Sunday, March 24, 2013

3 Bite Coconut Chocolate Chip Brownies

1 cup of cane sugar (you could use white)
½ cup of unbleached white flour
1/3 cup of cocoa powder
1/3 cup of unsweetened medium coconut
1/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
½ cup of melted virgin coconut oil
1 tsp of vanilla (I used Epicure’s)

1.     Preheat oven to 350

2.    Mix dry ingredients and then beat in eggs, oil and vanilla.

3.    Scoop into greased mini cupcake pan and bake for 12-15 minutes.

4.    Let cool and enjoy

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Crockpot Irish Stew with Stout

3-4 lbs of beef stew meat
4 pieces of bacon
1tbsp of flour
2 tsp of thyme
1 tsp of rosemary, crushed
2-3 bay leaves
3 cloves of garlic crushed
1 shallot, chopped
1 ½ cups of carrots, chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
1 ½ cups of sliced mushrooms
1 ½ cups of stout
3 cups of beef broth
Salt and pepper to taste

1.     Cook bacon in a large pan until crispy.  Once cooked, place bacon on a plate lined with paper towel and drain most grease from pan.

2.    Toss stew meat with flour, salt, pepper and 1tsp of thyme.

3.    Brown meat in medium-high to high pan and add shallots, mushrooms and garlic.  Cook until meat is brown and shallots are soft.

4.    Add stout and deglaze pan.  Cook until stout boils.

5.    Add beef & stout mixture, crumble bacon and remaining ingredients to crockpot.  Cook on low for 8-9 hours or high for 4-5. Add salt and pepper if needed.