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It is freeeezing outside. I spent my weekend almost exclusively indoors because of this, and I was not pleased! I’m ready for warm weather; which means no more coats, no more jackets, no more heat in my car, and no more staying indoors. The cold was the main reason why I didn’t go for a run this weekend and instead cooked/ate way too much. Seriously cold weather turns me into this grouchy monster that just sleeps and cooks;it’s scary stuff.

This weekend I made curried tofu with quinoa, spinach dip (for the basketball games/pitas were on sale for 66 cents!), fudge balls,  almond butter cookies, cauliflower mash, overcooked steamed shrimp, and banana soft serve with chocolate sauce/crumbled almond butter cookie. My favorite meal was most definitely the curried tofu; it’s a recipe from a book (I forget the namE) at the bf’s house, and it’s really, really good. As far as desserts go, the banana “ice cream” with the chocolate sauce and almond butter cookie was amaaazing. Below are the recipes, and I highly reccomend giving them a go: they’re all easy to make and healthy so win/win.

Curried Tofu

Ingredients

One blog of Extra Firm Tofu

1 bell pepper

1 tbsp of olive oil

1 onion

1 green chile

1 package of curry paste

2 cloves of garlic

3 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp tumeric

1 tsp of pepper

Directions

Press the tofu, making sure to press all the excess liquid out (I did this by pressing it in between two plates for around 20 minutes). Sautee onions and garlic until the onions are translucent, then add the peppers. Cook for around 5 minutes and add the curry paste and soy sauce. The curry paste can be pretty thick, so to loosen it up we added some water as well. Cook for another 5 minutes and then add the tofu. Simmer for 20 minutes and then serve.

Almond Butter Cookies

1/2 cup of almond butter

1/2 cup of steel cut oats

2 eggs

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup of chocolate chips

4 tbsps of brown sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350. Combine ingredients in a bowl, mix well. Put the mixture into little dollups on a baking sheet (size is your preference). Bake for around 10 minutes. Take out and let it cool.

Banana Soft Serve with Chocolate Syrup

Ingredients

2 frozen, chopped bananas

2 tbsp greek yogurt

1 tbsp of agave syrup

1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

Take the banana and greek yogurt and put into your food processor. Mix ingredients until there are no banana chunks and it resembles soft serve. Put the mixture into two bowls. In another bowl, combine agave syrup and cocoa powder. Microwave for 20 seconds to make it a little warm, pour over the two bowls of soft serve. Enjoy.

Fudge Balls

Ingredients

1 cup of almonds

15 dates (I used less to conserve dates)

1 tbsp agave syrup

2/3 cup of cocoa powder

Directions

Put the almonds into the food processor and blend well. Add the dates, followed by the cocoa powder and syrup. Add water if the mixture is too dry. When done, take scoops out of the processor and form into little balls (or just little scoops). Just to warn you, this is not a pretty dessert and can be really messy but they’re pretty popular.. for a reason ;).

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