Wednesday, November 30, 2011

No Guilt Chocolate Pudding

I have been a baking/cooking fool lately.  I am LOVING this new blog that I found where I have gathered a bunch of new recipes.  More on that later.  Today I wanted to post a recipe for chocolate pudding made with avocados.  I know, right?!?!?!? 

Did I post this recipe yet?  One might ask why I don't just go back into my listing of posts and find out?  In which I would answer: Cause my head is spinning from all the craziness going on that I don't feel like taking not one extra step to actually find out the answer to my own question. 

So there.

At any rate, this pudding recipe is pretty much spot on to the real thing.  Well, minus all the crap that the instant mixes have in them.  And if your not gonna care about what's in your food, then I will just have to do that for you. 

Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe avocado.  Yes, avocado.  Trust me here.  Cut in half, scoop out the goods, get rid of the pit and cut into chunks
  • 1 ripe banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup milk.  Any milk will work: 1%, 2%, soy, almond, etc.
  • 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder.  Find this at Whole Foods or online (I like Vitacost for all my natural food, vitamin and health care needs).  Or I just used Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder since I had that on hand.
  • 2T agave nectar
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional).  I put this in the first batch I made and my kids didn't like the pieces of coconut in their pudding.  So, it's up to you if you want to add it.
Put all ingredients in a blender, Vitamix or food processor and blend until smooth.  Put in refrigerator and chill for a couple of hours before serving. 

I just made two batches and am anxiously awaiting it to get chilled before I guiltlessly (totally a word) dive in!

Enjoy!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Funny Things My Kids Say: Part 2

More kid funnies!  Love them!

Kaiden: "Mommy!  Look what I brought for you!" (running in the house with flowers picked from the yard)
Me: "Wow!  I love them.  I really like when you think of me like that and bring me flowers."
Kaiden: "Cause you like that?"
Me: "Yep.  Girls like that kind of stuff."
Kaiden: "Yeah.  Girls like pretty flowers cause they are princesses."

"Me and Maddey have boogies in our ears.  I just put my finger in my ear and felt it."

"Maddey, can I please use that phone?  I have a cousin that I need to say hi to."

"Close your eyes.  And when I count to, ummmm, one then open your eyes.  One, two, three, four, ONE!  Open your eyes!" 

"That was a big poop.  It kind of hurt.  I thought it was going to split my butt."

Me: "What do you want for lunch?"
Kaiden: "Ummm...how about strawberries and crawfish."
Me: "Huh?'

Maddey: "Mommy!  My belly ache is full. My legs hurt."
Me: Why?
Maddey: "Cause my belly ache is full."

Me: "How'd you get so big?!"
Maddey: "Daddy made me big."