Aaaaaaaamazing Chocolate Cake

No picture because I ate it all but it was amazing. Omm nom nom.

1/4 cup rice or coconut flour
5 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons soy milk
1 tablespoons coconut oil
dash of vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Whisk in a large mug until smooth.

Cover with wrap and microwave about 1 1/2 minutes then 1 minute without wrap.


Lamb and Kale Pizza

Sometimes the strangest of recipes pop into my head and it is usually a cause for me to switch directions mid-dish.  A left over salad of kale and rainbow chard that needed to be used up was my starting point.  I supplemented with some fresh garden kale and the idea to put it on pizza popped up, then lamb.  Lamb and kale pizza it is.

Start with your favorite fat (1 TBL), I used coconut oil. Then throw in 2 chopped garlic cloves. Saute until the garlic just starts to get tender and fragrant and add in 2-3 handfuls of chopped kale (or a mix of kale and other greens. I had some rainbow chard in there too).  I put it on low so the garlic doesn't burn then add 1/4c of water/stock/beer so the kale will break down to tender goodness.  Add salt and any other seasonings you fancy at this point.  I cover with a mesh lid and walk away for about 5-10 minutes and it was perfect.

I used Trader Joe's whole wheat pizza dough.   Way better than any pre-made crust or dough I have used before, or that I can make for that matter.  I go light on the sauce light on the cheese and let the meat and veggies shine.

Someone requested his to be a calzone but due to too much goodness in one place I couldn't get the thing closed so it's an openish calzone. They were super tasty no matter what they looked like.

I used every available cheese in the fridge but the best was the herbed goat cheese. This is definitely something I will repeat.


Raw Chocolate Pudding

I have been looking for a good non-dairy sort of pudding and have had some success with silken tofu pudding but I think I have found my new favorite.  Inspired by todays raw menu in the school cafeteria.  It is also Meatless Monday so I figured let's try a vegan dessert to go with tonight's stir-fry.  I found a recipe online and in true Karina fashion I modified it. :)

Amazing how pretty piping through a zip lock bag can make it.
Raw Chocolate Pudding

* 1 avocado
* 1/2 a banana
* 3 Tbl honey
* 2 Tbl coconut oil
* 3 Tbl cocoa powder
* 1/2 tsp vanilla
* 1/8 tsp salt (healthy pinch)

1. Put all ingredients into blender or food processor.  I did it in stages. Avocado and banana blended then the rest added.

2. Refrigerate.

3. Enjoy!

I think if the banana was a bit more ripe I could cut the honey to 1 or 2 Tbl. The more you eat the richer it tastes and less of a banana taste it gets.

This is a half recipe and serves 2-3 people. Or one person having a bad day.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories 225 per Serving
Total Fat 14.4g
Saturated Fat 7.4g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 97.84mg
Total Carbohydrate 27.25g
Dietary Fiber 5.3g
Sugars 19.56g
Protein 2.07g

A little high in fat but that is for a 1/2 cup serving. On the plus side super high in fiber so the