Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Can one still have a food blog if she is not cooking?

I know, enough with the chaos... I promised three scoops food and one scoop me but lately life is too chaotic for cooking. (Gasp says the gal that finds therapy in cooking.)

So. Here it is.
1- Our house is on the market and kitchen needs to stay clean.
2- I have been out of town
3- I may be moving to a place with an even smaller kitchen. Yes, it is possible.

I am, however, eating. Eating lots of fast fuel efficient meals. One of my favorite items I snag from the Coffee Mill daily I will be recreating, thanks to Women's Health Magazine, in my hopefully new small city kitchen (please employers, call.) These are my idea of Fast Food.

Energy Chunks
Simply put, Chunks of Energy are all-natural cubes of goodness, so we asked the folks who make them at Dancing Star to share their recipe. Adapt it by adding your favorite seeds, nuts, and dried fruits.

1 c honey
1 c peanut butter
1 c carob powder
1 c sesame seeds
1 c sunflower seeds

1. Heat honey until warm, then add peanut butter slowly, until just mixable.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients and press into oiled 8 by 8 inch pan.

3. Chill for 1 hour. Cut into 25 small squares. Keep in fridge for up to 1 month; freeze indefinitely.


Anonymous said...

Shop Girl,
I am the creator of Chunks of energy and was happy to see you post the recipe. Other suggestions for more variety might be adding organic raisins or organic date pieces, replacing honey with agave or maple syrup. Using almond butter instead of peanut butter. Lastly to add nutritional power adding superfoods like goji berries or organic spirulina. Also you can experiment with adding walnuts instead of sunnies or sesame seeds. I prefer to buy organic, but if you are on a tight budget you can buy natural and you will get your best prices in the bulk bins of your local coop or any organic food store that sells in bulk. Hot tip: roll them in unsweetened shredded coconut for an extra special treat.
Our blog address is: Michael

Toylady said...

If you don't have time to make them yourself, you can just head over to Annie Kay's Main Street Market, in Blacksburg. We have lots of flavors to choose from!
They are yummy and perfect for hiking, biking or just plain 'ole snacking.