Savory & Sweet: Tacos & Cookies

Because what’s life without the balance of those two?
I know, we won’t go there.

Let’s get over this hump day! Today, I bring you two simple recipes that refueled some yoga-followed-by-tempo-Run tired legs yesterday. Recovered: check!


Chickpea & Mozzarella Tacos

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Chickpeas, mashed
Red Pepper Slices
Shredded Mozzarella
Spinach leaves
Blue Corn Taco Shells
Pepper & Cumin to taste (small sprinkles!)

In the shell: mashed chickpeas, topped with red pepper slices, seasonings & cheese. Bake at 400* until cheese is melted (~3-5 min). Remove & garnish with spinach. And maybe a side of salsa…Crunch and enjoy!


Ready for dessert?

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
with buttah!

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Adapted from Jenna’s “Loaded Oatmeal Cookies”*

3/4 c Oats
1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 c Brown Sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp Butter (room temperature)
1/4 c Applesauce
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 c (+) Chocolate Chips
*I didn’t make any special high-altitude adjustments, and they turned out okay!

Preheat the oven to 375*. In one bowl, stir flour, salt, baking soda and chocolate chips together (see above). Separately cream together the brown sugar, butter & applesauce. Add egg & vanilla to the wet mixture. Add wet to dry ingredients.

Spoon ‘em out, makes ~16 cookies.

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Eat warm & enjoy the melted chocolate phenomenon. Delicious!


How do you like to pair savory and sweet?

If I’m going dessert, I’d say peanut butter cups, no question.



Filed under baked goods, food, lunches, recipes

11 responses to “Savory & Sweet: Tacos & Cookies

  1. chickpea and mozzarella tacos? i never would think to make that but it sounds amazing!

    I love jam on really weird things. Like with cream cheese or eggs. Also eggs and maple syrup? Delicious. Brie and fruit, brie and jam. There are lots of good sweet and savory combos! And now I am hungry for all of them.

  2. Thanks for sharing the cookie recipe. I will be making these.

  3. at first I thought that said taco cookies, I kinda got excited. haha. Sweet and savory are my favorite. Try dipping potato chips into dark chocolate almond butter. Ya, sounds grosse but its brilliant. Kinda like chocolate covered pretzels!

  4. those tacos look delicious. we’re both on a chickpea kick! I just love them. I love salty pretzels or peanuts with chocolate. can’t get enough of that combo.

  5. Great recipes thanks for sharing:)

  6. Peanut butter and chocolate is the best combination EVER. LOVE PB cups.

    Tacos & cookies look great!!! Mmmm..

  7. PB cups are my weakness. They are so so good. I got some handmade giant ones from a candy maker in New Orleans recently. Omg, so amazing. I could eat them every day. It is a problem.

  8. ahh this sounds SO GOODDDDd. . i love sweet on sweet.. if i mix its.. like bread and sweet.. which isnt saying much ahah! .. ohh tofu made sweet is good though!

  9. Sweet and salty things I like together: nuts + dried fruit, almonds + chocolate chips, pretzels + frosting!

    I’ve made those loaded oatmeal cookies before, and they are awesome!

  10. cooookieeeesssssssssssss!

    i’m a cooooookieeee monster!!!!!!!!!!


  11. those cookies look amazing!! 😀

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