Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

I adore breakfast in bed . Especially when it’s something this delicious. These light & fluffy pancakes not only taste great–but they’ll leave you with tons of energy.  Yes, they are not as satisfying as those rich buttery buttermilk pancakes we all love– but, they are half the cals and fat and double the fiber and protein. And that my friends–is better. 

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Moksha Hot Yoga Recipasana Contest!

Good morning my lovely foodies. I hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful sunshine (sarcastic smirk). Although, I can’t do anything about this rainy weather, I may be able to make your day a little bit better. Ah yes, I got some exciting news for all of you: Small girl big plate is hosting a Recipisana Contest with Moksha Hot Yoga Vancouver!

Did I just excite your inner coconut drinking yogi?

You may be wondering, how do you partake in this delicious contest!? Well, all you need to do is send in a photo and recipe of your absolute favorite post-yoga snack or meal. Yep, it’s that easy.

We will then post it on Facebook and see which one of you can make the most Moksha mouths drool. The winner will be displayed to the public on Facebook and also right here on Small Girl Big Plate! I will not only be meeting the winner, but I will also be cooking up his/her exact recipe!

Here is a full list of the exciting prizes that the winner will receive:

  • 1 Month Unlimited Pass at Moksha Yoga Vancouver
  • The winning recipe featured on Small Girl Big Plate
  • $50 Market Money eligible for any Vancouver Farmers Market
  • Healthy, organic granola from Granola Girl

Send in your entries to laura@mokshayogavancouver.com by August 8th, 2012 to enter into the competition.

You can like Moksha on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @mokshayogavan (contest hash tag = #recipasana)

Good luck my yogi loving foodies!
-namaste. r x

KRAFT & The Moradi Madness

I like love Peanut Butter. I love the texture, the taste, and most importantly the childhood memories it brings back to me.  I grew up having a PB & J sandwich in my lunch box almost every day; 1 part peanut butter and 2 parts jelly to be exact.  It was my favorite.  Even now, with getting to try some of the best food in Vancouver—I’m still over content with a good ol’ PB & J sandwich.

So with all that said, I’m sure you could only imagine my excitement when KRAFT Peanut Butter Company contacted me, to ask “what my dream PB creation would be”. Ah, all the possibilities!

Once I came up with my dream creation– the chefs in the Kraft test kitchen worked patiently to come up with the “Moradi Madness”; a rich, decadent, chocolate brownie topped with a light PB Mousse and drizzled with chocolate ganache. It was everything I imagined and more.

If you wan’t to re-create the Moradi Madness in your own kitchen, just grab your KRAFT PB and get a little taste of this madness for yourself!

The Moradi Madness:

By the makers of KRAFT & re-invented by yours truly

1 recipe for Chocolate Brownie or Cake

1 recipe for Peanut Butter Mousse (recipe as follows):

3/4 cup KRAFT Smooth Peanut Butter
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream, cold.

1 recipe for Chocolate ganache.

Directions for KRAFT Peanut Butter Mousse:

1. In a large bowl beat KRAFT peanut butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and milk together until smooth and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar and beat again until smooth. Set aside.

2. In a separate bowl beat the whipped cream until stiff peaks are formed. Next, working in batches, gently fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture to form an airy mousse. This took me 5 batches. Please be careful not to over-beat! Think light and fluffy my fellow bakers. Place PB mousse in the fridge for minimum 1 hour.

3. Once chilled, pipe or spread the PB Mousse on top of the chocolate brownie. Drizzle with Chocolate ganache.

Viola you have yourself the “Moradi Madness”!

I hope you will all love it!

P.S KRAFT PB has now launched a food truck that will be coming to Vancouver July 1st at Canada Place! They will be waiting to feed all you PB fanatics with their latest  creations. I already got to try them all–but don’t worry, I  haven’t forgotten to share! I launched an article on the KRAFT food truck this morning on VcB. Don’t forget to check it out!

R x