Sunday's I prepare snacks for the week. It's like a meditation for me.
I know that sounds all "perfect housewife" like, but I assure you, I am the "Hot Mess Mom" NOT the Stepford mom.
I choose Sunday mornings to prepare for the week mainly, because on Sundays, the kids are allowed to watch cartoons, so I usually have the kitchen to my self for a little while.
I am passionate about giving my family healthy food and my idea of healthy is knowing exactly what goes into the food they put in their bodies.
My Sunday ritual this week included bread making, cookies, mango bread and hummus. Read on for the four EASY recipes from this week.
I usually start making bread first. The bread recipe I use is very versatile, quick and has only 6 standard pantry items.
2 Cups of warm water (110ºF)
2/3 Cup sugar (I use local brown sugar)
1 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast
1 1/2 Tsp salt
1/4 Cup of Olive or Coconut Oil
6 Cups of White Flour
Punch down the dough spilt into two and knead for a few minutes
Shape into loaves and place into two well oild 9x5 inch loaf pans.
Bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes
Kitchen Sink Cookies
1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drain & drained
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnut or any other nut(optional)
3/4 cup raisin or cranberries (optional)
2 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of old-fashioned oat
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Place parchment paper on cookie sheets.
In a mixer, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add chickpeas and chocolate chips. Add the flour, oats, baking soda and salt, mix on a low speed until thick dough forms.
Drop spoonfuls of dough on baking sheets.
Bake until golden brown (approx. 11-13 minutes) Do not over bake. Transfer to a rack to cool.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
1 1/2 cups of chickpeas
1/2 cup of tahini paste or nut butter
1 tbsp of lime juice
1 tbsp of salt
2 cloves of garlic
Place all ingredients in a blender. (I use a Vitamix www.vitamix.com)
Add water for desired texture
Store in Airtight container in fridge
Preheat oven to 350ºF
Sift flour into a large bowl. Add baking soda, sugar & cinnamon and stir the dry ingredients to combine.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs, vanilla, butter and Oil.
Combine wet and dry ingredients
Fold in chopped Mango
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean
Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan and cool on cooling rack
Over all, this took about two hours of my morning. I find it relaxing, if it's not for you, a Mimosa might help (Orange Juice and Champagne)