Brownie Bites & A Generous Spirit
When I first started making raw, I was worried about costs and that no one appreciated what I made, so I hoarded it all. The more comfortable I became and the more everyone around me became curious, I started to reach out. Now most people who come to my apartment ask what I've been making, peek into my dehydrators and fridge, and sample my wares. :) I love showing off different dishes I've made and don't mind losing half of my pie to friends.
When a dish is REALLY easy and yummy, I can't wait to share it with everyone. Check this out! It only has three ingredients! It's really healthy! Can you believe it?! I can get a little carried away. Thankfully my excitement seems to rub off on those around me, which I love. Sure, I wrote an UnCookBook and are making people pay for my recipes, but that's because I can't share ALL of them with everyone I meet and this is the easiest way I can share them (and heck, a girl's gotta make a living!). ;)
Two days ago I was craving something chocolaty and filling, so I made some brownie bites. They are ridiculously easy to make and very sneaky. Almost everyone who tasted them couldn't believe they were as simple and healthy as they were. I made sure to make a double batch so I could share them with everyone, and they honestly are cheap enough that it didn't bother me. It also took me less than five minutes to make them, which is pretty much a necessity for a recipe of mine. If it's complicated and time consuming, I'll never make it and feel guilty about my laziness. Well, who needs that?! Why not just design a recipe that's fast and delicious?! So without further ado:
I love this recipe because it only contains three ingredients and can be made in under five minutes. If you make a double or triple batch, it's a wonderful recipe to take to gatherings and potlucks. Have fun!!
I try to be as transparent as possible with my lifestyle. I don't go around telling people that they are unhealthy, I simply eat raw and people around me can't stop asking questions. Along with transparency, the Lord has been endowing me more and more with a spirit of generosity. I have to admit, I'm usually very tight fisted. I usually pinch where I can and don't offer to anyone else. I cut corners and don't give very freely.
But within the past year that has changed drastically. I've attempted to do it out of my own power, but end up with regrets and bitterness. I KNOW that the Lord has enabled it to come more naturally to simply give without expecting anything in return. I've lent lots of money out and haven't even paid attention as to whether it's been repaid. I give of my time, my effort, my gifts, freely to whomever is in need of them. Yes, sometimes I get burnt, but I have no regrets. And I've been making food for others without that inner voice of "they don't really appreciate your effort and creativity." I love that that generosity, that clearly doesn't come from me, also spreads to others.
I love hearing the phrase, "My friend/family member has to try this! They could eat healthier and this would help them so much!" or "Can I invite them to come and learn more about this?" The light comes on and they can't wait to share it with people they know as well. I'm so thankful that I get to watch this incredible domino effect of love.
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Haley is passionate about Raw Food and how God has used it to heal her. She loves to share what she knows with anyone who is curious, and finds herself talking to everyone around her about her lifestyle.