I had a few extra apples and before they went bad I decided to cook something with them. Of course, having a sweet tooth I opted to try out a new dessert. It was easy to make and delicious! I got this recipe from Elena’s Pantry who never disappoints me with her dessert recipes.
2 cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
⅓ cup grapeseed oil
¼ cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 medium apples, peeled, sliced, then chopped in half width-wise
1. Combine almond flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg
2. In a smaller bowl, combine oil, agave and vanilla
3. Stir wet ingredients into dry
4. Place apples in dish
5. Cover apples with topping
6. Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes on low rack
7. When apples are soft and their juices bubble, remove cover and bake 10 more minutes to brown crisp
8. Serve warm
I made the mistake of forgetting to cover them in the first 30 minutes of baking. Luckily, the dessert still came out great just a little crispier. 😉
So I’ve been MIA for a while now with the hope of getting new content up and then, life happens. Crazy work schedule in March, catching a nasty flu that left me “out of the game” for almost three weeks, and to be honest no wish to cook! Does this happen to any of you??? I’m so good about cooking all my meals and preparing food days in advance… When all of a sudden, I don’t even want to look at the stove or the oven. I just feel exhausted and needed a break. But not to worry, I will be back in my kitchen very soon!
In the past few weeks I’ve completed some events and have tried a couple of things I want to share. I also got a speech from the husband about not keeping up with my blog! So here it is….
On April 1st I completed the Nautica South Beach Triathlon. You probably remember I was raising funds for the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital for this race. I’m happy to report that I completed my first Olympic Triathlon by finishing. However, let’s not even discuss time! haha! I was running a fever for three days just before the race and I decided to do it anyway just with the goal of completion. Wow! I’ve never been so miserable in a race. I could barely breathe and had to swim a mile. Had no energy and had to bike almost 25 miles. Felt exhausted and ran 6.2 miles. I’m glad I did it but will NEVER race while sick again!
Next, I want to share a Paleo delivery meal company I’ve used for almost a month now while I take my break from the kitchen. I researched different ones and decided to try The Paleo Divas. They have different portions and I opted for the smaller one. I do add some veggies to the food sometimes but so far the food has been great.
I also bought coupon deals for Eat Clean RX and I can’t wait to try those!!
Have anyone used any other meal delivery service?? It’s so convenient I’m having a hard time letting go. I receive my meals every morning from the Paleo Divas. When I wake up, I run to my door excited to get my food. 🙂
Here’s a quick and easy appetizer or snack recipe that turned out delicious.
Here were my ingredients:
Just start by cleaning out each mushroom so that there’s room for the stuffing.
In a bowl, I combined the crab meat with a little of Lemonaise, pepper, oregano, thyme and a few chopped roasted peppers.
Place mixture in each mushroom.
Bake on 350 for 25 minutes or until golden at the top.