My sweet gappy 7 year old and I had a lovely afternoon together while big brother was away on school camp. We strolled home chatting, ate a colourful afternoon tea and played some games together. The fraction one is actually a really dull game but I guess good for learning maths. Apparently I suck at hungry hippos. We kept busy so we didn't miss #1 too much.
Green drink recipe (you don't taste the greens):
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
1T peanut or almond butter
2 bunches spinach or other greens
Biscuits are basic biscuits from Edmonds cookbook with sultanas, cinnamon and nutmeg.
For dessert we made chocolate fudge sundaes and they were AMAZING! I really think that they tasted as good (if not better than) as ones made with cream and cow's milk. We made vanilla coconut cream ice cream in the ice cream machine and then I googled chocolate sauce and we whipped one of those up in the miini blender. So it's actually a raw dessert and would be vegan if you used Agave nectar instead of honey. It's the first time that we ever made chocolate sauce and it was very thick, shiny and fudgy.
Vanilla coconut ice cream (serves about four):
1 can full fat coconut cream
1/4 cup honey
1T vanilla extract
The vanilla soy stuff you get in the supermarket has all of this:
Filtered Water, Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Soy Protein, Maltodextrin,Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Phosphate,Dipotassium Phosphate, Salt, Dextrose, Mono- and Di-Glycerides, Guar Gum, Sodium Carboxymethyl-cellulose, Locust Bean Gum,Carrageenan, Artificial Flavour, Vanilla Bean Flakes, Natural Colour.
Anyway I wasn't intending to go on about ingredients.
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup cacao or cocoa powder
2T coconut oil melted
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
Whizz it all up in the blender it's done. I have a cute mini blender which I use for things like this. I bought it for $10 on trademe as I read a few reviews saying that it was pretty flimsy so I didn't want to buy it new. It's great for guacamole and dressings and bliss balls too. Our big food processor is on it's last legs and I'm planning to get a grunty new one soon. Any suggestions? Do you have a good one? I've heard that cuisinart and magimix are the best (and of course most expensive).