Oatie in a pinch
Now.. these were not as good because I could not bake it, so it didn’t turn out quite as chewy, but the flavors were definitely there! Success.
I combined approximately: 2 T instant oats, 1 t almond butter, 1/2 T maple syrup, 1/2 T unsweetened shredded coconut, 1/2 t vanilla extract, a big shake of cinnamon, 6 chocolate chips. I formed it into a ball and stuck it in the freezer for a few minutes. This adds up to be about 130-140 calories- which some might say is calorically dense- but I’d probably consume this in a day anyway with my mass consumption of chocolate chips and nut butter by the spoon. C’est la vie right?
Speaking of flavor- last night I went to the CIA‘s “Fine Grind Society” meeting- basically a glorified name for Coffee Club. But fancy name aside- it was definitely a really neat, informative meeting and environment! We did a coffee cupping which I had never done before, and quite a few people were there to meet to. I will definitely be returning.
Looks like shots of dark beer right? Wrong.
Now a little background: This weekend the CIA is hosting the American Bocuse D’or competition. Bocuse D’or is the world’s culinary olympics held every four years in France. It is where the best of the best show off their skills. The USA hosts their own Bocuse D’or to determine which American chef will be representing our country in France. This year it is here. At the CIA. This weekend.
I could not have come at a better time. The competition is open to the public- but all students here have the opportunity to go and be a spectator.
This Wednesday, Thomas Keller (celebrity chef, owner/founder of French Laundry) held a demo which I was lucky enough to attend- more on that later- but all day today many chefs are holding book signings, cooking demos, speeches, etc. on campus and tomorrow is the Bocuse D’or. Famous people in this industry are going to be everywhere. I cannot contain myself. The buzz around campus is insane.
How does this tie into Coffee Club?!!
During our cupping… Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud literally walked right in to say hello! Just like that.
First I saw Thomas Keller… followed by Daniel.. it was amazing.
I will never second guess any decision I have on attending coffee club, ever again.
That’s it for now! I have major posts scheduled this weekend and next week, but thought I’d share my little batch of excitement that went on yesterday. Currently.. about to go take a math test!
Have a fantastic Friday!