Saturday, January 18, 2020

Double Chocolate Smoothie Bowl aka Chocolate Craving Buster Bowl

I call this my 'Chocolate Craving Buster Bowl' for good reason. As many others, I have a thing for chocolate and I try to find a healthy balance to include this in my diet.

Double Chocolate Smoothie Bowl aka Chocolate Craving Buster Bowl by Pieced Pastimes

This smoothie bowl more than satisfies any chocolate cravings and the best part is that once I've had a bowl, I don't want or need anything chocolate for quite some time afterwards.

"Life is short. Eat dessert first."

~ Jacques Torres

I suppose you could consider this a breakfast, but I think of it as more of a dessert. It's just that chocolatey and just that good!

Double Chocolate Smoothie Bowl aka Chocolate Craving Buster Bowl by Pieced Pastimes

So, if you are having a day where chocolate is the one and only answer, give this dish a try. It may not solve world peace, but it will settle your cravings down so you can move onto bigger and better things!

Double Chocolate Smoothie Bowl aka Chocolate Craving Buster Bowl by Pieced Pastimes

Now, onto the recipe:

Double Chocolate Smoothie Bowl aka Chocolate Craving Buster Bowl


Makes 1 Serving

Smoothie
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup (optional)
Toppings
  • 1/2 fresh banana, sliced
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp shaved coconut
  • 1 tbsp dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter (sugar and salt free)
  • 1 tbsp vegan chocolate chips

- Add smoothie ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Add ice for a thicker consistency and pour into a bowl. Top smoothie with banana, chia seeds, coconut and peanuts. Melt peanut butter and chocolate chips and drizzle on top of smoothie. Enjoy! 


Double Chocolate Smoothie Bowl aka Chocolate Craving Buster Bowl by Pieced Pastimes

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Saturday Sparks Link Party 358

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 358!

Starting off todays party with our picture perfect postcard view.

Our Picture Perfect Postcard Winter View at Pieced Pastimes

We are in full winter mode here in New Hampshire.

Our latest batch of freshly fallen snow has once again transformed our landscape.

 We stand in awe of its beauty.

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."

~ Aristotle

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 357.

Minimalist Botanical Winter Porch by French Creek Farmhouse featured at Pieced Pastimes

Minimalist Botanical Winter Porch at French Creek Farmhouse

Our Renovated Kitchen - At Last! by Dinner at Eight featured at Pieced Pastimes

Our Renovated Kitchen - At Last! at Dinner at Eight

Reupholstering the Chair by My Hubbard Home featured at Pieced Pastimes

Reupholstering the Chair at My Hubbard Home

How to Make a DIY Whiskey & Bourbon Flight Board by Handmade Weekly featured at Pieced Pastimes


Elderberry Syrup by Morsels of Life featured at Pieced Pastimes

Elderberry Syrup at Morsels of Life

How to Make Snow Ice Cream Easy Recipe by Artful Homemaking featured at Pieced Pastimes


Fresh From the Farmers Market: Root Vegetable Tarte by Idim in Berlin featured at Pieced Pastimes


Fresh From the Farmers Market: Root Vegetable Tarte at Idim in Berlin

Super Easy Raspberry Danish by We Dish It Up featured at Pieced Pastimes


Super Easy Raspberry Danish at We Dish It Up

Zucchini Fritters {Vegan} by Pieced Pastimes

And finally, a recap of my share from the party - Zucchini Fritters {Vegan}

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom White Pizza {Vegan}

'National Pizza Week' starts today, so it seems the perfect excuse to share this delicious recipe.

Back in my pre-vegan days, white pizza was a favorite of mine.

Vegan Caramelized Onion Mushroom White Pizza at Pieced Pastimes

I have been wanting to create something similar with a garlic infused white sauce and vegan cheese.

Vegan Caramelized Onion Mushroom White Pizza at Pieced Pastimes

I made a few different versions, but this one is the winner by far.

Vegan Caramelized Onion Mushroom White Pizza at Pieced Pastimes

Caramelized onions, sautéed garlic, mushrooms and a combination of fresh and dried basil take the flavors of the white sauce to a whole new level.

Vegan Caramelized Onion Mushroom White Pizza at Pieced Pastimes

If you are craving something savory, give this recipe a try

Vegan Caramelized Onion Mushroom White Pizza at Pieced Pastimes

 It does not disappoint!

Now, onto the recipe:

Caramelized Onion Mushroom White Pizza {Vegan}

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Makes One 12" Pizza
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • Pizza Dough - I made half of Miyoko's no-knead pizza dough recipe
  • 1 cup shredded vegan mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup vegan parmesan
  • fresh basil
- Place a pizza stone in oven and preheat to 500°. Sauté onions and garlic in non-stick pan (adding a tablespoon or two of water as needed to keep from sticking) until they are nicely browned and caramelized. Stir in mushrooms and cook until soft and set aside. Add olive oil to a medium pot and heat on medium. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Add in milk, salt, pepper and dried basil and continue to whisk until the sauce thickens. Stir in mushroom mixture. Shape or roll dough into a 12" circle and place on parchment paper. Pour white sauce on crust. Sprinkle mozzarella and parmesan on sauce. Place pizza peel under parchment paper and transfer pizza to the oven on the heated stone. Bake for approx 10 minutes or until crust is browned and cheese is melted. Add fresh basil to pizza, slice and serve.


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Friday, January 10, 2020

Saturday Sparks Link Party 357

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 357!

Starting off todays party with a stark difference.

Our New Hampshire Home from Summer to Winter at Pieced Pastimes

Gone is the green grass and warm breezes.

In its place,

 a blanket of white,

a chill in the air,

and a stillness that commands your attention.

"Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance."

~ Morgan Freeman

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 356.

#dailycreating AUGUST 2019 by Paper Seedlings featured at Pieced Pastimes

#dailycreating AUGUST 2019 at Paper Seedlings

2019 Year in Review by The House on Silverado featured at Pieced Pastimes

2019 Year in Review at The House on Silverado

Keeping It Cozy Winter Home Tour by Follow the Yellow Brick Home featured at Pieced Pastimes

Keeping It Cozy Winter Home Tour at Follow the Yellow Brick Home

DIY: Knit October Hat and Free Pattern by Sloane Rosenthal at Kiku Corner featured at Pieced Pastimes

DIY: Knit October Hat and Free Pattern by Sloane Rosenthal at Kiku Corner

12 Favorite Furniture Fixer Uppers of 2019 by Interior Frugalista featured at Pieced Pastimes


10 Most Popular Posts of 2019 by Calypso in the Country featured at Pieced Pastimes

10 Most Popular Posts of 2019 at Calypso in the Country

Top Posts for 2019 by Little Frugal Homestead featured at Pieced Pastimes

Top Posts for 2019 at Little Frugal Homestead

Fun Free Printable Happy Valentines Day Images by Picture Box Blue featured at Pieced Pastimes

Fun Free Printable Happy Valentines Day Images at Picture Box Blue

Saltine Cracker Toffee by Kippi at Home featured at Pieced Pastimes

Saltine Cracker Toffee at Kippi at Home

2019 Reflections at Pieced Pastimes

And finally, a recap of my share from the party - 2019 Reflections

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