Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Another Tasty Tuesday means another awesome recipe! This week I bring to you Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies! I made these for the Mortician for Valentine's Day and he absolutely loved them! However, the original recipe needed some serious tweaking since it didn't even call for enough liquid to bind the dough! My directions are a little weird, but I have taken pictures of the amounts so you'll be able to wing it like I did!

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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 box red velvet cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
Energy Egg Replacer for 2 eggs plus 2 tbsp warm water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Just over 1/3 cup vegetable oil  (I have a picture)
1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips (Ghirardelli Semi-sweet are vegan and soooo good)

measure 1/2 way between 1/3 and 1/2 cup

Preheat your oven to 350 F.

Combine mix with egg replacer, vanilla, and oil. Once thoroughly combined, fold in chocolate chips.

Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 5-8 minutes, checking often.

I made this recipe twice so far and you really do need to keep an eye on the cookies. The first time they burned...badly. The second time I watched them like a hawk and they came out amazingly. One tray I pulled out after just 2-3 minutes so the centers were still gooey and moist and enjoyed them semi raw. By not using real eggs, I don't have to worry about whether or not bacteria is growing in my food. Its a nice feeling when baking!

These cookies are really fantastic!

Look Alive!
<3The Mortician's Wife

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Tofu Scramble

 

I apologize to not getting around to this post yesterday. Unfortunately I had to work a 12 1/2 hour shift in light of Valentine's Day and did not get home until 11pm last night. That being said, I didn't have time to put together this post, despite know what recipe I was going to share.

Since we finished Week 2 of the Whole Living Detox Challenge, I wanted to share my favorite recipe with you from last week. We actually ate this recipe 3 times last week it was that good. It has the potential to be better, but I liked it all the same.



Tofu Scramble

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4-1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp freshly grated ginger (I used just a sprinkle of the spice instead of a whole teaspoon)
3 collarge or kale leaves, stems removed and torn into 1/2 inch pieces
8 ounces firm tofu, drained and crumbled (this is about 1/2 a regular container)
Salt and Pepper


Heat oil in large skillet and saute garlic, onion, turmeric, and ginger until vegetables are tender.

Stir in greens and 2 tbsp water. Cook until greens are bright green and tender.

Add crumbled tofu and cook until well heated. Season and enjoy!


This makes two very small servings. If you are eating alone, I suggest this entire portion for yourself. If two people are eating alone, double the batch. This goes great with fresh fruit and toast and I believe the whole family will enjoy it! To add extra flavor I added 1/4 of yellow pepper. Turned out very nice and we enjoyed it with the pepper better than without. Feel free to mix up the recipe and add anything you like, including faux sausage, beef crumbles, or cheese!

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Look Alive!
<3The Mortician's Wife

PS: I am going to try and do another post today in the "Benefits" series to make up for not posting yesterday. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Orange-Berry Smoothie

 

Today marks the last day of Week 1 for the Whole Living Detox. We have tried many new meals this week. In fact, we have tried every  lunch,and dinner recipe except one which we will be trying tonight. I'm not going to lie. I am very disappointed in the recipes. Most of them tasted too bland or mixed flavors I don't ever think should be mixed, not to mention we were left hungry after finishing. However, there was one recipe in particular that took the cake (oh how I miss sweets...) and it just so happens to be a breakfast recipe!



Orange-Berry Smoothie

2 oranges, peeled, pithed, and cut into chunks
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup frozen blueberries

Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Easy enough right! This is sweet and tangy all at the same time. I absolutely adore it and I hope you will too. DO NOT ADD WATER! It will only make the smoothie a watery mess like the other recipes I have tried this week.

Look Alive!
<3The Mortician's Wife
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