Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

Wow, you guys really wanna win the Arctic Zero prize pack, huh? I don’t blame you – it’s a huge giveaway! I’m just as excited about it as you are! Keep the entries coming πŸ™‚ On to the post…

I actually have never had peaches and cream, but I think it’s a thing right? There is a songΒ but I highly doubt they were talking about food in that one πŸ˜‰ haha. Anyway, I recently received a gigantic package from Arctic Zero with all of their flavored pints and it got me thinking – what are some fun ways I could eat ice cream? So I decided to experiment with this a little bit.

One of the flavors is Vanilla Maple and I thought this would go perfectly with the one peach I had left. Delicious, juicy peach. I’ve been wanting to roast a peach and see how it works out. My George Forman needed cleaning though so I opted for the pan.

I didn’t add any oil or spray to the pan, simply because I didn’t think it was needed. I wasn’t trying to fry the peaches, just warm them up a bit. I’m also not a big caramelizer just yet – only did it once in my life. You could probably actually caramelize the peaches if you add some coconut oil and maple syrup while it’s frying, perhaps. I thought the combo was already so sweet tasting though, that it really wouldn’t need any extra sugar in there.

This recipe is shared on Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Fit & Fab Fridays

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Molten Lava(-esque) Mocha Cake for One

This delicious microwave cake only looks and tastes sinful. Seriously, it tastes more than sinful. I feel like it’s a cheat day. Or worse, like I’m going off-track with my healthy eating. But thankfully, it couldn’t have been further from the truth – this delicious microwave cake is not only quick and simple, it is also probably the healthiest mug cake I’ve ever had. As far as I know anyway.

It started with a craving for chocolate… hard to figure out how to use that, it wasn’t just a simple chocolate craving. Actually, I initially wanted my chocolate chip cookie protein pancakes but I had no chocolate chips, and for some odd reason I kept thinking they required liquid egg whites which I’m currently out of. I didn’t check, they actually don’t require any egg whites because the recipe is vegan, haha. Oh well. Anyway, I really wanted that melty chocolatey feeling of a dessert… I also wanted it right NOW. I remember I made the peanut butter chocolate cake for one a while back and thought it would be a perfect thing to do it again. Except different this time. Changed enough to satisfy my cravings exactly.

While I’ve never had a real molten lava cake, I have no idea if this is what it would actually look or taste like. I only know from pictures. But either way, to ME this was a molten lava cake. I think it only has to be a cake with melty chocolate inside right? Whatever. It tasted phenomenal and it satisfied my craving. I have no idea if you would be able to take this out of the ramekin like in all those pretty pictures you see everywhere but let’s be honest – who cares about the appearance when the taste is amazing? Plus you’re clearly alone if you’re making this — this is not a very impressive recipe to make for a gathering. Hence the “for one” πŸ˜‰

This tastes AH-MAY-ZING with some raspberry reduced-sugar jam on top. Oh man! Imagine this – melty chocolate and cold raspberries… Oh man, Oh man. You don’t even know what you’re in for!

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Strawberry Banana Bread for Virtual Vegan Potluck

First, I’d like to thank you all for positive comments on my Energy Bar Wars post. I’m really glad you guys found it helpful! I’m planning Β on doing more similar posts in the future! Now, on to the feature of today:

Virtual Vegan Potluck

It’s finally here – virtual vegan potluck day, that is! This awesome event was created by An Unrefined Vegan and includes a variety of different food categories and numerous different bloggers, vegan and nonvegan!

“Bringing vegan food bloggers together to share a virtual potluck, linked by a blog circle – and our love of cooking, eating and sharing. Participating bloggers will post recipes – from appetizers to desserts – and photos on the day of the event. Non-vegans welcome as long as they prepare a cruelty- and animal-free dish.”

I’m not vegan however like I said earlier, I try as much as I can to include vegan foods in my life. Especially for snacks and desserts! So here I introduce to you another vegan recipe – this time it’s a banana bread recipe.

I love that we found a whole big box of strawberries on sale at Costco. Fresh berries go super fast in our household. Well, my parents, that is. You see, I’m now on summer break. I had a week off of everything to do whatever the heck I wanted and now on Tuesday I am starting a marketing internship at a daily deals company called Brownhub.

Anyway, I haven’t made any loaf recipes because I don’t have a loaf pan in my apartment. Since I’m in my parents house for a few days, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to put the loaf pan to a good use.

And good use, it was. This bread is so moist and delicious and it makes the whole kitchen deliciously fragnant of strawberries and bananas. Such a delightful scent. While I used honey for this recipe, you can easily sub this for agave to keep it strictly vegan. I’ve read a bit about the controversy with honey, I’ve read both arguments. However, my parents do not have any agave so the choice of honey was a given for this situation. Plus I like it, and I’m not vegan.

Enjoy your virtual vegan potluck, readers!

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