Slow Cooker Chickpea Soup

photo 5Ingredients

6 cups vegetable broth (homemade or canned)

2 cups tomato sauce 

1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup uncooked rice

2 teaspoons garlic salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

7 cups spinach, chopped 

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for garnish

Instructions

Combine vegetable broth, tomato sauce, chickpeas, and rice in slow cooker. Stir in seasonings (you can add more or less of each depending on your specific tastes). Cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours or low for 5 to 7 hours.

About 20 minutes before serving, stir in chopped spinach. Split into bowls and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese before serving.

Almond Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

photo 3Looking for a moist chocolate chip cookie, but don’t have eggs to bake with? Try these delicious bites which use almond milk instead of eggs!

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 vanilla almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

12 oz chocolate chips

Instructions

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add almond milk and stir well. Stir in vanilla extract.

In small bowl,combine dry ingredients. Slowly add to wet mixture, stirring well after each addition. When ingredients are fully blended, fold in chocolate chips (you can use any variety. I used semisweet mini chips).

Roll dough into 1/2 – 1 inch balls, making sure all are equal size. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Let sit on cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to cooling rack. 

 

Requests?

Hello everyone!
As my last post stated, I have been working on developing a new blog. I am extremely sorry for posting so infrequently on here…BUT I have something to ask of you. Lately I haven’t been very motivated to try and create new recipes (my last few were a total flop). Please comment here with any requests for recipes you may have. It can be anything! I just need a little motivation to make some deliciousness!