Taro Cake w/ Taro Cream

Taro Cake (makes 2 – 1 1/3 c. filled square cake pans)

  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c. canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. unbleached bread flour (*supposed to be pastry flour)
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. coconut cream powder
  • 1 1/2 c. grated taro

Bake at 300F for 30-35 minutes.

Taro Cream

  • 6 oz. taro, cubed and cooked
  • 1 T. coconut cream powder
  • 1 1/2 T. granulated sugar
  • 1-2 T. unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • heavy cream, whipped
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Sonoma Chicken Salad

Sonoma Chicken Salad adapted via Cooking Classy

  • 2 lbs. chicken breast, slow cooked w/ chicken stock
  • 3/4 c. finely chopped celery
  • 2/3 c. toasted pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 c. dried sweetened cranberries
  • 2 T. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 c. Smart Balance mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c. apple juice
  • 2 t. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 T. honey
  • a squeeze of mustard
  • 3/4 t. onion powder
  • 1 T. poppy seeds
  • salt & pepper

Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies w/ White Chocolate Chips

Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies w/ White Chocolate Chips (makes about 15 cookies)

  • 3/4 c. old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/4 heaping c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 T. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. Biscoff
  • 1/4 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 of an egg
  • 45 white chocolate chips

Savory Oatmeal for One

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Savory Oatmeal for One

  • 1/2 c. oatmeal, cooked al dente with water
  • 1 t. evoo
  • 2 cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1-2 small shallots, minced
  • 1 T. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 T. fat-free milk
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 egg, fried sunny-side-up w/ yolk still runny

In a small pot, bring about a cup of water to a boil. Add the oatmeal and stir. Cook for a couple minutes until al dente. Pour into a strainer to remove water.

In a small pan, fry an egg and then set it aside. Heat the evoo to saute the mushrooms and shallots until soft. Fold the oatmeal into the mushroom mixture and incorporate the cheese. Pour in the milk, and continue cooking for another minute.

Serve warm with the fried egg, yum-my :)!

 

Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

  • 1 small slice of cracked wheat bread, torn to small pieces
  • 1 T. italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 heaping c. 1% milk
  • 1 1/4 lbs. 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 c. finely diced onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 T. agave ketchup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 t. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 t. dried basil
  • 1/4 t. dried oregano
  • 1 T. parsley, chopped
  • 24-1/2″ cubes of mozzarella cheese

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Bite-Sized Ombre Cakes via Glorious Treats

  • 1 1/4 c. cake flour
  • 1 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 1/2 c. reduced-fat buttermilk
  • violet food paste

Stuffed Mushrooms *note: make heaping measurements!

  • 25 white mushrooms (~2″ in diameter)
  • 1/2 c. italian bread crumbs
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. black pepper
  • 2 T. unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped celery
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 t. died oregano, crumbled
  • 1 oz. finely grated parmesan
  • 1/4 c. chopped Italian parsley

Caprese Crostini

  • 1 Udi’s Demi Baguette, cut into 25 slices
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium shallot
  • 2 T. sesame oil
  • 2 T. rice vinegar
  • fresh mozzarella, cut into 25 slices
  • 25 Thai basil leaves
  • salt & pepper

Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

  • 25 slices of cracked-wheat bread
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 c. chicken broth or water
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/3 c. minced shallot
  • 1 t. minced parsley
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped toasted almonds