Monkey Bars from The Paleo Mom!

Last week I was craving something sweet, and for a couple of days the Monkey Bar recipe from The Paleo Mom kept popping up in my feeds. I don’t bake often anymore because I just don’t like the sugar, but I happened to have everything on hand (especially bananas that needed to be used), so I decided to give them a try! The recipe was very easy to follow, and easy to make.

You can find the recipe here: Paleo Monkey Bars. I made a few adaptations: I did not have crunchy almond butter, so I used smooth (Maranatha Brand), and I used Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour. I used about 1/2 cup of Enjoy Life chips in the batter. For the drizzle, I used about 1/4 cup of Enjoy Life Mini Chips melted with grass-fed butter. They turned out fabulous, however, the texture on day 1 is more dry/cakey, and on day 2 they started to get very moist. I’d suggest making them same day or night before, for a party or get together as they do not keep long.IMG_0518[1]

I used one of my favorite drizzle frosting tricks; prepare your melted frosting and then spoon into the corner of a ziploc baggie. Snip the corner of the bag off, and then use as a makeshift pastry drizzler (I’m sure there’s a proper name for this tool…).

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Rosemary Apricot Spaghetti

I am not eating meat. This is a tragedy, but it is wreaking havoc on my digestion right now, so I’m taking a little break to see if things improve (they have, and pretty quick, too). SAD. Also, no avocados or eggs, they’re not digesting either. What am I eating? Plant based foods! How long can this last? Not sure!

Rosemary Apricot Spaghetti

  • Pre-roasted spaghetti squash
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Organic dried apricots
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Black pepper
  • Grass-fed butter

I reheated the spaghetti squash with grass-fed butter, Himalayan pink salt (trying to change salt quality), black pepper and rosemary. When butter was melted and squash was hot, I added the organic dried apricots, cut in half, and heated a little more so they were soft, but still a little chewy. I don’t typically eat dried fruit, but I had them leftover from a recipe, and they needed to be used. They were organic, and preservative free.DSC_0462