I’ve been baking lots of “not so healthy” things lately like cakes and cookies and banana breads and while they may not be the worst foods to eat, they’re not exactly the best to snack on ALL the time. I decided to use up some ingredients around the house and make some all natural energy bars.
I got the recipe from Sarah Kramer ( I actually helped test out this recipe for her most recent book). It’s actually quite simple and you can make subsitutes quite easily.
1/2 cup of each of the following: almonds, cashews, peanuts, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds
1 cup walnuts
2 tbsp maple syrup or other liquid sweetener
Dump all the ingredients into a food processor and mix until it forms a thick “dough”. Scoop the mixture onto a cutting board and with your hands mold the dough into a log-type shape. Cut into squares/circles/shapes and wrap in plastic wrap or tinfoil. Keep in the freezer until you’re ready to eat them, they do get crumbly but taste excellent like cereal with some milk!
I needed some gnomes for a photo idea and all it took was some empty cereal boxes, some paint and bit of time 🙂
I’m currently doing a project on Flickr with an amazingly talented group called “Project Soul Pancake”. It’s centered around the Rainn Wilson book “Soul Pancake” which is all about answering life’s various questions. Here’s a quote from our main page
“SoulPancake is a movement to chew on life’s big questions. It’s a space to tackle art, philosophy, creativity, and spirituality, and ultimately, soulpancake is about you – the thinkers, artists, poets and misfits who seek to stamp out stigmas, shake up truths, and redefine what it means to be human.”
This week’s theme was “Art at arm’s reach” which was all about creating something out of everyday materials in your house. I feel like I do that all the time thanks to this blog and my project but it was still fun to sit down for an hour and create. I decided to build an owl and used only materials that were on my desk. Two glass jars, some cardstock, watercolour paints, and wire.