It’s finally March and that means spring is right around the corner! Spring reminds me of warmer weather, flowers … and bee pollen. Yes, bee pollen. Oh, where to begin with all the benefits of this “life-giving dust”?
After moving to one of the top 3 worst cities for allergy sufferers almost 6 years ago (yay, Louisville!), I was immediately searching for those non-medicinal home remedies. One thing that kept showing up in every article was honey. LOCAL, raw honey. I use it daily; whether drizzled on toast, in oatmeal, smoothies, or taken with a spoon.
Lately, another version of this superfood has caught my attention. Bee pollen. Just read about it here! Amazing stuff. I came across some local pollen at a health food store; about $9 for the size shown below. I’m still finding different ways to use it, and so far, I’ve mixed it in smoothies, sprinkled it on oatmeal or toast, and made these. The idea came from Instagram where I follow @secretsquirrelfood (& you should too!). I knew I had to make them asap! And I’m so glad I did.
They’re a perfect, clean eating, sweet treat to cure even my biggest sweet tooth. Plus, it’s something I feel good about eating, hence, guilt-free! Did I just use the word “hence”? Continue reading “superfood banana pops”
It’s apparent to me that I’m not a star baker. I’d love to blame it on my genes, but my mom is a great baker. My oven? Nope, don’t think so. I’m pretty sure it just me. So to solve all those problems, I’ve been venturing into the “raw” desserts. I made these around Christmas. Now, to cure that chocolate craving I have way to often, I whipped up a batch of these raw brownie balls. They can be balls, bars, or even cookies! (and an awesome “icecream” sandwich) … all variations pictured below 🙂 In this recipe, I added some protein powder, but it’s totally optional 🙂 Continue reading “raw brownie balls”
One of my favorite restaurants here in Louisville is “Dragon Kings Daughter”. Consider it a Mexican & Japanese fusion. When we dine here, I always order their wasabi salsa. It is to die for. The menu description seemed easy enough, so I knew I had to try and recreate it at home. So, that I did 🙂 It’s refreshing and complex yet has a surprising note from the wasabi. The flavors blend so well, especially when chilled for an hour (thats when the magic happens!). Plus, instead of just using it to dip tortillas into, it would be great on top of chicken, fish tacos, or scrambled eggs. (Just a few ideas 😉 )
In honor of Memorial Day, this would be a great addition to take to all those cook outs and pot lucks. Something different. Something familiar. Something DELICIOUS.