Friday, September 9, 2011

Almost healthy, doesn't it count?

Out there on the web is a recipe for brownies made with black beans instead of flour. Most people think it sounds gross, but you really don't taste the beans at all. While its not a real fudgy brownie, it is a pretty good version.
I have another brownie recipe bookmarked that I wanted to try. This one uses pureed raspberries in place of the oil. Raspberry and chocolate is such a good combination! I didn't have the amount of raspberries that recipe called for so I decided I would take the berries I did have and put them in the black bean recipe instead.
Because the brownies only called for a 1/3c oil and I used a container of fresh raspberries instead they ended up not solidifying like they should. Instead I came away with an awesome tasting raspberry chocolate black bean mousse.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Trying again

I am going to try this blog thing again and see how I do. I need a place to keep things recorded so I figured why not make this it? I wont have a ton of beautiful pictures- even if I was to take them I am terrible at getting them downloaded and posted.
I need someplace to record my recipe attempts. I am lactose intolerant and I think I am gluten sensitive as well. It has caused me to become creative with my food and I don't want to forget what I am doing.
Charlotte is starting high school this year. Our friend's daughter has inspired her to take her four years of high school in a three year time frame. She is rearing to go, the question is, am I?
We will see how this goes, I spend time at the computer nursing the babe but usually don't type cause I hate to type one handed. We'll play it by ear.