• Microwavable Nut Butter Cookie for One

    September 12, 2012

    Aww, Murphy, my adorable, little pug-let… do you wanna go for a walk?

    [excited-panic ensues]

    Oh, yea? Do ya? Ok, let’s go for a walk. Bring your green leash! 

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    (That’s pretty much word-for-word what I said to Murphy before his walk this afternoon. I talk to him a lot.)

    Snack

    On my way out the door to walk Murphy, I grabbed a handful of almonds to snack on. I planned to make dinner as soon as I returned home, but I wanted a little something to munch on.

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    On my pug walks lately, I’ve been listening to the Balanced Bites podcasts, which focus on “a practical approach to holistic and Paleo nutrition with a healthy dose of humor.” They’re hosted by Diane Sanfilippo (of Balanced Bites and author of Practical Paleo) and Liz Wolfe (of Cave Girl Eats). I’ve only listened to two so far, but I like them a lot, and I’m learning a ton!

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    The podcast I finished this morning was with Chris Kresser and talked about small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), maintaining healthy gut flora, and the best nutritional approaches for healing the gut and proper digestion. It was all very interesting and my gut needs healing in a bad way, so I’m going to try a couple of things that they suggested, including bone broth. Bone tea? Ooh, boy! Accept and adjust and heal my gut!

    Dinner

    After my walk with Murphy, I came home and threw together a quick Cobb Salad (minus the bacon) for dinner.

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    After dinner, I had a craving for something sweet, specifically a cookie, so I whipped up one in the microwave using just 5 ingredients.

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    OMG, it turned out so well—moist, soft, and delicious!

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    Yum!!!

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    And, of course, you can get all crazy with this recipe and add chocolate chips, raisins, flavored extracts, etc.

    Microwaveable Nut Butter Cookie for One

    Ingredients:

    • 2 tbsp nut butter
    • 2 tbsp liquid egg whites
    • 1-2 tsp honey
    • 1/4 tsp baking powder
    • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

    Directions: Coat a microwaveable-safe bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Then, combine all of the ingredients in the bowl and mix well. Microwave for 60 seconds. Enjoy!

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    Nikki’s Coconut Butter Giveaway

    Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway to win two jars of Nikki’s Coconut Butter. Here’s your winner:

    Blakely

    I would most like to try the honey pecan pie… or ANY flavor really. They all sound amazing!

    Congrats, Blakely! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your flavor choices, full name, and address to claim your prize.

    P.S. Check out my newest post on the Pretzel Crisps blog: 6 Ways to Save Money on a Cruise!

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance September 16, 2012 at 11:35 am

    oh wow, this is dangerous. I may have to make this….everyday? haha

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    Jennifer September 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I’ve made this twice already. Two words…..HOLY YUM.

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    STUFT Mama September 17, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I’m a little late reading this post, but that cookie looks amazing. I’m so going to have to try it. I need to try out those podcasts too on my long runs. :) That picture of Murphy is just too much. :)

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    Kristen September 24, 2012 at 1:55 am

    I was skeptical at first, but I made the cookie recipe and it came out FANTASTIC! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe. I have a bad sweet tooth and this is recipe will really satisfy me when I am craving a cookie. Btw, I added about a table spoon of dark chocolate chips and it seriously tasted like a chocolate chip cookie! YAY :)

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    april martin designs September 24, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I’d like to follow you in Instagram….do you have an account? I’m Earthyluxe and LOVE your style… =)

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    Tina September 25, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Yep! Carrotsncake! :)

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    Jewels October 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Going to make some for my upcoming road trip, as I’m running a race on Saturday. It will be a nice little treat! :-) Do you mind if I share it on my blog?

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    Tina October 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Sure, feel free! :)

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    Jewels October 1, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks Tina! Loving your recipes and of course the one and only Murphy! He is just too adorable! Everytime I see a pug now, I think of your blog and Murphy! Thanks for all your great posts! It has become part of my “daily reading material” :-)

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    Tina October 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Yay! So glad to heat that! :)

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