Makes 24 cakes.
Avocado is commonly used in raw chocolate pudding to lend it fudgy awesomeness and added nutritional firepower. These cheesecake-like yogurt cakes take this idea up a culinary notch with a little fiery kick. If there is some leftover chocolate avocado topping, grab a spoon and consider it an instant reward for the cook.
Although they contain healthy ingredients, these mini cakes are a decadent treat. Consider cutting them in half to keep serving size and sugar intake in check.
Place oats and almonds in food processor container and process until nuts are pulverized. Add dried cherries, coconut oil, and 2 Tbsp (30 mL) honey; process until mixture sticks together when squeezed between your fingers.
Divide oat mixture among 24 standard-sized silicone or paper-lined metal muffin cups and press down firmly to form even, flat crusts. Place pan in refrigerator while you prepare the topping.
Pureu0301e together yogurt, avocado flesh, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cayenne or chili powder, and salt in food processor.
In medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, bring milk, 1/4 cup (60 mL) honey, sugar, and vanilla to a very light simmer. Stir together gelatin and 2 Tbsp (30 mL) water in small bowl until gelatin reaches an applesauce consistency. Add gelatin to hot milk mixture and stir until gelatin has dissolved.
Add hot milk mixture to avocado mixture in food processor and blend until combined. Place in muffin cups on top of crusts. Sprinkle coconut on top if using. Refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.
Adding farro, with its nutty bite, is a delicious and convenient way to increase your soup’s fibre and nutritional value. This hearty soup is the perfect remedy to a cold January day. Lemon and chervil add a bright contrast to the fibre-packed earthy flavours. Farro timesaver With a long cooking time, it’s worth it to cook a larger amount of farro and freeze it in small-portioned batches which can be thawed quickly. Using a ratio of 1:4 farro to water, cook on medium-high heat until farro is al dente, in a similar manner to the way you would cook pasta. Drain, rinse, portion, and freeze for later use. To thaw, simply run frozen farro under water or add directly to soup.
Oven-roasted delicata squash makes a crispy treat atop this green salad. As its name suggests, this squash has a thin, delicate skin that’s tasty when cooked. Pomegranate molasses, an ingredient common in Lebanese and Middle-Eastern cuisine, brings a sweet and sour flavour to the dressing. No pine nuts? Use squash seeds! Simply collect about 1/4 cup (60 mL) seeds from cleaned squash, rinse, and mix with 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) of the spice mix used to roast the squash and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) olive oil. Roast at 425 F (220 C) on parchment-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Look for whole grain farro, which leaves the germ and bran intact, for this satisfying porridge that’s sure to kickstart your day. While the cooking time is longer than for pearled or semi-pearled varieties, you’ll get more nutrition. Take the time to enjoy the delicate scent of cardamom and ginger wafting through your kitchen as you prepare this. Ancient grain Farro (also referred to as emmer or einkorn) is a variety of wheat known as an ancient grain, which means that it hasn’t changed over time through breeding as is the case with many varieties of modern wheat.
Spanish-inspired flavours of almond and orange and a good punch of protein make this pudding a delicious and nutritious breakfast, snack, or dessert. The tiniest amount of large-flake sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil help bring all the flavours together. Amp up the orange For some additional orange flavour, when cooking chickpeas from dry, add a few strips of orange zest to the cooking water. Tastier toast Take your toast to the next level by using this pudding as a satisfying spread.