Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cake For Dinner!!


This reminds me of the Bill Cosby joke..Daddy's great giving us chocolate cake!! When he gave his kids cake for breakfast because it had eggs, flour, milk, all in one item figuring it would be prefect. Haha.

Well how about cake for dinner too! Sign me up! Well you may want to know what type of cake before you join me in line. ;]

Savory Quinoa Butternut Squash Kale Cakes

1/2 cup cooked kale
1/2 cup butternut squash puree
1 cup flaked quinoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon corriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1-2 tablespoons water (if necessary)

salsa and guacamole (to serve)

Preheat the oven (I use my toaster oven) to 375 degrees. Spray mini cake pans with nonstick cooking spray.
this has some nutritional yeast added to it

Mix the squash puree with the spices.

Add in the quinoa flakes.

Mix in kale and if it is too dry add in a few splashes of water.

Place batter into prepared cake pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes

until they are golden brown. You can top with a frosting of guac or some salsa.

as you can see I didn't top mine with the guac or salsa
I have also been playing with flavors for cakes but just haven't been taking pictures of them. One batch I made was pumpkin and spinach. Another was sweet potato and kale with walnuts and oats (along with quinoa flakes) topped with cinnamon apple cashew butter. Super good!! You know me any time I can eat cinnamon I'm trying it.

So the recipe above was from a few weeks ago and I just haven't been able to post it.

Right now I cannot eat any solid food =[ I just got my wisdom teeth out (yup all 4) and I have been on a liquid/soft foods diet. I had some canned tomato soup last night and today I made some oatmeal.
may not look special

I don't even know the last time I had oatmeal but it was amazing!! I just cooked up some regular oats, added a super ripe mashed banana and peanut butter powder.
not that appealing looking but tasted great

And for dinner I had some left over kale that I didn't want to go to waste and my friends dad grew asparagus and gave me some so I made a quick soup out of them. I also added some canned butternut squash to make it thicker (yes I have had a lot of canned squash around my house lately, I have been obsessed with making those squash quesadilla).

So until I can actually eat again...

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