Thursday, May 16, 2013

Chocolate Vegan Sugarless Truffles

Delicous alternative to traditional chocolate desserts?

Bring it.

Here we have this nice lil' recipe from Cristina Colli. It's full of good things for you!

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I altered the ingredients a little bit. So here's what I used:

43g prunes
15g peanut butter
15g tahini
30g coconut oil
20g cacao powder
15g shredded unsweetened coconut
18g flaxseed

Here's what you do with all that shit!

1. Place all the dry ingredients (coconut, cacao powder, flaxseeds) in a food processor and pulse to mix.

2. Add prunes and blend until it becomes a crumbly mixture.

3. Add tahini, oil, and peanut butter to mix. Blend until it's all goopy.

4. Roll the paste out in your hands into tiny little balls.



(Jackson is pictured here, sad and starving.)


Deliciousness: 5/5
Best indulgent treat that makes you kinda feel healthy. Kinda.

Prettiness: 2/5
Kinda looks like balls of poop. But if you cover it in flaked coconut, that might be cute. Or look like balls of bird poop.

Ease of Preparation: 4/5
You just mix it all up. Kind of a mess, but hey! It's a fun mess.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Volunteer Trip to Europe!

Good afternoon, blogging buddies.

I haven't talked much about it on my blog, because I haven't been posting much in general on my blog...but I have an amazing trip coming up.

My best friend Mahalia and I will be volunteering on organic farms in Europe for about 8 months.

We will be leaving on September 4th and coming home in late April of next year.

Both of us come from weird family situations that make going to college at this point in our lives financially irresponsible. However, we both really want to feel productive and do something with ourselves in the time that we have to wait until we can be independent on our FAFSA's.

So we're using to travel to Europe and volunteer at a variety of farms, to help people out and to learn new skills. We will also be busking with our instruments along the way.

Since I'd really love to be a nutritionist one way, I'm excited about the opportunity to work with food from the ground up (pun intended!) I feel like this is not only an amazing way to see the world and connect with new people, but also an amazing learning experience for me.

Mahalia's considering pursuing music or working with animals, so this is obviously a fantastic way for her to learn if either of those paths would be suitable for her.

We've made a little fundraising page.

Our fundraising page!

If you feel inspired to donate to our cause, please do! We want to work with and for the community! Hopefully we can also get a little boost from our own communities to get out there and achieve this goal.