Instagram and Pinterest are two of the biggest forms of social media when it comes to “pretty” edible delights. But what about those of us who are average ? Yes we can make or attempt to make a lot of those recipes but they don’t usually turn out as “pretty.”
So what’s wrong with that? Nothing I say! As long as it’s edible, preferably good tasting, it doesn’t have to look professional.
Here are a few of my creations. *Please note, I don’t tend to specifically measure my ingredients so be sure to gage on your own accord.
First is my take on a healthy cookie.
Banana Chocolate Walnut Cookie:
Preheat oven at 350 degrees F
- peanut butter chocolate protein powder
- quick oats
- chopped walnuts
- dark chocolate melting wafers
- olive oil
Mash bananas well. Then add the protein powder and stir thoroughly. Add the oats and walnuts and mix. Add a touch of olive oil (so it won’t stick)
Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spoon out the mixture onto the sheet. Mine made a full batch of 12, then I had enough for about 7 more cookies. Flatten out each cookie blob with one dark chocolate wafer in the middle. Bake for about 10-15 min. I check every 5 min or so just to make sure they aren’t burnt. You can always bake a little longer.
Next recipe is a little more sweet but who says you can’t indulge right?
I call it “Maple Pretzel Blob” Unless someone can let me know a better name ??
- Maple marshmallows
- mini pretzel twists
- a touch of margarine or butter
- small handful of dark chocolate wafers
In a bowl, maple marshmallows and touch of margarine or butter. Melt in microwave. Be wary it can melt over the bowl and be a bit of a sticky mess. Mine was manageable though. Mix as best you can once melted. Add the pretzels, walnuts and wafers and stir. Pour mix into a parchment paper lined pan. Put into the fridge to set.
(told you it looks like a blob! but a tasty blob!)
Next is homemade chips!
Spicy Tortilla Chips:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
- olive oil
- tortillas cut into pieces
- spices (any that you want to use)
In a bowl add spices to olive oil and stir. Drench or coat lightly the tortilla pieces and place on the cookie sheet. Bake until desired crispness.
For tasty homemade nachos I shredded some cheese over these chips and melted in the microwave.
See I’m not a professional by any means but I can make tasty things, even if they don’t look “pretty!” How about you?