Recipe: Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Dark Chocolate Coconut Crumble Crunch Muffins
These were alright, but without the chocolate chips they didn’t have much taste. Pumpkin or banana can be used instead of the sweet potato, both of which might give them more flavor. I ate the last few spread with strawberry jam…it sounds strange, I know.
There’s a slight problem with the recipe. Salt is listed in the directions but not the ingredients, so I threw in a 1/4 tsp (maybe the flavor problem was from not enough salt. They could definitely use more cinnamon anyway, there’s only 1/8 tsp!).
I can’t say if this was the most delicious of all the dinners or if it just tasted even better because I was so hungry. (The bite shot wasn’t planned, I was just too hungry to take photos!)
Pizza-type thing: toasted naan spread with goat cream cheese, topped with cooked apple and onion slices, black pepper & pecans.
Eaten with Trader Joe’s scrumpdiddlyumptious sweet potato chips.
Not only does Trader Joe’s have delicious food, but they have junk food without preservatives! I’m not sure of the exact ingredient(s) that bothers me, but on separate occasions I ate sweet onion flavored wheat thins and harvest cheddar flavored sun chips and my stomach hurt for a week.
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Slims: The chocolate to pretzel ratio…mmm!
Vanilla Joe Joe’s: PUT DOWN YOUR OREOS AND EAT THESE (if you happen to have access to a TJ’s). They have taste, a not fake taste! The creme has vanilla bean flecks!
Cowgirl Bark: So-so. If I made it myself I would have mixed the toppings in throughout the chocolate for taste (it wouldn’t be as presentable, but I’ve always valued taste over appearance. Don’t even get me started on store bought bakery cakes.)
Goat’s Milk Cream Cheese: Yess. So good on apple slices.
I found this little collection of (discounted!) Scottish jams. They were much sweeter and stronger tasting than the jams I’m used to, so a thin layer was best. They were:
- Orange marmalade: plain and one with champagne (I used these in grilled cheese sandwiches!) and one with ginger (too strong, couldn’t eat)
- Strawberry: plain and with champagne
- Lemon curd
Before I abandon my cat for an entire semester, I thought I should do another update of her kitty cat tent. She looks silly, falling asleep with half closed eyes. This is how the tent looks in soft morning light, perhaps I will take another photo to better show the designs later.
The tent is made entirely of materials I already had on hand: old tablecloth/sheet material, lace cut from an old shirt, fake flowers and leather, and bamboo sticks. I used my acrylics to paint the tent. I tried to create a sorta whimsical pattern - not too “boho” and not too “cutesy”. The color choices were inspired by new dresser knobs shown in the back. Back side shown here.
I stuck an old, folded up, flannel sheet with a cat print (that my kitty amusingly loves to sleep on) in there for a nice cushy base.
This project was adapted from this tutorial.
Adorable! I wonder if George would know what to do with a cat teepee…
Dear (some) American actors,
You’re not supposed to just recite your lines, but put feelings behind the words.
I happened to have ricotta cheese and pistachios so I made a naan copy of this restaurant pizza.