Mrs. Wizard

by HEAB on July 8, 2009

I’ve been up to a little experimenting in the kitchen…don’t be scared. ūüėČ

Yesterday, after a Power Lunch yoga class, I arrived home craving something green and filling, but I also wanted to try my new¬†Brazil nut protein powder. ¬†How about green chia protein oat bran with Brazil Nut Sauce topping? Perfect. ¬†I was hoping once I put the nut powder in my food processor, it would turn into nut butter. Yeah, that didn’t work out quite as planned, and so I added a little unsweetened vanilla almond milk and French vanilla stevia drops and ended up with chunky BNU (Get it? Like ABU, but with Brazil nuts). I scooped enough out of the food processor to fill a tiny jar, and then a thought occurred to me…

Remaining BNU

Remaining BNU

I think you know what’s coming…

LIke my nut butter jar bowl x's 10. :)

Like my nut butter jar bowl x's 10. :)

Embarrassing?  Perhaps.  Delicious?  Most definitely! The BNU is a bit funky Рreally nutty and not very sweet.  I like it!

Then came a new recipe for dinner:

Raw chili cheese pasta.

Raw chili cheese pasta.

Inspired by The Fitnessista’s Chia Chili Cheese Sauce, I blended the following for my zucchini pasta topping:

  • 2 TBSP chia seeds soaked in 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 2 TBSP nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 dried chipotle chili
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Dash of onion powder
  • Celtic sea salt (lots) and pepper to taste

Also on my plate was some leftover raw pesto pasta.  A very colorful and filling meal Рlove that.

For breakfast, I had a little something I like to call Souroat Bread with BNU and a banana:

IMG_2697This was a new oatgurt experiment, and I must say that I’m quite pleased with the results. ¬†It’s completely raw, filled with healthy good bacteria, and no dehydrator required. ¬†Be sure to check back tomorrow for the recipe.

Since I got such a great response for my Q&A post, I think I’ll pick a few random questions to answer everyday. ¬†Sound good?

Today’s questions:

Q: VeggieGirl asks: What’s the one hobby/activity you’d like to give a try, one that you haven’t done so yet?

A: Mountain Trekking. ¬†Ever since reading Into Thin Air, I’ve wanted to go trekking in Nepal. ¬†I have no desire to climb Mt. Everest or anything, but I’d love to do the 3-week trek to Base Camp.

Q: Alison asks: There’s not a really good cost effective yoga place near me. ¬†What are good ways to teach yourself yoga (DVD’s, podcasts, etc.)?


  • Polly has some great videos on her¬†blog – they are free, short, and she does the poses along with you.
  • Here is a link to Sadie Nardini’s 4 part 30 minute power yoga series that Maggie posted.¬† Love that one!
  • I’ve heard good things about¬†Yoga Today, but I’ve never tried the site myself.¬† They post new classes everyday, and I hear they are usually a more slow and gentle form of yoga.
  • I’m a big fan of¬†Yoga Download, and they have a large selection of free 20 minute classes, or you can pay to download the longer classes.¬† They are podcasts, but the site is slowly adding slide-show visuals to all of their classes which will help if you need to see the poses.
  • I know some other bloggers really like the¬†Sara Ivahoe DVD’s.¬† Never tried them myself.

If you’ve emailed me, and I haven’t responded, I promise to do so soon. ¬†July = Tour De France watching for me every night and much less time on the computer. What do y’all think? ¬†Is it going to be 8 wins for Mr. Armstrong? ¬†I think so.