Friday, January 31, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Valentine’s Hearts

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Valentine’s Hearts | #Valentinesdayfood #Valentinesdaytreats #Valentine'sdayrecipes #Deliciousdesserts #Holidayrecipes #Sweetstreats #Sugarcookiesdecorated #Snowglobecupcakes #Soyummyvideos #Snowglobecupcakes #Howtodecoratesugarcookies #Foodhacksvideos

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter-softened
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 7 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chip morsels
  • For dipping and decoration:
  • 10. oz semi sweet baking chocolate
  • 1.5 oz white chocolate for garnish
  • A few drops of pink or red food colors

Instructions

  1. Beat softened butter and brown sugar until fully combined, then add vanilla and peanut butter and beat until fluffy.
  2. Add flour and sweetened condensed milk and beat until combined.
  3. Fold in the mini chocolate chip morsels.
  4. Press the mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish lined with parchment paper and set in the fridge to chill.
  5. Pull off the parchment paper to lift the dough from the baking dish. Using heart shaped cookie cutter cut off the truffles and place them on a tray lined with parchment paper. Set in the freezer while melting chocolate.
  6. Using a fork dip the truffles into melted chocolate ( one at the time), slightly tap the fork against the side of the bowl to trim the excess chocolate and place the truffle back on the parchment paper. Set them back in the fridge to firm.
  7. Melt white chocolate, stir in a few drops of red food color, transfer into a small bag, cut the corner off and pipe melted chocolate on top of the truffles.

Recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Best Black Bean Burgers I’ve Ever Had

The Best Black Bean Burgers I’ve Ever Had | #TheBestBlackBean #Burgers #Vegetarianveganrecipes #Vegetariandishes #Veggierecipes #Proteinfoods #Meatlessmeals #Vegandishes #Veggierecipes #Vegetariandishes #Vegandishes #Vegandinners #Vegetarianveganrecipes #Meatlessmeals



Ingredients

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans black beans, drained, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper (1/2 of a pepper)
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion (1/2 of a large onion)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 Tablespoon)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs or oat flour
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoonketchup, mayo, or BBQ sauce
  • pinch salt + pepper


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Spread beans evenly onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until slightly dried out.
  2. Meanwhile, sauté olive oil, chopped pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat until peppers and onions are soft, about 5-6 minutes. Gently blot some of the moisture out. Place in a large bowl or in a food processor with the remaining ingredients. Stir or pulse everything together, then add the black beans. Mash with a fork or pulse the mixture, leaving some larger chunks of beans.
  3. Form into patties– about 1/3 cup of mixture in each.
  4. To bake: Place patties on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 375°F (191°C) for 10 minutes on each side, 20 minutes total. To grill: Place patties on greased aluminum foil and grill 8 minutes on each side. Heat temperature is personal preference as all grills differ. Generally, black bean burgers should grill on medium-high heat about 350°F (177°C) – 400°F (204°C).
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Friday, January 3, 2014

Ground Beef Empanadas (keto, low carb)

Ground Beef Empanadas (keto, low carb) | #Ketodinnerrecipes #Ketodessertrecipes #Ketogenicdiet #Lowcarbsnacks #Lowcarbrecipes #Lowcarbmozzarellasticks #Ketorecipeseasy #Nocarbdiets #Ketodietrecipes #Lowcarbketo #Ketogenicdiet #Lowcarbketorecipes

Ingredients

  • Dough:
  • 1½ cups mozzarella
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • Filling:
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped green olives (if desired)
  • 1 tsp each: chile powder, cumin, smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ⅓ cup salsa of choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a pan over medium heat, cook onions in 1-2 tbsp olive oil until slightly softened. Add in ground beef and break up with a spatula. Season meat mixture with chile powder, cumin and smoked paprika. Cook until browned. Add in salsa of choice and olives if using. Set aside.
  3. While meat is cooking, add mozzarella and cream cheese to a bowl and microwave for one minute. Take out and stir well, then put back in the microwave for another minute. Stir well.
  4. Add egg to mozzarella and cream cheese mixture and mix well. Then add in the almond flour and combine well again.
  5. Roll the dough flat with a rolling pin or with a piece of plastic wrap on top and use a wine bottles. Once you've rolled it flat, about ¼" thick, use a bowl to cut circle shapes.
  6. For excess dough, form into a ball then roll out again and repeat the process until all the dough has been used.
  7. Lay on a lightly greased cooking sheet, parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  8. Place a couple spoonfuls of meat mixture into each circle on one half and then fold the other half over. Make sure to press down firmly on the edges. You can also slightly roll the edges to make sure they're together well or use a fork to gently push down the edges.
  9. Once you've made all the empanadas, cook at 425 degrees for 12 minutes until starting to turn golden brown.
Recipe adapted >>>>>  here