Monday, we headed to Melissa + Matt’s for dinner. I made the vegan chocolate brownies again. These are seriously so so so good!
The only thing I changed was adding 1/2t cinnamon, which you could actually taste! These take about 10min from start to finish [max] and then take 20min to bake. LOVE this recipe!
I decided to jazz them up a bit with a peanut butter vegan ganache. It was creamy + delish.
I don’t normally use powdered sugar, but when I do I use organic and make sure it’s sugar + tapioca starch instead of corn starch. I try to keep out highly processed corn products as much as possible! I also just wanted a super quick + easy frosting and this was it!
Vegan Peanut Butter Ganache
- ~3/4c peanut butter
- ~2/3c powdered sugar
- ~1-2T non-dairy milk
- Combine + whisk with fork until creamy.
- Adjust powdered sugar and/or milk to get it to the consistency you want.
Mine was a nice + creamy frosting. It was gooey, a little sweet and super peanut buttery :)
The view from Melissa’s house is awesome!
I’ve missed Jake! He’s getting so big…and even cuter…if that was possible!
On the menu: Grilled Quesadillas
Matt grilled up chicken + steak.
He also grilled veggies in this awesome cast iron grill pan.
Jake ate hotel room key cards, while he waited for dinner. He’s such a good little eater and eats everything mom + dad do. Love him!
Melissa + Matt were too kind and got me flowers and a year subscription to Vegetarian magazine, on top of an amazing dinner!!
They were also super accommodating to my veggie diet. Thanks Melis!!! It was delicious.
Matt made homemade guac. YUM.
My 2 quesadillas pre-grilled. I don’t know why I’ve never thought to grill quesadillas. It was a brilliant idea.
Love the grill marks!!!
Melissa + me
Chris + Matt
For the past 2 days, I’ve made rolled oats and really haven’t been too excited about them. Not because it’s summer but because Scottish + Steel Cut are just so much better! Granted I didn’t have fresh banana either day. One day I left it out and today I used frozen sliced banana. I’m sure that was some of the problem but they just don’t fluff up or get nearly as creamy as my Scottish Oats!!
I used 1/3c rolled oats and with Scottish I use 1/4c but they expand SO much more! It’s pretty crazy. Once I get fresh bananas I’ll test it again. Besides the fact that the texture wasn’t my favorite, the flavors rocked. I used my salt kissed cashew butter, jelly, raspberries and cacao nibs for toppers. A little bit of cream, a little bit of crunch and a little bit of sweet.
Workin’ it out:
- .75 mile walk to the gym
- 100m kickboard warm up
- 25m breaststroke
- 25m backstroke
- 175m freestyle
- 25m freestyle sprint
- 50m kickboard cool down
- .75 mile walk home
- light stretching
I repeated what is highlighted in orange 5 times total and it took about 32min. It was a great workout!
Yoga for the day:
- after the swim I did part of Polly’s Yoga for Runners
- yogadownload 8min Abs, plus a few more moves
- midnight yoga session – yoga download Yoga for Cyclists [20min]
Running to bed……