Chocolate Cake, it’s Nutritious!

Whenever I think of chocolate cake I always remember Bill Cosby’s chocolate cake act where he feeds the kids cake for breakfast. My dad always does a good impression, it is something he would have let us get away with as children. While looking for easy semi healthy desert ideas I came across a chocolate cake recipe from King Arthur Flour. It is so easy you only need one bowl and a whisk (along with a few measuring cups and spoons).

1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder (I omit this using coffee as the liquid, see below)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup of water, milk, or coffee (I think the coffee makes it the best)

1. Preheat your oven to 350°.

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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa is such a versatile ingredient, we often have it as a side dish or use it in veggie burgers.  This weekend when we were preparing our weekly shopping list I decided to do a spin off of stuffed peppers, replacing the meat with quinoa and beans. It was very tasty and easy to make.

2-4 bell peppers
1/2 cup quinoa, prepared per package instructions
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup carrot, chopped
1 cup frozen spinach (defrosted)
1 can black beans
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika (we like smoked paprika)
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/3 cup broth or water
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup cheese

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Wash bell peppers, remove the top and seeds.
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