Recipe of the Week: Tangy Smashed Chickpea dip with Tortilla chips


This is delicious!!

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IMG_5766aDip Recipe adapted from The Domestic Geek.

Ingredients For Dip:
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
¼ cup red onion, finely diced
¼ cup dill pickles, finely diced
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
fresh dill
salt and pepper
1. Roughly smash chickpeas using a hand mixer
2. Add all your ingredients to the chickpeas and stir well
Ingredients for Tortilla Chips:
1 Package of 6 inch round whole wheat tortillas
Olive Oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Cut tortillas into four
3. Rub Olive Oil evenly on both sides and place on a lined backing dish
4. Cook for 8 minutes or until both sides are golden brown

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chocolate zucchini bread


Sometimes I just want a slice of something, a little treat, but don’t want all the fat and calories, and this zucchini bread does it for me. Not only is it chocolaty, which right there has my vote, it is on the healthier side too! I use unsweetened applesauce instead of butter and mashed banana in place of oil. How yum is that!! Pretty yum I’d say, considering there’s about 482 calories in a 1/4 cup of oil as opposed to 50 calories in a 1/4 cup mashed banana. That’s quite a difference. The subs may cut way back on the calories here, but they sure don’t compromise the taste and moist texture at all. Oh! And another thing…it smells delicious when baking!

What you will need:

2 cups zucchini, shredded (about 1 large or 2 small)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2  cup cocoa
1 1/2  teaspoons baking soda
1/2  teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup banana, mashed
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips

What you do:

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and lightly flour. Set aside.

With a paper towel, lightly press down on the shredded zucchini to absorb some of the moisture. Set aside.

In a large bowl, using a whisk combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the brown sugar, eggs, mashed banana, applesauce, and the vanilla. With a wooden spoon, mix ingredients together to combine. Stir in zucchini. Fold in your chocolate chips.  Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Before removing the bread from the pan let it cool for at least 30 minutes; transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. If the bread is sliced before it is completely cool, it may appear underdone.


Recipe of the Week: Chicken Fingers with a Honey Dijon sauce


So these are the best homemade chicken fingers I’ve ever had!

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chickenRecipe adapted From NatashasKitchen.

Ingredients for Chicken:

3 Chicken Breasts

1/3 Cup Dijon Mustard

1/3 Cup Mayo

2 Cups Bread Crumbs

Ingredients for Honey Mustard Sauce:

1/3 Cup Dijon Mustard

1/3 Cup Honey

1/3 Cup Mayo

Instructions for Chicken Strips:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a Bowl mix 1/3 Cup Dijon mustard with 1/3 cup mayo. Set aside.
  2. Place bread crumbs into a bowl, and cut chicken beast into 1- inch strips.
  3. Place chicken into the marinade and evenly coat all the chicken strips.
  4. Transfer chicken into the bowl with bread crumbs, rolling each in the bread crumbs to get them each evenly coated. And place on a lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked and golden brown.

Instructions for Honey Mustard Sauce:

  1. In a bowl mix 1/3 cup of Dijon mustard, 1/3 cup of honey and mix well. Refrigerate until you are…

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Recipe of the Week: Banana Pancakes


These do taste as good as they look! Loved them :)

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1 Banana
2 Eggs
1 Tsp of Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1Tsp Vanilla
Fresh Berries (Optional)
Using a hand mixer or blender mix the banana and two eggs until smooth. Add in the baking powder, nutmeg and vanilla.
Over medium Low heat pour batter into a not stick skillet. Cook until bubbles start to form on top, then flip. Continue this step until you have used up the batter.
Top pancakes with Fresh berries and drizzle with honey.

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