.................................................................Okay, moving on. I took a little inspiration from a certain Hangry Lady and mashed up about 1/3 cup black beans with 1/2 of a fairly large sweet potato. I broke into the spice cabinet and got attacked by the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, but I eventually made it out alive...paprika and oregano in hand!
Mash, mash, mash!As you can see in the photo above, I added a cheese cube to the center of each bean ball. Because cheese makes everything better. :) Next, roll the little guys in lotsa ground flax!
I baked mine at about 375/400*F for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, I chopped up some mango and strawberries to make my morning go a bit more smoothly. These two beauties were so fresh and perfectly ripe. I had to pinch myself to realize it was not a dream.
BTW, mango and strawberries were a match made in heaven.
Eventually, I opted to pull the toasty balls outta the oven. It was 9:45 by this time (these are for lunch today!), but I couldn't resist breaking one open to see what went on within the flax-y exterior. I'm like a 5 year old on Christmas morning.
You can get yourself a free sample of flax by entering your email into that little box on my right side bar, so if you have never given flax a try...DO IT! I plan to do a post on flax sometime in the future because I have gotten asked quite a few legit questions, including the following:
"I've seen flax around the blog world a lot, but I didn't really have any desire to try it. I really don't understand what it is or what it's for. Can you taste it? I prefer fats that taste good!!"
Why do you eat flax?