Okay. I am in such a weird mood right now. Lord knows posting on my blog is the LAST thing I need to be doing, but I just can’t help it. The funniest thing just happened to me. I was taking my shoes off and my baby toenail fell off!!!!! Haha I had it coming though. About a month ago, I fell down the steps and slammed into the wall. My baby toe got all black and blue and fugly. I painted my nail red so I wouldn’t have to look at the black nail, but I guess I don’t have to look at any nail now hehe
This definitely isn’t the first time this has happened though. I lose toenails all the time. Well, I should say I break my toes a lot which causes the toenail to fall off. Either way, I just can’t stop laughing about it.
As for finals, I have one at 10:30 am, but would rather be updating this puppy instead of studying that crap. Wish me luck, guys!!! I’ll let you know how it goes (or doesn’t go) tomorrow.
But now, I have food for you. This is a raw cinnamon roll recipe I found on GoneRaw. It’s amazing and pretty time-consuming, but sometimes you’re just in the mood to treat yourself. It looks like a gigantic tootsie roll, but who doesn’t love that? I fooled around in the kitchen (not that kind haha) and made cashew coconut icing for them, but you can eat it with anything, I suppose. I followed the recipe for once in my short life and am so happy I did. Oh wait- I lied. Haha. I just remembered that I added about ¼ cup of water to the dry mixture because it was supposed to be a wet mixture and it wasn’t. That makes sense.
Here’s the recipe:
1 1/4 cup almond meal
1 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 pinch sea salt
1 cup soft pitted dates
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp agave nectar
1/4 cup raisins, plus a little extra
1/4 cup chopped nuts
Preparation: Combine the almond meal, ground flaxseed, dash of cayenne pepper, 1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon and pinch sea salt in a bowl and set aside. In a food processor, process dates, 1/4 cup water, and vanilla into a paste. Remove half of the date paste and add it to the dry ingredients, along with the olive oil and agave. Mix these ingredients with your hands until it forms a dough. You may need to add the extra 1/4 cup of water if the mixture is dry, but don’t let it get too wet.
Spread the dough out on a piece of parchment paper, and flatten/shape it into a 1/4-inch thick square. Add 1/4 cup raisins and 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon to the rest of the date paste left in your food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Then, spread a thin layer of the paste onto the dough square, making sure to cover the whole surface, and top with a sprinkle of extra raisins and the chopped walnuts.
Using the parchment paper to help hold everything together, carefully/tightly roll the square into a log. Chill in the refrigerator, and then slice into about 1-inch thick rounds. I got about 8 cinnamon rolls.
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