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Street food style chickpeas and sprouted mung beans with sweet potato dumplings

Street food style chickpeas and sprouted mung beans with sweet potato dumplings

Street food style chickpeas and sprouted mung beans with sweet potato dumplings Sundays, simple Sundays. It feels good to toss the autumn leaves around our boots; cheeks a little frosty and noses puffing warm mist into the cool air. I composed my boy into the middle of a tree, where the branches heavily parted ways and then took many a picture of his helmet clad, easy-going and shiny hair which…

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Homemade chocolate mousse!  Whisk together 4 egg whites, 3…

Homemade chocolate mousse!  Whisk together 4 egg whites, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and a bit of salt.  Heat ¾ cup heavy cream until it starts to steam but not bubble and slowly whisk it in with the eggs and sugar.  

Put this new mixture into a saucepan and stir it constantly over low heat. Once the mixture is steaming and starting to get a bit lumpy it’s ready to be strained through a wire mesh strainer back into the bowl.  Mix in about a tablespoon of vanilla.

Meanwhile you want to have 7 ounces of very dark chocolate melting in a double boiler.  I use 70% cocoa which leads to a denser mousse but 50% or 60% is OK as well.

Whisk the chocolate into the sugary creamy mixture until it’s smooth, then put it into the fridge for 10 minutes to let it cool to room temperature.  

While the mixture is cooling take 1, ¼ cups heavy cream and beat it with an electric mixer until it can hold a shape.  Stir this gently into the chocolaty mixture (don’t whisk!) until the color is uniform throughout.  

Pour the mousse into small, serving size containers and let them cool in the fridge for at least 4 hours.  Top with whipped cream! 

Popovers with butter and jam!   These make a great breakfast or…

Popovers with butter and jam!   These make a great breakfast or snack and they’re crazy easy to make!  Just whisk together:

  1. 2 eggs
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. ¼ teaspoon salt

Melt a couple tablespoons of butter and brush each spot in the muffin tin.  Only fill each spot in the tin half way with batter.  Bake in the over for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.  Keep the melted butter around cause you can paint it onto the popovers when they come out!

Homemade Carrot Cake!  Combine (in this order) 2 cups sugar 4…

Homemade Carrot Cake!  Combine (in this order)

  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 4 eggs
  3. tablespoon of vanilla
  4. 1, ¼ cups vegetable oil
  5. 2 cups flour
  6. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  7. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  8. ¼ teaspoon salt
  9. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  10. 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  11.  3 cups grated carrot
  12. 1 cup chopped pecans

Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.  I used two 10 inch baking pans and created a double layer cake, but one big cake works too.  

For the frosting whip together:

  1. 12 ounces cream cheese
  2. 1 stick of melted butter
  3. 1, ½ cups confectioners sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla

Don’t frost the cake until it’s completely cooled.  Top with whole pecans for a more classy look, or dye a bit of frosting orange and green and doodle some carrots for fun!

Who doesn’t love pizza??  It’s delicious melty…

Who doesn’t love pizza??  It’s delicious melty cheesy goodness, and it’s fun to make!  

Use store-bought crust or make your own!  Play around with the sauce; instead of tomato, try using pesto or bbq!  And you can never have enough cheese, so instead of using just one, try using 2 or 3 or 4.  It adds flavor and variety!

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake!  If you don’t have pretty…

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake!  If you don’t have pretty glass dishes just make them in a muffin tin!  Or you can even be super simple and stick all the ingredients in a mug and then put it in the microwave until it’s firm on the outside and lava on the inside.  

This recipe has:

  1. 2 eggs
  2. 2 egg yolks
  3. a 6 oz. bar of bittersweet chocolate
  4. 2 tablespoons of flour
  5. ¼ cup of sugar
  6. a stick of butter

Just beat together the eggs and sugar then pour in the melted chocolate and butter and mix in the flour.  Stick it in the oven at 450 degrees for about 12 minutes and eat it hot!