Easy & Quick 3-Ingredient Valentine’s Day Bliss Balls Recipe

I love simple recipes. Complicated instructions and >5 ingredients are annoying because I tend to get terribly impatient and the aftermath is a horrendously messy kitchen counter (lol i typed country. Kitchen Country… haha)

So let me share with you my 3-ingredient Chocolate Bliss Ball Recipe and here’s a toast to us lazy bums who strongly believe that everything should be simple, not complicated!

Plus tomorrow is Valentine’s Day so this recipe could make a great gift for your loved ones! It’s quick, easy, delicious and cheap.

You’re very welcome. It’s my pleasure to save you from purchasing expensive, last-minute useless gifts.

Oh, if you are single – that’s good – you get to enjoy these sweet little magic energy balls for yourself. Please eat sparingly, lest you get high on sugar.

Here’s why you’d love these energy balls:

  • They are vegan-friendly
  • They satisfy your chocolate cravings
  • They are paleo-friendly
  • They really taste like brownies sans the sugar, eggs and milk!
  • They are less guilty than your store-bought brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups walnuts or mixed walnuts and almond nuts
  • 1 cup pitted dates / prunes
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Grind nuts in a food processor / blender until finely ground.
  • Add dates and cocoa powder into mixture. Mix well until everything is combined.
  • Roll mixture firmly into 20 balls. (I managed to make 19 balls. In the picture, there are only 18 because I got hungry and ate one).
Recipe adapted from: Paleogrubs.com

 

Gifting them?

  • Pack the bliss balls in a gift bag – you can get gift bags from Daiso (super cheap and cute!).
  • Tie the gift bag with a ribbon and make a handmade card!

 

 

Super Delicious Five-Ingredient Slow Cooked Chicken!

A little background about my relationship with food:

I am a super lazy woman who is always hungry. Recently, I am guessing because I am exercising so much, I get hungry every hour! I am trying to eat less but everyday, I find myself munching, crunching and chewing. Damn, I need to stop.

But I have to eat when I am hungry because when I am hungry, I can’t think well and I get agitated easily. Everything and everyone annoy me. Like the smallest and trivial stuff! I can’t believe it either. One time in New York, it was unbearably cold and we were walking so much around Central Park. I became really moody. Later, after munching on a pretzel, I finally realized that I was actually starving… who is with me?!

A few days ago, I discovered a super easy, five-ingredient chicken recipe. It tasted so good plus it’s so healthy that I have to share them with you who are equally lazy like me! You’re welcome~ Hehe.

Ingredients:

3 tbsp Curry Powder

1.5 cups / 1 can of Coconut Milk (Replaced this with Nice Coconut Milk)

3 Chicken Breasts

1/2 can of Salsa Sauce

1 Onion

Directions:

Chop the onion. You can choose to slice the chicken or not.

Add the salsa sauce, chicken breasts and onion into the slow cooker. Mix and cook it low for 10 hours or high for 5 hours. Add the coconut milk last.

Sprinkled goji berries because I am recently addicted to them! I add them to everything. My energy balls, daily snacks etc.etc.

Bits and tips: 

Make this at night before you sleep so it’s ready for you the next morning!

Add 1/2 head of medium cauliflower or serve with baked sweet potato or rice.

I love replacing rice with cauliflower because they are simply a healthier option.

Recipe is adapted from Eatathomecooks.com – For some reason theirs looks more appetizing than mine…lol the food is always tastier on your neighbour’s plate, don’t you think.

Matcha Zucchini Oat Muffins?!

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The other day while looking for a healthy dessert recipe, I chanced upon Pranin’s Matcha Zucchini Muffins recipe. I baked a batch of the muffins and thought it’d be good to share my experience! Also, Pranin, if you ever came across this post, your PureFood A to Z is amazing! :)))

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Orange Chicken Recipe!

Life has been pretty hectic lately. I think I’m also experiencing some sort of writer’s block. I don’t know what to write and nothing seems to inspire me. But I don’t want to dull this blog further so today I thought I’d instead share with ya allz my Indonesian Style Orange Chicken recipe! This recipe is modified and translated from an Indonesian recipe book I bought a few years ago. They actually named this recipe Steak Chicken with BBQ Sauce but it tastes nothing like it! In fact, it tastes more like Asian Sweet and Sour Chicken??!!! It might not be healthiest but it sure is a comforting meal I love to indulge once in a while…

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Energy Bites

I’ve been a fan of Ambitious Kitchen for a while now. Her recipes have never failed me and I love how easy they are! Two days ago, I was craving for good energy bites and finally made them with her recipe. As usual, they never disappoint!

 

Here’s the recipe with some changes to some ingredients. (Click here for the original recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons pure honey syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/3 cups rolled oats
  • 2.5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs

Instructions (With some changes made):

  1. In a large bowl, stir together oats, chia seeds and cacao nibs. Set aside.
  2. Add dates and water and blend with a blender. Process a few times until dates begin to break down a bit and form a paste. Next add in honey, vanilla and peanut butter; blend again until it begins to look like a wet cookie dough and ingredients are well combined. I used the “grind” option from the blender.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. I like to use my hands because it’s much easier to get everything mixed well. I know it’s a little messy, so my advice is to coat your hands with a small amount of coconut oil so that the dough doesn’t stick. Once the ingredients are well combined, form into 1 inch balls.
  4. Freeze for 15 minutes before storing them in an airtight container in the fridge.
  5. According to the original recipe, this recipe makes 15 energy bites. I made 24! I guess because I rolled them really tiny…
  6. Balls will last for 5-7 days or can be frozen for up to a month.

Note: If you make 24 balls like I did, 1 ball will be about 90 calories. Please STOP at 4 just in case you exceed your daily calories intake! I love it so much I was so tempted to eat them all…

Let me know what you think of these yumz bites!!!

Ambitious Kitchen’s Skinny Zucchini Muffins

Recently, I fell in love with Ambitious Kitchen’s recipes. Her recipes are easy to follow, use simple ingredients and best of all, taste super delicious! So far, I’ve tried cooking up her

Skinny Zucchini Muffins (which I’ll be writing about today)

Spicy Thai Chicken Peanut Sweet Potato Noodle Stir Fry 

Skillet Cheesy Chicken Rotini with Homemade Tomato Basil

And all of them are superb!

Two weeks ago, I whipped out her Skinny Zucchini Muffins and snapped some pictures to note my journey of making those delicious muffins.

The ingredients are simple. Though it would be much healthier if I had used organic/ low-fat chocolate chips… but I wanted to make do with whatever I have in my kitchen…so Kirkland it is!

I used organic Zucchini and substituted  the whole wheat flour with pure almond flour – which the latter turned out to be a delicious disaster – I’ll explain why later.

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I was so excited that I was using almond flour that I took a picture of it! It turned out to be a beautiful mess like how Jason Mraz would have sang it. lol.

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Anyway, I shredded the Zucchini first just because it was the most cumbersome thing to do.

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Next, I squeezed the shredded Zucchini with paper towel as AK mentioned that it is a very important step…

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Mixed the almond flour with baking powder and baking soda as per instructed…

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Used my favourite local honey from Maple & 36th for this recipe!

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Slowly poured the honey into my bowl of wet ingredients. Btw, I used my two 3 month old frozen bananas for these muffins and they turned out to be the sweetest thing ever after chocolate!

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Made exactly 12 muffins BUT they were super super moist. -Yes the almond flour made them really moist and this is why these are indeed a delicious disaster!

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And here’s how my muffins turned out like… Shapeless, and really moist.

BUT, I LOVE THEM. They were so delicious! Oh, I sprinkled chocolate rice on the muffins just because I am a chocolate lover teehee.

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What I’ve learnt:

Never ever substitute whole wheat flour with pure almond flour. Always do a mixture of both.

Always double the chocolate chips to satisfy my sweet cravings. Unless, I’m on a sweet-restriction diet.

Also, when using almond flour, do not use greek yogurt and apple sauce and substitute milk with almond milk