Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Avocado Banana Chocolate Pudding

2 ripe avocados
2 bananas
4 tsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla
sweetener (optional) - you can use honey.

What to do...

Cut open the avocados, scoop out all the deliciousness and place it in a food processor.

Add the bananas to the avocados.

Turn on the food processor and mix until it is nice and creamy.

At this point, you could leave it and eat as is.
However, if you love chocolate like I do, continue on with the recipe.

Add the vanilla, cocoa powder and sweetener to the food processor and blend it up until it is evenly distributed. Check the pudding before serving to make sure you have reached a consistency and flavour that you prefer.

You can eat it right away or chill it, covered, in the fridge. I recommend not leaving it in the fridge for too long as a thin skin will start to form on the top.

Now, grab a spoon and dig in!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Slow-Cooker Mushroom-Herb Bread Stuffing

Photo: Alan Richardson
[From Woman's Day]
Serves: 8
Total Time: 6 hr
Prep Time: 25 min

Nutritional Information
(per serving)
Calories 200
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 56mg
Sodium 699mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars n/a
Protein 6g
Calcium --

1 stick(s) (1/2 cup) butter
2 medium onions,  chopped
2 cup(s) chopped celery
12 ounce(s) mushrooms,  sliced cup(s) chopped parsley
2 teaspoon(s) dried sage
1 teaspoon(s) each poultry seasoning and dried thyme
1/2    teaspoon(s) dried marjoram
5 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1/2    teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
2 3/4 cup(s) chicken broth
2 large eggs
1 loaf(s) (1 lb) whole-wheat bread, torn in pieces,  left out overnight to dry directions

Have ready a 5-qt or larger slow-cooker.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and celery; sauté 8 to 10 minutes until translucent. Add mushrooms; cook 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, sage, poultry seasoning, thyme, marjoram, salt and pepper. Transfer to cooker

Whisk broth and eggs in a bowl to combine. Stir, with the bread, into cooker mixture until blended. Cook on high 45 minutes then reduce heat to low and cook 4 to 6 hours.