Homemade Cookie Dough Bites

That’s right ya’ll. Come bask in the deliciousness.

homemade cookie dough Homemade Cookie Dough Bitesclick on image to enlarge the tasty morsels

After grazing on too much cookie dough ice cream recently, I knew there had to be a better way to maintain the greedy trend of shoving cookie dough down my throat without it being a death sentence to my waistline.

Then whaaalah! I came up with a homemade dough that has zero white refined sugar, less butter AND has ingredients that are good for you. The addition of coconut oil and coconut sugar, both with wonderful health benefits, proved to be fantastic substitutions.

This recipe comes very darn close to original dough — even approved by my picky hubs. Very tasty. Very satisfying. Delectable goodness, indeed.

GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted but not hot
  • 1/2 cup Stevia in the Raw baking blend (find it in the baking aisle)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar Homemade Cookie Dough Bites
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • approx 3/4 cups chocolate chips or more (milk chocolate or semi sweet — it’s your choice)
  • approx 1/8 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder or more

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cream together butter, coconut oil, Stevia, coconut sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Add flour and cocoa powder to the mix and continue to blend until thoroughly mixed.
  • Now throw in the chocolate chips and blend again.
  • Eat in delicious scoops from the bowl, or chill in the fridge for approx 20 minutes before eating.
  • To create “bites”, press mixture about 1-inch high into plastic container and freeze for approximately 30 minutes. Cut out the bite shapes before eating.

cookie dough Homemade Cookie Dough Bites

Important note: Although the frozen bites do make for a lovely presentation, be aware that they do not stay frozen for very long, so eat them right away! I actually prefer to eat the dough with a spoon right out the container in the fridge. That’s how I roll.

So tell me… you down with grazing on some homemade cookie dough?

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Greedy Recipe! Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Took less than 10 minutes to make me some zucchini fritters. So dang easy, even a lazy person will beg to do it.

zucchini fritters Greedy Recipe! Crispy Zucchini Fritters

The golden brown color is mesmerizing. Crispy on the outside. Deliciously tender on the inside. I can attest to the tastiness since the kids demanded more. We’re talking about a zucchini dish — a green vegetable unpopular with under-aged humans. But those gremlins still wanted MORE. 

GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS

makes approximately 8 fritters

  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • sprinklings of garlic, onion, salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp (approx.) coconut oil or olive oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut off both ends of fresh zucchini and shred with a grater.
  2. Place entire heap of zucchini into two layers of paper towel and squeeze to strain the liquid.
  3. Now transfer to fresh paper towel and strain again to remove any remaining excess liquid.
  4. Place zucchini in medium bowl. Add panko breadcrumbs, beaten egg and seasonings, then mix well.
  5. Add oil to frying pan on medium-high heat.
  6. Form portions of zucchini mixture into 3-inch patties or to desired size.
  7. Fry on each size for approximately 90 seconds or until golden brown.
  8. Tip: be sure to watch patties carefully to avoid burning. Adjust frying temperature as necessary.

zucchini fritters1 Greedy Recipe! Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Feel free to conduct your own tasty experiments, adding more zucchini or a little less panko to suit your liking. So long as the mixture can form a patty that holds together decently, it should work out nicely for you.

You ‘best be ready to make some fritters, because I ain’t sharing mine.

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Greedy Recipe! Jalapeno Eggs Over Easy

Oh yesss. Cooking up ‘dem jalapeno eggs in my cast iron skillet.

jalapeno eggs Greedy Recipe! Jalapeno Eggs Over Easy

This is the perfect combination of protein for flat abs and muscle building, plus a thermonuclear explosion of spicy heat to keep that metabolism burning. You gotta try it.

I also hereby demand you to try cooking your eggs in coconut oil instead of butter. Coconut oil has so many benefits and definitely delivers an extra blast of tasty-flavor to eggs.

DIRECTIONS: Prep diced jalapenos prior to cooking eggs. Break eggs into pan and immediately sprinkle in your diced jalapenos. Continue to fry eggs as normal. 

Yup. I did breakfast for dinner with some jalapeno eggs served over a bed of corned beef hash. It was a quick & lazy meal with 21 grams of protein.

As for my beloved cast iron skillet, I noticed somebody used it and didn’t clean it right. Some anonymous scoundrel mistreated my skillet. This is a major violation. I will get to the bottom of this mystery even if it means I have to crawl to the innermost depths of earth’s core to find the answers I’m searching for.

I will find out who used my skillet. Bettah not have been YOU.

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Greedy Recipe! Easy Fish Tacos

Yup. Easy fish tacos only takes about 15 minutes from beginning prep to plating. So be excited about it. Your stomach’s next feeding is just around the corner.

fish tacos Greedy Recipe! Easy Fish Tacosclick on image to enlarge the delicious morsels

If you’re one of the sassy & trendy people, you are encouraged to use the Old El Paso “Stand ‘n Stuff” soft flour tortilla. I call them taco boats. They have a flat bottom but are still bendy & pliable to squish into your mouth. The boat ensures no taco crumb goes uneaten. You’re gonna want every morsel of recipe inside yo’ belly.

GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS

serves 8 greedy people

  • 1 package Ole El Paso Taco Boats
  • 8 portions frozen cod, beer battered or breaded
  • 5 radishes, sliced thin
  • 2 cups spring mix lettuce, approximate
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Ranch dressing, approximate
  • dashings of hot sauce

DIRECTIONS

  1. Follow the directions on your package of frozen cod and bake until crispy.
  2. Line up taco boats and prepare to fill them.
  3. Add spring mix on the bottom, then sliced radishes, cilantro, tomatoes and cod.
  4. Mix the ranch and hot sauce together, then top each taco.
  5. NOW CHEW

fish tacos recipe Greedy Recipe! Easy Fish Tacos

This recipe is great for getting in your veggies & protein while keeping it simple. It is vital that we spend as little time in the kitchen as possible, so as to maximize our God-given right to couch-azz and watch TV until we get sleepy and pass out. Yes?

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Greedy Recipe! Easy Cherry Turnovers

Is today the appointed day for a teensy bit of greedy? You could be gnawing on Easy Cherry Turnovers in mere minutes…

cherry turnovers Greedy Recipe! Easy Cherry Turnovers

Back in the day when we used to eat fast food, the hubs would always order a turnover from Arby’s. But alas! Now we can have them homemade. Easy Cherry Turnovers is fantastical for the occasional greedy snacking or when you want to impress hungry house guests without slaving too long in the kitchen.

GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS

Adapted from TasteofHome.com. Serves 4. Double the recipe for extra-greediness.
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling
  • 1 tube refrigerated Crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • tiny dash of lemon juice

DIRECTIONS CHERRY TURNOVER

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Open crescent rolls and separate into 4 rectangles, following the perforated lines.
  • Each rectangle will also have a perforated line separating it into triangles. Do not break this line. Instead, squeeze/press this perforation together to seal it.
  • Add 1/4 cup pie filling to one side of each rectangle, then fold over and use a fork to seal outer edges.
  • Bake on cookie sheet for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Using a spoon, drizzle on the glaze in quick, whispy movements.

DIRECTIONS FOR DRIZZLE GLAZE

  • Add confectioner’s sugar, milk  and dash of lemon juice to bowl, then blend together.
  • You may need to add more milk or sugar depending on the consistency you desire.

Since this recipe was a tasty success, my next move will be to try it using fresh cherries.

turnover Greedy Recipe! Easy Cherry Turnovers

…and now you can fro-down! Ironically, I am detoxing this week and will not be able to join you in turnover-gnawing until the weekend. You bettah save me a piece. Yes, that is a threat.

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Which curbs hunger the longest: Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea or Plain Water?

The answer to this question isn’t cut & dry. All of these liquids have stupendous merit and definitely do the job of bitch-slapping hunger. Yet as a veteran-slurper off of all three of these, I’ve discovered something quite interesting…

acv apple cider vinegar Which curbs hunger the longest: Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea or Plain Water?

WATER

OMG, plain water is so dang boring. Ya, I do drink it in impressive (forced) amounts, and we all know how important water is, but when drank-en for the purpose of curbing hunger, it gets last place marks. In my personal experience, making a concerted effect to slurp on water to curb hunger has mostly led to bloating and the necessity for me to strap a Porta-Potty to my back. I’m not discouraging you from getting in your hydrationfication through plain water, but for the sole purpose of battling hunger, you have better options.

HOT OR COLD TEA

I get it. Not everyone is a tea drinker. But here’s why it’s better than plain water: Tea is an experience. It gives you that fanciful feeling. And since tea is most times slurped slowly opposed to being gulped profusely, in my own unscientific experience, tea is digested in a way that makes you not have to run to the bathroom in excess. One can argue that you can simply slurp water in the same slow manner to avoid the bathroom problem, but the fact still remains that water can get boring real fast. Tea seems to fill you up in a more slow, controlled fashion, allowing for greater hunger-curbing longevity.

I’m currently in love with The Republic of Tea, Ginseng Peppermint Tea Which curbs hunger the longest: Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea or Plain Water? . It is ahhh-mazing. Each teabag contains a mix of cinnamon, Echinacea, panax ginseng, peppermint, licorice, and other fanciful ingredients.

Tea delivers the waters you need while also pumping your sexy body with other healthy ingredients. If you’re intrigued, check out my easy recipes for Homemade Citrus Sweet Tea and Easy Homemade Detox Tea.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (ACV)

I stumbled upon ACV’s hunger-curbing superpowers by accident. I add 4 teaspoons of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Which curbs hunger the longest: Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea or Plain Water? to a bottle of plain water (approx 16 ounces). My initial and continued purpose for adding ACV to my water is to promote alkalinity in the body (yes, vinegar does create an alkaline state). I’m greedy for all the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Which curbs hunger the longest: Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea or Plain Water? , but never thought it might curb my hunger as wonderfully as it does.

Apple Cider Vinegar has a strong reputation as a weight loss aid and natural healing agent. I’ve written about its effectiveness at keeping the stomach flu away. Just be sure to NOT get the basic, crystal clear kind you find in the stores. Get yourself some Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar since it contains the “mother”. Many stores are now carrying this in the natural food aisle.

Tea-slurping has a tiny edge over ACV when used to curb hunger, but Apple Cider Vinegar is still the best choice because of its weight loss benefits. ACV contains acetic acid, which helps breakdown and prevent the accumulation of body fat. Here is additional reading you can do to explore the subject further:

Whatever healthy methods you use to stay hydrated and curb hunger, consider adding apple cider vinegar to your regimen. It’ll do ‘yo body good. Now drink it up!

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