Sunday, February 20, 2011

Chocolate Avocado Frosting

I found this recipe on the internet today, after hearing about it from Erin337, and adapted it a little. It tastes AMAZING and is way lower in fat and calories than regular frosting. It's also vegan for those of you who are looking for more vegan recipes.

This is a great frosting for my non fat, no egg, Chocolate Banana Cake (see the recipe list on the right.)

1 ripe avocado
1/2 - 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar (depending on the size of the avocado)
1/4 cocoa (unsweetened)
1.2 tsp vanilla

Whir in a food processor and spread on a cake or eat from a spoon. :)

For comparison:
1/2 cup pureed avocado - 180 calories
1/2 cup butter - over 800 calories

Super Easy Spicy Sweet Potaotes

OK, my twitter friend Rhonda, (@ramavery) from Ontario, gave me this recipe and it's too good not to share.

Peel and slice sweet potatoes in 1/2 inch slices.

Coat with a little olive oil.

Sprinkle and toss with cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper (and anything else you like).

Spread on a baking sheet (I put it on parchment paper first for easy clean up).

Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Watch them after 15 mins.

Ooh la la... yum!

Quick and Easy Chipotle Mayo

I make this when I have sweet potato fries but it would probably be good with the recipe above as well.

Mix mayo and dry chipotle powder to your taste.

When I'm being healthy I use low fat mayo, or sour cream, or plain yogurt, or low fat Miracle Whip or a mixture of any of these, but truthfully, decadent mayo is the yummiest.