The Awakened Leaf

Thursday, October 20, 2016

I like the idea of wearing little things the kids would like but also that would match my style. I found these sweet little fox earrings on etsy from The Awakened Leaf and wear them every other day. They're comfortable and cute to look at. I like when people are staring at my ears and realize they're foxes!

I decided to get a couple other pairs and opted for some elephants (my grandmother loved elephants!) and some simple hexagon studs.

I also love these mountains! Perfect if you're a mountain lover.

Check out more creations from The Awakened Leaf here.

Date balls with coconut + walnuts

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I've been bringing the kids an after-school snack since Leo began JK to help take a load off their hanger. You know it happens. My kids are exhausted and if you add hunger to that, watch out. I'm lucky to make it home. Most days I bring a smoothy, but Mila really isn't into smoothies so I change it up now and again. Last week I brought these date balls and they were a hit. Here's the rundown:

Date balls with coconut + walnuts
2 cups of organic medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons of camino cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 handful of walnuts (or nut or seed of choice)
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of shredded coconut

How to make them:
1. Put all of the ingredients except the shredded coconut into a food processor and process until everything is incorporated.
2. Put the shredded coconut into a bowl and put aside.
2. Take about a tablespoon of 'dough' at a time and roll into balls.
3. Roll each ball in the shredded coconut.
4. Enjoy!

What I've been cooking up

Thursday, October 13, 2016

This blog has certainly taken many turns over the several years it's been around! It started off as a sewing blog and has quickly morphed into a cooking blog. I'm sure it will change again.

I thought I'd share some photos of what I've been cooking up over the past several weeks as part of my school work with the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. It's so tough when you get to eat your school work, right?

Knife Skills Salad - I had to practice cutting veggies!

I made my first whole BBQ sauce. So yummy.

Who knew curry powder was so easy to make?

Delicious veggie rice wraps with almond dipping sauce. My favourite so far.

Look at that colour!

Sunflower Power Spread. Yum!

Super delicious date balls - get the recipe on my IG account here: @lealoulemonade

I've been making loads more but forgot to take photos! It's been a busy course but so great to learn about all the foods that can keep us healthy. More to come!
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