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Super Easy “Crack” Fudge

Some might think I need to rename this recipe…but I kind of like skating on the edge.  Seriously,  this is a super duper easy recipe you can whip up in 5 minutes.  If you only want really healthy recipes, you should probably stop reading now …. BUT I have made a few nutritional swaps to make it an easier decision to try them.  As I was poking around my  kitchen seeking to tame an unruly sweet tooth, I decided to whip up a quick fudge.  What I have done is swap a few ingredients to make this gluten free, vegan and free of dairy and peanuts. So if you’re feeling daring and not counting calories today, give this quick recipe a try.

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Ingredients for a SMALL batch:  (Figured a small batch means I could eat it all – try doubling if making for more than yourself)

  • 1/4 C Vegan butter (I use the soy free version pictured)
  • 1/4 C Sunflower seed butter (I like salted and crunchy)

Place these two ingredients in a pan and heat on low until all melted.

  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 C Powdered Sugar

Remove pan from heat. Add in vanilla and powdered sugar and blend until smooth and creamy.  Pour and pat down into a flat glass container.  If you wet your fingers you can pat down quite easily. Chill. Demolish.

Seriously, how easy was that?

Enjoy!  Debra

 


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Easy Homemade Hummus – Healthy and Gluten free

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“Hummus as a whole contains plenty of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are great for improving intelligence and maintaining a healthy heart. On top of it all, this dish also has iron, vitamin B6, manganese, copper, folic acid, and amino acids. Tryptophan, phenylalanine, and tyrosine are the amino acids found in hummus that can promote good quality sleep and uplift one’s mood.” – 3FC, For more info on the health benefits of Hummus, visit www.3fatchicks.com

 

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces cooked chick peas (Garbanzo beans)
  • 2 tablespoons Tahini (Sesame seed paste)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Puree all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. Chill.
  2. Serve with wedges of pita bread and/or raw vegetable sticks.

Yields 3 cups
10 calories 0.4 grams fat per tablespoon

 

This recipe was contributed by Lake Austin Spa Resort