I haven’t posted a tasty dessert in a few days now. This may be surprising to those who know me. I know not everyone feels the same way I do about desserts, so I have been working hard on diversifying my blog. However, a while ago I was working hard on creating a delicious low calorie brownie option. I have posted one other brownie recipe before, Chickpea Brownies, but I know beans in chocolate isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. So I wanted to make a “normal” brownie recipe that was easy to do and yielded delicious results.
Since I starting blogging, I have branched out and tried many new things I never thought I would. The real turn of events is I have liked nearly all of the foods I was sure I would hate. Weird how that works. Please hold the “I told you so’s” until after this blog is finished. Anyway, one of the foods I once hated but now love is cauliflower. I have a few recipes on here featuring this versatile vegetable (Crock Pot Cheesy Buffalo Cauliflower, Creamy Cauliflower Soup, and Cauliflower Buffalo Wings). However, none of these cauliflower recipes are as easy as the one that follows. If you love mashed potatoes, you are in for an amazing treat.
Confession time. I love green beans. Now this may not seem like a confession. However, I must admit I love canned green beans. You know, those soggy, lifeless green beans? Yeah, I love those. I know, they aren’t even really flavorful. So, I wanted to explore the green bean more. I mean, I love canned green beans, so fresh ones had to be even better right? Right. Fresh green beans are 100% more delicious than the canned ones. I know, I know. You can say, “I told you so,” now.
It has been a long time since I’ve had a Rice Krispies Treat. Some people might not be aware that those aren’t vegetarian friendly. Sadly they contain marshmallows, which contain gelatin which isn’t vegetarian. This makes me sad. It was a childhood favorite I can no longer enjoy due to its ingredients list. I have clearly been recently pining over the thought of a soft, sweet, chewy Rice Krispies Treat. It dawned on me that perhaps I could make my own Rice Krispies Treats by using marshmallow’s delicious cousin marshmallow crème.
Well, everyone’s favorite day of the week has come and gone yet again: Soup Sunday! OK, maybe it isn’t everyone’s favorite day of the week. I definitely love Sundays though. I look forward to making soup each week. Whether it be an old favorite or a new soup, the weekly tradition in our house has become something I look forward to each week. Not only are soups generally easy to make, they tend to be lower in calorie. This soup is so easy and one of the, if not the, lowest calorie soups I’ve made yet.
I recently purchased some cinnamon sugar pita crisps to satisfy my sweet and crunchy cravings. Sometimes I just want a small snack for a little pick-me-up in the afternoon. While the crisps were delicious, I figured I could make my own snack that would be healthier and cheaper. So, I set out trying to create a snack that would be similar to the pita crisps. I believe I found a perfect combination of sweet and crunchy with this easy to make snack. It only takes four ingredients and just a few minutes!
I love surprises. I slightly love surprising people more than being surprised. So, for breakfast this past weekend I wanted to surprise Samuel with something he loves: strawberry shortcake. Now, I eat a lot of sweet goodies for breakfast, but I can’t say I’ve had strawberry shortcake that early in my day. I wanted to think of a way to combine Samuel’s favorite dessert with something acceptable for breakfast. Prepare yourselves because this one is keeper.
Sometimes life can be complicated. You know what makes life uncomplicated? Easy recipes! I see no need to over-complicate recipes. I am a definite fan of simple, easy to follow recipes. And I know, some recipes just seem too easy. For example, this post highlights a classic cookie with minimal ingredients. How can you possibly make a delicious cookie with only 3 ingredients? There must be a trick. This has to be a trap, right? There is no need to make recipes harder than they need to be.
I am all about easy, healthy recipes that anyone can duplicate. I absolutely love recipes that seem too easy to be true but aren’t. This post is exactly that. Who ever heard of bread that doesn’t require any sort of machine to make? Also, there aren’t any weird ingredients needed in this recipe. There are just standard bread ingredients needed in this recipe. I promise you, this bread is insanely easy to make, and it is more delicious than anything you can buy in a store.
There are some comfort foods that are slightly more difficult to have as a vegetarian. Growing up, we used to have chicken pot pies all the time. Buttery, flaky crusts with warm, delicious filling? Yes please. However, since becoming a vegetarian almost ten years ago, I can count the amount of times I’ve had a vegetarian-friendly pot pie on one hand. It’s just one of those foods that I miss having. So, for Soup Sunday, I decided to make a pot pie soup.