Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge made with Coconut Oil

Choc PB Fudge

 

My super generous and lovely friend Sarah gave me a huge tub of coconut oil – I was SO excited. Of course, I took to Pinterest immediately to find out about all the wonderful things I can do with it. This recipe was on of the first things I found and since I already had all the ingredients, I made it that same day. I can honestly say that I crave these more than I do Lindt chocolate now! I actually have a whole bag of Lindt chocolate sitting in my fruit bowl (I know, my fruit bowl is filled with chocolate…) because I’ve been munching on these instead. The good news is that these are SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU! I can’t wait to make these again, and I’m thinking about making mini ones for Eleni’s first birthday party. I found this recipe on My Recipe Magic. It can be made paleo-style if you have a nut-butter, but I only had peanut butter (which is not paleo since it’s technically a legume)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge made with Coconut Oil:

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)

1/2 cup nut butter (I used peanut, but you could use almond, hazelnut etc)

1/4 cup honey

– Blend everything together in a food processor/ blender/ smoothie maker. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and pour the mixture in. You can fill them up as much as you want, just bear in mind that the thicker they are, the longer it will take them to set. I did mine about 3/4inch thick. 

Chill for 30 minutes in the fridge or 10 minutes in the freezer. I did mine in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. If you take them out, eat immediately before they melt!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge made with Coconut Oil

Chicken Burgers for Everyone!

The Pruetts’ new spring/summer obsession: chicken burgers! Healthy, juicy and packed full of flavor – not to mention super easy to make from scratch. We always have ours on wholewheat buns with spinach instead of lettuce and some kind of cheese! On sunny days we take Eleni’s high chair outside and eat on the porch – absolute bliss. These chicken burgers are the cherry on top of our already-sweet dinnertime memories!

Eleni spring

Basic Chicken Burger Recipe

1lb ground chicken (we always, ALWAYS buy organic, hormone & antibiotic free chicken)

A mixture of half Panko breadcrumbs, half normal breadcrumbs (I honestly eyeball the amount, it just needs to be the right consistency for burgers – not too moist and not too crumbly, able to hold a patty shape on it’s own)

Salt & pepper

1 egg, beaten

– Mix all these together, and you’ve got the perfect chicken burger base! Now you can leave these as they are, throw them on the grill or in a skillet on the stove and they’ll be delicious, but below are two variations that we absolutely love!

Cilantro Lime Chicken Burgers

chili lime cilantro chicken burgers

Basic chicken burger recipe

1/2 a red onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped

A handful of chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or more if you like it hot!)

The juice of about half a lime

Wholewheat buns

Pepperjack cheese, sliced (to go on top)

Avocado, mashed or sliced, if you want (Chris hates it, I love it!)

Fresh spinach (to go on top)

– Mix all the ingredients except for the last three together in a bowl. Form into good sized burger patties and either throw them on the grill (Chris does the cooking part for me) or in a skillet on the stove and cook until done. If you want, you can put the buns on the grill to toast them for about 30 seconds to a minute too. Build your burgers by adding pepperjack cheese (for a little extra kick), fresh spinach, avocado – anything you want! We usually serve these with tortilla chips and a yummy black bean salsa.

 

Chicken & Mushroom Burgers

chicken mushroom burgers

Basic chicken burger recipe

About half a pound of mushrooms, finely chopped

1/2 a white onion, finely chopped

Wholewheat buns

Fresh spinach (to go on top)

Provolone cheese, sliced (to go on top)

– Mix the first three ingredients together in a bowl. Form into good sized burger patties and either throw them on the grill (Chris does the cooking part for me) or in a skillet on the stove and cook until done. Build your burgers by adding fresh spinach, provolone cheese, mayonnaise – whatever you think would go well! We served these with baked sweet potatoes (with butter, wrapped in foil and cooked on the grill until soft) and salad. So yummy, so easy and so healthy!

 

Chicken Burgers for Everyone!

A Good Start to the Week

God has already gone before you and He covers your tracks behind you. With the enemy in hot pursuit to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10), God is making sure you’re covered at every angle. The devil might have snipers posted above your path waiting to ambush, but God is higher than them, has a keener eye, and much better aim. The devil may have pick pockets dotted in amongst the crowd, ready to steal your life’s victories but God has X-ray vision and He knows who to avoid. The devil may have liars ready to scream deception, insecurity and failure at you, but God’s tiniest whispers of truth, acceptance and love are louder and more powerful. The devil may try to make you feel surrounded by darkness, but God alone has control over the light-switch and He’s not going to flip it.

Let us hold onto the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful – Hebrews 10:23

God has promised you a hope and a future, without harm (Jeremiah 29:11). He has promised you provision (Philippians 4:19) and favor (Psalm 5:12). He has promised protection over your life (Psalm 27:1-3). Today, pray that He would help you hold onto hope without wavering. Pray that you would not only believe in Him, but that you would believe Him and His faithfulness to keep His promises. Speak against your doubts and your fears with confidence, knowing that He who promised is faithful. He will not let you fall, He will not let you perish.

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

Be encouraged today that God is completely on your side, for you and never against you (Romans 8:31). When trials come your way this week as they inevitably will, remember all these promises about who God is, what He’s done for you and what He’s doing for you right now and live in the light of His faithfulness.

A Good Start to the Week