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Going Virtual During this Changing Time!

Updated: Mar 26, 2020

We will be offering prerecorded cooking lessons, and livestreamed classes (via Facebook Live on our Tinyonioncooking page) during the Covid-19 closures. Classes and recipes will be posted ahead of time via THIS BLOG PAGE and also on FB on our page. So look for these. You don't need to be on Facebook when the livestream event takes place, we will post the video to view at any time that works for you! A reminder to SUBSCRIBE to this blog to receive updates to your email in-box when classes are posted! Also, these are free lessons with a suggested donation via Venmo (tinyonioncooking) or Paypal ("") to keep up going! Thank you!!

We are used to offering classes in person, in kitchens and classrooms in our community, so we ask for patience as we transition this to an online form...lots of new skills being learned right now! Classes are geared towards the young home cook, though anyone of any age will appreciate these simple recipes using ingredients that should be in your stocked pantry, and variations will be suggested also.

This week, we LIVESTREAMED via Facebook we made an Italian White Bean Hummus, and a Banana Cookie (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free). See recipe and video below.

"Italy-We-Love-You" Italian White Bean Hummus

About 9 Tablespoons olive oil

2-3 cloves garlic, raw if you like, roasted if you don't like raw

1 Tablespoon fresh herb like thyme or rosemary

zest and juice of a lemon

2 cans (15 ounce) of white beans, with the liquid saved to use when pureeing

salt to taste

parsley for garnish, if you have it

kid-friendly method: Add everything to a baking dish and roast at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, until the garlic is soft. Stir at about 10 minutes so the beans get coated with the oil and stay soft. Add everything to the blender or food processor and add the bean liquid as well, puree until it's smooth.

Alternate method: saute olive oil, beans, garlic and herbs in a skillet, over low-medium heat and let the garlic become soft. Add everything to the food processor, add the remaining ingredients and puree.

Serve with toast, pita, chips, on sandwiches...yum!

EASY HEALTHY Banana Cookies (paleo/gf/vegan)

1 1/2 cups almond flour, or flour alternative, or flour!

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 Tablespoon honey, maple syrup, or sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

4 OVER RIPE bananas

Set oven to 350 degrees and line a baking dish with parchment and spray with a bit of grease.

Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and set aside.

Mash the bananas with the vanilla and sweetener and then add to the dry ingredients and stir well.

Scoop the dough onto the baking dish and then flatten each cookie with a fork and bake for about 26-30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let set to cool before eating.

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