I think everyone should try a new recipe each week.  It's just so dang fun!  With all the social media that there is today it's VERY easy to find new stuff.  Don't even get me started on Pintrest, even that site can make a non-cooker want to try new recipes!

I would never call myself a good cook.  I don't overly enjoy it, but I love looking for new recipes and especially ones that not only look good, but are healthy and easy to make.  Oh and if the ingredient list is short that makes me happy as well.

So, I think it will be fun to post our new recipes that we tried out each week!  Let's post on Sunday what we did last week. I think that will give us inspiration for the next few weeks ahead!!

Here's what was new at the Ivey house this week:

CARROT FRENCH FRIES by the blog ELANA'S PANTRY – “organic gluten free recipes and tips for good living… changing the way america eats, one cupcake at a time.

*Picture from Elana's Pantry blog*

I had seen these on Pintrest and thought oh my gracious those look amazing!  So, of course I pinned them.  🙂  I'm not even certain that this is the original blog that I found them on, but doesn't her picture look so enticing.

My kids LOVED them!  They were so surprised when I told them they were carrots.  They actually almost taste like sweet potato fries.  Big hit and will do again and again around here!


Okay friends don't let the word “tofu” throw you off here.  Some of you I'm certain have never even seen tofu, much less bought it and cooked with it.  Here's your chance!  Make it like this and you'll be amazed.  Tofu is actually good for you and provides a great source of protein with low calories.  Heck it's fairly cheap too!  So why not try and sneak it in your kids pudding if you can.  And really who am I kidding, this pudding is not just for kids.  When I gave the kids theirs Aaron tasted it and was upset that I only made four bowls!  This stuff was delish!!

Cayden approved!

Story approved!

And Deacon was shocked to hear that this had tofu in it …. or tofood as Cayden calls it!

Combine one 12-oz package of shelf-stable firm silken tofu; 3/4 cup (I used a full cup) semisweet chocolate chips, melted; 1/2 cup powdered sugar; 2 tsp vanilla; 2 tsp orange zest; and a pinch of salt in a food processor or blender and mix until creamy.  If mixture is too thick, drizzle in a teaspoon or two of olive oil (I had to do this).  Divide into four bowls and chill in fridge for 1 hour.

CHICKPEA CURRY – from one of my new favorite websites:  THE VEGAN STONER

Not only are their recipes super easy to follow and not many ingredients or steps, but look how cute they are from their website!  My kids loved this.  Super big hit around here!


So, there are my THREE new recipes that I tried this past week.  Not that I'm trying to be a show off or anything, but I actually tried a new one tonight, but you'll have to wait until next Sunday to see it.  It also involved tofu, as well as veggie cheese, cucumbers and soy sauce!

What did you try that was new this week?  Blog about it and put the link in the comments so I can go check it out and so can everyone else!  Have fun spreading the recipe love.