Banana chip cookies. Tortilla soup. Home-made tortilla chips. I’ve been a busy lady! I really love to be able to make food that does not come out of a bag, a box, or a can, but unfortunately it does not happen as often as I would like. The last few days have afforded me the luxury of changing that just a bit though, and these are some of the delicious treats I’ve been able to try my hand at. Sadly, I cannot print the recipes here because they are not mine. However I can direct you to them! Most unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of everything, so I have nothing to offer there!
Banana Chip Cookies do not taste like bananas. This is another recipe from Heidi over at 101cookbooks.com I have yet to try a recipe of hers that I have not liked. These cookies have a few ingredients that you may have to search for a bit, but they are well worth it! I used plantain chips rather than regular banana chips because that is all I could find at the grocery store. I love the added texture of the banana chips in these cookies. The wheat germ was the other ingredient I did not have on hand, but I plan to use this more often in baked goods. I bought raw wheat germ and toasted it myself (can you buy toasted wheat germ?) No matter…it made my house smell healthy! I have already purchased more banana chips and plan to make these again very soon…maybe tonight even! I would suggest making a double recipe and freezing some of the dough per Heidi’s instructions. They go fast, and they are addictive.
Last night I proudly handed my husband a tortilla chip hot off the plate. I think you could say I was beaming. I had him taste it, and won immediate approval. I had to to threaten him with not having any chips in his soup in order to get him to stop eating them.
The tortilla chips and tortilla soup were recipes straight out of the Joy of Cooking cookbook. Again, this is one of those never-fail resources, and the only cookbook I actually keep in my kitchen (the rest are in the bedroom…it’s a space issue!). I have made tortilla soup one other time in the crockpot, but this was so much better. I think roasting the garlic and jalepeno on my own really did the trick. I would highly recommend adding beans and corn just before serving and chopped avocado just before eating. I wish I had not made a half recipe because it really was enough for just two servings (but certainly big enough servings to constitute a meal). Also, if you have this book and you think the recipe looks complicated, it isn’t. I was able to cook everything–chips included–in under 45 minutes.
I’m hungry…off to find a snack!