Monday, August 19, 2013

two new foods

I experimented with two new recipes this weekend. I found a really tasty chocolate cake that uses quinoa instead of flour. I even cut the sugar by a third (I do think cutting down on the sugar requires using dark chocolate cocoa in the keep it rich enough) and omitted the frosting. I simply sprinkled a few chocolate chips on top. The quinoa does affect the texture, but not the taste in any way. Very yummy!

My second recipe was to further my goal of making hummus a staple in my kids' diet. I want more lunch box options and know hummus on sandwiches, as a dip, etc. is a GREAT idea. I've been introducing it gradually. For dinner last night I loosely followed a recipe, however it was basically seasoned ground beef on top of a hummus covered pita. Kids ate the whole thing!


Jessica said...

Wow, I'm impressed your kids will eat all that. I feel like mine are so leery to try stuff like that. I guess I don't try hard enough to introduce new things.

A cake with quinoa, interesting!

Kelly said...

That is MY plate! They didn't eat near that many veggies. :)