So, I was going to start my paper about two hours ago...
I have a feeling that this blog is going to be the ultimate procrastination tool for me. Spring break just ended, and yeah, I'm not all that motivated at the moment, haha. Am I ever?
The international foods section at Meijer is pretty much the shit. Look what I found yesterday in the German section!
It's like Hershey's Hugs. In a jar. SOMEBODY PINCH ME. But that little jar was five freaking dollars, so I didn't buy it. =( Wish they had smaller jars...
[And yes, this stuff is lacto-vedge. For future reference, everything I feature on this blog will be either lacto-vedge or vegan ;) ]
Speaking of sweet stuff, I would give my right arm for some chocolate right now (I'm a lefty, so it's all good! Pahaha). A few weeks ago, I decided to embark on a quest for low-fat chocolate. See, I had just eaten nearly an entire batch of brownie batter (oven, schmoven) the previous night (I blame midterms, and the ridiculous amount of stress that preceded them), and, although I wanted more chocolate, I was feeling rather...blob-like. Heh heh. I'm not trying to lose weight or anything, just looking for a healthier alternative to satisfy my chocolate-related needs. ;D
This recipe is so easy, it's not even funny. Of course, the dates give the spread a fruity aftertaste, but this stuff is definitely capable of satisfying a chocolate craving. Especially if you use as much cocoa powder as I did. X)
Dates make for an awesome natural sweetener, and they're also pretty handy if you need to up your fiber intake.
Dark Chocolate Butter
1 cup of chopped dates, soaked in water
...Aaand as much cocoa powder as your heart desires! I used three tbsp of dark cocoa powder.
Spread it on toast or shortbread, eat it with fruit...or be like me and just grab a spoon, haha. ;)