Wednesday, October 24, 2018

secret-ingredient flourless chocolate muffins

No, we don't live in Canada and the ingredient is not what you think. It's actually...wait for it...chickpeas!

It's from this website and is probably one of the easiest muffins recipes ever. You just throw all the ingredients in a food processor and spoon it into each cup. And so delicious! You can't taste the chickpeas--they just make the muffins really smooth. We all enjoy these.

You'll need:

  • 1 15-oz. (450 g) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 3 T. melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 c. maple syrup
  • chocolate chips for the top
Do this:

Bung it all into your food processor and pulse till smooth. Pour it into muffin cups and bake at 350 F/170 C for about 12 minutes. 

Enjoy the chocolate hit with your cup of tea in the morning. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

kickin' wasabi coleslaw

So. It was me birfday this past week, and I was craving hamburgers and fries and coleslaw. And since I like my own cooking (OK, a lot), I made my own. Hamburgers in the frying pan, oven-roasted curly fries (Joel spiralized 'em for me) with olive oil and sea salt, and coleslaw. But not just any old slaw! No, ma'am. I wanted to kick it up, celebration style, and so I decided to add wasabi to the dressing. Oh, boy! Deliciousness.

(I based the dressing off this one, but since my middle name is Tweak, I did just that.)

You'll need:

  • cabbage
  • sweet orange pepper
  • nira (Japanese garlic chives)
  • celery
  • carrots
  • 2 T. rice vinegar
  • 1/3 C. mayo
  • 2 t. wasabi paste
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1/4 C. grapeseed oil
Do this: 

Shred and chop the veggies. Mix the dressing. Stir it all together, chill if you must (I mustn't because I was in a hurry), and devour. Get ready for that wasabi kick in your nose.