Kids of the King

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Sweet Potato Brownies! Recipe Review!

Yummy…. I love finding recipes on Pinterest! I pinned a recipe for Sweet Potato Brownies a while ago and made them for the first time last week. We were having a graduation celebration for a bunch of our church youth. It was a great time and a bit emotional for some…. (me). We had a tea and dessert theme so I brought brownies!

REVIEW:

  • Is it easy to make/prepare? Pretty simple, a few extra steps than normal.
  • How long does it take? A bit long – I had to boil the sweet potatoes then puree them and it took a bit longer to cook in my oven that stated on recipe.
  • Is it Kid friendly?Are brownies EVER NOT??
  • Are the ingredients easy to find? I didnt have some items in my cupboard – but I substituted and it was fine. It was very forgiving that way!
  • How does it Taste? AMAZING! Can’t wait to do it again! This is my new brownie recipe! No need for icing!

Here is the original recipe – I made some changes (because of what I had on hand) and I really didnt measure so this proves that this is a very forgiving recipe!!

Photo and recipe courstesy of: http://thecopycatcook.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/sweet-potato-brownies/

Gooey Sweet Potato Brownies
From Making Love in the Kitchen

3 ounces (or about one bar) unsweetened chocolate (*I uses semi sweet chocolate chips*)
1 tbsp coconut oil
½ cup sweet potato puree
3 tbsp raw honey
½ cup coconut sugar (*I used brown sugar*)
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup apple sauce (*I only had a berry/apple sauce – so I used that!*)
¼ cup water
¾ cup brown rice flour (*I used regular brown flour*)
¾ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8×8-inch square pan with coconut oil and powder with flour.

Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over low heat.

Combine sweet potato, coconut sugar, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla and applesauce in the food processor. Add the chocolate/oil mix and combine until smooth – it should be creamy, not too dry. Mix in the flour, baking powder and sea salt and process again. Add water if needed for desired consistency.

Pour batter into the pan, smooth it out with a spatula and bake it for 35 – 40 minutes. Insert a toothpick to make sure they are cooked through; they should be firm when you press down.

Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

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Real Food?

I have been reading through some of the 100 day Real Food challenge blog! I think we can do it! So my plan is to start replacing our food items with the healthier alternative. For example – white rice to brown rice, regular pasta to whole wheat, white flour to home milled whole wheat flour! I already use alot of the alternatives so it shouldnt be to crazy a change!

Luckily for me this blog has a lot of recipes for me to choose from! YaY! I do not have a great imagination when it comes to cooking! Here is a link to some great resources on her site = http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/real-food-resources/

Check it out. I will post the recipes I use and let you know how it goes! I am thinking my review system will go something like this:

  • Is it easy to make/prepare?
  • How long does it take?
  • Is it Kid friendly?
  • Are the ingredients easy to find?
  • How does it Taste?

Here are a few I can’t wait to try!!

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/05/26/recipe-whole-wheat-tortillas/

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2011/06/28/recipe-zucchini-chips/

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/07/15/recipe-tomato-corn-black-bean-side-salad-or-dip-if-you-want-it-to-be/

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2011/11/15/recipe-whole-grain-cornbread/


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Pinterest Challenge – Day 1!

I am a pinterest junkie!!(Check out my boards HERE) I could look and re-pin all the day long! But honestly – how many of us actually DO the ideas we pin? Well I am challenging myself and YOU other pinners to do one of your pins everyday for the next week!

Here is what I did last night from my “Yummy…” board!

Cheesy Quinoa Bites – And they were REALLY GOOD! Even cold the next day, they were a great snack!

Cheesy Quinoa Bites
Makes ~28 bites

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 stalks green onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 2 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Mix together quinoa, carrot, egg, green onion, garlic, cilantro, cheese, flour, salt and pepper.
3.  Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping Tbs each). 
4.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.

I got the recipe from

http://www.soveryblessed.com/2012/01/cheesy-quinoa-bites.html

I changed a few things – I think it is pretty flexible to whatever you have in the cupboard or fridge!

I think that most of my pins for the challenge will be food – BUT WHO CARES! We gotta eat right?

Now all I have to do is wait for little Miss Beans to get home and we are going to do some pinterest recipe BAKING! YUM! I will share (the recipe – not the treat) with you all tomorrow!