Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cure for the Food Rut

Happy Saturday! 
I have found myself in a food rut lately.  You know, making the same thing over and over and over and OVER again!  I can tell that we're all burnt out on what I've been making.  Every been there?  Maybe you're there right now.  Well, here's a couple of quick reciepes to get you into a new groove!

First up,
 Power Balls
Now, I know that peanut butter is a luxury in most places, but sometimes a splurge is nice, right?  Right.

Behold the wonder of power balls!

They are a yummy sweet, sorta sticky, chocolately, mostly healthy treat.  And yes, you eat them just like this.

Here's the deal,
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup honey
3 cups oats
1/2 cup flax seed meal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup of any combination of dried soft fruit and nuts

 Mix it all together and make balls out of the mix.  I used my small cookie scoop and it works well. Stick 'em in the fridge or freezer and enjoy!

And sometimes you just need a good go to dough recipe.  This is our pizza crust recipe, but I use it to make stromboi sometimes too.  Super simple, no need to let rise.

Pizza Crust
1 Tablespoon dry active yeast
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons oil
1 1/2 cup white all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (you can use 2 1/2 cups white if you want)
2 Tablespoons flax seed meal (optional, but that stuff is so good for you!)

-Dissolve yeast and sugar in water, set aside
-Mix all other ingredients together, add water and yeast
-Stir until combined
-Knead for 5-7 minutes or until smooth

-Roll out, place on sprayed cookie sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes at 350
-Add toppings, bake again.

Sometimes I will brush the top with olive oil and sprinkle Italian herbs. 


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