Darn you, full time job and life activities, taking up all the daylight hours!
My food blogger buddies know the struggle, not a sliver of natural light left in the day for taking beautiful food photos. I leave in the dark and come home in the dark, leaving no daylight left for the blog.
I’ve also been super lazy lately and photographing with my (gulp, please don’t tell anyone) cell phone. Seriously, what have I come to. I gotta get my act together!
Anyways, today I not only got my camera out, bit the bullet and photographed in artificial light. One step at a time, right?
The pics are terrible (sorry, I’ll get better!! …maybe..hopefully?) but if I didn’t take these photos tonight, I’d never be able to share these cinnamon raisin hemp seed balls with you! And that, my friends, would be a tragedy.
So if I want to keep sharing recipes with you, I’m gonna have to get a better artificial light set-up going on. I actually thought these were looking pretty good when I was taking them but once they were on my computer, boo, they were all blurry.
Photos aside, please take my word for it. These are most delicious.
I’m loving raisins for making no-bake snacks lately. As much as I love dates, raisins are an inexpensive alternative that most people have access too. It takes a little longer to break them down in the food processor but once they do, they form a great base for making awesome snacks like these Cinnamon Raisin Hemp Seed Balls! So tasty, so easy, so get-in-my-belly.
What else do we have in here…oh yes, hemp seeds!
Hemp seeds are a must-have pantry item if you eat a plant-based diet, especially if you live an active lifestyle.
Hemp seeds are:
high in protein
have plenty of vitamin E
are full of fibre
and are loaded with energy-providing, omega-3 & 6 essential fatty acids.
All the good stuff.
I eat them right from the bag, sprinkle them on salads, add them to my oatmeal and use them in recipes like these hemp seed balls.
I’m counting down the hours to eating more of these for snacks tomorrow! If I don’t reach for a few more later tonight.
- Place all ingredients in a food processorand mix until it forms a dough.
- Roll into 12 balls and store in the fridge.
- Optional: Roll in cooca powder, hemp seeds or coconut.