Roasted Chickpeas

2018-02-07T03:48:47+00:00 Make-Ahead, Snack, Vegetarian|

I have been wanted to make this roasted chickpeas for ages, but somehow never got the chance to make it until now…and yes, I do regret not have done this earlier. They are very addictive and yes, you can “dress” which ever you like, salty, spicy, tangy, sweet…now that I know how simple and easy these are, I will sure have them all the time. Chickpeas are also called gabanzo beans, and they are packed with protein and fiber. So why not snack on these healthy little crunchy treats? Since I want to make sure that all the chickpeas will be totally dry, I roasted them in low heat for a longer time. The end product is so light and [...]

Cheddar Bacon Green Onion Scone

2018-02-09T00:23:50+00:00 Bread, Snack|

I love the idea of having these savory scones in the freezer for a quick and fast snack when I am craving for something salty, they are very versatile, as you can serve them for brunch, with salad, the options are countless… These are fluffy, light and so tasty especially with the melting Cheddar cheese…yum! You can shape them whichever you like, make them big or small. And yes, my scones came out pale…next time making them I will brush them with egg wash before placing them in the oven… Ingredients: 250 g all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar 60 g cold unsalted butter, cut into approximately 12-mm cubes 125 ml buttermilk (or [...]

Carrot Muffins with Splenda

2018-02-01T09:10:42+00:00 Breakfast, Snack|

I must admit that this is my first time making scones…I always liked the flavor of scones, but not really the texture…maybe because every time I purchased scones, they were “old” or who knows how they “beat them up”…therefore I never could really understand what was the big deal with scones. Even my husband did not get very excited when I told him that I was planning to bake scone, he was like…”Why? They are so heavy and flavorless…”, well, I was able to prove him wrong with this recipe…after searching for literally dozens of recipes and reading the “what to do”and “what not to do”, I decided to merge a few versions into this recipe…and I must admit, it [...]

Waffle Iron Churros

2018-02-13T11:58:44+00:00 Dessert/Sweet, Snack|

These churros made with waffle iron are a treat for breakfast.  It is almost having dessert…especially when dipped in condensed milk…so good! Yes, here I am with another recipe using waffle maker…if I have not convinced to get one or take the one that you have stored somewhere in the house collecting dust, nothing will do… I found this recipe on Serious Eats, and I had to try…I halved the recipe since it was my first time and did not want to waste any if in case the churros did not turn out as expected…oh boy was I wrong! The churros came amazing…light with a layer of crispy cinnamon on the outside, so if you plan to make this, please please [...]

Waffle Iron Pão de Queijo

2018-02-13T12:18:26+00:00 Brazilian Inspired Recipe, Bread, Gluten Free, Snack|

This is a simplified Brazilian inspired recipe for pão de queijo, instead of fussing around with the dough you can enjoy these treats just by adding a pancake like batter into the waffle iron. At the first sight you might be thinking…”What is new about these waffles? Who has never seen waffles?” Well, I must tell you that many times look are deceiving…and here is a perfect example…these are waffles made with tapioca flour, loaded with cheese…yes, you read it right…CHEESE! Okay, now this is something that you should give a try if you own a waffle maker…why? It is amazingly delicious, gluten free and so simple to make. I was very skeptical in getting a waffle maker, not that [...]

Oatmeal Cookies

2018-01-28T13:55:33+00:00 Dessert/Sweet, Snack|

There are hundreds, if not thousands of different recipes for oatmeal cookies…I cannot for sure tell you where I came up with this recipe. Of course by mixing, matching and trying different proportions from many recipes…and this is the recipe that I like to use when it comes to oatmeal cookies. I like my cookies chewy and my husband like them crunchy, so I bake the ones for him for a couple of minutes longer. In spite of a big list of different ingredients required for this recipe, most of them, if not all, are ingredients that we all have available, so here it is… Ingredients: ½ cup butter ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ¾ cup [...]

Banana Jam Crescent Rolls

2018-02-01T00:01:54+00:00 Bread, Snack|

Don’t you always have bananas on your counter that are screaming to be used? Well, somehow I always find them looking at me and begging to be used…as a matter of fact we are not buying them at Costco anymore because it is too many for us, so we just buy by units at Trader Joe’s. Once in a while I find myself stuck with a couple of them… This time I decided to make banana jam, sort of, with some cinnamon and fill the crescent rolls with it…and if you have left over, these are delicious over vanilla ice cream, on a toast, pancake…almost like banana foster. Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup water 1 tablespoon [...]

Candied Pecan

2018-02-01T13:24:29+00:00 Dessert/Sweet, Gluten Free, Snack|

Somehow I love candied pecan on my salad, especially when using dark green leaves. This recipe is quite similar to the Roasted Cinnamon Almond, which I like to munch on as a snack, but do not like on my salad since the texture of almond is kind of “hardy” as compared to pecan or walnut. This is a very simple recipe and it is always good to have it handy so you can add a handful of these candied pecans to your salad, on your ice cream or just as it is…delicious! Ingredients: 4 ½ cups pecan 1 egg white 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Method: Preheat the oven at 250F. [...]

Maple Candied Walnut

2018-02-15T10:44:16+00:00 Dessert/Sweet, Gluten Free, Snack|

Your family will love these slightly sweet and crunchy snacks made with maple and walnut...totally addictive! Again, I see myself stuck with lots and lots of walnut…yes, they are from Costco, so in order to make them more attractive I coated them with a layer of sweet using maple syrup. They turned out delicious, crunchy and slightly sweet. These walnuts are great by itself or on top of any salad. Ingredients: 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup sugar 4 cups walnuts (approximately 14oz) ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Method: Preheat oven to 300F. In a small pan, place the maple syrup, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Turn the heat to medium low until all [...]

Green Beans with Mochi Balls

2018-02-15T11:48:50+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Dessert/Sweet, Gluten Free, Snack|

This is very typical Asian sweet, it can be served as dessert or as snack. It is soupy and contain mainly green beans, barley and little balls of glutinous flour know as mochi. This is one of the food that I love and amazes me that my husband enjoys it… very much…I say that because this is so “Asian”…even many Asian people do not care for it, let alone people that was never exposed to it… I must admit that the concept of sweet bean soup with mochi. Mochi? Yes, this gooey sticky little balls floating in a not so appealing murky, brownish, greenish color soup…and served iced, cold or warm? Yes, it might be troublesome for some people to [...]