Gooey goat cheese with a halo of crunchy caramelized sugar.
It sounds so fancy, but it’s actually very simple:
just sprinkle chèvre with sugar and torch it.
These goat cheese truffles are so luxurious.
Chocolate and chèvre get really kinky together.
They both like to dominate with earthy flavors and rich textures.
The sweet sensation of biting into their dense, tangy centers is intense and blissful.
This recipe is also really easy to make.
There’s only about 30 minutes of real effort involved,
but you’ll feel like a master chocolatier.
Who says kids get to have all the fun with their food? Here’s a goat cheese panna cotta with a chocolate “dirt” topping
and the added class of luscious fresh chevre.
‘Cause you’re a grown up now.
I love cheesecake but I don’t have the skill or patience to bake one and I sure as hell am not turning on my oven in this sticky August heat. Cheesemonger Jordan Edwards of Pastoral in Chicago sent me this recipe for what is essentially
the world’s easiest cheesecake
Put down the cream cheese! You deserve better than that, so use fresh goat cheese and mascarpone instead. Don’t get me wrong, I love cheesecake. When I was little, my nana made cheesecake all of the time and I would go crazy on it. I mean, two pieces after a full meal. I still have dreams about it… but only dreams. Now that I’m an adult, just one slice after dinner is a one-way ticket to acid reflux city. The amount of saturated fat and sugar in traditional cheesecake is a perfect recipe for digestion apocalypse. Save yourself from torture and make a chevre cheesecake with real, nutritious cheese and a toasted almond crust. You might even like it better this way.
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This isn’t one of those healthy hacks that sacrifices all reasons for eating dessert in the first place. It’s less sweet, but if you’re using in-season strawberries you really don’t need the extra sugar. Because the base is a mixture of oat flour and whey protein, it’s also hearty and satiating. You can actually eat it for dinner and it will keep you full. This recipe is also an excuse to eat more strawberries. Make it for your dad this weekend, even though he’s on a diet.
Life is short and fleeting, so celebrate your chance to live it every day. Find hobbies that fulfill you, friends that love you, and foods that thrill you.
I catered a cocktail party a couple of weeks ago and forgot all my baking sheets there. Then my friend got sick, and I had to make her cookies. So, I made them in a skillet. It took a lot longer, you can only make 6 – 8 cookies at once and the skillet takes much longer to heat up. The resulting cookies were very crunchy, and since I smothered the skillet with butter, quite tasty too.
Salted Double Chocolate Skillet Cookies
Adapted from FoodNetwork.com
Makes 18 – 20 cookies
Serve with milk or alongside fresh goat cheese. I like to take a creamy blue cheese, whisk it together with softened, unsalted butter, then spread the cheese onto the flat bottom of the cookie.
LOL just kidding. Sugar does amazing things. I use it like salt, adding a pinch to enhance nearly every recipe I make. Tomato sauce? Yeah. Stir-fry? Duh. Spice rub? Of course. Unfortunately, as a result of what I’m assuming is a curse laid on me by way of my mother’s genetics, I have a horrible reaction to sugar. I’m not going to pretend to be a nutritionist and tell you what to eat, unlike some peeps in the blogosphere, but I think it’s safe to say that many American food products rely too heavily on sugar.
Let me keep it real here.
You can’t survive on ice cream alone, even though a pint of Ben & Jerry’s is the best relief from an unemployment-induced depression, short of an actual job. You can’t actually live off of only frozen bananas either, but it’s healthier than ice cream. We all know bananas have potassium, and studies show that potassium-deficiency is linked to depression, mental fatigue, and mood swings. It’s possible that this soft serve might improve your mood, if only because it’s delicious and won’t constipate.
Disclaimer: binge eating is not cool or healthy. I’m just trying to be funny so I feel better about being unemployed. Don’t do it.