Posts tagged ‘appetizers’

February 27, 2011


Ahh it’s the weekend and I’m up at 6:45…Awesome! I’m not sure when my body decided it didn’t need 8 hours of sleep to function anymore but it’s not cool. Guess I should get my day started..

Yesterdays breakfast was a Strawberry Oatmeal Protein Shake. I’ve never added Oatmeal to a smoothie before but it was extremely filling. Good choice, Alyssa…Good choice.

Lunch was leftover Chili w/ a vitamuffin cornbread – 100 calories. Love it.

Dinner had to be quick because I had baking to do and a boyfriend to pick up! I used my trader joe’s chili lime chicken burgers and made lettuce wraps.

Bib lettuce, sprouts, avocado slices and chili lime chicken burger  dipped in sesame ginger sauce… I think PF Changs has some competition!

I am making apps/dinner/dessert for my family tonight so I did a little preparation while making myself some dessert!

I will show you the final results of the family dinner tomorrow but here is a sneak peak of what I used for one of the desserts…

2 boxes of those. I don’t have to tell you again how I feel about the chocolate + peanut butter combination… I’m sure it’s a mutual feeling.

My own dessert was a Non-Dairy attempt at my favorite Ice Cream… In the process I BROKE my ice cream maker 😦 The top has still not come off but I managed to pour what I could out of the top because I was not letting this go to waste. Tis a sad, sad day in my house.

Regardless of the tragedy it still turned out OK so I will pass the recipe on for you Non-Dairy lovers.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (GREEN – there is no other way to eat it)


  • 2 cups Coconut Milk – Original
  • 1 1/4 cup Coconut Milk – Unsweetened
  • 9 tsp stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • drops of green food coloring
  • 3/8 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup (or more, i wont judge) vegan chocolate chips – btw, is it possible i like these more than regular now?


  • Add coconut milk and xanthan gum to blender.
  • Blend for 30 seconds
  • Add vanilla, stevia, mint extract and green food coloring and blend for 30 more seconds
  • Pour into ice cream maker (follow ice cream maker instructions)
  • Last 5 minutes of churning add your chocolate chips
  • Freeze in airtight container for at least 2 hours

I’m not sure if the consistency was off because the machine was broken or because it was dairy-free. Either way it was delicious and WILL be finished.

One Ice Cream Sundae at a time…

Day 29: 3 Wishes

1.) For cancer to be to a non-existent word. I hate everything about it!

2.) I wish that fantasy baseball and football teams didn’t take over my boyfriends life! It’s a weird obsession to me.

3.) To have endless amounts of money to buy these things

See, I don’t ask for much 🙂 OK We’re off to start the cooking spree… If all goes well I’ll be back with lots of recipes tomorrow!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.