Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars

Hey there! I meant to post a killer fudge recipe closer to Halloween, but I just didn’t have the time. So today I whipped up these Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars and DANG THEY’RE GOOD! They almost taste like a peanut butter cup, but with no refined sugar and only 7 ingredients! I’m practising some self-control right now by not gobbling up the whole pan. Did I add that they’re no bake and require almost zero effort? If you’re not convinced of the amazingness of this recipe by now, I don’t know what’s going on inside that head of yours. Grab your peanut butter and let’s rock!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars

Serves: Makes About 20 Small Bars

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 1/2 cup blanched and slivered almonds
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. In a pot, combine the peanut butter, vanilla, 1/4 cup maple syrup, and 1/4 cup coconut oil. Place over medium heat until the mixture is melted and smooth, but don’t allow it to simmer. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the almond meal and blanched almonds into the pot and stir until combined. Spread the mixture evenly onto a parchment-lined 8×8 baking pan and place in the freezer.
  3. In another pot, stir together the 1 tbs maple syrup, 3 tbs coconut oil and 1 tbs cocoa powder over low heat until melted and smooth. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing the peanut butter mixture from the freezer and spooning the chocolate over it, covering the top completely. At this point, your fudge bars might look like a soupy mess, but this is normal!
  4. Place the pan into the freezer for 25 minutes to let the bars set. Take them out of the freezer and cut them into small squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy!

These definitely would’ve been good on Halloween, but with the holidays coming up, you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy these amazing bars! Have a great weekend;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

French Onion Soup

Hello guys! I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love French onion soup! I used to order it at every restaurant and even got to try some in Paris;) It’s one of my favourite soups to eat in the winter since it’s so rich. Over the weekend I developed a delicious recipe for it that’s Vegan and uses healthy ingredients. It tastes AMAZING and is really easy to make. You just need to make sure that the onions get super caramelized to lend a good depth of flavour. Here’s the recipe!

French Onion Soup

Serves: 4

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the sliced onions and cook until soft, brown and caramelized. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
  2. Once the onions are cooked, add in the water, garlic, thyme, rosemary and soy sauce. Cook together for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the vegetable broth into the pot, and season generously with salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Scoop into bowls and enjoy with sprouted grain bread for dipping!

I’m going to make this soup again when it starts to snow… it’s the perfect thing to curl up by the fire with! Have a great week everyone;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Hi guys! Now that fall has started I find myself craving warm, hearty dishes and hot tea, both to be enjoyed while reading of course! The recipe that I’m posting today is the epitome of comfort food; Shepherd’s Pie. I lightened it up a bit by not using any meat, and I also used sweet potatoes because I’m just obsessed with them! This dish definitely isn’t one that comes together in 20 minutes, but it doesn’t take hours to cook either, so it’s good for rainy days when all you feel like doing is staying home and eating good food. Hope you like it!

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Serves: 2-3

Total Time: 75 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs + 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 a white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 small carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup from corn
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat 2 tbs of olive oil over medium heat. Add in the onion, garlic, zucchini, carrot, and celery and cook until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add in the chilli flakes, 1 tsp of ground thyme, basil and paprika and cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Put the peas, corn, tomato paste, and water into the pot and stir. Let the mixture cook until the veggies are soft and most of the water has boiled off, creating a stew like texture. This will take about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Dump the vegetable mixture into a small loaf pan. Steam the cut up sweet potatoes for about 10-15 minutes, or until soft. Mash them in a bowl with the 1 tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of ground thyme and 1 tsp of rosemary.
  5. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
  6. Spread the mashed potatoes in an even layer on top of the veggie mixture. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes, until the potatoes are slightly browned. Remove and enjoy!

This pie also makes great leftovers. Guess what I’m eating for lunch tomorrow? I can’t wait!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Crumbles

Hey there! These crumbles are super delicious and only take about 20 minutes to whip up- the perfect late night snack! They’re super healthy and have no refined sugar or butter. Enjoy!

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Crumbles

Serves: 2

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 tbs + 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a bowl, mix together the rhubarb, strawberries and 2 tbs maple syrup. Split evenly between two small glass ramekins.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the two dishes of fruit and place in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Hope you like these delicious crumbles! See you Friday;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked

Chocolate Zucchini Energy Bites

Hi guys! As you know, school is coming up and it’s time to stock up on snacks to keep you going through the school day. These energy bites taste amazing, and the addition of oats, dates, hemp hearts makes them a hearty snack. Plus, you can sneak an extra serving of veggies into your day by adding zucchini! The cocoa totally masks it and you won’t even know it’s there. Enjoy!

Chocolate Zucchini Energy Bites

Serves: Makes 9 Bites

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 small dates
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts

Directions:

  1. Fill a bowl with hot water from the tap. Add in the dates and let them sit in the water for about 10 minutes, then drain.
  2. In a blender, pulse the oats until they resemble a fine flour. Add in the zucchini, dates, cocoa powder, and hemp hearts. Process until everything is combined.
  3. Scoop heaping tablespoons of the mixture into your hands and roll into balls. Place into a Tupperware and let sit in the fridge for 10 minutes before serving. Store in the fridge.

Making these in big batches so that you can always have a snack handy would be a great idea! See you Friday;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))