, Salt and Sugar into an ungreased spring pan.
Whisk all dry ingredients together with a fork until mixed well.
In a 2 cup measuring cup, measure & mix together the Oil, Coffee, Apple Sauce and Vanilla.
Whisk together until the liquid has combined. (As well as it can)
Pour the liquid into the baking pan and mix the batter with a fork or small whisk.
When the batter is smooth, add the vinegar and stir quickly. There will be cool swirls in the batter where the baking soda and the vinegar are reacting! Science!
Stir until the vinegar is evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Put that beauty in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes!
Make sure to set a timer! When it’s done, set the cake on top of the oven to cool. Since it’s such a gooey cake, the residual heat from the oven will be good for it!
If you’re saving it for the next day (like I am) cover the cake with wax paper and put it in the fridge. Just before it’s served, dust the top with Confectioners Sugar. And enjoy the hell out of it!
Dinner - All that baking got me hungry! I decided on a juice and a salad for my din din. I was ready for whole foods!
3 Carrots & 1 Orange - Yields about 6 oz of tasty time!
1 Handful of Spinach, 1 Radish, 5 baby Heirloom Tomatoes, 1 tbsp Lemon Juice, 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Pepper to taste.
This salad was the first whole food I had in a week - It was sooo damn good! But… my tummy was all rumbly! I felt very odd for about an hour after eating it. Cramps! Uh oh, you know what that means…. If I were a care bear, I’d be - Flatulence Bear!
After dinner treat - Vegan Chocolate Banana Almond Ice Cream!!
2 Frozen Bananas, 1 tbsp Powdered Carob, 2tbsp Whole Raw Almonds, 1/4 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract, 1/4 tsp Cinnamon.
Place all ingredients in a food processor.
Mix until the banana is smooth, but leave some of the Almonds chunky!
Makes 2 servings. Spoon into serving bowls and garnish with Almond Slices (I put chocolate chips on top of my Dads)
Ok campers, the time has come for me to watch an all new episode of Breaking Bad!! Wish me luck and self control for tomorrow’s birthday bbq!