I will begin this post with a photo. Because I have heard that pictures speak a thousand words…
So I had a dilemma.
One I imagine that most people experience around this time of year. I had half a can of pumpkin puree left over from my Pumpkin and Cinnamon Swirl Buns and I had no ideas what to do with it. I know, I know big problem, huh?. Anyway I hate wasting food, so I tried to come up with a tasty way to use it up. I thought maybe a smoothie, but it was too chilly to enjoy an icy smoothie. I thought cupcakes, but I had just demolished most of the buns and figured I should aim for something healthier. So I thought I would create a Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats recipe!
There are a lot of occasions coming up where the temptation to eat something unhealthy will strike: Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, Friday nights… Chocolate is something that I find super hard to resist. Luckily I discovered something magical – cacao powder. I have used it in lots of my recipes before – like my raw chocolates and my overnight chocolate porridge. It really is amazing, it has a fuller flavour than cocoa. It also contains lots of nutrients and is a good source of antioxidants. It isn’t heat-treated during the processing part of its production, so this means it retains all the goodness of the cacao beans! Eating chocolate AND getting healthy? Er – yes please!!!
Autumn may be my favourite season. I love everything about it. I love the beautiful, crunchy red and orange leaves. The pumpkin carving, the pumpkin eating, the chai vanilla lattes and the chilly autumn evenings. I love the excuse to snuggle. Oooh who doesn’t love a good snuggle? Autumn is a very snuggly month. Snuggles with your significant other, or your pet, snuggles with your favourite warm jumper, or scarf. Or bed – yeah autumn makes me realise how much I love my bed. Beds always feel so much better in the cooler months!
This is the first opportunity that I have had to catch up on my blogging recently! I am so sorry for being so quiet! I have had a pretty jam-packed, amazing, crazy month visiting my relatives in Asia. I will be sharing several travel related posts over the next few weeks! As you know, I love travelling – I love immersing myself in the culture of other countries. I also love getting new cooking inspiration! This trip I was lucky to visit not only Malaysia but also Thailand. This recipe is inspired by the delicious street food that we tried in Bangkok.