Try It, You Might Like It!' This is for all those quirky one-off things I invent just throwing things around in the kitch (sometimes literally, judging by the state of my cupboard doors). These are the 'anyone could think of it' recipes, that may not be particularly unique or recipe-book worthy, but that rocked my tastebuds on a random Sunday.
Here is a Try It recipe which serves as a vehicle for Maca consumption:
Raw Vegan Maca Bars
For Raw Vegan Maca Rounds (a popular variation) Click Here.
- 200g dried prunes (I think prunes are always dried, but .. just in case)
- 70g ground almonds
- 60g oat bran
- 20g chia seeds
- 1-2 tbsp maca powder
- 2 tsp arrowroot
- 1 tsp salt
- 80g coconut oil
- 90g firm honey
Soak the prunes in water for about 10 minutes. While they are soaking, melt the honey and coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat. Drain the prunes and process them along with the almond meal, oat bran, salt, maca and chia seeds until everything is a sticky mess.
Add the arrowroot and melted coconut butter/honey to the mix and process until everything is combined.
The mix is very sticky! The best thing is to dump it onto baking paper, cover with another sheet and press it flat. Or, you can use my method: vinyl food handling gloves. Nothing sticks to those.
Once flattened to your desired height, put your creation in the freezer for about an hour, then move to the fridge.
Cut into bars and munch! I just got back from a walk to check on the progress of "my" supermarket, and the Maca bar was a delicious end to a smile-inducing walk. The New World near our house has been closed since Old Bucky delivered a wrecking-ball from below in Feb 2011. It was heartbreaking to witness the demolition, but I've processed that. I'm over it. I've moved on.
The new supermarket is an earthquake-proof, shiny piece of architecture that is easily three times the size of the old one - how exciting!. It's not particularly innovative or beautiful (it's a supermarket, not a dream home), but I don't care; it's within walking distance. If it was already open I'd be shooting 'down the road' for another jar of coconut oil to make a fresh batch of Maca Bars. 20 metre foundations? That's great, but mostly I'd like to know the size of the organics section. Why isn't that info in the public updates?
I'm interested: what is your favourite shop spot? If that was suddenly taken away, would it be a major inconvenience, or no big deal? Comment me!