We got our first “snow” of the season today.I know you that live in the more northern states are laughing at me by now We don’t see a lot of snow here in Tennessee very often so we take what we can get. Waking up to our dusting this morning put my dogs in a frenzy. They are very spoiled little dachshunds and they don’t like the cold temps. I tend to spoil them a bit.
They love to be snuggled up on their heated throw and they dare you to move them. They are the funniest little creatures. They are my fur babies and just like any mom I like to spoil them. I have been known to give them special meals quite often. I will chop up carrots and peas and throw them into their dogfood with some vegetable broth.They are happy little campers.They love carrots , apples and countless other pieces of veggies that may drop on the floor during my cooking sessions How could you resist that face ?
They were my inspiration today for my baking experiment. I wanted to make a little doggy snack for them. Just because I’m easing up a bit on the baked goods I have to channel my energy on other things
Apple Carrot Nibbles
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 large apple (minced)
1/2 cup carrot (chopped)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup water
Pre -heat oven to 350
I chopped the apple and carrot in processor until nicely chopped.
In large bowl mix flour,oats,cinnamon and add to mixture apple,carrot,maple syrup,and water until mixture forms a dough.
Scoop out small mounds onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes and flip over and bake for another 10 minutes.
They were jumping for joy
I even had a little nibble myself and they were not too bad. I think the neighborhood dogs may get an early Christmas gift from their neighbors Buck & Chuck.
These were very easy and it would make a sweet little gesture for the fur babies in your life or others.
Buck & Chuck say woof woof vegan dog treats rock
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I am well into day two of my own little challenge. So far so good but I have not really been too many place to be tempted to eat goodies. It’s not that all the goodies are bad it’s just I have done an overload on them. I’m FINALLY starting to feel better. Having a cold is no fun and some of them seem like they want to hang on for dear life. I am easing back into my half training but I will probably only do 2 miles for the day. I am very eager to get back into it Once you start running and you stop for illness or injury it literally drives you crazy because I think your body craves it. To hear myself say that really makes me kind of chuckle because back in the days of high school I actually got failing grades in gym because I hated it so much. I remember when we had to run a mile and I thought I was going to die It just goes to show you anybody can change.
Today I wanted to spice up some potatoes. I couldn’t decide between sweet potatoes or white potatoes so I went for both Earlier this month I was introduced to a sweet and spicy marinade that I have just fallen in love with. It is all natural and its a great blend of spices and peppers.
I have always been a sucker for sweet and sour sauces. I’m also a dipper I love to dip my veggies,bread,crackers and countless other things into dips. So I get excited when I find those things that are all natural and vegan.If I could only find a solution to ranch dressing!!!!! Here’s the website if you would like to check it out….. http://captainrodneys.com
Sweet Potato Pie
Sliced sweet & white potatoes
1/2 cup canned or fresh corn
Half of a sweet onion
1/2 cup Captain Rodney’s
3/4 cup – 1 cup water
1 tsp. garam masala
1/2 tsp Herbs De Provence
salt to taste
olive oil for drizzling
Pre-heat oven 10 425
I simply sliced 1 sweet potato and 1 white potato and layered in a casserole dish drizzling olive oil and salting between layers. Add corn and sprinkle Herbs De Provence to top.You could add any spice you wish
Bake for 15 minutes
While potatoes are baking saute the chopped onion until carmelized and adding water ,garam masala and Captain Rodney’s
After 15 minutes take potatoes out of oven and pour mixture over top and bake for additional 15 minutes.
This turned out fabulous. It was just the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Those are my favorite combinations. Opposites do attract huh ? I also liked the blend of both types of potatoes plus it gives your dish a lot of color
Well I must go and suit up for my 2 mile run maybe more we will see. I just figure it’s probably best to ease back into running when you have been under the weather for a week.
I hope you are having a splendid day… you deserve it
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