Posted in Chickpeas, Chocolate, Dessert, Dips, Gluten Free, Ingredients, Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

With chocolate cats ready to be dunked
With chocolate cats ready to be dunked
With chocolate cats ready to be dunked

I love chocolate chip cookies.  Actually, I like most cookies.  You might say cookies are my weakness!  I mean dessert weakness.  This dip reminds me of a chocolate chip cookie. Best of all, you don’t have to bake cookies to get deliciousness.  🙂

Now the question is, what should I dip into this yumminess!  I’ve been dipping chocolate cat cookies from Trader Joe’s.  Tomorrow I’m going to try dipping my sliced apples in the dip.  That sounds absolutely divine.

Side note:  Have you ever had someone obsessed with your food choices.  I eat in my classroom and have limited time to eat.  Today I was running late getting to eat because I had to print some papers and then talk to two other teachers.  I was finishing my lunch when my four students came for social studies.  They were intrigued by what I was eating.  They would have been shocked to find out what was in the dip.  (My students have seen my lunches many times.  Fortunately, most of the time, it’s something fairly healthy.  This way, I can be a good role model for them.  One is concerned that I don’t eat a lot of meat.  I eat meat, but it depends on my mood whether I eat a lot of meat or not.)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1-1/2 c. chickpeas or white beans (1 ca
    , drained and rinsed very well)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. nut butter of choice – I used almond butter.
  • up to 1/4 c. of milk
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. chocolate chips
  • 2 to 3 tsp. oats


  1. Add the ingredients except for chocolate chips and milk to a good food processor.
  2. Blend the ingredients – streaming into milk until desired considency.
  3. Remove from food processor cup.  Mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Put in the fridge overnight.
  5. Enjoy with apples, graham crackers, or just eat by the spoonful!

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Happy Eating,

Posted in chicken 1, Chickpeas, Ingredients, Meat, Recipes, Salad

Buffalo Wing Chicken Salad

A week and a half ago, I posted a recipe for Buffalo Wing Hummus.  I used the hummus to make a chicken salad full of veggies and with less fat.

IMG_6541[1]Buffalo Wing Chicken Salad

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1/2 c. cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced and diced
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced and diced
  • 1/4 red pepper, thinly sliced and diced
  • 1/2 c. Buffalo Wing hummus


  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Enjoy on bread, flatbread, or on a bed of lettuce!

(2 servings)

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Posted in Chickpeas, DIY, Healthy, Ingredients, Recipes, Snacks

Buffalo Wing Hummus

I love hummus. I love dipping carrots or celery in it. I have never tried to make it until now. It is simple to make if you have a food processor or blender.

This hummus has the flavor of buffalo wings without all the fat and calories. Delicious!

It passed the hubby test.


Buffalo Wing Hummus

Slender Kitchen

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 1/2 c. canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed (reserve 1/4 c. of the liquid) –1 – 14 oz. can
  • 2 cloves garlic (2 Tbsp. of already minced garlic)
  • 2 Tbsp. Tahini or Greek yogurt (I used Greek yogurt, and it worked great.)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (Microwave the lemon for about 10 seconds before juicing it)
  • 3/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. hot sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot buffalo wing flavor.)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. white vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt


  1. Add everything to a food processor or blender.
  2. Blend it until it reaches the texture you want.
  3. Enjoy with pita chips or fresh veggies!

(1/4 c. has 73 calories)

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