Monday, 18 March 2013

Life Lately & Yummy Eats

Cat naps/ Guacamole/ The Easter lily Brandon bought me/ So much snow/ Maggie's favourite hangout spot/ Delicious salad from Wendy's/ Quinoa- my favourite/ Snow & more snow/ Sweet Miss Maggie

To be honest, lately all my life consists of is writing papers and it is definitely overwhelming me. I just wish for a full day of no school work or stress, a day just to do whatever I please without feeling guilty for it. Thank goodness there is less than a month left of school! Can't wait until April 18th!

Although I have been busy trying some new recipes. So I thought I would share a few easy but scrumptious eats with you today :)

Crunchy Chickpeas
The credit for this tasty treat goes to Brandon. He's always wanting a nighttime snack and I am always trying to encourage healthier options. He informs me that all he did was dump a can of chickpeas on a baking sheet, drizzled with some olive oil and put taco seasoning on them. He then baked them at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until crunchy. I highly recommend that you try this! Feel free to switch up the spices as you desire :)

Creamy Carrot & Coconut Soup
 Apparently today I am just sharing a wealth of recipes that I can't even take credit for because this recipe came from my sister, Ashley. She said she was craving soup one day and googled easy soup recipes and this baby popped up. I am so thankful because it was beyond delicious and definitely easy to make!

3 large carrots, chopped small
1 onion, chopped small
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1&1/2 tsp curry powder
 1&3/4 cup vegetable broth
1- 14 oz can of coconut milk (light or regular)
Sea salt to taste

1. Simmer the first 5 ingredients for 20-25 minutes
2. Cool slightly and then puree in a blender (or a magic bullet in my case)
3. Return to heat and stir in the coconut milk until it is warmed through
4. ENJOY! I choose to pair it with garlic cheese toast and I would highly recommend it!

Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookies
Green for St.Patty's Day!
 Can you tell I am really digging coconut lately? Seriously, it's my new favourite thing! These cookies will not disappoint either. I made them last week to cure our broken hearts when Sasha passed away and I made them again last night for a bake sale at my Uni. Make them for yourself and see, they are moist & to die for!

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 &1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1-2 cups chocolate chips
1-2 cups coconut 
* The original recipe called for 2 cups of both choc. chips and coconut but I added gradually and realized that for my preference 2 cups of each would be too much. You can judge according to what you like!

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cream together butter, white sugar & brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time and then add the vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda and salt (already combined). Once it's all mixed fold in the chocolate chips & coconut.
3. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
4. Enjoy! Preferably with a large glass of milk :)
All 3 recipes together make up a perfectly balanced meal, trust me!

Happy Monday everyone :)  


  1. I am so going to try that chickpea idea!

    And those cookies. Even I shouldn't be able to screw those up, right?

    Glad you liked the soup!

    1. I promise you won't be able to screw the cookies up sis and if you do, then we've got a problem on our hands!

  2. Those looks so yummy! I may have to make a meal of all of them. :-)

    1. I strongly encourage you to do that! The chickpeas remind me of corn nuts but much healthier :) enjoy!

  3. Cute photos! I want to try those cookies!!

    1. Thank you! If you try the cookies, let me know if you approve :)


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