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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Originally posted on Made By Meggs:
This post may contain affiliate links, read more about what that means here. This is my go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Growing up I wasn’t particularly drawn to the chocolate chip variety. I have a huge obsession with anything peanut butter, and still very much do! Hubbs on the other hand, lovessssss chocolate chip & so this recipe has become a major VIP in our house. I love warming the house up on a chilly day with the stove & these cookies. In the winter our neighbor does a lot of the snow removal in our driveway – so I always make sure to thank him the best way I know how. And that is either with these cookies, or my favorite banana bread recipe. Either way it’s a win for all! Original Recipe: AllRecipes.com The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Prep: 15 mins   |   Cook: 10 mins   |   Total: 1 hour 2 dozen  |   292 calories (printable recipe here) INGREDIENTS 1 cup Butter, softened…

Lazy Vegetarian Meal Ideas #25 Chickpea and Kale Delight

Originally posted on Sophia's news, reviews and cooking tips:
I love chickpeas. Like, seriously. I could write a sonnet about chickpeas. Chickpeas are cheap, tasty and protein filled beauties and I don’t know what I would do without them, and they are also fabulously cheap! This recipe is my take on the more traditional spinach and chickpea combo; kale has a slightly sweeter taste, but I prefer it personally. What you need: A can of chickpeas, about half a pack of kale, olive oil, an onion. Spices: Asafoetida, fenugreek, tumeric, chilli powder, cumin, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, salt, pepper, chilli flakes 1: Heat oil in a large saucepan and add some asafoetida and mustard seeds. Heat the oil over a medium heat for a few minutes (chop the onion in the mean time) until it becomes fragrant. Then turn up the heat, add the onions and spices and fry for five-seven minutes 2: Add the kale and sauté on a medium heat for a few minutes. Then add the chickpeas and some more spices and fry for…

Sweet potato and black bean chili

Originally posted on foodbycamilla:
In my opinion,  Chili is an essential recipe during the winter.This hearty vegetarian chili includes sweet potato and black beans along with flavourful seasoning such as cumin, cinnamon and chili powder.  This chili is bursting with flavour and is my favorite chili recipe at the moment. This chili is the perfect healthy weeknight meal. You can even make it and take it with you for lunch,  I am sure you will make everyone jealous! I’ve also added a few optional topping ideas such as avocado and coriander.Eat the chili as it is, or serve it with brown rice or quinoa. ? ? Ingredients ( serves 4 people).  1 large sweet potato 1 can black beans approximately 450 gram  (15 oz). 1 can chopped tomatoes approximately  400 gram  ( 14 oz). 1/2 onion 2 gloves garlic 2 tsp chilli 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp cinnamon oil for cooking salt and pepper 3 tsp lime juice ? Serve with ( optional) avocado (1/2 avocado per person). cilantro sour creme Method:  Heat oil in a…

Day: I let myself go. And I mean… REALLY bad.

Originally posted on snacks 'n the city:
So today, this happened… permission to judge! I don’t think I need to actually write a post here. You can clearly see for yourself that today was a bad day for the diet. But it’s ok. As with life nowadays, I’m not going to beat myself up about it. Just move on, and continue to try… I mean, how is anyone supposed to turn away from this?? Ok, one friend did – yay her. But I couldn’t. Nu uh! Not a chance! Needless to say I couldn’t finish it, but I god damn well tried! It was a Galaxy flippin’ Cheesecake… go figure!

Best-Ever Black Bean Burgers

Originally posted on Erin Leigh Ever After:
I’ve eaten a whole lot of veggie burgers throughout my vegetarian life. Rarely have I ever made them myself, and this recipe really outshines anything you can buy in the freezer aisle. It takes a little bit longer to make this recipe, so if you’re always in a time crunch after work like me, hold off on this recipe until the weekend. I often find myself facing a major problem in trying new recipes: I don’t have a food processor. But I found a secret hack to the lack of food processor- an electric mixer. It seriously works like a charm! This recipe in particular comes from Ambitious Kitchen, but I made a few alterations that worked better for me. This recipe originally calls for half of a jalepeno and 2 teaspoons of spicy cajun spices, but I am not a big fan of spicy food so I took it out. It also called for sprouts as a topping on the burgers which in general are delicious, but I…

Strawberry Protein Cheesecake

Originally posted on a health & fitness blog:
?? So, a few months back I posted my low fat protein pumpkin cheesecake recipe. I posted some recommendations of other flavors at the bottom of that recipe, but I still had people complaining that they don’t like pumpkin and don’t know how to modify for the recommended substitutions. So I decided to help out!! This is the exact same recipe I used a few months back, just modified without pumpkin purée.? I made a delicious strawberry cheesecake and it turned out fantastic!! I feel like I’m cheating on my diet, but I’m not! The best part of this cheesecake, aside from it being low calorie, low fat, and delicious — is that it is so versatile. You can make whatever flavor you fancy by trying out different yogurt and protein powder flavors. Seriously, get creative!!! ?? Ingredients: 16 ounces fat free cream cheese (room temperature works best) 2 individual package Dannon Light n Fit Greek Yogurt (I chose to use Strawberry Cheesecake flavor, but you can…

Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oats

Originally posted on 28 and Counting…:
I am currently doing a sugar detox, so I can’t indulge in my usual oatmeal for breakfast. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t! Overnight oats are simple to make, healthy, filling, and delicious. What more could you ask for in your breakfast companion on a busy weekday morning? Have you ever tried to make overnight oats? What is your favourite recipe? Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oats There are so many varieties of overnight oats that you can make and I am always creating new recipes. I think a good starting point is banana cream pie in a jar! Ingredients 1 cup of oats (I recommend using these awesome measuring tools) 2/3 cup of vanilla soy milk (you can also use almond milk or regular milk) 1/3 cup of vanilla yogurt (if you don’t like yogurt, add an extra 1/3 cup of milk) 1 ripe banana 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 tablespoons of unsweetened shredded coconut 1 tablespoon of chia seeds 6 walnuts (I put mine in the food…

Easy Peking Duck with with Homemade Mandarin Pancakes Recipe

Originally posted on Be Like Water:
Ingredients For the duck:   4 duck breasts (about 6 to 7 ounces each) with the skin on, rinsed and thoroughly patted dry with a paper towel 1/4 teaspoon salt  1 teaspoon light soy sauce 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine Pinch of five spice powder 1 tablespoon oil   For the mandarin pancakes: 1 1/2 cups flour  Pinch of salt 2/3 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon oil For the fixings:   1 cucumber, de-seeded and julienned 1/2 cup julienned cantaloupe (optional) 2 scallions, julienned 3 cloves garlic, finely minced and mixed with 1 teaspoon oil to make a paste (optional) 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce Directions First, marinate the duck. Mix the salt, soy sauce, wine, and five spice powder in a small bowl and massage into the duck. Leave the duck breasts skin side up on a plate uncovered, and let sit in the refrigerator overnight to marinate and to let the skin dry out. (If you don’t want to wait overnight, reduce the marinating time to 30 minutes). Next,…

Sneak Preview: Joconde Cakes.

Originally posted on CREATOR & CURATOR:
Call it what you want: ‘multi-tiered‘ or ‘multi-layered‘. It is still a ‘cake‘. | Photo by La Bamboche Weddings. When I was introduced to someone who bakes macarons, little did I know that she bakes joconde cakes too! Otherwise known as ‘opera cakes‘. Yep. I only knew this recently and with that little titbit of knowledge, I made an order for a slice of green tea and black sesame flavoured joconde cake, on top of having three more macarons delivered to my home. Let me tell you a bit about these multi-layered cakes, and once I have eaten it, I will share my experiences with you. Until then, here is a short history of the joconde cake: According to Wikipedia: The joconde cake is a French type of cake, and can also be called an ‘opéra cake’. It is made using several thin layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee buttercream, before being covered in a chocolate glaze. According to Larousse Gastronomique:…

My Daily Bread // Family Chili Recipe.

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
It’s that time of year. Your Christmas tree is probably up, most of the Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten through, and possibly, there’s a little bit of snow on the ground. For me, two of those things are true,?still no snow days for me yet! But even if none of those things are true, you cannot go wrong with chili. If I thought my last time in the kitchen was bad, then this time is in a category all it’s own. I have to admit, getting the hang of cooking is much harder than it looks! Getting all the right ingredients, preparing the food successfully, everything running smoothly, at the same/correct time, and then coming out deliciously? Much harder said then done. But, I learn something new every time. This time around I found out just how important it is to have simple recipes when you don’t cook often. One reason is, you will waste a ton of money on random ingredients that will end up going bad before you…