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Sun Warrior Protein Socca + Carrot-Almond Macaroons!

Gooooood morning bloggy boos! How are you?

I am sleepy weepy. Thank GOODNESS third quarter is over, I can now offich say I am a fourth quarter senior! It is allll smooth sailing from here:)

Thank you for all of your college stories and tips on going to college and roomies! You guys are so insightful, and it’s making me even more excited to go off to school in the fall!! (and meet my roommate on FridaySmile)

Yesterday was spent in an awesome workout at the gym where I ran into a couple of friends and Lisa (haha as per the Friday uge). We talked for about an hour and a half on the bikes. Time flies when you’re having fun:)

….like this guy:

Free ticket to the gun show? Oh hey new spinning teacher.

Anywhos, since yesterday was Indulgence Friday, I indulged in a little of sitting on my batooty. Aka, I came home, ate, watched Biggest Loser and House (any fans out there? Holllaaa at me!), then went to sleep.

This morning will be spent on a gorgeous canal run, crossing my fingers that it does not rain/snow/hail/cats and dogs! Gotta love Upstate New York. <— Do you sense my sarcasm?

So as you read this, I will be hitting the pavement with my new baby (who is still yet to be named). Any suggestions?? The first new baby has been affectionately named Darren. Ob. sessed.

But since you all are most likely tumbly grumbling for a new recipe, here are TWO. One is super simple, and the other requires some fun ingredients.

Last week, Lisa and I got together for a food date before our kick-toosh spin class (we have agreed that if we were guys, we would completely have a crush on our spin teacher. weird? don’t answer that).

First we made jooooose…

Yes, that is a whole Vita-Mix full of juice. And yes, it is completely poss to drink all of that (except we didn’t…they should make juice-drinking competitions for health champs like usSmile).

Served in wine glasses, as uge.

Do you see the wabbit?

It’s like looking for animals in the clouds, except juice tastes way better than air. Just saying:)

‘Twas a kitchen sink juice with carrots, cilantro, lemons, celery, kale stalks, dandelion greens, ginger, red pepper, and lawd knows what else. It was delish and hit the spotsky Smile

Then we made Sun Warrior Protein Socca with sprouted LENTIL flour. Socca without garbanzo beans?! Say whaaaa?

You heard me right, and chickadees it was so good. Topped with Sunflower Seed Butter (my obsession) and leftover Acai Pomegranate Chia Seed Jam.

Oh and coconut, coconut butter, and cacao nibs because it was completely necessary.

Ob. sessed.

Sun Warrior Protein Socca

Makes 2 small servings, or one large portion.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sprouted lentil flour, or other bean flour (a la vitamix)
  • 2 scoops vanilla Sun Warrior
  • 20 drops vanilla stevia
  • 1 cup water (not sure on this measurement–best to go by texture and add gradually)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl or Vita-Mix.
  2. Heat a frying pan and add a tablespoon or so of extra-virgin coconut oil. Add batter in small amounts at a time.
  3. Cook like pancakes until cooked through.
  4. Top with your toppin’s and enjoy!

I think we downed this whole batch in two minutes flat and then ate some ‘roons later.

Roons say whaaaa? Get at me kiddos because this is the simplest, healthiest thing in the world. You’re going to wonder why you didn’t think of this biznazz.

I present to you,

ALMOND Carrot Balls!

Or if you want to sound fancy you can call them ‘roons. Whatever floats you boat:)

Carrot-Almond Macaroons

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of carrot pulp (or squeezed, blended/shredded/processed carrots)
  • 2 cups ground raw almonds
  • stevia or other sweetener to taste (if desired)

Directions:

  1. Make your carrot pulp, and grind your almonds.
  2. Combine the two in a large bowl and pack down. Add sweetener to taste(such as stevia, yacon, lucama, agave, maple syrup, or blackstrap molasses).
  3. Shape into balls or macaroons (with a melon baller). Eat straight up, or dehydrate for a few hours and enjoy as macaroons.
  4. Enjoy!

First, you take some carrot pulp (from your juicer), or simply put carrots in the blender and then squeeze out the moisture with a cheesecloth.

Then you grind up a ton of almonds, and combine the two! Shape them into balls and eat them that way (absolutely delicious) or dehydrate for a few hours and eat them as macaroons.

Our next project is to dip them in dark chocolate and melted coconut butter!:)

That’s all for today loves! Enjoy your Sattyday:)

How did you celebrate Indulgence Friday?

Sitting on my bootay and tons of Quinoa-Hummus-Raisin-Balsamic bowls:)

Favorite super-simple recipe. GO!

These balls. <— Minds out of the gutter people.

Tell me about your favorite protein powder!

Currently mine is Vega Vanilla Sport Protein, but I am convincing the ‘rents to get me some Sun Warrior:)

xoxox,

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triple-athaloner + a winner!

Good afternoon chickadees! How are you?

I have a surprise for you.

Bloggy boos, meet Stubby Stu!

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Wuv my carrots:)

I am sorry for being a bit MIA the last few days! Let’s just say schoolwork, senioritis, and the Biggest Loser have semi taken over my life. No big.

First and foremost, we have a winner! The winner of the Love Grown Foods Granola giveaway is comment #194, Kaitlyn Nelson! Congratulations, Kaitlyn! E-mail me your address and Love Grown will have that granola sent out to you asap:)

Second of all, I am now a triple-athaloner. Or a triathaloner. Whatever you want to call it, the Padre, myself, and the Baby Sister made up a kick-toosh team and DOMINATED. We won. Holla @ me! I biked eight miles in 15 minutes flat and the Padre ran 2.34 miles. What. a. beast.

Our team tat:

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First place!

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Rewarded myself with a giant waffle. Prepare to see the ugliest waffle on the face of the Earth. Do not be fooled kiddos, this was scrumiddlyumptious:)

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Smiley face!

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Cookie Dough Bowl, waffle-style. I forgot the baking soda so sadly this is what happens:( BUT it tasted fantab so I am not complaining. Topped with apple spread and a chopped banana🙂

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Fugly food is always the most delicious, remember? 🙂

That’s all for this afternoon loves! I’m off to a kettlebells class with Lisa, aka we are getting our butts whooped..again. But we love it, so we keep going back. It’s a love-love relationship with them kettlebells:)

Longer post tomorrow. There are many recipes coming in the next few days so get your eating pants on!

Latest weird looking food you’ve seen/eaten?

That carrot and these waffles. Delicious.

Favorite breakfast food. GO!

Cookie Dough Bowlllll

Tips from college bloggies/veterans?

Currently I am between two amazing schools, and one of my top choices to which I am currently wait-listed. Tell me about your experiences!!

xoxox,

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Triple Tangent To-The-Nones Tuesday

Good morning bloggy boos!! How are you?

I am a sore son-of-a-gun (daughter of a gun?) because of a KILLER spinning class last night. I have been hooked for two years and it is never going to end people, it is just something to accept.

So, since it is Tangent Tuesday, here are some randoms about me. Enjoyyyy:)

  1. This song has been stuck in my head all. day. I am one of the nicest people you will ever meet (WOAH ego, watch out there!), but seriously, I can’t tell if this girl is trying to be funny or if she thinks she is really good. Okay that is the meanest you will ever see me. Don’t worry the worst is over:)
    Oh lawd.

    Want to hear more about the great debate? Clickety click on over to these:
    http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2011/03/is_rebecca_blacks_friday_video.html
    http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/videogaga/71429/is-youtube-sensation-rebecca-blacks-friday-the-worst-song-ever/
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/14/rebecca-blacks-friday_n_835495.html
    http://theweek.com/article/index/213141/rebecca-blacks-friday-worst-music-video-ever

  2. I always HAVE to be eating something when I am sitting. Whether it be during schoolwork or watching a movie, I always have to be munching on something or I will not be able to sit still/focus. I used to chew a lot of gum but then I realized it just made me really hungry so that was semi-counterproductive.

    THANK YOU carrots (carrot balls) and every veggie/fruit on the planet for allowing me to munch on you at odd times of the night when I really should be sleeping instead of studying.

    Except I am a grandma and go to bed at 9 basically so that was a false statement. Ignore that, and change it to every waking hour of the day. That is why I pack so much food for school every day (besides my raging appetite). I cannot focus in class so I pack munchables. Problem = solved.

  3. I am only allowed to watch Jersey Shore when I am working out or doing something productive, like eating folding socks. Why did I make this rule for myself? a. We don’t have cable, and b. I figure trash TV counts as negative points, so then might as well fix it with some good deeds aka a sweat sesh (my gym has EVERY CHANNEL ever) or doing something for the fam. It’s all about sacrifices, people.

    Ob. sessed. My recent fave quote? “What a shady b****”. Okay Vinny you are a jerko but sometimes you are really funny:)

  4. I cannot for the life of me remember my voicemail password. I have tried every single number combination in my memory it is obviously an error on Verizon’s part.

    Any suggestions?! Please and thank you:)

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So I am calling it To-The-Nones Tuesday because I am not To-The-Nines today. I am rockin the yoga pants/juicy hoodie look because I have senioritis and I don’t like to put too much effort into my appearance.

Roll out of bed, eat, repeat!

Here is a recycled photograph FYE:)

See you tomorrow loves!! Have a rockintastic Tuesday:)

What do you think of Rebecca Black’s debut video?

Hahahahhaha. That is all I have to say about that:)

FAVORITE JERSEY SHORE QUOTE

“I wanna snuggle.” Love you Dreena.

Tell me some random/crazy/weird things about you!!

xoxox,

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Weird Things I Do in my Sleep + Baked Falafel Balls!

Good morning lovelies! I hope you all had a luuurvely Thursday and are ready to celebrate Indulgence Friday!:)

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am ready for the weekend! Thursdays tend to be my favorite day of the week because I always know that Friday is right around the corner:)

First of all, I wanted to say thank you for your beautiful comments on my post on the Black Swan in All of Us and my FAQT’s post from yesterday that answered a lot of the questions I’ve been getting lately. Check them out!

I also have to thank you for being the best readers I could ever have! The last week has been filled with record-high numbers of hits for CK, and I cannot be more thankful! You all keep me blogging every day, and I love each and every one of you🙂

Secondly, Chef Katelyn has been revamped! If you’re reading from your Google Reader or e-mail, take a second to click over to the bloggity blog and have a look! I spent an embarrassing amount of time on the improvements, so have a look and I will love you forever🙂 (except we’re all best friends anyways, that is why I love my bloggy boos so much!).

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HALT! Quick note:

Today a friend of mine and I created the Next Big Thing.

We are calling them….CARROT BALLS🙂

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Oh and by the way, the skinny looking one is a baseball bat.

Just so you know.

This came about because I was enjoying my carrots in Lit, and then found a carrot that was shaped just. like. a tiny ball.

I showed my friend and she said that it would be a cool new product.

So what did we do?

We both exclaimed, CARROT BALLS! At the same. time.

Telepathy, I tell you:)

So if you are interested in purchasing Carrot Balls and a Baseball Barrot (ha), please call 1-800-CARROT-BALLS and we will promptly mail some to you.

IMG_3475p.s. That is my gorgeous lunch box, sorry about the awesome lighting, my classes don’t exactly dig the whole “natural light” thing;)

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Weird Things I Do in my Sleep

So, I have a little story for you.

Okay, it’s actually a ton of stories all wrapped up in one.

Ever since I was little, I have done strange things in my sleep.

Flinging my legs every which way.

Waking up with my comforter in the hallway (this one stumped me too).

Finding my Droid in between my sheets instead of on my desk (on the other side of the room) where I had left it the night before.

Wearing a different outfit than I went to sleep in (not a joke).

Waking up in the kitchen, eating Cheez-Its (my pre-vegan days).

Waking up to the sound of my own voice.

Oh, by the way. I talk in my sleep. Don’t have a sleepover with me. Or do, and laugh your face off. I say some crazy stuff!

But if there’s one thing I haven’t done in my sleep (but totally could) it’s make these falafel balls.

IMG_3472Quick, simple, and way more delicious-looking than they do in this picture. Sorry, the ones I ate on a plate were gone too quickly for photography:)

Baked Falafel Balls

Inspired by OhSheGlows

Makes about 20-22 Falafel Balls, based on your size preference.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans (or 3 cups) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. tumeric
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp. water, more if necessary (a tablespoon at a time)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a cookie sheet with olive oil.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Form into patties with your hands, and place on greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip with a spatula (carefully! they fall apart easily) and bake for another 15 minutes.
  5. Serve in a pita, on a salad, in a wrap, or with ketchup!

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No, I was not joking when I said with ketchup. My little sister absolutely loves these, and said that they taste better than chicken nuggets! (which is saying a lot, considering we’re veganWinking smile)

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That’s all for now lovlies! See you later tonight for a recap of my Indulgence Friday!

We have a half day today (this never happens), which means I only have three classes…what whaaaat! Looks like I’ll have time to go to the gymmy gym gym!

Then later tonight, I’ll be going out to dinner with the sista and then baking something delecably delicious, so keep your eyes out for some yummy:)

Do you do anything weird in your sleep?

Hahahaha yes.

Do you ever find weirdly-shaped food?

I once found a chip that looked like Abe Lincoln’s head! It. was. epic:)

What do you like to dip in ketchup?

Um, EVERYTHING.

Happy Indulging, loves!

xoxox,

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