Tehina Muffins ( Halva muffins)

The other day I was out walking my dog and got a frantic call from my roommate… also out walking her dogs.

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all these guys…. ye we have a zoo in our house.

Anyways… so  my roommate is squeaking like mad on the phone about a bird who sounds like a cat and nobody will ever believe her and i must come quickly.. bird.. cat… what??!!

I had no idea what the girl was on about. So I said ok ok I am coming….

We have a beautiful green path behind our house and thats where they were. When I got there she was staring up into a tree and said sssshhhh the bird is making a noise like  a cat.

I kinda thought the exam period had gotten to her head.

And then  I heard a cat mew.

And looked up into the tree and there was this bird:

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Every time it opened its mouth a mewing sound came out. My roommate was jumping around like a crazy lady saying:

‘ את קולטת כאילו????’

do you hear??? do you understand whats going on here???? The bird is making a sound like a cat???!!!!

and then it went’ rraawwrrrrrrrrrr’ like a pissed off cat.

We were laughing hysterically and she was saying thank god you are here!!! No-one would ever have believed me!!!!

And then a quick google search told us they bird is a Jay known for mimicry. I felt stupid.. with my zoology degree and all.

Best I just go eat muffins.

So these were originally meant to be cupcakes and then I ran out of time to make the icing.. and because I am a greedy girl who loves to eat I still ate them anyway 🙂

And they were super delicious so I just thought to leave the recipe as it is! With no icing.

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for the muffins:

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup coconut flour

3 eggs

2 tbspoon  raw tehina

1/4 cup coconut oil

baking powder

6 dates

Blend everything together and bake at 180 for 15-20 mninutes

For the filling

Blend raw tehina with dates

Spoon out a hole in the muffin, fill it up with the tehina filling and and put the lid back on

These went down well even with non-paleo people.

🙂

ENJOY

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Mint Cream filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Hi! I have a few cupcake recipes coming up to make up for my long absence.

We had a crazy CRAZY storm here last week… non stop rain, wind, power outages, floods… snow. Insane stuff! It was so cold I just didn;t want to move. I even skipped going to the gym and did bodyweight workouts at home.

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One fun workout I did was 10 minutes of 30 seconds on 30 seconds off : 1 candlestick 1 burpee= 1 rep

My parents are here in Israel visiting from overseas so I wanted to make them yummy cupcakes!! The first batch I made went down well.. They were tehina cupcakes. AMAZING recipe.. I’ll post it in the next few days.

Yesterday I made mint chocolate cupcakes but my mom apparently doesnt like mint essence… so if you are a mint snob then this recipe if not for you.

But you should make it anyway and send them to me for inspection.

This recipe is based on my mint paleo slice and to be honest the cake of the mint slice I think was better than the cake I made this time around. But that could be me being fussy. I also used date syrup in the gananche and the cake which I think wasn’t as good as using honey. And after all this stormy weather baking I am ready for a whole30!

But in the meantime…

For the cake:

1/2 cup of cocoa

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup cilan ( date syrup)

1/8 cup coconut milk

2 eggs

1/4 cup coconut oil

baking powder

1tbspoon manuka honey

Bake for 20 mins on 180-  I got about 2o small cupcakes

While these are in the oven get your mint cream going.

I had a coconut milk can in the fridge over night… so your milk looks like this:

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Put all the thick cream into a blender with dates and blend

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I start off with 6 medjool dates and then see if I need more according to the taste.

Once you have blended these two together, add in a drop of peppermint essence and taste… add in teeny tiny drops at a time so you don;t land up with listerine mouthwash.

When your cupcakes are cooled, dig a little hole, add in a blob of peppermint cream and then cover the hole with the cake you dug out.

Now get your chocolate ganache going

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raw 100% chocolate

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Mix on a low heat with the thick part of the coconut milk

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Add in whatever sweetener you like.. honey/ maple/ date syrup

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Enjoy 🙂

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And I couldn’t have done it without my kitchen helpers

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Chocolate Cupcakes

I told you I have a cupcake obsession 🙂

for the cake:

1/4 cup whole pecans
1/2 cup almond flour
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3 tbsp honey
1/4 cup coconut oil

baking powder

2 eggs
1/4 cup coconut milk
1tsp coffee
sprinkle of cinnamon
vanilla
BLEND

pre-heat the oven and cook for 15 minutes, makes 12 – probably a little bit more I just ate a lot of the batter 🙂
( I also used very small cupcake liners)
For the icing:
1/2 cup coconut milk ( make sure to use the cream and not the liquid), 5 medjool dates, cocoa powder ( I added a tablespoon and from there saw if to add more or not..)
Blend until thick.. if you put it in the freezer it gets firmer, but not frozen.

These came out SO GREAT. I make up my baking recipes as I go along.. adding and tasting the batter. So I was pretty proud of these 🙂

I was also SUPER proud of my little angel boy this weekend.

He is always a little nervous of the water… he comes to the edge and prances around like he really wants to go swim but then runs away from the waves. This was last year… he wouldn’t come in the sea with me 😦

THIS YEAR , despite his disability, he swam all the way to where I was in the sea, clung to me for dear life and then swam back to shore looking mighty unimpressed.. but he did it! He was so scared and tried so many times to get in the sea.. and he did it! I was so proud of him.

As usual, my little munchkin inspires me to be brave and happy no matter what life throws at you.

 

after our swim… he still looks a little traumatised 🙂

Looking a little happier 🙂

And when we got home he passed out:

Someone overexerted themselves i think 🙂

Enjoy the cupcakes … and embrace life.

Amy

xxxxxxx

 

 

Mango Pudding

I really like food. I think I get it from my parents. That and the dog obsession. Its in my DNA so theres nothing I can really do about it.. except eat and cook. And eat leftovers off other people’s plates. ( that can be a bit embarassing sometimes).

Food makes everything better – emotional breakdown right here..

Like when I get bruises from doing hang cleans coz CLEARLY my stupid elbows wont go up fast enough…

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I look like I’ve been punched with an iron clad tennis ball. 

BUT its nothing a little mango pudding can;t fix….

Oh Mango Pudding. You have my heart.

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3 tablespoons of coconut milk ( make sure to take the cream separated from the liquid) huh? did that sentence even make sense? If you pour a can of coconut milk into a tuperware and put it in the fridge, the liquid part will separate from the creamy part. you want the cream…

Blend it up in a blender with half a mango and leave it to sit in the fridge.. or freezer for  a different texture.

This is love.