Monday, July 30, 2012

Fresh Herb Waffles

Another great chic pea recipe from Clean Eating Magazine

waffle iron
2 cups cooked chic peas
3 cloves garlic
2 eggs or 5 eggs worth of Energy Egg Replacer
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup fresh parsley or spinach
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
pinch of salt
1/4 cup chic pea flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Preheat waffle iron.
In a food processor or blender, combine chic peas, garlic, egg replacer, onion, herbs, and spices. Process/blend until almost smooth. Add flour and baking powder, pulse until well mixed.
Mist waffle iron with olive oil cooking spray. Pour batter into waffle iron (about 1/2 cup batter per waffle). Cook until light brown, about 10 minutes. Top with tahini, favorite veggies or other creative sauces.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Apple Dip

From: Clean Eating Magazine

Makes 1 1/4 cups apple dip

4 pitted dates
1/4 cup raw unsalted cashews
boiling water (enough to cover dates and cashews)
1 cup cooked chic peas

1/4 cup plain almond milk
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract *or maple flavoring is also delicious
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch of sea salt
apples for serving

Combine dates and cashews in a small heat-proof bowl. Cover dates and cashews with boiling water and set aside for 30 minutes. Drain and transfer to a blender or food processor. Add chic peas, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Blend/process until smooth. Serve with sliced apples.