I wanted to create a snack that was both healthy and indulgent. The result is a not-overly-sweet edible cookie dough with protein and fiber benefits added from the red lentil base and reduced fat content from avoiding nut flours. The spices, extract flavor, and mix-ins can all be swapped out to create other flavors, but keep in mind that the raisins aid in the overall sweetness of the finished product. Some adjusting may need to occur to accommodate.
This makes a total of 3 cups of cookie dough which comes out to 12 servings at 1/4 cup each. The nutrition facts are as accurate as I could get them since the lentils ingredient was a generic “cooked lentils” as opposed to specifying red lentils. I used Elmhurst cashew milk for this recipe. You may sub 1+1/2 tsp of cinnamon for the spices above if you wish, but I cannot have cinnamon.
There are two methods for this and both are easy. One uses honey and vanilla to sweeten and the other uses fruit juice. If you come up with any additional methods, please feel free to share. My preference is the honey and vanilla version.
Update: I think the next time I make this, I will add a tsp of lemon juice to try to see if I can prevent the discoloration from the bananas.
4 to 5 medium to large onions, sliced or diced thin
1 to 2 tsp salt
2 to 3 tbsp honey
Heat a deep, large pan and melt the butter. Keep the temperated low to low-medium. The idea is to not burn your onions. The end result is a soft, amber-colored mix.
Add the onions to the melted butter in the pan and mix to coat.
Add salt to help sweat the onions. Cook down the onions for 15 to 20 minutes while stirring every few minutes.
Once the onions are translucent and much softer, add the honey and mix well.
Cook for another 15 to 20 minutes while stirring. Once everything has reached an amber color, remove from the heat and cool.
Much of this is intuitive. Prior to cooking the onions, I had 2.5 cups worth sliced. This cooked down to the 1 cup needed for my other recipe. You may also use some shallots in this recipe for a little kick (I wouldn’t go more than half).
This is an updated version of the stuffing recipe from Thanksgiving 2018. This recipe was a success for both myself and those of my family who are not on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I think it is a keeper!
I stored my stuffing for about 3 days before reheating for Thanksgiving dinner. It actually allowed the flavors to saturate better, so I suggest making this ahead. It will still be delicious made fresh, but this is just my personal preference. Enjoy!
I am exploring new breakfast ideas and want to make sure I am getting more protein in my diet. Please note that you may use whatever juice you want to use for this recipe. I used the Lakewood Organic brand of cherry juice. My preferred gelatin powder is from Great Lakes. Enjoy!
This sauce is a bit different with the hint of clove, the sweetness of the honey, and the flavor of the tiny tomatoes. It pairs really well with my recipe for Pizza Crust – which is how I ended up creating an actual recipe for it.
Feel free to adjust as you see fit and share your tweaks in the comments below! Enjoy.
The inspiration for this comes from Glen’s Chocolate Sauce. You will need 1/2 cup + 2tbsp of this sauce for the spread. I have altered the recipe ingredient amounts just slightly and redid the directions.
1.5 tbsp coconut oil (palm shortening may work as well)
Combine the hazelnut flour, honey, salt, and coconut oil in a food processor. If using whole hazelnuts, place them in alone first and pulse until it is the consistency of hazelnut flour (ground hazelnuts).
Process the ingredients until the consistency is that of hazelnut butter. It may not become smooth, but if tasted, the resulting spread will melt in your mouth. It will not be gritty. This takes about 15-20 minutes.
Add the chocolate sauce. Process until well mixed and smooth with the consistency of nut butter.
Posting from my cell, so please forgive any grammatical errors.
Have you ever scorched your milk, perhaps unknowingly, and proceeded to make 24 hour yogurt only to discover it tastes god-awful burnt?
You can obviously throw it out and start over, if you wish. However, we all know the pain this causes us when a batch of takes-forever yogurt has to be tossed.
Would you rather salvage it? I didn’t really have a choice this week because I’m on bactrim for the worst sinus infection ever and don’t want to miss any probiotics.
Well, my mistake is your gift because I just made 2 awesome modifications to my plain yogurt that salvaged the entire gallon’s worth. One is savory and one is sweet. The measurements are approximately and you’ll likely need to adjust as you see fit.
I dripped my whole milk (1 gallon) yogurt for 9 hours and then separated the remainder into about 4 cups for each recipe below. Add your ingredients for sweet or savory, mix well, and enjoy!
1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp coriander
1tsp vanilla extract
3-4 drops doterra wild orange essential oil OR the zest of 1 orange
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp basil
1 tsp cilantro
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp salt
Optional: black pepper
The sweet reminds me of an orange spice dip and the savory is like onion dip. This is how you turn lemons into lemonade… I suppose.
I decided to make a ranch dressing in preparation for making chicken, bacon, & ranch pizza. Below is the recipe I ended up with. I am sure I will post alterations to this at a later date, but for now: enjoy!
B I used primal kitchen avocado mayo and whole milk dripped/strained yogurt.
If using dripped yogurt, you will likely need to add some water to thin it out. If using regular, whole milk yogurt, I recommendB foregoing the water.
Seasonings can be altered to taste and you can sub out for other preferences.