Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Raw Brownie Balls Recipe


Hey guys, I've been refining this simple recipe lately, they are quick to make, you will need a blender or food processor, but there's no cooking involved. The ingredients are pretty basic, and they have nice sweetness and good energy thanks to the dates.


Ingredients:
- 12 Medjool Dates - Pitted & Cut into quarters
- 1/2 Cup Desiccated Coconut
- 3 TBS Coco powder
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla paste or 1-2 drops Vanilla essence
- Pinch of Himalayan Salt
- 4 Fresh Walnuts - Shelled & Shredded to a fine crumb
- 2 TBS extra desiccated coconut + Pinch of Himalayan salt to coat the finished balls

Method:
1. Add the shelled walnuts to your blender or food processor & blitz on low speed to a fine crumb, then set aside in a small bowl.
2. Add the pitted, quartered dates into a small bowl along withe the coconut, coco powder, vanilla paste, and pinch of salt. Mix to combine.
3. Add the mix to a blender or food processor & blend on low speed until the mixture is finely minced, and forms together like a smooth dough.
4. Place the dough back into the small mixing bowl & kneed in the walnut crumbs. Then form the dough into small balls and set aside.
5. Finally in a small bowl mix together the extra coconut and pinch of Himalayan salt to form the coating for the balls. Roll each ball in the mix, then place into a bowl or container, you can eat them right away, but they are extra good after chilling in the freezer.


I hope you all enjoy these; they are my new favorite snack to take and share as a quick energy boost.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Almost raw - Zoodles with creamy cashew dill sauce




Hello everyone!

As I've mentioned in previous posts I am refining my diet to include much more raw food; I struggle being strictly 100% raw, so I'm looking for a balance that works best to keep me healthy and happy.

Currently I am eating almost entirely raw, but I plan to introduce some steamed/blanched veggies back into my diet in the coming weeks.

I find that I crave savory food more than sweet food, even when I eat sweet things I like to mix it in with savory, like I will eat onion with almost anything.

So for lunch today I quickly made myself this zoodle (raw zucchini noodle) salad dish with a really delicious creamy sauce.

RECIPE~

Bowl-
1 large Zucchini - Spiralized into noodles
1 Lebanese Cucumber - diced
2 small Pickles - Diced
1/2 a small White Onion - Finely diced
1 Spring onion - Finely sliced

Sauce-
1 Cup Orange Juice
Juice of 1 Lime
1 Cup Cashews (or Macadamia)
6 Sun Dried Tomatoes
1 medium Red Capsicum - Cut into a few rough chunks
Handful of Fresh Dill (approx 1/2 Cup)

Top-
Tomato - Cut into chunks
Fresh Chives - Finely chopped

Steps:
1. In a small bowl add the orange juice, lime juice, cashews, & sun dried tomatoes, set aside & allow to soak for 20-30 mins.
2. In the mean time process & assemble the bowl ingredients into a medium bowl, mix them around a little if you like. Prep the top items, & set aside.
3. Now add all the sauce ingredients into the blender, blend on high speed for about 1 minute, or until completely smooth. The sauce should be quite thick, add a few extra cashews to thicken, or a splash of OJ or lime juice if too thick. Test the flavour & adjust lime/dill/etc if necessary.
4. Pour your desired amount of sauce over the mix in the bowl & add the tomato chunks & chives on top to finish.

All done! Go eat it!

I decided to go for it and ate my zoodles with chopsticks, it's a bit tricky, but at least it slowed me down so I didn't eat so fast...

Enjoy everyone, more recipes coming soon.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

A couple of Raw Vegan playlists to binge on...

Hi guys~ Given my plan to reform my diet to be mostly raw, I have been browsing YouTube for some recipes, and I found a couple of channels with some good content (& decent hosts).


(Neto, The Raw Boy)

The first channel is The Raw Boy, hosted by Neto. The playlist is his 100 day raw vegan challenge, which shares some great ideas and recipes. I've found the videos to be really enthusiastic, genuine, and honest, with nothing over the top or off-putting.

Go ahead and check out >THE RAW BOY<


(Chris Kendall, The Raw Advantage)

The 2nd playlist is a compilation of recipes by raw vegan chef Chris Kendall. The channel is called The Raw Advantage and there are so many amazing recipes, ranging from super simple all the way through to ultra gourmet. The style is very energetic, and a bit zany, but still easy to watch.

Go ahead and check out >THE RAW ADVANTAGE<


I'll be aiming for a kind of hybrid diet which is mostly raw, with some gently cooked elements added sometimes for lunch &/or dinner, no more 100% cooked meals. I feel like this could be the way to achieve the best balance and maintain my health, I will post with updates as things progress.

That's it guys, enjoy!

Paint Tool SAI version 2


Hi again!
 
Over the years I've struggled to find the right drawing program, I've tried so many, but none of them suit me just right.
Yesterday I decided to give Paint Tool SAI another go, & I discovered that the version I have is missing lots of features, I have no idea why, and I was unable to find a solution.

Luckily whilst looking for answers I discovered that there's a version 2 of Paint Tool SAI. I've only had a quick look so far, but it seem to have all the features, and it's a bit more refined and polished.

I didn't find a version to buy, but I found a download here >>> PAINT TOOL SAI VER2

I'm optimistic about this one, let's see how it works out!

UPDATE: As it turns out newer versions of SAI don't come with all the settings, this baffles my mind, but hopefully it won't matter now that I have version2.

Another awesome (& totally free) drawing program which I really clicked with is FireAlpaca, grab it here >>> FIREALPACA

Enjoy drawing everyone~

Monday, 27 November 2017

Updates!

Hey there everyone!

Doesn't time go by too quickly... it's been a while since I was properly active here, so I figure I'll share some recent happenings, as well as plans for upcoming posts.

2017 has been a turbulent one for me health-wise, I recently hit a point that I felt so awful I decided to do a short water fast, and re-evaluate my diet. I'm currently breaking my 6 day fast (thank goodness), and I'm feeling well at the moment.

From here on I must stay in control of what, and where I eat, no more eating out! it's just no good for me. I have also decided to stick to mostly raw food, I don't want to be so restrictive that I fall back into old habits, but I must set some boundaries for myself.
Foods I will avoid are oil, heavily processed products, grains, most canned food, baked or deep-fried foods, overly dry foods. I'll stick to things that are fresh and gently cooked (boiled, steamed or blanched).

Given my dietary refinement I plan to share some new recipes in the coming weeks, I also have plans for a large post about caring for dogs, simply because I feel too many people do not understand how to fully meet all the needs of their canine friends. Of course there will be more art posts coming too, I'm working hard to improve in every aspect of drawing, so I hope it shows.

That's the most of it for now guys, I really hope everyone is feeling happy and healthy, keep an eye out for upcoming posts ; )

Requested pics -

I have recently started taking requests on DeviantArt, if you are interested click HERE.
These are the ones I have finished so far...

 This is an OC called Electric Bomber.

 
A pony design, this is White Thorn.

 A request for a chicken! I chose a fancy one.

Francis X Bushlad from the TAZ-mania series.

Lion OC's Aliana & Meryon.

These were all completed using a FREE drawing software called Fire Alpaca, which you can check out HERE, it's available for Win & Mac, & I really enjoy using it.

Enjoy~

Recent Pokemon pics -



 A taste of your own medicine ey Drifloon.
Paint Tool SAI.

 Fancy icy drinks in Summer are the best!
Photoshop.

 I want a pinata...
Fire Alpaca.

Trick or treating : )
Fire Alpaca.




If you're interested in Fire Alpaca it's FREE, you can find it HERE.

Enjoy~

Friday, 11 August 2017

Art post #80 *FREE PRINT UP FOR GRABS*

Hello everyone, I'm back to share my most recent digital drawing, 'Name your Trade'.

The inspiration for this drawing was the idea of an inter-dimensional beast who operates as a trader, one can get almost anything from him, but it must be traded for something he does not already posses.

I squished in a bunch of pop culture references, 8 in particular are from a game or TV show that I love, first person to name all 8 (4 games + 4 TV shows) wins a free A3 framed print of this drawing (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ+*:・゚✧.

Simply comment on this post, or over at Deviant art with your guess. I'll leave this open for a week or 2, if no one guesses correctly, the nearest guess will win. Good luck! ; )

If you would like to purchase a print, E-mail sleepyvoodle@gmail.com
A4 Framed print $15 + shipping / A3 Framed Print $20 + shipping


Enjoy~


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Weekend drawing sessions...

On the weekends I get together with a friend to hang out and do some drawing.
I use coloured biro, black ink pen, and Copis sketch markers.
Here are some that I like so far -

Beast kid.

Lightning poodle.

Prism bear.

Deep sea creature.

Hippo dash smash.

Express to Tokyo.

Wishing you all a great week : )

Friday, 24 March 2017

Drawings; yesterday and today.

Some new pics for your eyes to enjoy...



My cavoodle Addi, and all her glory.

 No hugs please.

Lovers separated by circumstance.





Have a great weekend ;)

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Art dump: Feb 1 - Today

Enjoy!


'Voodle bestie' - Illustrator + Photoshop

 'Lightning eyes' - Illustrator + Photoshop

 'Woodland unicorn' - Black ink pen + Copic sketch markers
 'Beardog?' - Experiment using Artrage

"I'm leaving' - Photoshop

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone :)

Raw Brownie Balls Recipe

Hey guys, I've been refining this simple recipe lately, they are quick to make, you will need a blender or food processor, but there&...