Tuesday, August 24, 2010

GF PB FB


Its Tuesday, all day I was thinking its Wednesday. I guess its just been a really long day, haha. Dealing jury duty people has been awful. The person I spoke to is not very compassionate but I guess she used to people like me trying to "get out of it." Its like the people who work at the DMV. They may not be the friendliest, but I won't blame them. haha.


Okay, moving onto a happier note........

So yesterday I was making a ton of Healthy Bites for orders this week and after i finished I had a ton of left over ingredients. You know, 1/4c flour here, 1 to 2 tbsp of nut butter there, 1 egg left in the fridge, etc. I hate just having bits an pieces of ingredients left and then having to buy a whole other package of it. I am a very resourceful person so I must use EVERY LAST DROP first. I came up with this concoctions left over from my pantry binge.

GLUTEN FREE (GF) PANTRY BINGE (PB) FUDGE-ish BROWNIES (FB)

Yes, the title is very long. Thats why I did the letters only. Plus I am a sucker for abbreviations. haha. But don't let the title mislead you. These are gluten free but fudge they are NOT. I used ingredients that made the batch a fudge-like texture inside and then brownie crust outside. It was amazing. Not sure how I did it, but I'll take that!

Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup peanut flour (I'm guessing you could use almond meal or coconut flour instead).
- 1/2 cup Amaranth Flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp omega or flax oil
- 1 stevia in the raw packet
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp coconut peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- 1 to 2 tbsp 100% Cocoa
- 1 tbsp sugar free chocolate pudding (optional- another left over ingredient)
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- 4oz Unsweetened Vanilla almond Milk
Told you it was A LOT of left over ingredients!!

Directions:
Mix wet and dry ingredients separately then combine in a large bowl. Fill into small baking pan and bake at 350F for 20 minutes or so. The top will we crispy so be sure to check the middle so its not too doughy.
Makes around 15 to 16 small brownies.

YUMMMY!
When I ran the nutrition info, I was actually surprised at the stats.


Calories 75.3 Fat 3.3 g Sat. Fat 0.7 g Carbohydrate 8.9 g Fiber 1.3 g Sugars 3.1 g Protein 3.1 g
Not bad for a pantry cleanse, eh?

And speaking of pantry binge, that night I decided to tackle the freezer and fridge. I call this dinner the....
"GLOBAL PLATE."
Steamed Brussel Sprouts, Baked Greek Olive Haddock, and Herbs de Provence Potato wedges. A little Belgium, a little Greece, and a little France all wrapped up in one.
Delicious!
Okay, my pantry and fridge are bare so now its time for a trip to Whole Foods and Sprouts tomorrow. YEA!! Time to restock.
Come on now, whats your pantry binge recipe? You know you have one.

Cheers,
LC

21 comments:

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Now that's one heck of a pantry binge! Wow. Very impressed. Oh how I wish it was Wednesday evening....

Dorry said...

I thought today was Wednesday, too! Those look delicious! My pantry cleanse would probably be something savory like a vegetarian bean chili - mmmm.

p.s. your package should arrive tomorrow. :)

april said...

Wow that is awesome for leftover ingredients!!

SSB said...

I was with you until the brussel sprouts. My pantry binge is usually a crockpot full of white beans, spices, some chicken broth and sun dried tomatoes. Cooked on low all day...eat it for a couple days.

Viviane said...

Oh my... you were right about those brownies, they look fantastic! Plus I can't believe the nutritional stats, amazing!

I wish today was Wednesday too...I think when that happens it's a sign we're due for some vacation time :) Hopefully you can manage your way out of jury duty!

Bre said...

ohhh pantry binge!!! i'm a 130km bike ride hungry right now and I want to eat my computer, specififcally those brownie fudgey chocolately yumminess and the dinner. Brownies, then the dinner though! haha looks incredible!
good luck with the jury duty escaping...:(

Abby said...

I need to learn this pantry binging. Seriously if I tried it, it would end up like a gross piece of poo...and then I'd just throw it out!

Eden said...

Panrty Binge! LOL, my bulimic friends will love that! LOL! ok but seriously, I'll totally try that recipe! you think I can sub corn or soy flour for the amaranth flour? Good luck at whole foods, I'm a sucker for buying stuff thats overpriced there that I never end up using!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Using leftover ingredients has always been so hard for me. You are so creative Lindsay!

Alisa said...

Serious pantry muffins! I am in pantry / freezer clean-out mode too, but I've got a long ways to go!

Mo said...

Gosh, I've never made such mouth watering things out of my pantry and refrigerator binges. I would kill for one of those brownies right now. :-)

Claire said...

you are tooooo cute! yummy brownies-i'm gonna have to try a PB(pantry binge) recipe next time i'm home. looks fun and delish! <333

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

omg good luck with jury duty...seriously girl i feel for you. I ALWAYS get called. like 1x a year i get called but i never end up with duty. imagine that :)

for a pantry cleanse, you are a freaking master!!!! come over to my house!

Kelsey said...

oh my oh my!! these look totally sticky too mmmmmm sweet and sticky brownies <3

gosh ur roasted potatoes look professional! if only i could get THOSE when i ordered out at restaurants!!

ps. i guess its universal about DMV's lol. i thought it was just here that they were all bitchy ahah

xoxo

Tina said...

Your dinner looks great. As do the brownies. I love fudgy brownies.

Shannon said...

wow, that is one heck of a pantry binge ;) they look fantastic!! i need to get better at that... hopefully this will be all the inspiration i need!

Viviane said...

Oh my... you were right about those brownies, they look fantastic! Plus I can't believe the nutritional stats, amazing!

I wish today was Wednesday too...I think when that happens it's a sign we're due for some vacation time :) Hopefully you can manage your way out of jury duty!

Viviane said...

Oh my... you were right about those brownies, they look fantastic! Plus I can't believe the nutritional stats, amazing!

I wish today was Wednesday too...I think when that happens it's a sign we're due for some vacation time :) Hopefully you can manage your way out of jury duty!

Kelsey said...

oh my oh my!! these look totally sticky too mmmmmm sweet and sticky brownies <3

gosh ur roasted potatoes look professional! if only i could get THOSE when i ordered out at restaurants!!

ps. i guess its universal about DMV's lol. i thought it was just here that they were all bitchy ahah

xoxo

Eden said...

Panrty Binge! LOL, my bulimic friends will love that! LOL! ok but seriously, I'll totally try that recipe! you think I can sub corn or soy flour for the amaranth flour? Good luck at whole foods, I'm a sucker for buying stuff thats overpriced there that I never end up using!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Now that's one heck of a pantry binge! Wow. Very impressed. Oh how I wish it was Wednesday evening....