I recently made this recipe for my birthday party on the weekend. It was super easy and delicious. I did not have chocolate chips so I just used Baker's semi-sweet chocolate, and it worked out well. Everyone enjoyed trying different chocolate-covered things, I hope that you enjoy also!
These are so good! The perfect treat for any situation. They melt in your mouth and you'll never get sick of them! Enjoy!
Spaghetti & No-Meatballs
vegan, makes about 8-12 no-meatballs (depending on size)
1 1/2 cups (1 - 15 ounce can) beans, drained/rinsed in hot water
*I used pinto beans
3/4 cup white onion, diced
1/3 cup parsley, finely chopped
1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
*try soft oyster or shiitake mushrooms
2 Tbsp red wine
1/2 cup Italian-seasoned Panko breadcrumbs (fine)
2 tsp chopped garlic(roasted or raw)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fine black pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder (or 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (or more bread crumbs)
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, for saute
spaghetti pasta (any variety)
marinara sauce (bottled or make your own, my marinara recipe)
chopped basil or parsley garnish
vegan Parmesan on top (optional)
1. Start by opening your can of beans and rinsing the beans very well in hot water. This will help soften the beans for easy mashing.
2. Add the rinsed beans to a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork, very well.
3. Prep your ingredients by chopping the parsley, onion and mushrooms.
4. In a large saute pan, over high heat, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil. When oil is hot add in the onions, mushrooms, parsley and garlic. Saute for about 4-5 minutes, reducing heat to medium about a minute after cooking.
5. When the saute mixture has reduced in volume quite a bit and onions caramelizing, turn off heat and add in your splash of red wine. Turn heat back on to high for one more minute.
6. Just before you turn off the heat you can add in the salt, chili powder, pepper and any additional spices you may like to add. You can taste the mixture and it should be slightly "over-seasoned" since the beans have not been seasoned yet.
7. Fold the saute mixture into the beans. Then fold in the bread crumbs and the nutritional yeast. Your mixture should be quite sticky and thick now. Add more yeast or bread crumbs if your mixture needs thickening.
8. You can either place your mixture in the fridge to chill for a half hour (to help with handling, or just go right into the saute process.
9. Pause a moment and heat up your pasta water pot and also pour your pasta sauce into a large oven-friendly dish. Place the pasta sauce dish in a 375 degree oven to heat.
10. Saute your balls: Heat a splash of olive oil in your saute pan and add your formed balls. I like to roll my formed balls in a bit of the bread crumbs before placing on the pan. Cook over medium-high heat for about one minute on each side. You really just want to cook and caramelize that outside edge of the balls. The remaining "cooking" will be done in the oven. *you could also just keep it a bit lighter and simple and bake your balls. However you will be missing out on those caramelized edges from the saute step, and tender sauce spots from the braising step.*
11. Drop your pasta into the pot when the water is boiling. Cook until tender. Drain and toss warm pasta with some red pepper flakes (optional) and EVOO. Spoon about 1 cup of the pasta sauce over top the pasta and toss well. Set aside, covered for now.
12. Take your sauteed balls and carefully place them in the now-hot pasta sauce dish. Then place the pasta dish back in the oven to braise the balls for at least 20 minutes. Oven heat can be 375-400 degrees. Do not cover the dish.
13. Now for assembly! Carefully remove the braised balls from the sauce and set aside. Then in a large bowl or your serving bowl, toss the hot pasta sauce with the warm pasta. Or you can just pour sauce over top pasta and not toss. Add balls over top to serve.
Freshly chopped parsley or basil on top is very nice.
Original website: kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2013/01/spaghetti-no-meatballs-vegan.html
I made this once for my cousins birthday and I really wanted to try making a tiramisu but i wanted to put a twist on it and I knew she was into matcha tea and was trying to take a break from coffee. So I found this lovely recipe and made a delicious yet beautiful tiramisu cake. It was super easy and required no baking. I hope you enjoy it too!
This is a classic, fussy pumpkin pie. We take it plain or, when feeling feisty, with a dollop of softly whipped cream. The spices are not overpowering, here. If you like your pie spicy, increase the cinnamon and ginger a little. (We’d stay away from increasing the cloves, a 1/4-teaspoon should suffice).
Makes 1 (9-inch) pie YOU WILL NEED Chilled pie dough for one single-crust 9-inch pie, see our pie crust recipe
3 large eggs
1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
1/3 cup (65 grams) light brown sugar
1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin puree or 2 cups (440 grams) fresh pumpkin puree, see our homemade pumpkin puree recipe
3/4 cup (175 ml) heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
DIRECTIONS: Roll out the dough so that it is two inches larger than your pie dish. Gently press dough down into the dish so that it lines the bottom and sides. (Be careful not to pull or stretch the dough). Trim dough to within 1/2-inch of the dish edge.
Fold edges of dough underneath itself, creating a thicker, 1/4-inch border that rests on the lip of the dish. Crimp edges. (You can see us do this in our pie crust recipe video). Refrigerate while you make the pie filling.
I came across this recipe when looking for food to bring to a family birthday potluck. Everyone was bringing sweet snacks, so I looked for a savory snack and my sister kept talking about making monkey bread. Thus came the savory monkey bread. I have personally made this recipe twice already and it is always a favorite that looks beautiful and tastes amazing. The bread is balls of dough covered with various seasonings, all put together in a bundt pan. Enjoy!
It's Fall Time and who doesn't love a cupcake to sweeten up their day! The story behind how I found this recipe was last year during a cupcake competition for foods class. We were put into groups of four and given 3 ingredients apple, cream cheese and skor bits. From these instruction came the apple cupcakes and cream cheese frosting with caramel and scor bits for decoration. -Krishma Singla
For the Spiced Apple Cake:
1 1/2 cups (187 grams) all-purpose flour
1 cup plus 2 (215 grams) tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (180 ml) vegetable oil
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups peeled and coarsely grated apples (about 2 large apples)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
For the Maple Cream Cheese Frosting:
5 ounces (140 grams) egg whites (from whole eggs or a carton)
5 ounces (140 grams) light brown sugar
8 ounces (226 grams) unsalted butter, softened but still cool and cut into chunks
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup (80 ml) maple syrup
8 ounces (226 grams) cream cheese, softened
cinnamon for dusting
Baking is a great and fun way to pass time! It is a science and art that requires patience. Creating a recipe is actually quite difficult, with many failures along the way!