Friday, October 9, 2015

Recent Things: Lots of Laughs, Garden Goodness and Smoothies

Why hello, you! I hope you've been having a good week because IT'S FRIIIIIIIIIIDAAAAAAAAAAY. Or should I say Fri-YAY because we have another free Friday night and Jesse and I are so looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow morning as we have been struggling to wake up at 6am for work all week long. 

Lots has been happening this week though, so let's jump right to it!
Here's what we've been up to recently >> 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Recipe: Lightened Up Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies (Gluten Free!)

Gluten Free Lightened Up Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies Recipe - gluten free, healthy, low fat, low sugar, low calorie, healthy blondies recipe

I know I told you in my last post that I'm definitely a chocolate lover - but there's another food that's always vying for the top spot... peanut butter

I have always been a peanut butter lover. So much so that my family joke my future children will be allergic to peanuts and I'll have to trade them on the black market for non-allergic children because I couldn't live without peanut butter. 

But luckily I'm not that mean and I'd simply have my own peanut butter eating shed outside instead with a decontamination shower. But I do love peanut butter.

I literally try to put peanut butter or peanut anything on every single food you could imagine. 

Peanut butter sandwiches? Love them. 
Peanut butter toast? Devoured. 
Peanut butter on carrots? Heaven. 
Peanut butter and apples? Brilliant. 
Peanut butter in stir fries? Genius.
Peanut butter in frostings? Divine. 
Peanut butter and chocolate? Delicious.
Peanut butter by the spoonful? Only when you're not looking...

So naturally, I'm always trying to add peanut butter to my latest recipe concoctions. 

Lightened Up Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies Recipe - gluten free, healthy, low fat, low sugar, low calorie, healthy blondies recipe

A few weekends ago I really wanted something delicious. See how open ended that desire is? I could have made cupcakes or brownies or cookies or raw bites or chocolate truffles or a beautiful cake, but really, I was too lazy for all of those things.

What I really wanted was something easy - and delicious. I wanted to use just one bowl, just one pan and I didn't want to have to do anything other than slice and devour. Layers weren't happening, frosting wasn't cool and I was not washing my food processor for anything. 

So I went with the mixer. Why? Because I can stick it in the dishwasher and the tiny robots inside clean my dishes whilst I stuff my face. Lazy girl repping. 

When I got to the mixer I first thought about making cookies - but then I remembered that cookies have to be divided and that was not a part of my lazy girl plan. I ummed and ahhed for a while and decided on blondies. 

Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies Recipe - gluten free, healthy, low fat, low sugar, low calorie, healthy blondies recipe

Jesse had no idea what blondies were - and preceeded to look at me like I had three heads when I told him "blondies are like brownies but not because they're not brown... they're like brownies without the cocoa.." (and I can't really blame him for that). 

I got that look of "errrrrrr, have you completely lost your mind or are you about to make the most amazing thing in the world?" so I promised a success and got to work (whilst praying I wouldn't end up with a total flop on my hands). 

Luckily, I ended up with the most amazing blondies ever. They're soft with chewy edges and delicious soft bursts of chocolate from the chocolate chips. They're filled with just the right amount of peanut butter flavour and even my fussy sister loved them (queue the angels' rejoicing!) - and now Jesse is definitely on team blondie. 

So now I have to share the recipe with you! >> 
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