Chocolate Coconut Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I have some delicious and festive treats for you guys:) These Chocolate Coconut Hearts are so cute and delicious! I double dipped them in chocolate so that the outsides are super smooth;) Enjoy!

Chocolate Coconut Hearts

Serves: Makes 12 hearts

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. Mix together the almond flour, coconut, peanut butter, 1 tbsp of maple syrup, vanilla and water in a small bowl.
  2. Scoop 1/2 a tbsp of the cookie dough mixture into your hands (make sure that you measure so that they’re all the same size) and form a small heart. Repeat this step until you have 12 cookie dough hearts.
  3. Place the hearts in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. While the Hearts are chilling, melt 1 tbsp of maple syrup with the coconut oil and cocoa powder in a small pot over low heat.
  5. Remove the hearts from the freezer. Using 2 forks, dip the hearts into the chocolate one at a time and roll them until covered. Use the forks to remove them from the chocolate and place them in a parchment lined Tupperware, then into the freezer for 5 minutes.
  6. Repeat step five, so that the chocolate on the hearts is smooth. You can melt the chocolate mixture again if it becomes too thick. Once they have set in the freezer after their second coat of chocolate, store in the fridge and enjoy;)

Hope you have a great day!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Almond and Mushroom Salad Rolls

Hey there! I always love salad rolls when I visit Vietnamese restaurants, and so I thought that I’d make some of my own. These Salad rolls include lots of veggies, plus almonds and mushrooms cooked in a soy honey glaze. Rolling the rice paper is surprisingly not that hard, once you get the hang of it. I used square sheets of rice paper that were given to me, but round sheets also work. You can find sheets of rice paper in most grocery stores. These rolls make great snacks, appetizers, or light lunches. Enjoy!

Almond and Mushroom Salad Rolls

Serves: Makes 5 rolls

Total Time: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 5 small mushrooms, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 an avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 a cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 a red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 5 rice paper sheets, square or round

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add in the mushrooms and almonds, and cook for two minutes. Then add the soy sauce and honey, cooking for another minute until most of the liquid has cooked off. Set the mixture aside.
  2. Take a large plate and fill it with a shallow layer of water. Place a sheet of rice paper in the water and press down on it to submerge it. Let it soak for about one minute, then flip it over, making sure the whole sheet is still submerged, and soak for another thirty seconds, massaging the water into the paper a bit until it’s translucent and pliable.
  3. Grab the sheet of rice paper and transfer it to a dry plate or cutting board. Place a pinch of lettuce in the middle of the sheet in a log shape, with the ends about an inch away from the side edges. Spread a tablespoon of the almond and mushroom mixture on top of the lettuce, followed by some shredded carrots, cucumber, pepper and avocado.
  4. Fold the inside edges of the rice paper sheet in towards the middle of the roll. Fold the edge closest to you over top of the ingredients in the centre, and continue to roll up the paper until a salad roll forms.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until 5 salad rolls are complete, then enjoy!

Hope you like these unique salad rolls! See you Wednesday!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Chickpea Salad Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Happy New Year!!🥳🥳🎉🎉 I can’t believe it’s 2020 and the start of a new decade!! If some of your New Years resolutions are to eat a bit healthier or try out some new recipes, than this is the place to be;)

Today I have a delicious stuffed sweet potato recipe that is great for lunch or dinner, and the chickpea salad stuffing can be enjoyed for days after as a quick school lunch. I’d like to be a bit more organized when it comes to lunches this year so that I have more time in the morning (to read books). So this recipe is perfect! Hope you enjoy;)

Chickpea Salad Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Serves: 1-2 (plus extra salad for lunches)

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of hummus (I used roasted red pepper flavour, but any other flavour would work)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Wash the sweet potato and cut it in half lengthwise. Place the halves skin side up on a parchment lined baking sheet, and rub them with the olive oil. Poke a few holes into the potato with a fork, and place in the oven. Bake for about 30 minutes, until soft.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the chickpeas, hummus, balsamic vinegar, diced peppers, quinoa, and walnuts.
  4. Once the sweet potatoes are soft, scoop out some of the flesh from the middle of each half and mash it into the chickpea salad. Place the potatoes on a plate and scoop an equal amount of chickpea salad into each, saving the rest for later.
  5. Enjoy!!

First post of 2020 done! Thanks for all of your support in 2019;) Can’t wait for all of the new recipes and bullet journal spreads coming in 2020!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Banana Walnut Nice Cream

Hello there;) Tis’ the season to enjoy your favourite holiday treats! Today’s post is a delicious banana walnut nice cream that takes under five minutes to make. It can be enjoyed on its own but goes great with the Walnut Brownies I made not too long ago! Hope you enjoy;))

Banana Walnut Nice Cream

Serves: 1-2

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 small bananas, chopped and frozen
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients together until creamy and smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of brownies and Nice Cream!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Walnut Brownies

The other day I was craving something sweet, and I was like, “you know what would hit the spot right about now? A good brownie”. So I headed to the kitchen and made myself some darn delicious brownies. These delectable bites of chocolate goodness aren’t too sweet and have a super intense chocolate flavour. The walnuts add great texture and also some holiday vibes; but feel free to use a different nut or no nuts at all if you’re not a nut person. My brother even approved these brownies before I told him that they were healthy, as he has a strange aversion to healthy food. But he couldn’t tell the difference so I mean….. GO MAKE THESE BROWNIES!👍

Walnut Brownies

Serves: Makes 16 small brownies

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the banana. Stir in the oat flour and cocoa powder and mix until combined.
  3. Next, add the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and salt and stir to form the brownie batter. Mix in the walnuts at this point.
  4. Grease an 8×8 baking pan with coconut oil. Pour in the brownie batter and spread it evenly around the pan. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let the brownies cool, then freeze them in a ziploc or store in the fridge in an airtight container.
  6. Enjoy!

Hope you love this recipe!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))