Hey! As usual I cruise around Pinterest searching items that I have on hand. I had three very spotty bananas and some vanilla flavoring left over from all of the holiday baking. So naturally, I decided on Banana Bread! It was super easy. You don’t need a mixer, just a fork or a wooden spoon and some arm strength. I loosely followed the recipe I pinned on my Dishes to Try Pinterest board. Google to see if what you have on hand will work. Let me know if you make it!

Bread

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Vegan Kahlua Cake and Frosting

Third Batch - Perfection

Third Batch – Perfection

If I was allergic to eggs and dairy at a family dinner, I would hope there would be a Vegan dessert…and that is what I made happen. I am not vegan, or strictly vegetarian, but I enjoy the recipes when one is as easy and as good as THIS. I was naturally on Pinterest when I found the recipe…which also led to me making my own Kahlua so that I could complete it. It is spongy and delicious. In total I have made this cake 3 times, one lemon, one with too much Kahlua, and the third batch was perfect.

Should you attempt the recipe, please note that 1) You need AMERICAN baking soda, not German backpulver, you can find some at Galleria Kaufhof of all places, 2) there are multiple versions of this cake to make, but never skip on the flavoring…then it will taste pretzly due to the baking soda. But you can see how mine turned out below.

Drat! Almost forgot all about the icing. But its easy. Get vegan cookies, crumble them to dust in a food processor or blender, add only the thick creamy part of the coconut milk from the can to start, add any liquid to get the consistency you like, then blend a little more….and you’re done! Easy.

Let me know how it turns out. And check out my other pins on Pinterest.

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Zesty Spaghetti

Tonight was one of those nights where you just want to eat in a hurry. So, spaghetti and everything from Aldis. But not just out of the jar, I wasn’t in that much of a rush. Added a bell pepper, eggplant, and an onion. Stirred in about two teaspoons of Cream Cheese to the Spaghetti Sauce to the cooked vegetable mix and done. Oh yeah, make the spaghetti or whatever noodles you like. Enjoy!

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Spekulatius Speculoos Cashew Cookie Butter

That title is a mouthful and so is this Cookie Butter! As usual, I looked at several recipes then imagined my own. To make this easy and not too sweet, I kept it simple.

1)1 row of Spekulatius/Speculoos/Biscoff or whatever cookies you like (200-300g), 2)the cream out of the can of coconut milk (only adding the watery milk if you need to “soften” the butter, 3)a handful of cashews*, and 4) 1/2 olive oil*.

Super simple spreadable cookie butter. All ingredients came from Aldis (oil and cashews were already in the pantry). You can add sugar if it isn’t sweet enough for you. Happy Snacking!

*Can be omitted

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Such a Simple Soup

Simple ingredients before they go bad. Look around. lol

Simple ingredients before they go bad. Look around. lol

So pretty and its gonna be tasty

So pretty and its gonna be tasty

So good. Even better with some Sriracha stirred in

So good. Even better with some Sriracha stirred in

So its that time of year again when soups are just so special. It’s very chilly outside and this simple soup is guaranteed to hit the spot.

As a basic minimum you’ll need: 1) An onion, 2) One bellpepper, 3) Standard store carton of mushrooms and 4) one bouillon cube (or cook it in your choice of stock). Then you can add green onions, red onions, and pretty much whatever seasonings you like. I like making this at least once a week when things look like they are about to spoil. The mushrooms give this an earthy feel and it cooks up in around 20min.

Try it out and tell me how it went.