Having a best friend is more work than I can manage, which is why I’ve allotted space for all of my better friends to be considered a “BFF.” Let’s take a peek at who’s on my “Holds A Special Place in my Heart” list:
1. Coco & Chico-I couldn’t put one or the other as #1, because I love them both-even though Coco may think he’s more favored…
2. The Unnamed Stuffed Dogs-I received them as a birthday gift, at separate times, but I never got around to naming them.
3. MY SIBLINGS-They hold a place in my heart alright-a place reserved for the utmost annoying people on the planet.
4. Momma Bunny-In a previous post, I talked about a nest of baby bunnies found in my backyard, and the mom who always disappeared. I find her lurking around and try to feed her, but she hops away. Nevertheless Momma Bunny, I’m putting you on this list. Please, don’t forget to show your courtesy by thanking me in a private letter. Email is accepted (juuuusst kidding. I’m not crazy.)
5. All my actual friends, because contrary to belief, I don’t hang around with animals all day.
Onto today’s recipe though-it’s a foolproof brownie dip, ideal for when there are chocoholics around. Eating it with chocolate chips and bananas brought back floods of memories of me eating Ghirardelli Brownie Mix raw-me and my sister would open the dry mix, add water, and just eat it like that. It was terrible, the junk I ate (and sometimes still do-ooooooooopps.) But now there’s a better alternative-this dip! It also acts as raw brownie batter, so no need to have your mum desperately worrying about you contracting salmonella!
Quote of the Day
“It is not the length of life, but the depth.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Word of the Day
Captious (adj.): Intended to entrap or confuse, as in an argument (That was quite a captious question.)
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/4 cup powdered xylitol (or powdered sugar)
-3/4 cup cane sugar (or regular sugar/xylitol)
-1/4 cup almond milk (or any milk)
-1/4 cup dry oats
-1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or white flour)
-3/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder (or regular cocoa. It won’t taste as authentic)
-1/2 cup regular coconut oil (not virgin/extra virgin)
-salt, to taste
-1/2 cup dark, vegan chocolate chips (can omit)
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, except chocolate chips. Add the wet ingredients, stirring to incorporate after every addition. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate for a half hour and it will will become thicker. Serve with sliced fruit, or eat straight with a spoon. I dipped a banana in it!
Makes: about 1 cup
Nutrition Facts (per tablespoon):
Fat: 10.1 g
Carbs: 21.8 g
Sodium: 5.3 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sugar: 13 g
Protein: 1.4 g