Saturday, August 25, 2012

No Bake Protein Hearts...We Love Protein!!!


* 2 Cups Oat Flour (Put raw oats into your food processor and wiz up to make flour :)
* 1/2 Cup Water
* 1/2 C Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
* 4 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
* 1/4 Cup Flax Meal


In a Medium sized mixing bowl combine the water, peanut butter & protein powder.  Add remaining ingredients.
This stuff is very sticky!
Roll flat and thin between two sheets of parchment paper.
Use your favourite  cooky cutter to make shapes.
Arrange on foil lined plate
Cool in fridge


Crustless Pie

Figure Girls want pie too 

My son and I pick berries together 
I find this so amazingly calming 
almost meditative  
The heat of the summer air with just a hint of fall
The dry yellow grass underfoot 
The crickets singing in the background 
the cool of the evening air 
the changes seem to creep in so fast 

Pie is a part of fall.  I love pie.  I LOVE making pie.
Berry PIE,  Pumkin Pie, Apple Pie
But I don't love having to sacrifice my diet
and since my sweet heart is even more strict than I can EVER try to be
I have to figure a way to make treats that aren't cheats

SO a pie without crust...that should work

Apple Blackberry Pie
* 5- 8 Golden Delicious or Granny Smith Apples
* 2-3 Cups Blueberries, Blackberries or Any berries for the top
* 1/4 Cup Walnuts
* 1 TBSP Lemon Juice
* 2 tsp Cinnamon
* 1 Cinnamon Stick
* Pinch of Salt
* Agave, honey or raw sugar (sweeten to taste)
* Butter to coat pie plate
* 2-3 TBSP Cornstarch

Lets Make Pie:

  1. Wash and peal apples.  Slice with a mandolin slice into clean and as even as possible 1/8 inch thick rounds.  KEEP CORES and fruit sides that do not make rounds!  Once all your rounds are cut gently toss in a pan with lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, & a bit of sweetener :)
  2. Place all the apple scraps into a small saucepan.  Add about a tablespoon of water.  Cook till soft.    Blend soft apples until smooth return to saucepan.  Add a bit of the apple sauce and maybe a bit of very hot water to thickening agent in a small bowl and stir till dissolved.  Add to saucepan.  Cook until Bubbling and slightly thickened.  THIS is your binding sauce :)
  3. Now place your berries into the same sauce pan with a cinnamon stick.  Cook the same way adding a touch of lemon juice some sweetener (if needed) and some cornstarch to thicken..  Remove from heat when soft.  DO NOT BLEND.  Set aside to add to the top of your pie.
  4. Rub some butter on the bottom of your pie plate and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Arrange a layer of apple rounds.  Then brush with a think layer of binding apple sauce.  Repeat till apples are gone. Spoon blackberry mixture on top.
  5. Place pie on baking sheet (in case of runoff) bake in oven @ 350 for 30 -40 mins or until apples are cooked through.  Add walnuts to top near end of cooking time so they do not burn.
Allow your pie to cool completely before cutting.  
xoxo Asia Girl

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mini Vegan Meatloaf

This Friday my sweet family was having MAN night...which entails ordering pizza...playing vids..etc 
I wanted Pizza too...but not man night kind...I wanted Asia Girl Pizza.....Rice Flour Tortilla Crust...fresh cooked Chicken breast, grilled asparagus, roasted beets, Arugula, goat Feta get the idea (clean pizza :)
I played in the kitchen while the boys were busy being men 
I made pizza ...some Carb free Zucchini humous (I added jalapeño just to kick it up a notch)
Since I had left over pizza sauce I figured I could make a batch of Meat Loaf...errrr Asia Girl meal loaf lol
I mess with everything !!!
Veggie Meat loaf is an OXYMORON!!!

An oxymoron (plural oxymorons or oxymora) (from Greek ὀξύμωρον, "sharp dull") is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. 
Even though this recipe might be a total contradiction 

Totally yummy!
These lil babies are portioned sized yummy slow burning carbs to pair with your clean protein.  
I make a batch and freeze them.  This way I can pop them in my lunch or heat one up for any snack or meal time.
One of the hardest parts of eating clean is having quick healthy foods prepared and ready to eat whenever hunger strikes...if you aren't prepared it is just TOO easy to make an unhealthy choice!
If you are uncertain about this one just try doing a half batch :)  The full recipe makes about 16 muffin sized bites.


3 1/2 Cups Water
1/4 Cup Bragg's liquid soy
2 TBSP Olive Oil
2 TBSP Onion Powder
TBSP Agave or Maple Syrup
TBSP Dried Sage
TBSP Italian Seasoning
1 Garlic Clove, Crushed
1/2 tsp Cayenne
3 1/2 Oatmeal
1/2 CUP Organic Pasta Sauce

  1. Preheat Oven to 350.  Spray 16 Muffin tin Cups or line with silicone Cup cake liners.  
  2. Place all ingredients except Oats into a large sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Once it is boilingg add your oatmeal and remove from heat and cool for 5 mins
  3. Divide oatmeal mixture into muffin tins.  Top each with a spoon full of pasta sauce.  
  4. Bake for 45 mins or until browned on the edges and solid.
Enjoy xoxo Asia Girl


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Sprouts


A sprout is the stage a seed goes through as it comes to life.  A seed contains within itself all it needs to sustain life for its first few days of growth.
As a see sprouts enzymes are activated triggered by moisture which converts stored inactive nutrients into an incredibly rich food for the new plant.
MANY healthy eaters ;) see sprouts as the best source of food on the planet.
SUNFLOWER Sprouts are rich in protein, minerals, and vitamins
BEST part can make sprouts year round no matter where you live
ALL you need is Seeds, water, light...and an understanding sweetheart that doesn't mind plates of dirt on your kitchen counter!
If you haven't tried sprouting before I highly recommend it!
Its super easy and super fun
Kids LOVE sprouts ...and being part of the growing process makes them Super excited to eat them!


First of all you do NOT need any special sprouting equipment.  Most likely what you will need is already in your kitchen or can be collected with a quick trip to your local grocery mart.
You will need:

* Black Oil Sunflower (you can typically find these at your organic grocer (Amped On Nutrition)
* 2 Glass Pie Plates
* Organic Potting Soil
* Water, Light, Love
Thats it!

To start:  You will need to soak your sunflower seeds overnight.

  • Take 1/4 Cup Sunflower seeds and soak overnight
  • In the morning add soil to 1 of your pie plates saturate with water 
  • Spread Soaked seeds over soil
  • Put extra pie plate on top
  • Press top plate firmly on top and tip over sink to drain excess water
  • Stick your pie plates into the closet...Your seeds need a dark environment...very important to leave the top pie plate on top.  This will ensure that your sprouts will root into the soil :)
  • Check on your sprouts every day...leave them in the closet about 2 to 3 days until the new sprouts have lifted the top plate up about an inch or so.
  • Next is the very exciting part!!! Place your pie plates by a bright window sill so they can grow.  Within just a few days you will have super Nutrition to add to your salads, wraps, or sushi Remember to water your sprouts as they grow.  You will want to make sure the soil is kept moist...I woke up one morning and the little guys were very ...limp (lying-in the bottom of the pie plate eeeek!  I gave the poor things water and they war just fine   fewwwfff!!!


Saturday, August 11, 2012


Stevia Fizzy Drink ...ummm yes please!

Soak Your Nuts DID you KNOW!

DO YOU snack on Almonds?
DO you know that if you soak your nuts in a jar in your fridge over night
you suddenly will unlock this crazy good little snacks hidden potential !
Even MORE health benefits as well as making them easier to digest.

Almonds are jam packed with Protein, fiber, and omega 3 &  6 Fatty acids
Raw almonds have a tannic acid as well as an enzyme inhibitor in their brown outer skin
This makes it so almonds won't rot
This protects the nut from germinating until the proper levels of moisture and sunlight are available

WHen you soak your nut it releases these enzymes
BAISCALy we are talking easier to chew, easier to digest AND key to nutrient absorption

Go just one step further and sprout your almonds
Sprouted almonds are softer, moister and sweet
To Sprout Almonds:
Just soak your almonds in water in a jar over night
In the morning drain and rinse
Place the almonds into your glass jar with a lid in the fridge
It takes about one to three days for your almonds to sprout!

Moved to Nanaimo

WE have a new home....
Best Part my Beautiful kitchen ..YAY!
I barley know where to start
I have so many things I want to do
This is what I did tonight to celebrate being HOME!