Friday, August 31, 2012

Oreo Fro-Yo Treat


This treat was amazing! Especially for those times when you need a dessert fix quick! I just whipped it up one night when feeling adventurous (and lazy). No recipe just a spontaneous creation that turned out to be a MEGA win!


You must excuse the poor lighting and rather minimal plating effort ;) I quickly documented it one night before it was almost instantaneously devoured.


I had a few Oreos laying around and just a smidgen of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Frozen Yogurt (this is my fav flavour and I actually prefer the fro-yo over the ice cream variety - it's more gooey and delicious in my opinion) so I popped an Oreo in the bottom of a ramekin, scooped the fro-yo on top, hand-crushed the Oreos for the top, and popped it in the freezer to chill everything down. I had a fantastic dessert on my hands that was prepared in mere minutes!! And it was gone in mere seconds!!!


The way that the Oreo combines with the fro-yo, this entire treat tastes like the best part of a Dairy Queen cake - the fudge ripple! Mmmm Mmm good!

That's all folks!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wonderful Wednesday

It feels so good to finally be done with my summer classes! My first day off and would you look at that, it's a Wonderful Wednesday! It truly is wonderful!! ;)

Here are a few more wonderful things:


This dress from here - great style, cute cut-outs, and loving the 90's inspired pattern!


Speaking of the 90's... this tumblr is probably my favourite! Just scrolling through the pages to come across something long-forgotten or realizing that awesome TV show or item of clothing wasn't just a wonderful dream, well it's just priceless. 
PS what a great message Sailor Moon :)


THESE. My favourite pattern of all time plus a great style.


Talk about HAIR ENVY! I am pleasantly surprised by Miley with this awesome cut. Way to be edgy, girl! ;)





Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Chocolate Frosted Vegan Brownies


These brownies are so fluffy, light and not too sweet at all. The frosting really makes them. No one would ever guess they're vegan - score!




Fudgy Vegan Fudge Brownies
Adapted from Southern In Law

2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 
1/3 cup dark cocoa powder 
1 tbsp baking powder
1/3 cup brown sugar (if I make these again, I would use a lot more sugar - probably 3/4 cup)
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup canola oil  
1 3/4 cup almond milk

Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F. Grease and/or line an 8x8 baking dish. In a large bowl mix together flour, cocoa, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add in oil and milk and stir until combined.  Pour brownie batter into baking dish and bake for 25-35 minutes or until cooked through and a skewer inserted removes clean. 
Eat within 1-2 days - best stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

Vegan Chocolate Frosting 

3 tbsp non-dairy spread
3 tbsp cocoa powder 
1 1/3 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp milk

In a bowl combine spread and cocoa powder, gradually mix in icing sugar, vanilla and add milk as needed to create your desired consistency. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Quinoa Tabbouleh



Summer is the perfect season for light, refreshing sides and salads. Parsley is the perfect ingredient for when you want something bright and fresh to eat. This quinoa tabbouleh features fresh parsley perfectly. This is a fast, fresh, and delicious side for summer!



Quinoa Tabbouleh

Ingredients

  • cups quinoa
  • cups chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup EVOO
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

Directions

        Prepare couscous according to package directions and let cool. Stir in remaining ingredients.
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