Saturday, August 13, 2016

Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

With every one's garden in full harvest I have been receiving tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini's as gifts from several of my staff, friends and colleagues.  Since I'd rather bake than cook I made muffins out of the most recent offering of zucchini :)

I LOVE the website Oh She Glows!  I don't think I've ever made something from this website I didn't like.  I own her hard copy cookbook too!

I made this recipe exactly as instructed and the muffins are hit at my house.

Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Marinated Shrimp on Rice

I just made the most amazing shrimp dish...and then I sat out on my balcony and ate it with my favorite person.  At least 85% of my ingredients are organic.


4-5 cloves garlic
2/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 pounds fresh raw shrimp (peeled)

1 cup white basmati rice
1 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth


Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Let sit in fridge for minimum 30 minutes.  Bring rice, broth and butter to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.  Turn heat completely off and let sit another 10 minutes.  While the rice is sitting cook shrimp and all the marinade in a pan for about 10-15 minutes.  Poor shrimp over rice and serve.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Late night baking again!  I came up with this epic creation just minutes ago and they have now been coined the best brownies ever.


1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup agave nectar (or maple syrup)
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1.5 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup chocolate protein powder (I used Iso Flex Peanut Butter Chocolate Whey)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix wet ingredients in one bowl and dry ingredients in another (leaving out chocolate chips and walnuts).  Fold dry ingredients into wet.  Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts last.  Press into greased 9x9 baking pan.  Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  Turn oven off and let sit in over for another 15 minutes.  Cool and serve.