Peanut Chocolate Souffles

Hi Friends 🙂
 
Did you have a nice Valentine’s Day? Did you go anything exciting? Jason loved his giant Reese’s Heart:

And he got me a new Blu Ray player!!! Our old one crapped out a few weeks ago — so this was such a nice surprise!

The Vegan Alfredo was so good that we had it again on Valentine’s Day. 


 
We had the rest of the Alfredo from yesterday, but I added some chopped chicken breast and sprinkle of Nutritional Yeast on top. For dessert we had Peanut Chocolate Souffles! I bought these little ramekins from Target on Sunday and then I stumbled across a Souffle recipe on the Weight Watchers site. I switched up a few things so here is the recipe:

Peanut Chocolate Souffles (serves 2)

1 TBSP peanut flour (you could use regular flour, it would be a chocolate souffle instead)

1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder

3 TBSP sugar (divided)

3 TBSP soy milk

1 egg white

powdered sugar to sprinkle on top

In a small saucepan, whisk together flour, cocoa powder and 2 TBSP sugar. Stir over medium heat and slowly add milk. Whisk/stir for about 2 minutes, until ingredients are well mixed. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Whisk the egg white until soft peaks form, then slowly add the sugar. Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg white carefully. Pour into 2 greased ramekins (just use cooking spray) and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

My souffles didn’t really rise — I’m not sure if I didn’t stir the egg white enough, or if peanut flour didn’t work well, or if the soy milk didn’t work well. Either way, it didn’t look the best, but it sure tasted good. Kind of like a gooey peanut butter brownie 🙂

I also finished one of my books last night!
 

 
I really enjoyed reading this book. For anyone who is interested, please recognize that this is a Christian book about marriage. All of the principles reviewed in the book relate to Bible passages or stories. The author’s website explains it this way:

 “We believe love best motivates a woman and respect most powerfully motivates a man. Research reveals that during marital conflict a husband most often reacts when feeling disrespected and a wife reacts when feeling unloved. “

The principles are pretty simple if you think about it, and the author sure repeats himself over and over to get his point across. I think the book could have been half as long and just as effective. Maybe it is because the author is a man, but I felt as though the author tended to “blame” wives for issues in marriages moreso then the husbands. Honestly the best point in the book is to communicate with your partner — don’t go to bed angry, don’t be afraid to disagree, don’t hold back your feelings, and show your partner love and respect — these are things most people know already, but sometimes we all need reminders! I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys reading books about marriage and how to better communicate with your partner.

Now I am moving onto In Defense of Food  I have 14 days to get through it!

*How was your Valentine’s Day?

*How do you like to revamp leftovers? Or do you even like leftovers?

Enjoy your day!

Holly

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25 Responses to “Peanut Chocolate Souffles”

  1. muddy Says:

    i’m the first again! i love when that happens! just wanted to tell you that i’m so delighted you had a lovely heart day yesterday — and now the whole world (or the whole blog, at least) will know that i really, really, really meant to call or text to wish you a happy valentine’s day but the “cupid’s couples” party at the care center took every ounce of my energy. thirty married couples (with over ONE THOUSAND years of marriage among them — wow!) — and all went well. some of them wrote some really funny stuff about their courtship or who-proposed-to-whom, etc. very nice. anyhow, have another great day, holly-dolly …

  2. 1970kikiproject Says:

    thanks for the book review, holly! i agree that communication is key.
    glad your little souffles tasted yummy! and that’s a nice v-day gift, the blu ray player – enjoy!
    we had a lowkey eve – started watching damages, season 2.
    can’t wait to hear how you get along with reading “in defense of food” in two weeks – and will also look forward to hearing your feedback about it!

    • Holly Says:

      I have never heard of Damages — I’ll have to check if that is on Netflix. I think In Defense of Food will be a quick read — ok I HOPE it is a quick read 🙂

  3. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate Says:

    I need to make that alfredo…

  4. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) Says:

    It’s not that I don’t like leftovers-I just have a problem with emotional eating in regards with left overs.

    That alfredo looks so good. I wish we could have been Valentines and I could have stolen some of your alfredo ha. 🙂

  5. Beth Says:

    I made a souffle over the weekend for the first time ever, but I think eggs are easier to get to rise than chocolate. That still looks really delicious, though!

  6. Alaina Says:

    I love leftovers! I think it’s the best part of dinner. 🙂

    My valentine’s was nice; I spent the afternoon with my Grammy and then the evening with a glass of wine and chocolate.

  7. Shanna, like Banana Says:

    Clearly I need to make myself some mac n cheese…and fast!

    That PB heart would be a fat kid moment waiting to happen. NOM!

  8. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) Says:

    Sounds like you two had a great night. I need to make some alfredo soon! Souffles are tricky! At least it tasted good, right? We are always changing up left overs to make them more appealing.

  9. Christin@purplebirdblog Says:

    I am the leftovers queen, and I often times eat whatever it is cold and covered in Sriracha. How’s that for revamping, lol?! 😉

  10. JewishGirl Says:

    Getting a souffle to rise is supposed to be one of the most difficult cooking skills. I figure that as long as it tastes great, who cares!

    The book you finished reminds me a lot of its secular cousin, “Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus.” I read that a few years ago and despite its cheesiness I thought it was fantastic. It’s based on a similar concept that men and women are motivated by different forces, and that much of the conflict in a relationship can often be traced to inadvertently failing to show love to your partner in a way they can understand. I thought it was a hugely helpful read!

    • Holly Says:

      I really liked “Men are from Mars” — we took a marriage counseling class before we got married (and saved us lots of money on our marriage license by the way!) and the instructor recommended that book. I like learning about marriages/relationships and personalities in general. It is really fascinating stuff!

  11. Jess Says:

    I love the giant PB heart!
    My vday was good. My boyfriend and I made dinner:)

  12. kate Says:

    Those souffles look amazing! As does that Reese’s heart 😉

  13. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) Says:

    Peanut flour is extremely thick and dense, unlike traditional pastry flour which is what you’d use in a souffle. So it’s no wonder it didnt rise…you would have had to counteract it with tons of baking powder/soda, additional eggs, etc in order to counteract the density, i.e. lead balloon factor. My non-scientific musings only, of course.

    I love leftovers. And post about them all the time. They save my butt many week nights around the dinner hour!

    • Holly Says:

      I figured it had to be something with the peanut flour or the soy milk — it wasn’t fluffy, but it sure tasted like brownie batter, which was delicious!

  14. bakebooks Says:

    Thank you so much for your incredibly kind comment today. I am struggling a lot right now. But who isn’t?

    Everybody’s got their own stories and struggles. I’m just not sure how I’m going to get through mine.

    That Reeses would probably help…for a little while anyways 😉

    Peace.

  15. leashieloo Says:

    Oh em gee, your souffle looks absolutely amazing. PB and chocolate are the best coupling ever!

  16. Laury @thefitnessdish Says:

    Awwwm Jason got his PB heart. That’s great you guys have your traditions 😉

    that souflee looks so amazing. Anything with chocolate and PB rocks my world

  17. theamazonprincess Says:

    Hey Holly! I don’t think I’ve ever stopped by your blog before, but I always see you commenting before me on Gina’s (fitnessista) blog. 🙂 I’m glad I decided to click on you though! I’m going to have to try that vegan alfredo AND the souffle/brownie. 😀 I can’t wait to read more of your posts. Have a great night!

  18. Angela (the diet book junkie) Says:

    aw, glad to see you had a nice Valentine’s Day. how nice of your hubby to get you a Blu Ray! over here, we celebrated a few days early, just had dinner and drinks, and chocolate (of course.) i really want to read In Defense of Food, looking forward to your review!

  19. Kristina @ spabettie Says:

    Mmm, I want that alfredo…

    glad you had a great day – we did too… we went to dinner, and I was excited to give Jason a painting of Basil that I’ve been working on for a while… 🙂


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