Woo! So, this is the final homestretch for school. I have one more final paper for *this* class that I am going to finish up tonight and get turned in and then, I’m done! It’a going to be hard to put all I have learned from this blog into a 2-page paper. How am I going to do that? Wish me luck!
I took this weekend off, quite literally–I slept until 4:30 on Sunday. Who does that? Consequently, I was awake rather late playing with my food processor. And I may have proud mother syndrome but I am going to say, she’s the best, ever. Literally, the best hummus I have ever had. The best almond butter I’ve ever had. Not the best cookies I have ever had–but that’s only because I should have added the chips last…and then would have retained the chip-ness. Instead I got CHOCOLATE COOKIES. Yummy but not what I intended. Also, I made them vegan! Yeah! I have a problem eating regular chocolate because of the dairy content. So these ones didn’t give me…issues.
“Recipe” – Yummus Hummus
- 1 can of chickpeas (15 oz.)
- juice of 2 smallish lemons (keep seeds out!…obviously!)
- like a couple tsp. of olive oil
- a couple dashes of salt
- 1 1/2 T. sesame tahini
- 1-3 cloves of garlic depending on how much you love garlic and the size of the clove
Put it all in a food processor, zooshzoosh… and you’re done!
Vegan CHOCOLATE (chip?) and peanut butter cookies
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- cinnamon, a hefty dash or five
- vegan chocolate chips
- 1/3 c. white sugar
- 2/3 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 Earth Balance butter or vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 T. peanut butter because I wanted to get rid of it so I had a jar to store my almond butter in
Basically you put the dry stuff in the food processor with the dough attachment, and in a separate bowl mix the softened butter with the sugar. Add the vanilla last. If you want them to look like mine, put the chips in at the beginning, but if you want them to come out like real chocolate chip cookies, put the in at the end.
Another amazing thing I did over the weekend: bought a new computer! My old one has been kernel panicking lately (just turns off sporadically), so I decided to splurge and spend some hard-earned babysitting dough.
OK enough messing around. Off to write my paper!
PS: Got any great food processor ideas? Drop me a line 🙂