Sunday, May 24, 2015

Black Bean Chocolate Cake (gluten free, dairy free, corn free)

I promise you will not know this cake is gluten free or made with beans. You can top it with powdered sugar or your favorite frosting. You can also add chocolate chips to the batter if you want. 

Black Bean Chocolate Cake


1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 T vanilla 
5 eggs
3/4 c sugar
6 T coconut oil, melted
6 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 t salt
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda

Blend all ingredients in a high powdered blender. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. 

Creamy Tortilla Soup

Creamy Tortilla Soup

1 white onion, chopped
4 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1 dried quajillo pepper, seeds removed
6 c chicken broth
1 t oil
A large handful of tortilla chips (optional, leave out for corn free soup)

Saute the onion in oil. Add all the other ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and simmer for 30 minutes. Blend and serve. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pasta salad and hummus

Pasta salad

16 oz gluten free pasta cooked, drained and rinsed with cold water (I find this is a crucial step to good tasting gluten free pasta, I wouldn't think to rinse regular pasta)

1 Costco size pack of spinach sautéed in olive oil with 3 cloves of minced garlic

1 lb mushrooms sliced and sautéed 

1 can marinated artichokes diced

1 c feta cheese (optional)

1/2 c Parmesan cheese (optional)

Salt and pepper

Olive oil, just enough to lightly coat all the pasta

Mix and enjoy!

1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
1 clove garlic
3/4 c tahini
1/3 c lemon juice
Pulse together in food processor