Some days I come to my computer knowing what I am going to say before I start typing. Today I thought I did. I was planning to talk about possibility and how sometimes we get in the way of ourselves and creating possibility for our lives. I had examples from my own life and was ready to type away.
But then when I sat down and fired things up on the computer, it didn’t feel right, I didn’t feel ready to release the words. So maybe I need more time, maybe the words need to ferment a little longer. So now I am sitting here and all I can think is, Okay, now what do I say?
And maybe that’s what I needed to address for myself. Sometimes I don’t need to say anything at all. Sometimes I just need to be there. Present. Aware. Sometimes silence speaks volumes and is so much more powerful than any words that could ever be written.
So today, I will leave you with just that. Maybe silence or just quiet is a little bit of what you need today too.
Oh, but don’t you worry, I won’t leave you without a healthy, delicious recipe! You can always count on that!
Last week I promised to start working on some nut free no bake bites as I have had a couple friends and readers request them. Nuts are such an easy base but they are certainly not the best for everyone. Aside from nuts, seeds are options but they aren’t always the greatest. So I have really honed in on oats and quinoa.
Near the oats in the cereal aisle at the grocery, you can often find quinoa flakes these days. They are similar to oats, but lighter and flakier. Since they aren’t quite as dense as oats, they actually made for a great base for these brownie bites. I see a lot of potential in using this as a base for more bites to come.
We have heard lots of good things about quinoa so who doesn’t want to add a little more into their diet?
One fair warning, dusting them with cacao may look pretty but too much is just too much. It certainly adds a bit of a bitterness so just make sure to really brush off any excess or just skip it all together. It may look great in a photo, but my husband wouldn’t touch the ones with cacao.
- 1 c quinoa flakes uncooked
- 1/4 c dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 c cacao powder more for coating, optional
- 2 T pure maple syrup or honey more for added sweetness
- 7 medjool dates pitted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Dash of sea salt
In a food processor, process quinoa flakes into a fine flour.
Add cacao and chocolate chips and pulse several times to break down chocolate chips a bit.
Add in all other ingredients and process until a dough starts to form.
Roll into bite sized balls. (if dough is still a bit sticky, chill for about 20 minutes before rolling)
If desired, lightly dust/roll in cacao powder.