This ultra-creamy, Chocolate Protein Ice Cream is dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free and has a secret and totally unexpected ingredient – split peas! This sweet treat is a great way to use up some split peas without making soup, and by adding extra protein to your desserts. Give it a try! Plus, there’s a no-churn option!
If you didn’t see my last post, this month is all about using up your “abandoned” pantry ingredients in fun and delicious ways. You can follow the posts and recipes by checking out the #VYApantrychallenge hashtag on pretty much any social media platform. Though, I do favor Instagram and post how-to IG stories there pretty frequently!
And, to be extra helpful – plus, try and stick to my two-a-month promise – I made another cooking video for you. You can find that on my YouTube channel, and also right before the recipe if you scroll down a little bit. As with the two recent videos before it, there was a technical issue with a piece of equipment and we got stuck with one camera angle, but I think it works well! (THANK YOU, COREY)
Now, back to this ice cream. I can’t tell you specifically how this idea came to me, I think it was a really fast 10 degrees of another thought. But, when it happened, I was like, “this will either be super gross, or pretty awesome.” After making a recipe for Blood Orange Hibiscus ice cream with it first (which is also below), I tried out the chocolate protein ice cream-version. And, hot damn! I’m super loving this new way to make ice cream.
The chocolate, and optional coffee, flavors hide the peas easily, and I don’t think I’d ever guess they were in there. That sounds like a successful recipe to me! So, if you have some split peas in your pantry (which many of you said you did), you will love this untraditional take on the way to eat them. Sidenote: a 1/2 cup uncooked split peas contains nearly 25 grams of protein!
Let me know if you make this chocolate protein ice cream in the comments below, or tag me on your social media posts! And if you’re feeling inspired by this series, use the hashtag #VYApantrychallenge so that I can check out what you’re making using your forgotten items. <3
This snack is anything but boring! Peanut butter + Jelly (golden raisins) + buckwheat = a PB&J Buckwheat Granola, that’s delicious, oil-free, and gluten-free. Plus, it’s a great way to empty out some of your pantry for #VYApantrychallenge!
Before we get into the recipe, you may be wondering what the #VYApantrychallenge is! If you follow me on instagram, you could have seen this post wherein I ask if y’all would like some help clearing out extra pantry items. Well, and me needing to do exactly that, because I’m moving to Las Vegas, hopefully in February!
And while having dried pantry foods is a good idea ALWAYS, I have a surplus (as you can see above) from shooting a few cookbooks, and other projects/experiments. I know that’s not everyone’s situation, but it seemed there were some commonly “forgotten” ingredients being mentioned in my comments!
I saw a few buckwheat groat mentions, which is awesome because I LOVE buckwheat! And I had some leftover from recipe development forVegan Yack Attack On the Go! Then chia seeds, oats/flakes, and some calls for dried fruit. I put my thinking cap on and decided to utilize many stragglers, in the making of this PB&J Buckwheat Granola. Just look at how many things I cleared out for this one recipe!! Feeling better already. 😉
And next week, I have a truly weird recipe – with cooking video – planned for you, and it’s to use up some split peas! No, it’s not soup. If you have some partial containers of ingredients that you’re feeling clueless about, let me know in the comments! And if you’re feeling inspired by my post, even if you don’t make this recipe, post about your pantry creations and use the hashtag #VYApantrychallenge so that I can check them out. <3
New Year’s Eve is around the corner, and what better to serve at your gatherings than some fun, vegan appetizers? In this round-up you’ll find a variety of dips and finger foods ranging from light eats to the… not-so-healthy. Below, I’ve categorized them by dips, bites, and the rest (there will be some crossover)!
Spicy, cheesy, rich, and oil-free options abound; having dips on hand is a great way to keep folks satiated but not stuffed. Plus, you can have fun with the dippers!