From the earlier post these balls have been made with our Naturally Nutty sunflower butter. They're mostly Averie's Peanut Butter Vanilla Balls with a few switches. I started out with some cashews and walnuts in the Vita-Mix and ground. Then added a little bit of vanilla powder, some sunflower seed butter, five dates and mixed again until a dough formed.
I put the dough in a bowl and stirred in some shredded coconut and chia seeds.
All rolled up and looking pretty, refrigerate and try not to eat them all in one day, haha, we ate them in two...and I made another batch today ;)
Organic leeks were on sale this week at WF and they reminded me of the farmer's market (which I'm counting down to opening =) so they came home with me. Aren't they gorgeous? and they smell even better.
When we were in California at Ceago Vinegarden we bought a couple souvenir cookbooks...along with a case of wine...this one from Farmer John I love for helping me with veggies I may not have eaten before. It's a great reference when you try new things from your farmer's market. You can look up veggies by name in the back and they give recipes, storage, and prep instructions for them, along with herbs and spices that pair well. So I looked the the leek section for tips on prep.
I got them washed up and just sauted in a little evoo to top a baked sweet. I've been seeing bloggers top sweets with coconut oil, like Heather does here with coco butter. Oh my is the combo good!
With the sweet we had apples and walnuts on baby greens with poppy seed dressing from The Raw Food Revolution Diet. In my opinion this has been our best dinner as of late. The dressing itself was super delicious itself. A combo of a juiced orange, flax oil, dijon mustard, orange zest, poppy seeds, and salt. So pretty in it's color coordinating bowl ;)
Tonight we had Alice Water's Spicy Cauliflower Soup (obviously switched the animal stock for veggie) click here for the recipe on The Daily Green, over brown rice with leftover sweet potato and leeks.
Other recent greens have been the organic baby greens from Costco with the end of Averie's Tahini slaw dressing. This dressing takes a minute to stir up (I add extra ginger) it's creamy and tangy.
also we've had some lightly steamed broc and Dreena Burton's Mac oh Geez. This is my go to comfort food recipe to make for myself, it's out of this world creamy and delicious. It makes roughly an 8x12 pan, I will admit that Dave had one serving one night, and I have eaten the rest for lunches...that's a lot, but so good!
Was today gorgeous or what? Mom and I had massages that were fabulous, went for a walk with Mom, and went for another walk with Dave after dinner (housework got done too, no worries). I love the feel in the air and everyone outside stretching out and playing after the winter, oh and SUNSHINE!
Saw two pieces of wall art today that read: