As a chef, I am always drawing inspiration from other blogs, recipe books, Pinterest or Instagram.
Today, two of my new favorite recipes come from two different sources.
Chris from @talesofakitchen on Instagram makes raw and cooked foods that are vegan, dairy free, processed sugar free and as she puts it “full of awesome” – her website talesofakitchen.com , is filled with loads of amazing recipes that are quick and easy and pack a major nutritional punch! I made her “Grown up dark chocolate quinoa cookies” today (top photo), they are ridiculously easy and filled with awesome ingredients.
The second source, Natasha Corrett.
If you know my blog, you have probably noticed that I have used or adapted her recipes before, and they have yet to disappoint.
I made her broccoli and lentil burger patties, but I added tofu to my recipe for that extra bit of protein power! (Pictured below)
Grown up dark chocolate quinoa cookies
1 cup of quinoa flakes
1/3 cup ground linseed (I actually used the whole seed as I couldn’t find ground)
1/3 cup crushed almonds
1 banana, mashed
3 TBSP cacao nibs
1 tsp cinnamon
2 TBSP of honey, maple syrup or a sweetener of your choice
1. Preheat oven to 170C and line a tray with baking paper
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until you get a sticky dough.
3. Roll into balls (I got 12)
4. Bake them for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.