energy balls

hehe, balls. I’ll get to ‘em.

While I’m a full on Pinterest addict,  sometimes I feel like a fake.  Here I am pinning all this sh*t I, allegedly, want to cook, create, and decorate and 9 times out of 10 I do nothing…really like 9.999999 out of 10.   The few pins I have tried ended in a disastrous, but highlarious state, that is until tonight!   I saw this pin over the weekend:

Source: smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com via ashallann on Pinterest

I was sold as soon as I saw “no bake.”   They were so easy to make, and claimed to be delicious.  Bonus that it’s fun to call them energy balls (sometimes I have the humor of a 12 year old boy.)  You’ll notice the recipe creator didn’t refer to them as balls, that’s my own personal way of classing it up.    If you can’t get to the original post for the recipe, just click here.   Basically you’ll need oatmeal, chocolate chips, peanut butter, honey, ground flax seed and vanilla extract.   Mix.   Refrigerate.  Roll into balls.   Enjoy.

I didn’t stop with the delicious balls this evening, I was on a roll.   I wanted to have portobello mushrooms, but didn’t feel like sauteing them or soaking them in balsalmic, so I decided to stuff ‘em!  I sauteed about a cup of spinach with a tbsp of olive oil with 1/4 of a red onion (chopped.)  I added in tomato towards the end and then took the mixture and placed it inside a washed portobello mushroom cap.   I added some chopped bacon to manfriends.  I baked the whole thing at 375 for about 10 minutes.   Awesome, perfect balance of natural flavors:

Seriously, try the energy ball recipe.   I don’t know if they actually give you energy but they’re easy.  You could make them at work.

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