I cannot tell you how happy I am to be on winter break.
The weeks leading up to finals left me totally stressed out.
Not only did I have four exams to study for...
I was also working, completing projects, Christmas shopping, moving out of my apartment, and dealing with a speeding ticket (Oops.. I have definitely learned my lesson!)
But now I'm free!
I have until January 28 to relax and work on hobbies that I normally don't have much time for.
I've been writing, painting, and doing yoga like a fiend.
Oh, and of course I've been cooking.
"If you need me, I'll be in the kitchen."
This is what I've been saying since school ended about 2 weeks ago.
I've been experimenting and creating nonstop.
Some things have been extremely successful
...and some things not so much (like a dry and crumbly chocolate cake).
This holiday-themed recipe was one of the experiments that turned out great.
One bite of these warm gingerbread domes and you will be filled with holiday spirit, I swear.
Maybe you can even make some extras to leave out for Santa?
They taste awesome and are super easy to make- leaving you with plenty of time to wrap, bake, carol, or whatever else you may be doing this season.
Fun fact: You can also eat the batter uncooked (or microwaved for 30-45 seconds). It tastes like oatmeal but it's much lower in carbs.
- 1/4 cup texturized vegetable protein
- 3/4 cup pureed tofu
- 2 tbs. unsweetened almond milk
- 1-2 packets stevia
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- sprinkle of cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg
- 1-2 packets stevia
- 1 tbs. cornstarch
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 tbs. dairy-free eggnog (I use Silk Nog)
- Combine tofu and TVP in small bowl
- Add remaining oatmeal ingredients and stir well
- Transfer to two microwave-safe ramekins
- Microwave for about 1.5 minutes (or less if you have a strong microwave)
- Meanwhile, microwave eggnog for about 10-15 seconds
- Mix in cornstarch and stevia, whisking with fork until smooth
- Pour over oatmeal domes once they are done and slightly cooled
|*Nutritional facts are for one "dome" including sauce|