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Choclaflower Cake

Yeah. I went there. I am still in my #30daysofeating challenge, and I found I had perhaps and overabundance of frozen cauliflower, so I went to Pinterest, looked at everyone's recipes, and then pretty much ignored them.

I adapted my Great-Grandma Bessie DeLand ne' Harrington's chocolate Crazy Cake recipe. I doubt she'd approve. I don't remember her being a particularly healthy-minded woman. I remember...maybe blackberry brandy? Hair, glasses. Not fussy. Somewhat no nonsense. I think she made amazing meatballs...

We have a lot of really weird stories in our family, hard to keep it straight.

Anyway, since you can sub purees for oil I thought, well, why not. Especially if it turns out good. I love cake. Low cal cake, hello. I don't care what's in it, as long as it's tasty, but come on. Better veggies than yersenia pestis, right?

If you don't tell them, they will never know. It's chocolatey, spongy, moist...I know, everyone hates that word, but it s…

Maple Cinnamon Pecan Granola

I throw together a batch of granola every few week, but I rarely follow directions any more of any kind. I know what goodies I like and don't like. But, this time, I thought I'd be so kind as to measure things as I went about making it.

I'm in Day 1 of a 30 Day Eat Down the Pantry Challenge. In an attempt to cut back on food waste and save money, no groceries for me for the month with a couple of exceptions. I may buy milk, butter, and plain yogurt. If you'd like to follow my journey, you can find it under #30daysofeating on Instagram.

This recipe comes together easy, and it's easy to sub in and out goodies and spices. It's easily adapted to be vegan or gluten free.


4 cups quick oats
1/4 cup red quinoa
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup EVOO
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt, scant

1/4 cup Hershey's cinnamon chips
130 g. Archer Farms Cinnamon Glazed Pecans, crushed and chopped
100g medjool dates, chopped.
Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sh…

Amish-ish Protein Donut Holes

I love Amish donuts, but they're a little high in calories with little besides deliciousness to offer. I wanted to see if I could come up with a whey-based version, and I'm happy with these.


5 Tbsp. unsalted butter 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup Lakanto 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk drink 1 1/4 cups self-rising flour 1/4-1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1 Tbsp. cinnamon 2 scoops Think Thin Vanilla Whey Combine sugar and Lakanto. Divide in half and set half aside.Combine softened butter, half of sugar-mixture, applesauce, coconut milk, flour, nutmeg, and Think Thin. If a little on the thick side, add more coconut milk by tablespoon. Too wet, same with flour.Using donut hole or cake pop maker, cook until golden.In other half of sugar-mixture, add in cinnamon and combine.As holes cook, remove immediately to sugar and roll. Place in the storage container.Once all have been cooked, sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar mixture over holes.Best if allowed to cool. Makes 60 donut h…