Rice Krispy Treats

Hello friends! Today we bring to you a treat I recently mastered! RICE KRISPY treats. I used to love eating these when I was younger until I found out that my beloved favorites had gelatin in it and was not vegetarian. ALAS now my family and I can rejoice. Below you’ll see I made two different types, pumpkin spice and peanut butter-chocolate. This recipe is super modification friendly so feel free to add chocolate chips or even sprinkles on top. If you use a vegan butter like we did, these are vegan!

Ingredients(first set is for pumpkin spice and second set is for pb-chocolate):

  • 3.5 cups rice krispy cereal
  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 tbspns pumpkin butter
  • 1/4 tspn cinnamon
  • 3.5 cups rice krispy cereal
  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 4 tbspns peanut butter
  • 2 tbspns melted chocolate

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, on medium heat, melt butter.
  2. Turn the stove to low, and add the marshmallows. Mix the butter and marshmallows until they have melted and the mixture is well incorporated. Add the pumpkin butter OR peanut butter & chocolate add ins.
  3. You’ll have to hurry and do this while the mixture is still warm. once the mixture is well combined. Quickly mix in the drive rice krispy cereal.
  4. You’ll have to make sure the mixture is well mixed, all of the rice krispy cereal should be coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  5. Line a square pan 10X12, with parchment paper.
  6. Press the cereal marshmallow mixture into the pan and let sit for atleast an hour (these can set room temperature or in the fridge). If you want to add a frosting you can use the ganache recipe from my blog!
  7. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Tandoori Tofu Tikkis

Hello friends! Hope y’all are doing well! Today I bring to you tandoori tofu tikkis! These healthyish patties, are filled with all the flavors of a paneer kabob but without the guilt of eating paneer! They are delicious, nutritious, and super simple to make! I’ve included a bonus easy coleslaw recipe, because we usually eat these as burgers with turmeric buns 🙂 This recipe makes about 15 tikkis 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 block firm tofu
  • 1 tspn salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1.5 tspn tandoori bbq masala (can be omitted if you can’t find this)
  • 1 tspn channa masala
  • 1/4 tspn turmeric powder
  • 2 cups chopped veggies
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • 1/2 tbspn soy sauce
  • 3 tbspns corn starch
  • 1.5 tbspn yogurt (vegan yogurt can be used, we love kite hill!)
  • 1. 5 tbspn chickpea flour
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs +salt to taste
  • oil spray

Directions:

  1. Crumble the tofu in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add the salt, garam masala, tandoori bbq masala, channa masala, and turmeric to the crumbled tofu.
  3. In a separate medium sized saucepan, sauté the veggies with 1 tbspn olive oil, and the soy sauce.
  4. Combine the veggies and the crumbled tofu mixture.
  5. Add the corn starch, yogurt, and chickpea flour to the mixture.
  6. Scoop the mixture into burger sized patties, and freeze on a parchment lined baking sheet for an hour.
  7. After the hour in the freezer, preheat the oven to 415 degrees fahrenheit.
  8. In a small bowl combine the breadcrumbs and salt.
  9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with oil spray (we use an avocado oil spray).
  10. Take the patties and re-shape into your desired shape, and coat with breadcrumbs. The mixture should be wet enough for the breadcrumbs to stick on as is. Place the formed patties onto the baking sheet.
  11. Spray the formed patties on the baking sheet with the oil spray, and place in the oven for 15 minutes or until crispy on one side.
  12. After 15 minutes, flip the patties to the other side and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until crispy.
  13. Let the patties cool and enjoy as is or with the turmeric buns, coleslaw, and creamy jalapeno as we did!

Easy Coleslaw Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups shredded cabbage (white and purple look beautiful together) and carrots (kale can be added too!)
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 tspns lemon juice
  • .5 tspn salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tspn poppy seeds

Directions:

  1. Stir all ingredients together and let sit in the fridge for atleast 30 minutes to let the flavors develop! ENJOY 🙂

Restaurant Review: DAMA Ethiopian DC

Hello friends! Last week I tried a restaurant I’ve been DYING to try. I’ve read all their reviews and was very excited due to their amazing vegetarian and vegan options. On my recent trip I had vegan tibs (which were amazing and made in house (similar to a seitan meat replacement)!), shiro, injera bread, and some Ethiopian hot sauce. Y’all everything was so delicious and fresh. It’s a flavor profile I don’t even know how to describe. Everything was well spiced. I got the vegan tibs combo which is more than enough food for 2 people. The dessert shown above is the VEGAN coffee cake which was DELICIOUS that I didn’t wanna share. If y’all are in the DC area and want veg-friendly Ethiopian food definitely check this place out! I look forward to trying out the vegetarian combo next time!