Thursday, December 27, 2012

Black Bean Tortillas

Black Bean Tortillas by Custom Taste
Have left over beans? Getting tired of just eating plain old beans? Well break out your food processor, make them into a puree and make some tortillas! These tortillas use NO oil, lard, etc in making them, the oils and proteins in the beans are enough to make them into chewy, sturdy and filling tortillas. Not to mention these are a great way to get a picky eater to eat their beans as well as add another level of flavour and texture to your taco, burrito, or anything your imagination can create. 

Shopping List
  • 1 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 TBSP Oil
  • 5 TBSP Black Bean Puree
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 3/4 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Baking Powder

Medium Mixing bowl
Measuring Cup, TBSP, TSP
Medium skillet
Rolling Pin
Paper towels, baking mat or plastic wrap
Black Bean Tortillas by Custom Taste
The end result is delicious, do not let the mix fool you

Time 20 minutes
Prep 7 minutes
Cooking 10 minutes
Yield 8 to 10 tortillas depending on size

Monday, December 24, 2012

Espresso Cocoa Cake Cookies

Espresso Cocoa Cake Cookies by Custom Taste
Chewy, chocolatey and with a kick these cakies will not only keep you going but are healthy enough to eat as a snack, breakfast or dessert. Wow your guests, or keep them for yourself, no one will be unhappy with these around. Enough coffee but still stay for kids anyone will be able to enjoy them.

Shopping List
  • 1 3/4 Cups Flour
  • 2 tbsp Milled Flax Seed
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa
  • 1/4 Cup Instant Espresso (or coffee if you have that instead)
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Hot Water
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Oil

Large Mixing Bowl
A Small Mixing Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Baking Sheet
Baking Mat, parchment paper or tin foil (if you know your baking sheet is nonstick you do not need one of these)
Measuring cup, tsp and tbsp

Time 35 minutes
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Yield about 21 cake cookies

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup by Custom Taste
This quick and easy comfort favorite will have you second guessing that canned stuff you might have been buying. Sweet, slightly spicy and very savory this soup can keep full without busting your belt or wallet.Very hands off, easy to make and almost all ingredients can be found in all of our kitchens. If you can't find one ingredient simply sub it, that is what makes cooking so great!

Shopping List
Chicken Enchilada Soup by Custom Taste
ANOTHER GIANT GARLIC CLOVE!!(cleaver for scale)
  • 1 Cup Raw Chicken Breast
  • 1 Can Corn
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 tbsp Adobo (about 2 chilis)
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • 3 1/2 Cup Water
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Jalapeno
  • 1 1/2 Cups Onion
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove*
  • Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano

Medium Size Pot
Mixing Spoon
Chopping Board
Sturdy Knife
Measuring Cup, tbsp, tsp
2 Small Mixing Bowls
Chicken Enchilada Soup by Custom Taste
Already looks good and we have not even

Time 1 hour and 10 minutes
Prep 15 minutes
Cooking 55 minutes
Yield 8 cups

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Baked Pork and Bean Cabbage Enchiladas

Baked Pork and Bean Cabbage Enchiladas by Custom Taste
Craving some tex mex but you don't want it to be laden with a large amounts of sleep inducing bread? Maybe you are wanting to stay away from refined carbs, but still wanting some of that tex mex cuisine  Then you will want to take a look at this recipe. Low carbs but not low on flavour or on fill factor, these cabbage enchiladas are quick to make, easy to assemble and will not only satisfy a craving but will also fill you up until your next meal and your wallet will thank you.

Shopping List
  • Stuffing
  • 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Pork
  • 3/4 Cup Cooked Beans
  • 6 Medium sized Cabbage Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Sweet Onion Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 Cup Tomato Juice
  • Topping
  • 1/2 Cup Ricotta
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Pinch salt

2 Medium Mixing Bowls
Aluminum Foil
Measuring Cup, tsp and tbsp
Square Baking Dish
Mixing Spoon
Sturdy Knife
Cutting Board
Something to shred pork with
Small Pot
Can Opener

Time 55 Minutes
Cook 35 Minutes
Prep 20 Minutes
Yield 6 Rolls

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

Sweet Onion Vinaigrette by Custom Taste
This vinaigrette is super simple and very quick to make. It is also great for more than just salads. The vinaigrette is tame enough to make into a dip or add to meat either while cooking or during tenderizing. Super versatile and stores well you can't go wrong with this recipe.

Shopping List
  • 1 Cup Diced Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Distilled Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Sage
  • 1 tbsp Mustard
  • Pinch Pepper
  • Pinch Salt
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 2 tsp Milled Flax Seed

2 medium sized mixing bowls
Measuring cup, tbsp and tsp
Fork or whisk
Cutting board
Sharp knife

Time 40 minutes
Prep 10 minutes
Rest 30 minutes
Yield 1 1/2 cup

Thursday, December 6, 2012

(Vegan) Cheezey Skillet Potatoes

(Vegan) Cheezey Skillet Potatoes by Custom Taste
Similar to potatoes au gratin, these are tastier and quicker. Cooking on the stove top with a cover allows for the moisture to soak into the potatoes rather than steam out. These are super simple and quick to make so when you get home from a long day at work a quick prep, put them on the stove top and wind down while dinner takes care of itself. 

Shopping List
  • 2 Large Potatoes
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Cheeze Sauce
Mixing Bowl
Sturdy Knife
Large Skillet
Chopping Board
Measuring Cup, tbsp and tsp
Aluminum Foil or Lid for your Skillet
(Vegan) Cheezey Skillet Potatoes by Custom Taste
Time 1 hour
Prep 10 minutes
Cooking 50 minutes
Yield 8 servings

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Slow Cooker Shredded Mole Chicken

Slow Cooker Shredded Mole Chicken by Custom Taste
In the mood for some homemade south of the border cooking but don't want to spending time cooking it after a long. Pop this in the slow cooker and enjoy your day. By dinner time round up some tortillas, fresh veggies and rice and you have an array of great food set out in front of you, with next to no effort on your part.

Shopping List
  • 2 Large Chicken Breasts (equvialnt to 2 cups chicken)
  • 1 Cup Onion
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Seasoning
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 large Clove Fresh Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Sturdy Knife
Chopping Board
Mixing Spoon
Small Mixing Bowl
Measuring Cup, tbsp and tsp
2 Forks
Large Plate
Slotted Spoon
Small Skillet

Time 3-4 hours and 30 minutes
Prep 15 minutes
Cooking 3-4 hours
Slow Cooker Shredded Mole Chicken by Custom TasteYield 2 cups shredded chicken and 2 1/2 cup of sauce