Showing posts from September, 2023

Leftover Kale Pesto Recipe

When you have too much of certain ingredients, you don't want to waste them. It's not hard to find a way to utilize them that will still be satisfying.  Sauces and purees can be an easy way to take extras and leftovers and save them from going into the trash.  Food is expensive. Don't let it go to waste. Get creative.  In my case, I had some kale that was getting old. No problem. Some kale pesto saves the day.  Ingredients 2 cups kale 3 cloves garlic 3 jalapenos 1 serrano 1 habanero water salt, pepper oil Instructions Add the kale, a teaspoon of salt and 1/4 cup water to a large frying pan. Cover and let steam until the kale is bright green.  Remove the kale to your food processor.  In the same pan sauté the garlic and chiles in a teaspoon of oil and a teaspoon of salt. Cook until the garlic and chiles start to char. Then add the 3/4 cups water. Simmer uncovered until the chiles are tender.  Add the garlic and chile mixture intto the food processor with the kale.  Add 1/

Garlic Saffron Hollandaise Vegan Recipe

A rich and creamy dairy/egg free alternative to the classic french sauce.  The unique taste of saffron combined with garlic makes for a mouth-watering way to dress your favorite mixture of vegetables and beans.  It's also pretty easy to make compared to a traditional hollandaise.  No double boiler required. No whisking. No danger of it splitting.  It tastes better too!  Ingredients 1/2 pkg firm tofu, drained 3 cloves garlic 2 pinches saffron 2 tsps canola oil 3 tbls water 1 tbl salt 1/2 tsp black pepper Instructions Sweat the garlic, saffron, salt and pepper in the oil for 5 minutes.  Add the water and simmer for 5 more minutes. Add the tofu to your blender. Pour the garlic/saffron mixture over it.  Puree until smooth. 

Sugar Free and Flour Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

 This is a modification of a chocolate chip cookie recipe I found at It uses chick peas instead of flour. This idea totally blew my mind. It really does work beautifully.  However, I didn't want to use maple syrup or nut butter as they used in their recipe. Also didn't want to use regular chocolate chips. I wanted to keep it sugar free.  So, I just changed things up a bit to suit my own personal needs. The original idea is not mine, but I thought it might be helpful to some to know that it can be successfully adjusted without sugar or nut butters.  I still used nuts. Just straight up ground almonds. Allulose replaced the maple syrup. Sugar free chocolate chips instead of regular.  If you absolutely cannot use nuts at all, a mixture of ground oats and oil would probably work. Ingredients 1 can chick peas, thoroughly drained and rinsed 1/3 cup ground raw almonds 1/4 cup ground old fashioned oats 1/2 cup allulose 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 ts