Recipes

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

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So, I stumbled upon a neat recipe for chocolate peanut butter fat bombs.  I made the original, then I made up my own, putting my own spin on Lee’s recipe.  Everyone loved them! Here’s my version of Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fat Bombs.

Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 24 regular cupcake-size (about half way filled) / 48 mini cupcake-size

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Line the cupcake pans with liners
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter and coconut oil with a hand-held mixer or Kitchenaid mixer on low speed until uniform in consistency and color.
  3. Gently stir in the cocoa powder to the peanut butter-coconut oil blend.  Don’t use the mixer.  Use a spoon, or cocoa powder might go everywhere (like it did in my kitchen).
  4. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake pans evenly.  Fill the regular cupcake pan with a little less than half way — this is about 2 to 3 tablespoons.  If making mini-cupcake size, you can fill each one about with about 2 tablespoons — they will be a little more than 2/3 of the way full (not quite to the top of the liner).
  5. Sprinkle with just a bit of coconut macaroon.
  6. Place the cupcake pans in the freezer.  After about an hour or 2, the fat bombs will be ready. Note: Be sure to keep them stored in the freezer. They will melt at room temperature.  

Keto Friendly?  Yes! This recipe can be made keto friendly by using a maple syrup substitute, like Lakanto Sugar Free Maple Syrup.  I haven’t made the sugar free version yet so I don’t know exactly how much would be needed.  When I do make it, I will let you know how much of the Lakanto sugar free syrup to use. If you want to give it a shot, try to put in only 3 tablespoons then taste the mixture.  If it is not sweet enough, add a bit more until it tastes amazing!

If you try this recipe, please let me know how it turned out for you. 

Namaste, 

Diana

Recipes

Summer Pitta Salad (Keto-friendly)

Summer Pitta Keto SaladThis is a great Ayurvedic recipe for a summer party!  A great side dish!

 

Summer Pitta Pasta is the original recipe, which I highly recommend.  But I also love to put my own spin on recipes.  So, I tried my creativity out on this one, and it turned out super yummy!

 

I started with the original Summer Pitta Pasta recipe, but then made it keto-friendly.

 

My mom recently started the keto diet, and we just celebrated the 4th of July holiday where I made this keto version for her.  I also made the original — they were both delish!

 

In the keto version, I subbed riced-cauliflower for the pasta and skipped the breadcrumbs. I also added freshly-squeezed lime.  It was YUMMY!  My mom even used her version as filler for lettuce wraps and that was delicious, too!

 

I LOVE COOKING and putting my own spin on recipes.

 

This is my keto-friendly version recipe:

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups riced cauliflower (cauliflower finely chopped, nearly minced)
  • 3 tbsp of ghee
  • Pinch of hing (optional)  (also known as asofetida and can be purchased on Amazon)
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 cups zucchini or yellow squash, diced
  • Himalayan pink salt (to taste)
  • ½ cup finely-chopped fresh basil
  • ½ cup  finely-chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup minced fresh mint
  • Black pepper
  • ½ of a lime

Directions

  1. Over low-medium heat, add ghee to a skillet and a pinch of hing (not much — it can be strong).
  2. Turn the heat up to medium.  Then add the green beans, cover, and sauté 3 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add the zucchini or squash to the skillet.  Salt to taste.  Cover and cook on medium-low heat until the squash becomes tender (about 8 minutes).  Keep covered and stir the mixture occasionally. When it is tender, remove from heat and allow to rest.
  4. Steam the cauliflower.  There are several ways you can steam — this is just one way.  Add about a cup of water in a pan and place over high heat.  Place the cauliflower in a steamer pot.  When the water begins to boil, place the steamer pot over the pan of water.  Allow the cauliflower to steam about 5 to 7 minutes or until it begins to become tender.
  5. In your large serving bowl, add all ingredients:  Cauliflower, green beans, squash, basil, parsley, mint, and black pepper (to taste).  Squeeze the lime.  Add salt to taste.  Stir and serve.  Can be enjoyed fresh and warm, or chill and serve — your choice!

If you have any questions or feedback about this recipe, please ask.  Let me know how this tasted!

This is the Original recipe next to My Version and they are both good!

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Namaste,

Diana

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra for Restorative Sleep (with Solar Plexus Chakra Music) – You Are Important

This 39-minute Yoga Nidra practice is designed to help you find restorative sleep. The practice also focuses on how very important you are.  It is a deeply calming track that contains music designed for the solar plexus chakra. It is ideal for the seasoned Yoga Nidra practitioner, but can be enjoyed by anyone. This practice does not contain any type of wording or signals to bring you out of Yoga Nidra meditation. The final 7-minutes of the practice contains only the gentle, soft music to help the listener be coaxed into sleep. It is based on the classic 8-stage Yoga Nidra technique, including a rotation-of-consciousness body scan, visualization, and sankalpa.

Special recognition and thanks to Rebecca Reads for her calming background music, Solar Plexus Chakra Note E.

Photo by Hiếu Hoàng from Pexels.

Listening options: InsightTimer, SoundCloud, YouTube

Listen and let me know your feedback!

Namaste,

Diana

Faith

You are Beautiful … But I Don’t Think You Believe Me

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Do you know how beautiful you are?

You are… So very beautiful.  So very cherished.  So very loved.

Amazingly Beautiful.

If you were the only soul on this planet, God would still be here with you and draw you to him.

He would have found a way to bring you near to him because he loves you so very much and knows how special and valuable you are.

How can you know this when society blasts over and over again that beauty is size 0 and young?  Ridiculousness.  You are true beauty. You. Not your physical appearance.  Not your mind.  Just you. The true you at the core of your being.  You are truly beautiful.

Beauty is life. Beauty is an attraction to something greater. You feel it.  You know it.

A deep knowing that we are more than what we perceive.  Listen with your soul, and you can hear it.  Sense your intuition, and you can feel it.  So do I.

Breathe.  And know it to be true.

Grace be with you.

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Photo credit:

Heart Projection Photo by redcharlie on Unsplash

Baby Feet Photo by Andreas Wohlfahrt from Pexels

Announcements, yoga

May 2019 Schedule – Divinity Yoga

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I teach Thursdays (except May 9) for the month of May.

Hoping you will visit Divinity Yoga Studio.  Contact Jessica at:

T: 214-532-5205
E: jessicawinchester@att.net

Prices:

  • $45 unlimited monthly.  (Special Intro offer: New Students $35 unlimited monthly classes for May 2019.)
  • $10 drop in.
  • Private sessions are $45 for groups up to 4 people & $10 per each additional person.

Namaste

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Photo by Anupam Mahapatra on Unsplash