If you know me then you would know that I do have a sense of humor. I believe that laughter and smiles are truly the best medicine. So today I have put together this funloving novelty gifts gift guide for my readers. The 15 items that I have included in this novelty gifts gift guide are sure to put a smile on your face or the recipient's face! We have everything here from nutsack tea infusers to canned unicorn meat included here! I absolutely LOVE putting novelty gift guides together over here at Give It A Whirl Girl. Stuff like this is totally my style and right up my alley.
This Maple Pecan Energy Balls recipe features a new product that is available from Justin’s. I used the Maple Cashew Butter to create these addictive little snack balls. This is a simple and easy-to-do no-bake recipe and anyone could create this! This maple pecan energy balls recipe is also gluten-free, and vegan… woohoo!
If you can’t locate this maple flavored cashew butter you can still use the nut butter of your choice. You will still be getting the maple pecan flavor from the maple syrup and pecans, it is just that this particular maple-flavored cashew butter will give you a burst of added flavor.
Thanksgiving has came and went. Whew! This was my first year hosting the Thanksgiving Day holiday at my home. I gotta say that I was probably nervous about the whole situation for the month leading up to it. I know that a lot of work and prep goes into pulling off this festive day. Our feast that we had here was perfect and excellent from start to finish. I was satisfied with how every single element of it came out. No complaints whatsoever here! I hope all of my readers also had a great holiday and enjoyed their big plate of food!
Saturdays are my favorite days of the week to get in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen and whip up a tasty treat for my family to enjoy. This weekend I created a vegan and gluten-free, no-bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake. Is there anything in this world better than edible chocolate chip cookie dough? Hell no! This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake is completely safe to indulge in and does not contain any eggs which are typically found in cookies. The filling is of this cheesecake mimics the real deal quite well and my little family of 3 absolutely loved this faux cheesecake recipe.
The gourmet Candy Shop at Nordstrom has a great variety of gourmet items and I’m going to break it down into my top 10 favorites today in this nifty gourmet candy gift guide. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy shop while browsing Nordstrom’s big variety of gourmet items! Many of these candies carry a hefty price tag but no candy is too rich form my blood. I have curated this list of my favorites that I found, and these would be a perfect splurge item for yourself or a gift someone who is sweet and deserving in your life. Christmas is coming up so you might possibly see something here that would make a memorable gift. These items would also be perfect for a birthday gift.
Decadent. Dark. Vegan & Paleo Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake recipe coming up for you! Did I forget to mention healthy? This dark chocolate raspberry cheesecake is full to the brim with an assortment of nuts and a mix of some frozen and fresh raspberries. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, almost paleo, dairy-free, and does not contain any added refined sugars. Because fruit is also known as nature’s candy, the sweetness of this cheesecake is derived from the fruit and maple syrup rather than added sugars.
I am so happy to be an Ambassador to this great company Thunderbird Bars. Now is the time for me to spread the word about these amazing bars to my readers. I want to let you in on a little secret... these bars are amazeballs! The best thing about them is that they are all natural and made with REAL FOOD ingredients: fruits, nuts, seeds, and spices. If you are vegan, following a paleo diet, and are looking for a no-added-sugar treat, Thunderbird Bars are for you! You have to trust me on this, these bars are an excellent snack and they are especially great while on-the-go and the hunger hits you. I have been eating these for the past month now and I feel the need to encourage you to give them a whirl!
Ingredients for the oats:
1 cup of gluten-free oats (I used Bob's Red Mill Quick Cooking Oats) 1 cup of dairy-free milk (I used Pacific OrganicsÂ Unsweetened Vanilla Hemp Milk) 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup Ingredients for the jam:
1 1/2 cups fresh berries (I used raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries) 2 tablespoons of chia seeds 1 tablespoon of raw honey splash of fresh lemon juice Ingredients for the almond butter:
1 1/2 cup raw almonds Tablespoon ofÂ coconut oilÂ Tablespoon of raw honey A teaspoon of pure vanilla extract