Sunday, October 20, 2013

Roasted Garlic and Eggplant Dip

This dip is perfect for your upcoming parties. This crowd pleaser has  great flavor and texture and is very simple to prepare!

 Roasted Garlic and Eggplant Dip
Prep/Cook Time: 50-60mins

- 1 Eggplant, Peeled and Chopped
- 2 Red Peppers
- 1 Onion
- 1 head of Garlic 
- 3tbsp of Oil ( Coconut and Olive)
- 1tbsp Tomato Paste
- Salt and Pepper
- 1c of Cheese (I use the Italian blend)
- Pita or Baguette Slices
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Chop vegetables and place them on a lined sheet pan. Cut the top off of the garlic, drizzle with olive oil and wrap it in foil. 
  3. Evenly distribute the oil over the vegetables by using your hands or spoon to ensure everything is coated. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the vegetables and roast for 30-40mins. I like to toss the vegetables and rotate my pan about halfway through.
  4. Once everything is cooked thoroughly and the garlic is soft and caramelized, remove from oven and let cool for about 10mins.
  5. Add all roasted vegetables to a food processor or blender with the tomato and pulse until desired consistency.
  6. Pour eggplant mixture into an oven safe dish, top with cheese, and heat until cheese is melted and slightly browned!
Hope you enjoy foodies, have a great Monday tomorrow! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Hey foodies, I hope you're all enjoying the fall as much as I am! This is a great chia pudding to try this season, feel free to add more milk or less chia to play with the consistency. The seeds will soak up the liquid fairly quickly, but I like to let it sit for several hours! Please share how you've made this recipe your own.

Pumpkin Chia Pudding (Serves 4-5)
Cook Time: 10min Prep & 1hr+ to set in fridge

- 1/2c Chia
- 1 1/2c Almond Milk
- 1/2c Pumpkin Puree
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 2 tbsp Honey
- Dark Chocolate Chips
  1. Mix together wet ingredients and incorporate chia seeds into the mixture.
  2. Put into container of choice (I use mason jars) and let the pudding settle in the refrigerator.  
  3. Once the pudding is ready, top with dark chocolate chips and enjoy!
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds