Kiss My Peas and Crayons!

This is what happens when [Kiss My Broccoli] and [Peas & Crayons] join forces!
Hope you enjoy Heather’s takeover of my blog =)

See you lovelies tomorrow! Heather, P&C is all yours!!!
Let’s get our Kiss My Broccoli on!


Hey guys! Heather here from Kiss My Broccoli, a blog that features some of my life’s ups and downs, tasty eats, and an occasional laugh or two…or three! ;) I want to just say a big thank you to Jenn for allowing me to commandeer her bloggy for the day! I’m so honored to be doing my very FIRST guest post for this amazing gal!


Grabbing a quick breakfast as I can head to my “day job” at the hospital where I work as a CAT scan tech

When I’m not slurping up green goodness on my way to work, I’m usually working out (I’ve recently become a cardio junkie), relaxing with my cat, Tiger, or busy decorating my new house! Oh and I kinda have a thing for food. You know, like I can’t quit thinking about it! Most of the time, I’m thinking up my next meal before I even finish the one I’m eating. I guess I was born to be a foodie. A foodie must? Dips…and sauces…and spreads! Whatever you call ‘em, just hand over a dipper! I’ve been known to dip just about anything IN just about anything! Haha! But one of my most favorites has to be my Broccoli ‘n Cheese Sauce.


I thought this up one day when I was trying to think of how to get through a ginormous bag of broccoli I’d purchased at Sam’s (please tell me I’m not the only single gal who buys waaaaay too much produce at a time). It’s based on a cashew cream sauce, which is one of my absolute favorite sauces to play around with. Cashews are so versatile!

Vegan Broccoli ‘n Cheese Sauce
  • 1 cup soaked cashews, drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups steamed broccoli
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • salt to taste (I used Mrs. Dash Table Blend instead)
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. 
Adjust seasonings as needed to taste.
You can use this sauce as a dip for veggies, a spread for a sandwich or wrap, or even as a salad dressing, but if you are in need of some comfort food, definitely make some Mac ‘N Trees!


Couldn’t be easier! Just boil up your favorite pasta, stir in the sauce and add some chopped broccoli! I didn’t even miss the real cheese in this and that’s saying something, because, like Jenn, I definitely have a soft spot for cheese!

Just so you know, broccoli isn’t the only thing that gets lovin’ over at Kiss My Broccoli! Do I have any pancake fans out there? Well, ever since I started my itty bitty blog at the end of November 2010, I’ve done a weekly celebration of Pancake Sunday…a day created to give me an excuse to have pancakes for breakfast at LEAST once a week!

A couple of weeks ago, I surprised myself with a combination of peanut butter and carob! Seriously, I think I shed a tear when my plate was clean…and believe me, it was CLEAN! ;)


Super Fluffy Peanut Butter Carob Chip Pancakes: (serves 1-2)Makes 3 huge pancakes or 4 normal sized ones
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 1% cow’s milk)
  • 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (I used crunchy)
  • egg white (I used the kind in the carton)
  • 3 tablespoons carob chips (or chocolate chips if that’s what you have!)
1. Stir vinegar into milk and sit aside for 2-3 minutes to create buttermilk.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
3. Whisk peanut butter into your buttermilk and then stir into the flour mixture.
4. Whisk egg white for about 30 seconds or until foamy and about tripled in volume.
5. Fold egg white into pancake mixture being careful not to over stir.
6. Pour batter onto a greased skillet over medium heat and then top with carob chips.
7. Cook approximately 4-5 minutes before flipping and another 2-3 minutes on the other side.

Carob Maple Syrup:
  • 1 tablespoon carob powder (can sub w/ unsweetened natural cocoa powder)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • water to thin (I used about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
Whisk ingredients until carob powder is completely dissolved. 
Pour over pancakes or use as a dip!
Who says you can’t have “dessert” for breakfast? ;)
I hope you guys enjoyed my little take over here at Peas & Crayons! I love hearing from new readers, so if you like what you see, feel free to drop on over and “see” me anytime! 


Thanks Heather!!!
You know i’ll be whipping up that broccoli sauce SUPER soon!
+ Those pancakes? I predict there are a LOT of bloggers drooling right now ;)
See ya tomorrow with a crispy wonton appetizer!

Do you  have a favorite appetizer you just can’t get enough of?

Comments

  1. says

    Mmmmm everything looks amazing!! Ive never made any sort of sauce like that before, but it sounds totally delicious! Will definitely be having to try that one!

  2. says

    Haha — we must have the same condition ~ I am always thinking about my next meal (even while the last few bites of my current meal are being consumed:-)

    Your recipes look awesome – I LOVE pancakes and will definitely be checking your blog out for some new ideas!!

  3. says

    Broccoli sauce sounds divine! I love this dish and this great guest post.

    Appetizers…I really like chips and salsa or guacamole. Or really anything crunchy!!

  4. says

    LOVE her blog! I might try making that cheese sauce using a Magic Bullet and cross my fingers that it turns out the same way it would with a food processor :)

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