So I have neglected this blog for an entire year and I have realized, unfortunately, that I miss adventuring. Now while I am stuck on campus finishing off my senior year, there is no reason for life to be boring! So I have decided to pick up this blog again in honor of my favorite type of adventure--cooking!
I love to cook and talk about food so I hope you feel inspired to try some new recipes! Everything here is vegan, sugar-free and absolutely delicious (I promise).
Oh and please email me any time with your adventures (kitchen related or not)! Email me at

Monday, February 1, 2010


Ok, they are not really that intense. Well, maybe they are. These babies are my new favorite on-the-go snack and they have so much protein in them I bet they challenge those nasty protein bars those jacked-up kids from the gym munch on. Or something.

Vegan Protein Bars

  • 2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cup raw oats
  • 1/2 cup smooth nut butter (I used almond...but peanut butter would work too!)
  • 1/2 cup milk substitute (I used almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup agave (or honey, maple syrup, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup each of some fun stuff, ie dried fruit, chocolate chips, diced nuts, anything you want!
  • preheat oven on 350F
  • cook the quinoa! (about 1/2 cup dried quinoa equals 2 cups, but I also make extra to have for left overs.) Make sure the quinoa is cooked thoroughly and not too wet, otherwise the bars might have a weird texture.
  • While the quinoa is cooling, assemble the other ingredients.
  • Once the quinoa is cool enough to be handled with your hands, combine the ingredients in a 7x11 baking pan.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the top is starting to harden.
Once out of the oven I would recommend letting them cool in the fridge covered overnight so they firm up. After that, slice them up for an easy snack!

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