Sunday, December 17, 2006

Not So Secret.

so, to my friends and family it's really not a secret that i secretly want to be a chef. i've become somewhat of a morning person in the last year or so i know, who'd have thought?!?! and as much as i bitch and moan about it, i get up at 6:00am every morning class at 9:00 in order to make myself a tasty breakfast (6 egg whites, irish oats with banana extract, mixed frozen berries, HUGE mug of tea) and read food blogs. yes, food blogs. i love them. i want to be one. i want to be a food blogger, damnit!!
why the hell not, you know? i follow a fitness lifestyle so i eat clean more than 95% of the time, but some of the most fun i ever have is trying to figure out how to make gourmet, clean. maybe i should start writing about that.
i also have been reading a lot of 12 Days of Cookies type entries...and wanting to try some of them although i never keep butter, sugar, or any other contraban of the sort around. BUT...a few days ago me and the girls of my class had a dinner, and i cooked something that is totally not on any sort of clean eating plan...but it was oh so tasty. so i had some of the said ingredients in the house, and decided that i'd use them up by trying some no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies that i read about. i changed the recipe up a little bit because the first time i tried it they were way too sweet for me. so, here goes nothin'. my first official FOOD POST!
this is for half a batch, probably about 12 small cookies...?

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies
2 tbsp butter
1/4 c. milk (i had nonfat vanilla soy milk on hand)
2/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
1 square of Baker's UNSWEETENED chocolate (crumble it up so it mixes with the chips)
1 1/2 c. quick cook oats
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

combine butter, sugar, and milk in a pot. stir until heated and very gently bubbling.
turn down heat and add chocolate and oats, stir to combine. turn off heat. the chocolate will melt from the heat in the pot. spoon onto a plate and refrigerate until firm.

when i'm less of a blogging moron i'll learn how to post pictures. for now, use your imaginations. hearts.

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