Ack! What can I say? Usually it's just, "Sorry guys, not a lot of time. I'm just so busy". But I think I may have overused that one for now :] Anyway, when I can't find the time/inspiration/temporary sanity to write a post, I usually throw out a random recipe. However, this time I also have a question for you.... Help! Calling all willing guest posters! Would you be interested in guest posting on my blog? If so, please just leave me a lovely comment below. I would love to have you!
Although you might not be able to tell from some of my earlier posted recipes, I'm a bit of a foodie. (Hey, I had ta own up sometime, now is as good as ever...) Not your all out "Stop the Insanity, Go Organic!!!" foodie, I'm just in love with eating what's good for you. No white breads, processed foods, high fructose corn syrups or "fake stuff" allowed! So here is a really quick and easy recipe from (again...heh) Food Network:
Fig-and-Walnut Energy Bars
- Cooking Spray
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup bran cereal
- 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup walnut pieces
- 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped stemmed dried figs
- 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 large eggs
Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Place the oats, cereal, flour, walnuts, figs, dry milk, cinnamon and ginger in a food processor; coarsely chop.
Add the honey and eggs; pulse until well combined.
Transfer the mixture to the pan; spread evenly with your fingers. Bake until lightly browned around the edges, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then cut into 16 bars. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or wrap individually and freeze for up to 3 months.
Photograph by Kana Okada