I loosely followed Katie Goodman’s recipe for Cherry and Tangerine Oatmeal. This bowl was all sorts of delicious. I even gnawed on the cinnamon stick a bit.
I left part of the tangerine peel for added flavor.
I’m feeling better and thank you all for your well wishes! Your wishes made their way over to me and I started to get in the cooking mood again. There are some recipes I’ve been dying to try out from my newest cookbook purchase, The Accidental Vegetarian.
Last night I felt like baking! I found an interesting recipe online that used applesauce, but I realized afterwards that I didn’t have any on hand. So what’d I do? I made a quick homemade version. I veganized the recipe by using egg-replacer. When I bought the hemp protein powder my dad suggested I use it in baking. I took his advice and subbed out some of the flour for the powder. I was a little weary of doing this because Mitri had noted that it makes things taste very “green”. Actually, looking back on it, this recipe was tweaked around a lot. I finally got around to using the NuNaturals Stevia Baking Blend that was generously sent to me, and I must say that it works very well! Before it was sent to bake in the oven I crumbled on some brown sugar.
I spread coconut oil on one slice, and Artisana Cacao Bliss on the other.
And now it’s time for the anticipated Boomi Bar review!
This bar was dry but not brittle with just the right amount of sweetness. It had an interesting texture – hand rolled. I love that there are only 3-ingredients, the first one being almonds, and it has a whopping 12 g of protein; it really affects the taste of the bar (in a good way).
Cashew protein plus: Strangely greasy to touch, not sure why, but it made it less dry and a bit chewier. I love the combination of cashew and honey. If cashews are your thing, you will love this. *11 g of protein
Apricot Cashew: The dried apricot shines through in this bar.
Cranberry Apple: This bar reminded me of the great flavors that come out in fall cooking. Once again, sweet but not overpowering.
Fruit and Nuts: Not me favorite, but for a fruit and nut bar I must say it was quite tasty. So if you like that combination – go for it!
Walnut Pecan: Holy yum! This has fall goodness and comfort all over it! Reminded me of a pie.
Cashew Almond: Love the combination of these nuts with dates! Not too sticky, just the right amount of crunch. Doesn’t fall apart everywhere either.
Healthy Hazel: Hazelnuts are a nut I don’t get to eat very often, but I love it each time. The dried cranberries really stood out to me and in combination with the hazelnuts… this was yummy!
Walnut Date: Wow! I love the taste of walnuts. It definitely stands out in this bar… and mixed with dates – delicious. I love the sweetness the dates offer. Perfect for a fall day.
The first bite was incredible!!! Pumpkin seeds galore, the combination of dried fruits made it chewy. They used dates, raisins, apricot, and cranberries. I definitely recommend this bar simply for the taste. But there are many nutritious benefits to this bar as well. I think they should make more bars like this that are also high in protein (9 g).
Macadamia Paradise: The bar itself looked interesting, but the array of flavors when I bit into it were awesome. So far these bars are delicious, and since they’re hand-rolled you can see all the ingredients and they don’t look like some machine just pooped them out.
Pineapple Ginger: Initial thought? Holy crap! I think it’s official, these bars give Larabars a run for their money. Yes, I said it! Greed will get the best of me with this bar because I am not sharing it! It’s not too sweet and the combination of pineapple and ginger is genius. I love biting into almonds and these are so soft and chewy. Thank goodness because that means when I have dentures, I can still eat these!
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Before I wish you all a happy Friday and the beginning of a wonderful weekend, please take a moment to check out Operation Chocolate-Covered Kindness. Katie is hosting a Page View Charity Drive hoping to help those in need. If you could visit the page and spread the word, that would be incredible!
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss