Cauliflower Hummus

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I always love finding easy and fun recipes to make. I recently saw one from The Kitchn for Cauliflower Hummus and had to give it a try. Below is the recipe:

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper 
  • 2 tbs Tahini 
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • Garlic, honey, spices to taste

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First, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Next, cut the cauliflower into florets (they don’t need to be perfect since they’ll end up in the food processor anyway). Toss them in plenty of olive oil, salt, and pepper.

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Spread the pieces out on a baking sheet and wrap it tightly with foil, and bake for about 12 minutes, until they begin to soften. Uncover them and cook for another 10 minutes, until the cauliflower begins to brown.

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Turn the florets and roast another 10 to 12 minutes, until they turn deep golden-brown in places. Blend the cauliflower in a food processor with 2 tablespoons tahini, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey, and a pinch of sea salt. Grate 1 small garlic clove (or enough to taste) directly into the mixture. Blend in 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed and blend until smooth. Adjust salt and lemon juice to taste. Blend in more olive oil or a splash of water for a thinner consistency.

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And ta-da! Now, I will say, it doesn’t taste exactly like chickpea hummus, so, don’t go in expecting it to taste just like that. This is a take on hummus, made of cauliflower, of course. It’s texture is very similar, and it’s still delicious. Use veggies or pita/pita chips to dip!

Get the original recipe here.

Nutella Brownies

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Over the weekend, two things happened. I found a recipe for 2-ingredient Nutella Brownies from Diethood. Amazing. Then, in sadder news, on Saturday, also Valentine’s Day, the creator of Nutella, Michele Ferrero, passed away. It only seemed fitting that I make these brownies. These are for you, Ferrero, and, well, you guys too. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup of Nutella
  • 8×8 baking pan

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First, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Measure out 1 cup of Nutella, and transfer into a microwave safe cup and set aside. 

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Crack 4 large eggs into a mixing bowl and whip on high for 5-7 minutes until the volume has boosted and has a foamy, yet firm, consistency. 

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Before the eggs are almost finished, pop the Nutella into a microwave for 60 seconds. Then, stir, and slowly add to the eggs while mixing until combined. 

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Pour the batter into a parchment lined baking pan and bake for about 30 minutes.

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Let the brownie cool a few minutes before cutting. Then, enjoy! Feel free to customize these too by adding fun ingredients like nuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, etc. You can find the original recipe here

Recipe friendly version:

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup of Nutella
  • 8×8 baking pan

First, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Measure out 1 cup of Nutella, and transfer into a microwave safe cup and set aside. 
Crack 4 large eggs into a mixing bowl and whip on high for 5-7 minutes until the volume has boosted and has a foamy, yet firm, consistency. 
Before the eggs are almost finished, pop the Nutella into a microwave for 60 seconds. Then, stir, and slowly add to the eggs while mixing until combined. 
Pour the batter into a parchment lined baking pan and bake for about 30 minutes.
Let the brownie cool a few minutes before cutting. Then, enjoy! Feel free to customize these too by adding fun ingredients like nuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, etc.