Kitchen Treaty http://www.kitchentreaty.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:00:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 Pan-Fried Curried Chickpeas http://www.kitchentreaty.com/pan-fried-curried-chickpeas/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/pan-fried-curried-chickpeas/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:00:39 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10426 I'm a sucker for a good snack. When it's relatively healthy, rather addicting, and (bonus!) goes great with beer, well ... hold me.

I got the idea for these pan-fried curried chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) from one of our favorite restaurants in the area. They have fried chickpeas on their happy hour menu, and because I've never been one to shy away from a chickpea, I ordered them. Immediately.

Pan-Fried Curried Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) | Kitchen Treaty

They were curried and kicky and a little crunchy and perfect.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies http://www.kitchentreaty.com/flourless-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-cookies/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/flourless-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-cookies/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:00:36 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10564 These Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies have been a bit of a revelation around here lately.

It all started with these. After making loads of almond butter for my tutorial, I got it into my head that I wanted to make cookies with some of the almond butter spoils. So I found this recipe from Sally, and the result was a hit.

After that, it wasn't long before I took the flourless action on over to peanut butter town.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

While we love flourless chocolate chip cookies made with almond butter, peanut butter has us utterly and completely smitten. Almond butter results in an almost airy, light cookie. It's great. But peanut butter is just ... ahhhggg. These cookies, seriously! They are soft and chewy and rich and incredible.

We're not gluten-free in this house, but these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies have won us over.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Natural Vegetable-Dyed Easter Eggs Made Easy http://www.kitchentreaty.com/easter-eggs/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/easter-eggs/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:00:39 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10602 For a few years now, I've found myself lured in by natural Easter egg dyes.

Natural Vegetable-Dyed Easter Eggs Made Easy | Kitchen Treaty

How cool is it that you can boil vegetables, spices, berries, and more, and get gorgeous, naturally-colored Easter eggs - in every color of a rainbow, and then some - as a result?!

But I always went a little crazy. Okay - a lot crazy. I'd raid the produce department, and then I'd get home and no pot or pan would remain unturned. With colorful brews brewing away on every available surface, my kitchen would look like a witch's coven. And I'd think, okay, so it's fun in theory to geek out over naturally-dyed eggs, but this is just ridiculous. I don't have time for this. I'd think, next year, I've got to simplify.

So this year, I did it! I simplified. I made exactly three springy, pastel, perfect-for-Easter shades for our eggs - pink, yellow, and pale blue. And it was easy - low-fuss and no-muss.

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Asparagus, Basil, & Cream Cheese Tart with Optional Bacon http://www.kitchentreaty.com/asparagus-basil-cream-cheese-tart-with-optional-bacon/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/asparagus-basil-cream-cheese-tart-with-optional-bacon/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:20:14 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10573 Asparagus. Basil. Cream cheese. I call this the ABC tart! Not really, because I just thought of it. But I should, because it's totally fitting - this asparagus cream cheese tart is definitely as easy as ABC, 123.

Asparagus Cream Cheese Tart with Optional Bacon | Kitchen Treaty

You mix together a simple cream cheese base, and spread it on a golden-brown puff pastry crust. Then you top it with lightly blanched asparagus and touch of salt. And then you bake it for a few minutes. And that's it! Unless you want to add bacon, in which case, crumble some cooked bacon on top, and then that's it.

Either way, it's heaven on a tart. Super duper easy heaven on a tart.

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Lemony Egg in a Spinach-Chickpea Nest http://www.kitchentreaty.com/lemony-egg-in-a-spinach-chickpea-nest/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/lemony-egg-in-a-spinach-chickpea-nest/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:00:11 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10424 This is another one of those sort of on-a-whim recipes that I threw together one morning, and I absolutely loved it.

Breakfast for one: Lemony egg in a spinach-chickpea nest | Kitchen Treaty

I know that a breakfast-for-one recipe doesn't exactly make perfect sense on a blog that's all about living together in peace ... but sometimes the carnivorous guy and toddler are over there gnawing happily on their bacon, and I feel like I'm missing out on the breakfast action. So then I whip up something special for myself and I feel a little better. So, see?! Even this Lemony Egg in a Spinach-Chickpea Nest helps keep our mixed-diet family happy!

Breakfast for one: Lemony egg in a spinach-chickpea nest | Kitchen Treaty

This simple, satisfying, and protein-rich breakfast isn't only delicious, it's super easy, too. Seriously - it takes only about 5 minutes to whip up!

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Kale Caesar Salad with Tofu Croutons & Kalamata Caesar Dressing http://www.kitchentreaty.com/kale-caesar-salad-with-tofu-croutons-kalamata-caesar-dressing/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/kale-caesar-salad-with-tofu-croutons-kalamata-caesar-dressing/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:00:37 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10501 I pride myself on creating vegetarian recipes that even hardcore carnivores will love. This kale Caesar salad, well ... it's a bit of an exception. It really doesn't even try. The thing is, I personally think it's really kind of incredible, so the meat-eaters that turn their nose up at this one are, in my opinion, totally missing out.

Well, hey! More for us.

Kale Caesar Salad with Tofu Croutons & Kalamata Caesar Dressing | Kitchen Treaty

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Peanut Butter Protein Power Smoothie http://www.kitchentreaty.com/peanut-butter-protein-power-smoothie/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/peanut-butter-protein-power-smoothie/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:00:08 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10421 Yep, more protein! In last Wednesday's post, I talked about my recent decision to start including extra protein wherever I can think to add it. So, naturally, more of the recipes I share here are going to have more protein in them while I see how this new dietary tweak goes. I hope that's cool with you!

When I decided to start packing more protein into my recipes, naturally, smoothies were one of the first things to come to mind. I mean, I'm already on a smoothie kick. So: smoothie kick, meet protein kick. And then hello, Peanut Butter Protein Power Smoothie.

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How to Make Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee Concentrate http://www.kitchentreaty.com/how-to-make-cold-brewed-iced-coffee-concentrate/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/how-to-make-cold-brewed-iced-coffee-concentrate/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:56:33 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10480 Ahh. Iced coffee. Deep, rich, cool, and creamy. Even chocolaty. There's nothing like it. And it's so easy (and inexpensive!) to make at home. I even created a handy-dandy little infographic to show just HOW easy and inexpensive!

How to Make Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee Concentrate | kitchentreaty.com

See?!

I've been making my own iced coffee for years now, and through lots of trial and error, I think I've pretty much got it down.

After trying it several different ways, I settled upon the cold brew method. It's basically a magical way to brew coffee into pure deep-roast goodness without any of that shiver-inducing, bitter acidity. Pure mild-tasting - but potent - goodness.

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This month was a strange one - from one end of the spectrum to another. It was full of hope (spring! it's happening!) and hopelessness (the horrific horrific landslide that occurred not far from where we live).

Predictably, before the mudslide, I spent much of the month obsessing over gardening and natural playscapes for our little one. Food-wise, after discovering just how full I remained for hours and hours after this super-simple breakfast, I started working toward incorporating higher-protein ingredients into my recipes. You'll see some of those soon.

And then, for the past week, every time I sit in front of my computer, - all I can do is watch news about the mudslide, read Facebook status updates from so many friends who are just one or two degrees of separation from the disaster, to continue to shake my head in disbelief.

Holding my loved ones just a little tighter as March comes to a close.

New recipes this month:

This Months Bits and Bites March2014

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