Posts Tagged ‘snack’

Carrot Cake Seed & Nut Muffins

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Carrot Cake Seed and Nut Muffins

Carrot Cake Seed and Nut Muffins

Carrot Cake Seed & Nut Muffins (& Bread)

This is a twist on the base recipe – Seeded Nut Bread.  Adding warm cooking spices like cinnamon and ginger, shredded carrots and sweet raisins turns it into a delicious Carrot Cake Seed & Nut Muffin.  Like the base recipe, I call it a seeded nut bread or muffin, since there is no wheat grain – just seeds and nuts.
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Avocado Honey Pudding Pops

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Avocado Honey Pop

Avocado Honey Pop

Avocado Honey Pudding Pops

I first made avocado ice cream back in 2010, when I had an abundance of avocadoes going ripe very quickly.  What better way to stop the ripening process then freeze them in the form of ice cream?  I used Alton Brown’s Avocado Ice Cream recipe, and it was delicious.  It reminded me a lot of green tea ice cream.  It is a bit on the grassy side, so we topped the ice cream with drizzles of honey, and it was a perfect match.

Here is an adaptation of avocado ice cream, but in the form of an ice pop.  I used honey as a sweetener, since it helps turn the savory avocado into a delicious dessert.
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Seeded Nut Loaf

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

 

Seeded Nut Loaf with Avocado Spread

Seeded Nut Loaf with Avocado Spread

Seeded Nut Loaf (or Muffins)

These little loaves are a delicious and healthy alternative to bread.  I try not to call this bread, since there is really no flour or rising agent, so I decided to call it Seeded Nut Loaf, because really that’s what it is.  It’s great for breakfast or a snack.  I love avocado spread on a slice.  Hummus and almond butter are also delicious.  You can easily use this when making open face sandwiches and toast.
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Beet Cake

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Beet Cake with Orange Poppy Seed Glaze

Beet Cake with Orange Poppy Seed Glaze

Beet Cake

This beet cake is a bit like a carrot cake or zucchini bread, but made with beets.  The glaze, made with crème fraîche and orange adds a tang and brightness to the sweet cake.
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Fudge Pops

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Fudge Pop

Fudge Pop

Fudge Pops

Creamy, cold and chocolaty — these homemade fudge pops use all natural ingredients, and a bit less sugar than packaged fudge pops.

If using paper cups and wooden pop sticks, either insert the wooden sticks ¾ way through freezing, or lay aluminum foil over the cups, and insert the wooden stick through the foil.  The foil will help hold the stick upright.
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