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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Scraps and Snippets ~ Chickpea Burgers and Chocolate Oatmeal Cake ~ Oh Yeah.

I've got a cake recipe (pictured is the muffin/cupcake version with a bite out of it.) And a link for you to a chickpea burger that is pretty tasty.

It's down-right very tasty on day two.

CHANGES I MADE:*** I didn't have sunflower seeds so I used pine nuts, used two cloves of garlic instead of measuring, a small granny smith ditto the measuring thing, and I didn't add the TBSP of oil.

The first night they held their shape and tasted nice but were a bit soft.

Night, two, after sitting in the fridge all day and being reheated, they had the stronger texture of a burger, not tough, but good texture. The flavors married overnight, too. Next time I'll try the sunflower seeds and make a double batch. I'll serve one batch a night after I make them, and freeze the other batch for a quick, hearty meal.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cake (Vegan)


1 3/4 cups boiling water
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup packed brown sugar.
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 flax eggs (2 TBSP ground flax seed or chia plus 6 TBSP water - stir and set aside for 5 or so minutes til it gels.)
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Mix water and oatmeal in mixing bowl, and let sit 10 minutes.
Add sugars, butter or margarine, and eggs/flax egg or egg substitute. Mix well.
Add flour, baking soda, cocoa, and salt. Blend.
Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13. Top with chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
Bake in a preheated 350 degrees for 30 min
Also will make 20ish muffins. Grease the tins or use cupcake holders. Fill 2/3 full. Bake for approx 20-24 minutes at 350.


Nora St. Laurent said...

WOW, These two receipes look yummy, yummy!! I'm going to have to try them!! THANKS for posting them Kelly!!

Nora St.Laurent

Kelly Klepfer said...

Thanks, Nora. They are tasty. Let me know if you try em and like em.