Does it count as dessert if it’s all Real Food!?
This snack was KILLER!
I was in the mood to do something creative in the kitchen and was feeling pretty hungry. I pulled up a recipe from Evernote (what I use to clip and organize online recipes) that I’ve been saving for AGES. How often do you have a ripe avocado just sitting around unclaimed!?
[I also used maple syrup in place of brown rice syrup]
Now if that isn’t puddin’ I don’t know what is!
While the food processor was dirty, I obviously had to make banana soft serve. I’d make this EVERY DAY if someone would do the dishes for me!
All layered up (I ate about 1/4 of the pudding recipe) with some raw buckwheat (just like Grapenuts!), granola and chia seeds. Although the pudding was delicious, just plain, I could really taste the avocado. But mixed with the BSS, it was perfect.
While totally incredible, this snack was soooo filling and gave me a bit of a stomach ache that postponed wanting to make dinner for hours. Guess that’s why you don’t have dessert first!
Finally around 7 Matt asked when I planned on starting dinner
By the time it was done cooking, I was hungry deep down in the pit of my stomach
Roasted Chicken with A Side Of Fall
We started with sweet potatoes (2 biggins) plus 2 carrots, 2 apples tossed in Garlic Gold, salt and pepper for 26 minutes at 400*.
Then we added green beans –
And two local pasture-raised chicken legs from Davis Creek Farm rubbed in fresh rosemary from the garden, salt and…
Tomato Cinnamon Clove Preserve. The OpenSky debut. I had not wanted to open this and put tomato in my oatmeal! But it’s the perrrrfect sweet + savory topping. The tomato was totally subtle to the sweetness of plumy jam flavor and a hint of clove in the background. I liked it a lot!
The chicken roasted for an additional 30 minutes or so and turned out fabulous. I had a drumstick
And a big pile ‘O veg! I liked the apple bits most of all!
A glass of wine would have been a nice complement! Matt said it was not a special enough occasion to open a fancy bottle
If you’re on Twitter, you’d know I’m jamming to GLEE right now (just got the word that Uncle Jesse a.k.a. John Stamos is making a guest appearance this season. MELT MY HEART! )
I should probably close the windows…I think the neighbors can hear.