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Delicious Zing Bars

OMG Zing Bars! I truly cannot taste the difference between a candy bar and a Zing Bar. FullSizeRender-4.jpg

At Zing, they know what we put in our body has a direct impact on our minds, moods and bodies. As professionals, they dedicated theirselves to the life-changing benefits of nutrition and it’s this passion that created Zing Bars.

Intelligent nutrition is the tangible, practical solution to reclaiming our energy. To thrive, we need good protein to build muscle tone, good carbs to regulate blood sugar, good fats to support cell, brain and heart function, and good fiber to promote digestive health.FullSizeRender-3.jpg

Zing Bars have 10 grams of high quality plant-based vegan protein that delivers 10% of the recommended daily value. For digestive health, 6 grams of dietary fiber meet 24% of the recommended daily value. For brain and heart health, 4.5 grams of monounsaturated fats from almonds.FullSizeRender-1.jpgFullSizeRender-2.jpg

Go get your Zing Bars at the links below!

https://zingbars.com

https://www.facebook.com/zingbars/

https://www.instagram.com/zingbars/?hl=en

 

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Sweet Potato Fries with Primal Kitchen

Starting off my morning with toast topped with Primal Kitchen’s Mayonnaise made with Avocado Oil. For a snack, I baked sweet potato fries with Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Oil and dipped them in Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Ranch. It’s so delicious because it’s made with real Avocado Oil, Organic Cage-Free Eggs, it’s Primal Approved & Certified Paleo, Free of Dairy, Soy, Sugar, Grains, Certified Gluten Free, Kosher, and does not have any Canola, Soybean or Industrialized Seed Oils.

FullSizeRender-4.jpgFullSizeRender-1.jpgPrimal Kitchen’s mission is to empower more people to take responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness. Primal Kitchen expands this mission, bringing uncompromisingly delicious, high quality, nutrient dense sauces and dressings to kitchens everywhere.

FullSizeRender-1.jpgPrimal Kitchen’s salad dressings and condiments are full of healthful, natural fats, superfoods, antioxidant-rich, high-ORAC-scoring herbs and spices—with no offensive, synthetic vegetable and seed oils and no artificial colors, flavors or fillers!

FullSizeRender-5.jpgNow there’s no more sacrificing flavor for health. All Primal Kitchen ingredients are selected according to the strictest standards of taste, natural healthfulness and phytonutrient potency. Check out their products at the links below!

https://www.primalkitchen.com

https://www.instagram.com/primalkitchenfoods/

https://www.facebook.com/PrimalKitchenFoods/

Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

-Mitz

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Rawxies

So proud to announce that I am now an ambassador of Rawxies!

Rawxies are an indulgent, nutritious, low calorie heart bar. Great for snacking! Rawxies can be enjoyed anytime of the day; breakfast, mid-morning snack, or dessert! They have a variety of flavor so it’s hard to get tired of their taste! With 130 Calories or less, Rawxies cookies were created for healthy snacking on-the-go.FullSizeRender.jpg

Rawxies are considered a pre-digested food, because they are not heated above 105 degrees. Heating food above this point kills its natural enzymes. Enzymes are what our body produces to break down certain foods. However, if the food is ‘living’, the body does not need to produce enzymes and therefore the food can digest itself. Predigested foods (those that are not heated above 105 degrees) are easily digested by the body and are a great option for anyone suffering from digestive disorders.

Its really hard to beat how amazing Rawxies are. Their crunch is

Paleo Diet Friendly
Atkins Diet Friendly
Vegan Diet Friendly
Allergy Free Diet Friendly
Grain Free
Gluten Free
Vegan
Living
Sugar Free
Soy FreeFullSizeRender-6.jpg

Their heart bars are:

Vegan
Gluten Free
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My most favorite thing about Rawxies is that they are heart shaped! How cute is that! So excited to be part of the Rawxies team!FullSizeRender-54.jpg

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You can find Rawxies products at the links below:

https://www.rawxies.com

https://www.facebook.com/rawxies

https://twitter.com/@rawxies

https://www.instagram.com/Rawxies/

Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Baingan Bharta – Punjabi Eggplant

Happy Wednesday all!

Today I will be sharing my recipe on Baingan Bharta, which is roasted mashed eggplants cooked with onions, tomatoes, chillies, and ginger. This delicious roasted mashed eggplant dish is one of the most comforting things to eat along with warm rotis. The mouthwatering smoky flavor that comes from charring the eggplant is what makes this dish so amazing. You can even roast them over coal which brings them to another level! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Red cayenne pepper
  • Garam Masala
  • Turmeric

Directions:

  1. Wash, pat dry and prick eggplants. Roast them over open flame until the skin starts peeling off and eggplants start to shrink. Continue on all sides until the skin browns. Let them cool in a bowl of water.IMG_0084.JPGIMG_0085.JPGIMG_0086.JPG
  2. Meanwhile, chop the tomato and pulse until smooth or chop finely and set aside.
  3. Remove eggplant skin and mash the pulp.
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  4. In a large skillet over medium high heat, sauté the onions in a splash of oil until they become translucent.
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  5. Add chopped ginger and garlic and continue to cook until browned.
  6. Add red cayenne pepper and the mashed eggplants.
  7. Cook for 10 minutes over medium high heat. Continue to stir.
  8. Add the tomatoes and cook over medium heat for another 10 minutes.IMG_0091.JPG
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  9. Continue to mix and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. Plate and serve alongside warm roti!

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Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 2 people.
  • It’s important to char the eggplants thoroughly so the raw flavor doesn’t remain.
  • You can add however much spices you want according to your taste!

Baingan Bharta is so easy to make! It takes no time at all to cook, yet it’s so delicious! Not many ingrediants are needed, however the spices make the dish so flavorful.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far. I can’t wait to get back to cooking real meals after my last 2 midterms are over next week.

Today, I will be sharing my quick and easy recipe on Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, which happen to be gluten-free. I’ve had a huge bag of oatmeal from Costco laying around so I thought I might as well put it to good use. These are super delicious and very easy to make. I find that eating an oatmeal cookie satisfies your craving for a chocolate chip cookie, as one makes you full since it has all that oatmeal!

Let’s get started!

Ingredients: (Makes about 12 cookies)

  • 1 and 1/4 cup of Ground Oats (to make oat flour)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of Whole Oats
  • 3/4 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. In a food processor or equivalent to a Nutri Ninja Auto‑iQ, add 2 cups of whole oats and pulse until it becomes oat flour. It’s ok to make more to store in your pantry. Set aside.IMG_7986.JPG
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until smooth.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and egg.IMG_8059-1.JPGIMG_8058-1.JPG
  5. Stir in the ground oat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.IMG_8060-1.JPG
  6. Add in the whole oats and chocolate chips and mix until it resembles dough.
  7. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes so the dough stays firm.
  8. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pack the dough into the measuring cup and turn out the dough onto the baking sheet. Make sure to only place 6 cookies per baking sheet as they tend to spread out while baking.IMG_8061.JPG
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Let them cook for 5 minutes and then serve!

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Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can leave out the salt as it just enhances the sweet taste of the cookies.
  • Make extra oat flour! – It is such a great alternative to all purpose flour.
  • Be sure to use the measuring cup to place your cookies on the baking sheet. The smaller the better as they spread out while baking.

I hope everyone can make these sometime this week! They’re super easy and fast to make and so delicious to eat! A very great treat to have on hand if you’re ever craving dessert.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

-Mitz