Bust a Move Cause It’s Friday

I’m usually not one to name posts based on song titles (except for this one), however I guess Alex is rubbing off on me πŸ™‚ This song has been playing on my computer for the last few minutes: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unR5xNqPZhQ] We had an impromptu music session in my Great Ideas class today. Instead of discussing Sherlock Holmes and pragmatic reasoning one of the girls pulled “Bust Your Windows” up on her laptop and I was introduced to Jazmine Sullivan. It’s no Cascadia, but I can see why my teacher got a little excited. It’s a pretty good beat to dance to. *Shakes hips* *Or not?* Friday is usually just a big jumble of everything, and today will be no different. First up, a few posts that I’ve been loving this week: Junk Your Bathroom Challenge by The Polivka Family- Do you know what the ingredients are in your everyday bathroom products? bust-a-move-bathroom

10 Uses for Coconut Oil That You Haven’t Tried Yet by Empowered Sustenance- I’ve been using it as a makeup remover forever!

bust-a-move-coconut-oil Milk Aspartame FDA Petition by NaturalNews.com- Ya, you read that right. The dairy industry wants the FDA to allow aspartame and sucralose (Splenda) to be included in regular dairy products without having to include it in the ingredients list.

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The Allergy Buster by New York Times- Hope for those with severe food allergies.

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A few food pins that look to die for: Almond Butter Pancakes

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Pumpkin Ice Cream

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The Two Minute Paleo Blueberry Muffin

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One lovely “I can still dream” food pin: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie

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A few funny pins that I literally died laughing at: Happy Belated Pi Day!

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Britney Spears Humor-

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Creepiest Cat Ever-

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Pins That Make Me Feel Like I’m Not Alone in the World: All of the time-

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Sadly yes-

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Haha. Maybe?-

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And finally, a recipe that’s been a week in coming:

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Paleo Tagalongs

Paleo Girl Scout Tagalongs

Cookie Recipe adapted from L. Michelle and Chocolate Recipe adapted from Chocolate-Covered Katie Servings: Approximately 9 cookies Grain/Gluten/Wheat-Free, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free Option, GAPS/Paleo Friendly

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup nut/seed flour (I used mostly almond flour)*
  • 1 egg*
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 9 tsp (or 3 tbsp) of nut/seed butter*
  • 1/4 cup cocoaΒ 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Combine well the first four ingredients- flour, egg, honey and salt.

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3. Measure out heaping tablespoons of the dough and roll into balls. Distribute evenly on parchment paper and flatten with fingertips.

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4. Bake the cookies for 10-14 minutes (I baked them for 14 minutes, but oven temps vary)Β until they are firm.

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5. Put one teaspoon of nut/seed butter onto each cookie. Spread out to cover the entire top. Place in freezer to cool.

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6. Meanwhile, put the cocoa powder, coconut oil, and honey into a food processor and blend until smooth.

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7. Remove the cookies from the freezer after about 10 minutes.

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8. Using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate mixture onto the tops of the cookies.Β 

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9. Freeze until hardened and enjoy!

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Notes: For a non-Paleo version, I would recommend peanut butter. For Paleo, I used cashew butter with much success, but any other nut butter like almond would work well too. For those with nut allergies, use sunflour in the cookies and sunbutter for the topping. For those with egg allergies, Chocolate-Covered Katie has an awesome vegan Tagalong recipe.Β  Also to note, for a true authentic Tagalong cookie, I would double the ingredients for the chocolate mixture and coat both sides of the cookie. None of my family had ever had a Tagalong before, so I didn’t know that’s how they went πŸ˜‰ Recipe shared at: Thank Goodness It’s Monday,Β Fat Tuesday, Wheat Free Wednesday,Β  ——————————————————————————————- And now, I leave you to bust a move cause it’s Friday! ——————————————————————————————-

What are some posts or pins that you have been loving this week? What are your plans for the weekend? What song have you been “busting a move to” recently?

39 Thoughts on “Bust a Move Cause It’s Friday

  1. I have literally bookmarked these cookies to make this weekend! So going to do it! Also, the relatable pin is fantastic – totally how I feel the majority of the time! πŸ™‚ x

    • Excited for you to try them. I’ve never had a tagalong cookie before so I hope they’re close to the real thing! πŸ™‚

      And I love e-cards. They’re basically all of my inner thoughts when someone does something ridiculous. Haha.

  2. Oh my gosh! Those cookies! I need to start a list of different desserts I want to make after Lent is over πŸ™‚ they look amazing! Also, that pumpkin ice cream looks really good. Is it too soon to wish it was almost fall? πŸ˜€ I could just switch between winter and fall all year!!

    • I completely forgot that you gave up desserts for lent! Sorry to tempt you πŸ˜€ If it makes you feel any better I didn’t have any either πŸ™‚ Haha.

      I wish that it was fall too because that means semi-warmer weather, leaves, pumpkin, Thanksgiving… And then CHRISTMAS all over again! Lol.

  3. Haha the cat pictue made me laugh.
    Loving all those recipes you’ve pinned, especially the ice cream *swoon*
    And the cookies…ahh why do you post this when I’m still at work *sobs*. Major cravings going on now haha.

    • Even if the words associated with the cat picture are stupid, I will always laugh because that cat’s face is just so darn funny.

      If I were you, I’d keep a post-it note stack by my desk and write down all of the awesome recipes so you don’t forget when you come home from work. πŸ™‚

  4. That pumpkin ice cream sounds awesome, and you seriously have no idea how excited I am to see the homemade Tagalongs recipe! I have been trying to wait patiently but it has been difficult with pictures like that! Yum :).

  5. haha I like that I am rubbing off on you! in all good ways, song lyrics make the best titles. those cookies, droool.

  6. Ok that car pin and going out pin just made me die of laughter (and the going out one describes me to a t hahaha)….those pancakes and ice cream pins look heavenly as well πŸ™‚

  7. oh man, pumpkin ice cream is probably my favorite flavor (but only in the fall- haha).
    Have a great weekend!

    • Really? I’m down for pumpkin whenever. Now, I won’t go making pumpkin pie or anything, but ice cream is a summery-springish food, right? So, pumpkin ice cream isn’t too far out there πŸ˜€

  8. Omg those cookies. I have been dying for this recipe. So happy it’s posted! YUM.

  9. I just heard this song on American Idol last week. It’s a great one, although I was hoping for Young MC when I saw the title of today’s post (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy4FXhkm6Nw).
    I am loving the Paleo Tagalongs. I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter, and you always have the best Pinterest pictures. I totally relate to the one about going out, and Grumpy cat always rocks. Have a great weekend.

  10. The tagalong recipe looks waaaaaay goooood! Everyone I know is all for Thin Mints, but Tagalongs have ALWAYS been my favorite πŸ˜›

    • I don’t know what it is, but my whole family had never even HEARD of Tagalongs before…? The ones always in our house were samoas or thin mints. Or my personal favorite- Trefoils!

  11. Oh man I am going to have to try these cookies! I love making new recipes, even though I am not Paleo myself, its always fun to spice it up!

    • I wouldn’t necessarily call myself Paleo either, although everything I eat falls within the Paleo scope. I just label it that way because it helps explain what the recipe is all about. And absolutely! No matter if you’re Paleo or not, you’d love this recipe πŸ™‚

  12. That pumpkin ice cream is calling my name. And oh my goodness that knock knock joke made me laugh πŸ™‚

  13. Holy cow, there are so many things I love in this post. Coconut oil is fabulous for putting on in the shower- so smooth all day! Keep em coming girl!

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  15. Ohh I have some almond meal in my pantry! I’m SO trying those tagalongs!

  16. HOLY MOLY! I HAVE to make these cookies this week.. Thank you!!! πŸ™‚

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  18. aw thanks πŸ™‚
    Yours look delicious!

  19. Oh my goodness those cookies look amazing!!! I think I might try to make those for Easter!!

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