West African Peanut Stew

West African Peanut Stew

PB Lover month

When I went to West Africa in 2016, I was excited to try new foods and taste new flavors.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Hummus

Peanut Butter Cookie Hummus

PB Lover month

November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month

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Confession:  I love to eat raw cookie dough.

Photographic evidence from 2009:

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Raise your hand if you are going to die early from salmonella poisoning.

(my hand is raised)

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Peanut butter cookie hummus is a safe, egg-free way to eat raw cookie dough.  You can eat it on carrots, pretzels, cookies, chocolate bars, or (of course) a spoon!

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Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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Question: Do you eat raw cookie dough?  What is your favorite cookie?

P.S. I’m linking up with Angie and her cohosts Diann @ Of Goats and Greens and Jenny @ Apply To Face Blog for Fiesta Friday.

 

 

Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Smoothie

Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Smoothie

November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month

PB Lover month

Have you seen the crazy milkshakes that are available at restaurants like Burger Batch in downtown Winston Salem?

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Kitchen Sink Pancakes

Kitchen Sink Pancakes

October is National Pretzel Month

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I think you can put anything in a pancake.  I mean, just look at the IHOP menu.

  • cupcake pancakes
  • double blueberry pancakes
  • chocolate chip pancakes
  • strawberry banana pancakes
  • Mexican tres leches pancakes
  • German chocolate pancakes
  • vanilla spice pancakes
  • New York cheesecake pancakes

…and that is just at IHOP.  At the right restaurants, you can buy pancakes with apples, lemon and poppy seeds, cherries, peaches, pumpkin, and anything else you imagine.  Pancakes are so versatile that you can include everything (except the kitchen sink).

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mix-ins (I used pretzels, peanuts, raisins, and chocolate candies)

Directions

  • Combine oat flour, yogurt, milk, baking powder, and cinnamon.  Mix well.
  • Fold in your choice of “mix-ins.”
  • Lightly spray a griddle with nonstick spray.  Drop spoonfuls of batter onto the griddle.  Let cook on one side until bubbles begin to form on the surface of the batter.  Flip and continue to cook 2-3 minutes, until a spatula easily slides under the pancake.  Transfer to a plate.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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P.S. I am linking up with Angie and her cohosts Antonia @ Zoale.com and Laurena @ Life Diet Health for Fiesta Friday.

Teriyaki Cauliflower

Teriyaki Cauliflower

September is National Honey Month and National Rice Month

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So I’m sitting here looking through my pictures of teriyaki cauliflower, and it occurs to me that this meal would be basically impossible to eat with chopsticks.

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I could probably eat the cauliflower with chopsticks, but rice and peas?  What was I thinking?

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Oh well.  The pictures look decent.  I’ll just grab a spoon before I eat this.

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Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbs. honey
  • 1 tbs. freshly grated ginger
  • green onion

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat with non-stick spray.
  • Chop cauliflower into bite-sized florets.  Roast cauliflower for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine soy sauce, honey, and ginger in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove cauliflower from oven and stir into sauce.  Return cauliflower from pan and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  • Serve over rice and top with green onion.

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P.S. I am linking up with Angie and her cohosts Catherine @ Kunstkitchen’s Blog and Becky @ Bubbly Bee for Fiesta Friday.

Honey Almond Chicken

Honey Almond Chicken

September is National Honey Month and National Chicken Month

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My story today has no relation to the recipe.  Instead, I thought I would share with you these two photos from 1 year ago.

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Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

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August 31 is National Trail Mix Day

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I’ll probably spend National Trail Mix Day (Friday) at work (like most of you, I assume).

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