Hot Choddy November 21, 2008

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What do you get when you cross a hot chocolate with a hot toddy?  Yep, a hot choddy.  Sipping a large glass mug (or bowl) of this is exactly how I want to spend a cold and wintery night, all snuggled up on my couch.  You can’t go wrong with this combo.  You’ll be feeling heavenly long after the last sip is slurped.  Add a little whipped cream on top if you’re really wanting to satisfy that sugar hankering.


1 cup milk (use at least 1 or 2% – feel free to subsitute rice milk for a lactose free version)

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 oz Kahlua or Bailey’s or Amarula

1 oz dark rum


1) In a saucepan heat milk, cocoa powder and brown sugar on med-high, whisking briskly until a gentle simmer begins.

2) Gently simmer and whisk for a few minutes, then remove from heat and whisk in Kahlua and rum.

3) Serve in heat-hot_chocolate_by_drinkpoisonproof mugs (glass just seems to look and taste better) and enjoy immediately.


Easiest Protein Bars in the Universe! November 13, 2008

It’s quite a claim, but I am usually true to my word.  Usually.  These only have a few ingredients, which you can add to with your own favourites, and they are NO BAKE.  That’s right … no preheat the oven to any degrees.  Plus, you;ll probably only use 1 or 2 bowls so clean up is less painful than most baking adventures.  Sweet protein goodness!


1 cup all natural smooth peanut butter

7-8 tbsp honey (or split with maple syrup)

1 cup protein powder (I used chocolate)

1 cup oats

2 tbsp flax seed


1) Mix the peanut butter and corn syrup together in a microwavable bowl, and microwave on high for 75 seconds.

2) Remove from microwave and add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, stirring to completely combine.

NOTE – You may need to add a bit of water to ensure the mix is not too dry.  It should be the consistency of Play-Dough.

3) Spoon into a square pan (push to flatten evenly) and cool in fridge for 15 minutes.

4) Slice into bars and wrap with plastic wrap and ENJOY!


Add any chopped nuts, shredded coconut or dried fruit (such as raisins) to the mix for an added boost.