Sunday, January 25, 2015

Would You Rather? Commercial Studs 2

Bang the 'eos lip balm' produce guy


...Or the 'York Peppermint Patty Mini' guy

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Triple-Layered Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I wish I wasn't such a fat ass and had some more of these to eat but I inhaled all of them in like two days. This post is for all my fellow Reece's lovers. I know I promised my protein pancake recipe before this one but I got too excited and wanted to share these first due to popular demand.

I hope you guys are ready for some serious deliciousness...

For the base layer you'll need:
  • 1 cup of pecans
  • 1 cup of pitted dates (make sure they're pitted)
  • 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon
 For the center layer you'll need:
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of flour (I heard coconut flour is the healthiest)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
For the top layer you'll need:
  • Cacao Powder
  • Coconut oil
  • Agave nectar or maple syrup for sweetness
Begin by grinding the pecans and dates in a food processor, a little at a time. You want them to process enough so the nuts heat up and release their natural oils. Soft nuts such as macadamias, walnuts, pecans and pistachios are higher in natural oils and break down a lot easier than harder nuts, so it only takes a minute or two. Than add in your cinnamon and give it a final whirl.
Next, grab two bowls and make your peanut butter and chocolate. I just eyeballed the chocolate ingredients so go easy on the coconut oil to prevent your chocolate from being too runny. If that happens, just add more cacao powder to thicken it. Add as much sweetener as your heart desires.  If you're new to baking with cacao powder, you may want to use a decent amount of sweetener because it's slightly bitter.
Roll out some parchment paper and make little 'patties' using the date/pecan mixture. Put something under the paper like a cutting board so it's easy to transfer into the fridge! I learned that the hard way.
It's always nice to have a sous-chef
Than glob on a generous amount of PB and create a well in the center
and fill that bitch with chocolate!!
Transfer the cookies into the fridge and let them sit for about an hour
And Voila!
The best thing about these cookies, since they don't contain egg (boneless chicken), is you can lick all the bowls worry free and not get diarrhea! Just looking out for your buttholes.

Much Love guys!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mini Vaca

I got home Sunday night with an Amazon box filled with edible vegan goodies awaiting me on my desk. Amazon seems to take a lot of my money these days but I'm not complaining.

Check out these Triple-Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies I made the other day. Chemical free baby! I'll leak the ingredients in a future post, after I post the recipe to my protein pancakes which I promised. These were really really good, especially if you're looking to make something that's relatively healthy, rich and still satisfies the sweet tooth.

This past weekend I packed up a duffle bag and hit the road on Friday afternoon. My friend Shelby, whom I met freshman year of college, got married on Saturday in St. Mary's I drove up to Jacksonville (where I went to school) and met up with a bunch of people throughout the weekend. Shelby was the crazzzziest one from our freshman group who partied harder than any of us and used her fake ID more than her student ID. I'm pretty sure she gained the freshman fifteen in Natty Lights. She and I have done a lot of embarrassing and unclassy things together so instead of sharing stories, I'll use this photo to pretty much sum up her college experience. She's in the pink haha

But over the last couple of years she got her act together, graduated, began eating healthy, fell in love and matured drastically. I couldn't be more happy for my Guita. I call her Guita because she wore so much self-bronzer in college when we went out, that she looked like a Jersey Shore cast member.

I also got to see three of my old roommates and a few other friends in the duration of my mini vaca...along with some of my frat bros at the beach bars! Yayyyyy not.

Plus, one of my buddies got super drunk, shouldn't have been driving, dented the front and side of his new car and than smashed his iPhone to smithereens. Never a dull moment.

Luckily he got everything situated at the mechanic and AT&T store the following day. I'm convinced he did it so he had an excuse to get the iPhone 6 and play Clash of Clans on a bigger screen haha

Here's some wedding pics

Wedding Bound
Guita tying the knot in freezing cold weather
Open bar = white girl wasted
As much fun as I had this weekend visiting everyone, I realized how thankful I am that I no longer live in Jax, which was a huge revelation for me. It seemed as though everyone I ran into at the beach bars were in the same exact cliques, going to the same bars every weekend, doing the same thing. I would have probably fell into that trap as well and I'm so happy I didn't because life is all about change and growth. I am perfectly content with visiting every 3-4 months.

Much Love Guys.