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Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friday, April 15, 2011

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
6 tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
1/4 cup flax seed meal and water (let set for a while)
2 1/2 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp. brown sugar, not packed
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. cocoa

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients except for the chocolate chips (flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt). Mix well. In a separate bowl, mix together all wet ingredients (applesauce, pumpkin, flax seed meal and water, and vanilla extract). Add this mixture to the dry ingredients, and stir until completely blended. Then, fold in the chocolate chips. Spray a large baking pan with nonstick spray, and spoon batter into 8 evenly spaced circles. Place pan in the oven for about 10 minutes (until cookies appear done and feel firm). Remove pan from the oven and allow cookies to cool slightly. For best results, enjoy while the cookies are still warm and the chips are still melty! MAKES 8 SERVINGS

Notes:
What is nice about this cookies is that they only make one pan and there is not alot of sugar in them and you have fruit in the cookies instead of fat.

You can use half white whole wheat flour and 100% whole wheat flour if you want it more softer cookie.

You can use different sugars if you want. I have used Sucanat, Turbinado, stevia blend and sugar. I just use the brown sugar because you don’t use a lot and I’m not sure what to use.

I have used banana in place of pumpkin (I couldn’t find can pumpkin)

  
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PATTK1220 2/15/2014 11:31AM

    These sound divine! Maybe I'll make them tomorrow.

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BUELLRIDER 2/15/2014 1:48AM

    I have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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CHRISTINATODAY 2/14/2014 3:16PM

    Sounds good! Thank you!

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HAPPYMOM8 11/14/2013 2:16PM

    Now that could satisfy my daily chocolate cravings in a healthier way :)
Thanks, Pat

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KIMPAINTS 5/4/2013 7:46PM

    emoticon Sound yummy Kim!!

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MICKEYH 4/18/2013 11:24PM

    Sounds so yummy!! How did it turned out when you use banana instead of pumpkin ?
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PHRASER 1/26/2012 1:40AM

    How much flax and how much water? Is it 1/4 cup flax and 1/4 cup water? Or 1/4 cup total (in which case how much of each to make up the 1/4 cup)?

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LORENVER 8/4/2011 6:29AM

    Those sound like they could be good. Thanks for posting!

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BANJO_13 4/21/2011 6:26PM

    mmmmmm...Thanks for sharing! I want some NOW!!

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LAMOURA 4/21/2011 1:10AM

    YUMMIE! emoticon emoticonlol but I would use white flour...shame on me teehee!

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Mujadara: Lentils and Veggies

Monday, January 31, 2011

Mujadara: Lentils and Veggies

1 Cup Lentils
¼ Cup Cabbage
¼ Cup Red Pepper
¼ Cup Mushrooms
¼ Cup Eggplant
¼ Cup Spinach
1/2 Onions
1 to 1 1/2 Cups Veggie Broth (water)
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1 to 2 Tablespoons oil
Spices

Directions:
Dice the onions into small pieces. Heat the pot on med-high heat. Add 1 to 2 Tablespoon of Oil and 1/2 an onion. Cook until onion is caramelized.

Add lentils, veggie broth (water), salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

After 10 minutes, add veggies (exept spinach) and 1 Teaspoon Cumin. Cover and simmer for additional 10 minutes. Add spinach at the last minute.

Note:
You can add 1 Cup Rice.

I used cook lentils so I didn’t cook for 20 minutes. I cooked lentils and the veggies for around 10 minute (added the spinach last)

I just used whatever veggies I have.

I used a bunch of spices that I have until I liked the flavor.


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RICHLADY39 4/9/2011 7:44AM

    This sound delicious however, you don't mention when you are adding the VEGGIE BROTH! You mention adding water, that's not on the list of ingredients!

Are you using then interchangeably???

thanks...

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HEIDI_H 2/2/2011 7:23AM

    Yum, that looks awesome, thanks for sharing it!

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BILBY4 1/31/2011 9:54PM

    I usually have it with a salad of tomato, raw onion, lemon juice and parsley. Mujadara is great, lots of variations too.

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Cous Cous and Veggies

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Cous Cous and Veggies

½ cup dry Cous Cous (soak for a couple of hours)
½ can Black Beans

Veggies:
Red onion, Green onion, Tomato, Red pepper, Broccoli (very small pieces), Mushrooms, Artichokes, Spinach, Kale (leafy greens add last)

I used these veggies, but you can use any veggies you have and as much as you want.

Spices:
Garlic powder, Onion powder, Kelp seasoning, Spike seasoning, Ground cayenne pepper, to taste (I just use whatever types of spices I like and have)

Directions:
In a frying pan add a little oil, with the onions, red pepper, broccoli and sauté until brown (about a couple of minutes) add mushrooms, artichokes and Cous Cous (around 2-5 minutes). Add the spices around this time and a little water if needed, then add the greens last. Cook until the greens are wilted.


The neat thing about this recipe is you can change the veggies, beans and the grain to what ever you want or have in the kitchen.

  
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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 4/10/2011 5:37AM

    This looks tasty and nutritous. I have some cous cous so I will try your recipe and let you know how it turns out. Thanks for posting.

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SUPER_ME 3/14/2011 11:12AM

    That sounds delicious! I may try a variation of this recipe for dinner tonight. Thanks for the idea!

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RADIATELOVE 1/20/2011 3:43PM

    That sounds really good, I should probably expand my cooking a bit! I think I'll try this today. emoticon

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FITJEANS 12/15/2010 7:36PM

    For some reason I like the sound of cous cous what is it, i secretly always wanted to know what that is. You recipe sounds delicious emoticon emoticon

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Raw Marinara Sauce

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Raw Marinara Sauce

Tomatoes
Red Pepper
Some Sun Dried Tomatoes
Olive Oil
Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Basil, Oregano, Garlic, Salt, Kelp Seasoning

This is the basic recipe that I use 2-3 roma tomatoes, around half a red pepper and whatever spices I have. I buy the sun dried tomatoes that are not in oil and soak them for around several hours. Chop everything up and blend in the blender. I have added carrots and onion also.


I love to put this on top of roasted spaghetti squash. I have also tried it on zucchini spaghetti.

  
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5FRUITSNVEGGIES 12/21/2010 8:38PM

    thanks for your recent comment on my blog...also i might be making this recipe soon--i am getting a spiralizer for an xmas present

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KSTYLEFITNESS 10/4/2010 9:16AM

    Yes, this is tasty!

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JUGE300000 10/2/2010 11:04AM

    Yum, Yum.

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UR2LOVEIT 10/2/2010 1:21AM

  Sounds delish! I will try this later on this week!

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sweetly Sour Veggies

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I made this and it taste really good so try in out and see if you like:

Sweetly Sour Veggies

½ small head cauliflower cut into small pieces
1 stalk broccoli cut into small pieces
1-2 carrots cut into small pieces
A bunch of spinach, kale (or any greens) torn up into small pieces
½ red pepper (or any other pepper color)
1-2 green onions, sliced
¼ small yellow onion cut into thin strips
¼ small red onion cut into thin strips
(Use any type of veggies you like or have)

Marinade:
¼ cup olive oil
Balsamic vinegar to taste (any type vinegar)
1-2 TB Braggs Liquid Amino (more or less to taste) (add sea salt if not using Braggs)
Agave nectar, just enough for a hint of sweetness
Lemon juice, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
Onion powder, to taste
Kelp seasoning, to taste
Ground cayenne pepper, to taste (I just use whatever types of spices I like and have)


Place all the cut up veggies in a bowl.
Add the marinade ingredients in bowl with the veggies.

Stir all the veggies with the marinade, making sure everything is covered, then refrigerate for several hours or overnight. It tastes better after it sits for awhile.
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TRAVELNISTA 6/5/2012 10:08PM

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMsounds emoticon

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MOLLY2222 10/1/2010 8:08PM

    Sounds delish!!

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NURSE333 9/30/2010 11:05PM

    THANKS FOR POSTING

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