I have to say that I have a love hate relationship with Pinterest. I love how accessible everything is from recipes, DIYs, parenting advice, and everything else. But every once in a while, I get sucked into a pin only to fine that it is not what it claims to be. For example, I saw this pin for a delicious looking entree. I was so excited to try it, only to find that if I followed the instructions, the dish would look NOTHING like the picture. I still followed the instructions only to end up with an ugly and gross dinner. I felt so deceived! Every week I am experimenting with new recipes, work out tips, and homemade products. I’m going to update on what I’ve tried, what works, and what didn’t work.
This past week I made two new recipes and started making my own almond milk. The first one was a protein mango cookie. I’ve been stepping up my running game lately, trying to increase my pace so when I saw this recipe, I was super excited! A protein cookie was just what I wanted. I immediately went to work. I whipped up the batter in no time, but the cookies wouldn’t bake. After leaving them in the oven way longer then the instructions said to, I finally pulled the mushy goo balls out. It looked NOTHING like the picture. Still, I was optimistic- I gave it a taste and yuck! They were awful. I won’t be making those again. Ever.
The next recipe was a success. I made this delicious chocolate pumpkin pudding cake. This was really good and healthy. Next time I want brownies or something chocolate- I am making this. The only changes I made was using Truvia in place of the sugar in the batter, and I don’t drink coffee, so I used hot water instead. It was sooooo good!
I am so in love with homemade almond milk. It is so easy and saves money!! I’ve been so skeptical of making my own, but a friend gave me a super easy recipe, and it is amazing! I will be posting about this soon!!
This next week, I am experimenting with homemade deodorant and some new recipes as well. I’ll be using the deodorant for a full week so I can get a good feel for it before I report on it.
Until next time!!