The Last Yawn

Morning:D

Yesterday was such a relaxing day. I had a to do list…and a lot got done, but I think my mind subconsciously left off some items just so I’d get in some extra R&R.There’s always tomorrow, right? 🙂

I did get in some laundry, cleaning, business schtuff, and what not – but the majority of the day was spent in the kitchen!

After lunch, I had to run out to grab some food for the pets, so I stopped by the local health food store to pick up a few extras. You see, last Friday morning while I was eating breakfast at my cousin, Bronwyn’s house, she gave me a couple of her homemade granola bars. I have not been able to get my mind off of them since. These things are to die for. Obviously, I immediately emailed her begging for the recipe.

So.

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I stirred.

 

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I pressed.

 

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No baking! Just chilling? My kind of bar 😉

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But I didn’t stop there. Just to throw in some more fun, I made another recipe. The second, you can find on Eat Clean Live Green’s blog.

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MmmMMMMmmmMmm 🙂

And then, there was a taste off.

 

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I had Shane do the ultimate taste test (there’s three because I forgot an ingredient in the first batch.)

 

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Bronwyn’s won, but I’m pretty sure in between bites he said something along the lines of “mmmthey’re all pwetty guhd.” And just like that the plate was empty. At first, I was a little upset that I wouldn’t be able to share the recipe with you guys, since it came from Eating Well magazine, but then I did a search and found it online!! Thank me later 🙂 This Almond Honey Power Bar will rock your world breakfast.

Although I was snacking while baking, I was still pretty hungry come dinner time and I wanted to utilize one of the more random items in the Healthy Living Summit swag bag:

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Curry powder!

I followed the recipe on the card precisely.

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I cannot believe cous cous cooks SO quickly! It’s beginning to be one of my favorite grains:)

To be honest, I really wasn’t too sure if this would even be edible. I mean, red pepper, lemon w/ the rind…sugar? pistachios…

But that last little gem is what tied it all together and made it fantastic.

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Served it up with some whole wheat naan for scooping – Eat with your hands! Right Sana? 😉

 

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Shortly after eating, I packed up a bag of granola bars for Heidi and headed over to watch the Last Song.

 

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Although the company was fab, I think the name of this movie should really be called the Last Yawn. Can anyone else just not take Miley Sirus seriously?? I couldn’t get into it. It was weird!

 

Well I’m off to the gym to see if they need me to work a little today and get in a little sweat sesh!

Have a lovely Saturday, friends! 🙂

 

Do you have a favorite granola bar or granola bar recipe? If so, share!

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12 Responses

  1. Those bars look so yummy!

  2. Couscous has to be one of my favorite grains for the same reason…yum! And Miley Cyrus + Nicholas Sparks = recipe for disaster in my book…didn’t even see it :/

  3. Delicious looking bars! I have yet to make my own bars yet but I have some recipes from allrecipes.com that I’m excited to try.

  4. Homemade granola is the best! Surprisingly I have never made it, but will gladly be the guinea pig for my friends!

  5. I love new bar recipes. The homemade bars always taste soo much better. I don’t know why I don’t make them more often. Thanks for sharing!

  6. From what I understand, couscous isnt exactly a grain. Its actually a pasta, a very tiny pasta. lol! but i always get it in whole grain.

  7. I need to try making my own granola bars soon. They look great.

  8. Fabulous! I love a good day in the kitchen. Everything looks like it turned out well. Couscous can make such an amazing side or even main dish. These are more of treat than granola bars, but we love them (http://itzyskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/01/adjusted-tina-bars-acorn-squash-and.html)

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