Trying new things...
Friday, February 28, 2020
This past week I tried a couple of new things. One is a salsa and the other is cake.
6 cucumber peeled and diced (I left a little peeling on some for color and crunch)
1 can rotel (I used the mild ones)
1 medium red onion diced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 pkg hidden valley ranch dry dressing mix
Serve cold with scoop chips!!
It was even better the next day because it made some more "juice". I decided to eat it as a salad and not eat so many scoop chips. It is DA BOMB! I might even do it again and slice everything instead of dicing. The apple cider vinegar and the ranch dressing mix taste SO GOOD together. You can control how hot you like it by picking the kind of Ro-tel tomatoes you prefer.
The other one was a two ingredient chocolate cake. (google "two-ingredient chocolate cake")
I used 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
4 eggs separated
Melt the chips (I did in the microwave). Stir in the 4 egg yolks one at a time and get it all mixed up. Then you take the 4 whites and whip them with a mixer into meringue. Once they get stiff, fold them a little at a time into the chocolate chip mixture. put it in a small cake pan and bake for 25 minutes on 350.
It doesn't puff up as big as a cake with flour, but it has a surprisingly fluffy texture kind of like brownies. This really hit my sweet spot. I think you can use milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet or dark. The dark wouldn't be very sweet at all. Since I was aiming for sweet, I chose the middle of the road and did semi-sweet.
You can also make a cake for one person (I didn't do this) but it takes 4 tablespoons of chocolate chips, and one egg. You do it the same way by whipping the whites of the eggs.
The cake still has quite a few calories but I figure it is better because it is gluten-free. They say you can serve it with ice cream.
I hope you guys like these recipes. I am constantly in search of my new "go-to's" and these two have made the cut.