Apr 25, 2012

Healthy Ice-cream sandwiches

Today I've really been craving chocolate chip cookies. I didn't bake anything in ages (if you don't count raw strawberry cheesecake, which is not really baking) and I've reduced my intake of sugar drastically, so first I was trying to find a raw recipe for cookies. But after a while I stumbled upon these little lovelies which seemed like a fair compromise since they are a sugar-free and healthy version of what I'm used to making.
Recipe snatched from www.dietsinreview.com/

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from food doodles
3 large, very ripe bananas
1/2 C natural peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
3 Tablespoons coconut oil, liquified (or sub canola)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons maple syrup (or honey for non-vegan)
1-1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
Method | Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mash the bananas in a large bowl, then add peanut butter, baking powder, oil, maple syrup, salt and vanilla. Add oats and flour and mix well. If the mixture seems too wet, add more flour. Then add chocolate chips and stir until well combined.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat and drop cookies by spoonfuls 1 inch apart. They won’t spread much so don’t worry about getting them too close together. And if you want them a bit flatter like traditional cookies, flatten them down with the back of a spoon.
Bake for 15 minutes or slightly more, until the cookies are slightly golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet and place on a cooling rack to cool completely – at least one hour. Then store in an airtight container to retain freshness.

Apr 24, 2012

How to tie a Headscarf

These are a few tuturials on how to tie different styled headscarfs by Modcloth. This is gold to me since I tend to only wear bandanas and always the same way, which really gets kind of boring.  Also, I would NEVER EVER have figured out how to do this on my own, so yay modcloth!

The Bow Topper
The Trendsetter wrap

The Tastemaker Turban

The Showstopper Turban

Bad hair day

If your hair, like mine, tend to become oily over time (and you for some reason don't have time or don't want to wash it) it works perfectly fine to use Cacao as a dry shampoo.

 Not only does it make your hair look perfectly clean again, it also works as a mild styling product and gives your hair texture and volume!
The powder sucks in the excess grease from your hair and leaves it looking clean as ever. All you have to do is rub it into your hair (less is more. Start with half a teaspoon and add more later if needed) and then comb/brush it out a few times. Voila! Your hair looks great!

Cacao works best for brown and red hair. If you are blond you can use corn starch or potato starch for example.

Apr 22, 2012

First post

I love Dan Piraro