Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm going nuts!!!

Well, I gotta go to school today. I have class 9:25-4:10 so it's definitely one of those long days. Last night before I went to bed, I was walking down the steps while brushing my teeth and carrying two mugs. Of course, I tripped and slammed my baby toe on the wall! haha Now I have this blood blister that's taken over my whole baby toenail. I tried to go to bed without noticing my toe, but I kept squirming around. That thing hurts even if it is just a little part of my body. My little sister brought me a gigantic bag of ice, so I just slept with that on my foot. I couldn't help laughing because of how much pain I was in. My sister was like "Jojo, are you laughing? You are so weird." Has that ever happened to you? Where something hurts so badly, but all you can to do is laugh?

Oh Well, I just take the pain out in cycling class tonight at the gym. What a good idea! haha As for some food, of course I have some recipes. I've been making a lot of RAW bars lately, so I have a Pistachio Bar (my favorite) and a Walnut Bar. I just made them up with stuff I had on hand, but they are very good- Perfect for taking somewhere when you're in a hurry. I do realize that they look like those birdfood discs, but I don't care!! haha I usually eat 2 at a time to fill me up. And you can change up the ingredients, but these are just some of the ones I love.

Here's the recipes:
Wacky Walnut Bars
1 cup raw walnuts
3/4 cup dried apricots
1 tbsp water

Directions: Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or line with cupcake liners. I definitely recommend the cupcake liners because the bars will be easier to get out. Pulse the walnuts in a food processor until finely ground. Add apricots and pulse. Add water, pulse, and scoop into muffin tin. Freeze for 1 hour and then set at room temp to let them warm up. I got 6 out of these because I used a NORMAL muffin tin. haha

Pretty Pistachio Bars
3/4 cup raw pistachios
1/4 cup unsalted peanuts (if you can find raw, use those)
3/4 cup mixed of dried cherries and dried blueberries
1 tbsp water

Directions: Same as above: muffin tin, pulse the nuts, add the dried fruit, then water, and place into muffin tins. Freeze then eat :)


Anonymous said...

Aww "Im sorry you jammed your toe! I hope it gets better soon! The bars look great:D

Kelly said...

One, I am excited you voted on Tuesday although I think it is so patronizing that someone commented that you seemed too young to vote.

Your raw recipes also look delicious and like a much better version of a larabar. Yummy. I especially like the pistachio variety. You are right, they are pretty.

fleur said...

I think its the little bits that hurt the most!!
The bars look yum will have to try them

Nazarina A said...

Yep, The endorphins that wells up in your brain from the laughter makes one forget the pain and rather concentrate on the pleasure of a good old laugh LOL!

I love all your healthy nutty delights!

Anonymous said...

these looks like amazing recipes!

Anonymous said...

Your bars looks really tasty! I never really thought about making raw bars, always thought that they wree too difficult. Thank you for the recipes!

grace said...

i can't quite figure out why it hurts so darn much to stub your toe. it's agony!
meanwhile, great little cookies! i'm especially partial to the pretty pistachio ones. :)

Emily said...

Wacky walnut bars?! I love that name. They sound good.
Sorry about the long day at school, and also your toe...

For the Love of Guava said...

yay those pistachio bars are pretty!!! And I continually slip and fall in inappropriate places and can't help but sit on the ground for a while and laugh hysterically! Why won't people just laugh with you... way less awkward... :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Oooh the pistachio balls look rainbow-colored!

I looove pistachos. Used to hate 'em; can you believe it?!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Eek, hang in there with your toe!!

LOOOOOOOOOOVE the raw goodness. Holy yum.

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

OUCH! Toe pains are the worst! I kicked the floor doing yoga last week (I am the clumsiest person alive), and my big toe was in pain for days. Hope your toe feels better soon!

Nicole said...

I'm crazy for nuts!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh my those are so simple but packed with yummy flavours! And really nutritiv, I know I could eat a few of those!

HangryPants said...

I love these little bars.

Toe stubs are horrible!

Bethany said...

bummer about your toe! ouch. Sometimes my first reaction is to laugh when I hurt myself because I think of how dumb I probably looked. Good thing I guess because I can be clumsy.

the raw bars look really yummy!