Monday, April 29, 2013

5-Ingredient Cookies

YUM, I used TRADER JOES Almond Cocoa spread. YUM
5-Ingredient Cookies
Recipe by Fabio Viviani
Yield: 12-18 cookies, depending on scoop size

1 cup chocolate nut spread (like TRADER JOES Almond Cocoa spread or Nutella)
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 egg
¾ cup flour
coarse sea salt

Preheat oven to 350F.
In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, combine Nutella, brown sugar, and egg.
Mix on low speed, until blended.
Slowly add the flour and mix just until a dough is formed. Do NOT over-mix.
Scoop cookies onto a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Top each with a sprinkle of sea salt.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Cool cookies before removing from sheet tray.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mushroom Burgers

so I had the best Mushroom burger a while back at Grizzly Peaks in Ann Arbor. Since that time I have wanted to try making them, because NONE I have found in the groceries even come close....
I couldn't find anything on the web that sounded like theirs (which their menu said had mushrooms, parmesan & cream cheese), so I tried to merge that with some recipe concepts off the web.... 

Dice & Saute in Olive Oil:
- Mushrooms
- Portabella Musrooms
- Onion
- Garlic

quick Puree (not too much) in processor:
- drained/rinsed Pinto beans
- toasted (unsalted) Soy Nuts
- cream cheese

Mix all above w/:
- Montreal or some other spice blend
- (small amount) A1 steak sauce
- Fresh Parmesan
- Bread crumbs

once the taste is balanced to your preference, Add Egg White, mix

(freeze or cook right away!)

Grill, Broil or Stovetop

Monday, April 1, 2013

Focaccia Pizza

Focaccia bread, if thick (1+"), cut into 2 crusts

top w/:
trader joe's artichoke spread
sauteed diced: red pepper, mushrooms, onions, snap peas
diced chicken (optional)
top w/ goat cheese