I have been staying away from all refined sugar and flour lately. Staying away from those things is so much better for my headaches, migraines, and energy level (and my waistline). I found myself really wanting a sweet treat though so I searched around on Pinterest for something sweet but not full of junk. I found this recipe for a raw "Snickers Bar". I was a little skeptical that it would taste good but I was beyond pleasantly surprised at how absolutely delicious it was! Who knew that pureeing peanut butter and dried dates together you will get a caramel-y taste. Plus with the nuts and chocolate it was simply satisfying. I used natural peanut butter instead of almond butter and peanuts instead of almonds just because that's what I had on hand. It is very rich so eating a small piece goes a long way and leaves you feeling satisfied. I have a feeling it's the coconut oil that helps you to feel satisfied. I highly recommend everyone give this a try! It may even help you to stay out of the kiddos Halloween candy. :)
Click here for the recipe!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/65443000808932168/(Mine didn't look as pretty as the picture but was just as delicious.)
I got my garden all put to sleep and tucked in for the rest of the fall and winter. My first task in the spring will be to put up a fence. Nothing fancy, just enough to keep the deer out. My garden is on my parents property and a deer has been frequenting and helping himself to our garden bounty. My dad got this picture of the thief this past spring. I have to say he sure is cute...but stay out of my garden dude!
Have a lovely Sunday everyone!