Invent new recipes

I have found a form of entertainment which is fun for both the participant and the “spectators”.   Find a recipe you basically like and then alter it with spices and other things that  happen to be in the kitchen.  After a while, you get a feel for which foods combine well together and can come up with some amazing recipes.

I was cleaning out the cupboards – which is a good way to find foods that need to be used up before their expiration date – and I found an almost full canister of carob powder.  My family likes the taste of chocolate better.  Now, despite the media pushing all of the benefits of chocolate (lead by the chocolate marketeers), I know that a little chocolate goes a long way.  Too much leads to overweight and bad skin.  On the other hand, carob has tons of vitamins and minerals and is low-fat.

So, I made a tiramisu with 80% carob and 20% chocolate powder.  I eliminated the white sugar and just used 2 ripe bananas and a few tablespoons of maple syrup.  Now, this tiramisu only has a vague resemblance to the Italian recipe and if anyone has an Italian mother-in-law I would not recommend serving it to her.  On the other hand, my family says it is the best tiramisu they have ever ate –  guilt-free and doesn’t cause an after-shock from too much sugar.

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