I enjoy dabbling with different recipes in my kitchen. Over the last few months of my blogging experience, I’ve had a lot of fun trying new things. One of the foods I’ve enjoyed focusing recipes around is tofu. Granted, I’ve only posted one other recipe with tofu in it, Chocolate Silken Mousse. This was one of the first recipes I ever posted on my blog. In the spirit of that recipe, I made a new recipe involving tofu and chocolate.
I haven’t posted a recipe from Soup Sunday in quite a while. So, it’s about that time to share another delicious and easy recipe for a soup I love. Now, I’ve posted a couple other soups that may seem similar to this one. However, I promise this soup is really different. I have made a couple tomato soups before, and both were great successes. This soup combines a wonderful tomato flavor with the interesting texture of quinoa.
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.
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.
It’s no secret I love pasta. It’s also no secret I love cheese. Put those two together and you have a delicious combination. Normally, I love red sauce on pasta. However, I made a delicious One Pot Garlic and White Cheddar Pasta back in November that was killer. That pasta totally changed my tune on Alfredo sauce. Since I am new to the Alfredo sauce scene, I wanted to experiment with flavors in the sauce. This Alfredo is definitely exciting and different, also it is totally delicious.
I have started my annual Christmas candy experimentation for this holiday season. In recent years, I started to make my own candies for family and friends instead of buying packaged candies for Christmas. Before giving never before made candies to friends and family, I like to test them out personally (and on my guinea pig husband). Well I’ve stumbled upon another odd sounding recipe that really intrigued me. I couldn’t believe how easy it sounded. And for a chocolate based candy, it wasn’t terribly unhealthy. I give you the dark chocolate avocado truffle!
Right before Thanksgiving rolled around, my eyes spotted a pumpkin ice cream at dinner one night. I have eliminated excess sweets from my diet, so needless to say I was slightly saddened that I had to turn down pumpkin ice cream. Since then, I have been dreaming of this ice cream. I decided to make something similar to the pumpkin ice cream: pumpkin mousse.
There is a recently developed tradition in our house called Soup Sunday. Soups are a fabulous way to cut calories but pack in filling flavor. So for a few months I have integrated Soup Sunday into our weekly meals. I look forward to Soup Sunday every week. A warm bowl of soup with a piece of bread or a roll is just heavenly.
I know a soup recipe is crazy good when Samuel asks for it to be added to the regular Sunday rotation. This creamy cauliflower soup met my guinea pig’s standards because it was immediately requested to be put in rotation upon tasting it. Now I have a confession to make. Continue reading