Instagrammers Participate in #biketoworkday
May is National Bike Month, and tomorrow, May 17, is the League of American Bicyclists’ official Bike to Work Day. Many commuters around the United States will forsake their cars tomorrow in favor of cycling to promote environmentally friendly transportation and healthy living.
Can’t get enough cycling in your life? Be sure to check out these great Instagrammers:
Announced by the colour in the cupcake :) it’s official! We’re having a baby girl!
EASY HEALTHY VEGAN BLACK QUINOA, BERRY AND CHIA SEED ENERGY BAR TOPPED WITH CRANBERRIES AND DARK CHOCOLATE RECIPE
- 1/2 cup of quinoa
- 2 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 cup of frozen berries
- 12 dates
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 2 bits of dark chocolate
This energy bar is rammed with goodness! Not only is it the quinoa a complete protein, meaning that it contains all of essential amino acids the body cannot synthesize from other sources, but it also has the highest iron content of any grain! Additionally it is rich in essential amino acids and vitamins A, B2 and E and is an excellent gluten free alternative to other grains. I get mine from the wonderful people at Real Foods. The dates and berries are full of vitamins and dietary fibre and keep the whole bar stuck together. And well, the chocolate is a little happiness booster, filled with antioxidants and caffeine to get you pumped up and ready to go :)
And the best point is they are so easy to make! Start off with rinsing the quinoa in cold water, then bring to the boil and let it simmer for approximately 15 minutes, drain and set aside to cool (if you have the time, let it cool in the fridge overnight). Next step is the base: throw the chia seeds, berries and dates into the food processor and blend till its a gooey sticky red mess. I like to add apple sauce and vanilla for extra flavor. In a bowl mix most of the dried cranberries with the black quinoa and red mess. Spread the mixture on a sheet of baking paper, it should have a fairly dense consistency. Bake at 190 C/fan 170C/gas 5 for thirty minutes, depending on the thickness of the energy bars. Once crispy, remove from oven and cut into portions. Now’s the time to melt the dark chocolate in a small saucepan and cover each bar liberally, then sprinkle chopped dried cranberries on top while the chocolate is still warm. Let the whole thing cool et voilà! Enjoy as a workout snack, a posh biscuit or a lunchbox snack.
“There’s nothing more exciting for an actor than a chance to lose, to be someone who has lost - especially if it’s someone who starts off with a veneer of control. To be broken is wonderful.” (Endless list of perfect people: Lena Headey)
I got to spent a little bit of time with Lena Headey at the Calgary Expo, and she is just a lovely human being.
If u go here, this dessert is a must get. Best vegan friendly cookies I’ve ever had (at Grasslands)
Seitan roast with a triple mash, fingerlin potatoes, garlicy gui-lan and charred cherry tomatoes in a shiitake red wine Demi glaze. @grasslandsto (at Grasslands)
One of the best vegan meals we’ve had out in Toronto. Thanks @grasslandsto !!
Hot damn :) frontera chocolate pecan pie! (at Frontera Grill & Topolobampo)
Frontera ceviche is pretty dammmmmmned good (at Frontera Grill & Topolobampo)