Chocolate Syrup

A higher quality Hershey's syrup equivalent. Best to use at room temperature.

Great in egg creams (couple tablespoons of syrup in a cup, milk to halfway, seltzer to finish it).

Ingredients Step
3/4 c. white sugar
1/4 t. kosher salt
1/2 c. water
Combine in small saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, whisking.
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-processed Add cocoa powder while whisking. Whisk until smooth.
1 oz. (3 T) unsweetened chocolate, chopped Remove from heat. Add the chopped chocolate and whisk until melted.
1 t. vanilla Whisk in.
Transfer to jar. Refrigerate.

Source: Genevieve Ko (NYT)

Buffalo Chickpea Wing-y Dip

Ingredients Step
15 oz. can chickpeas (1.5 c.; 0.5 c. from dry) Mash well.
2 T mayo
2 T tahini
Add in. Salt to taste.
Frank's Red Hot Add to taste.
pita chips
carrots
celery
cucumber
ranch dressing
Serve.

Source: Post Punk Kitchen

Curried Tofu Crumble in Pita Bread

Makes about 3 cups / 3 sandwiches.

Ingredients Step
1 carton firm tofu Crumble into cloth. Gather ends and twist to remove moisture. Turn into a bowl.
1/4 t. turmeric
juice of 1/2 lime
a few pinches of salt
Toss with tofu.
2 T. oil
1 heaping T. chopped ginger
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 serrano, seeded and minced
1 heaping T. chopped garlic
Saute over medium heat for 2 min or less -- just until garlic begins to color.
2 onions, finely diced
1.5 t. ground cumin
1/4 t. cayenne
1/4 t. turmeric
Add. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions soften.
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced Add. Raise heat; stir and cook until the tomato juice has disappeared.
Lower heat and add tofu. Cook until tofu is heated through.
1/2 t. salt, or to taste Season to taste.
3 T. cilantro, chopped
1/2 t. masala spice (optional)
Sprinkle atop.
pita or chapati
yogurt (optional)
chutney (optional)
Serve hot or at room temperature, with chapati or pita.

Source: This Can't Be Tofu

Ginger Sesame Marinade

Coats 1 pound of tofu in a gallon bag (slice and dry the tofu).

Ingredients Step
2 T. tamari
1.5 T. maple syrup
1 T. rice vinegar
1 T. ginger, finely grated
1 T. sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, finely grated
Mix marinade. Let marinade sit on food at least 30 minutes. Grilling is best.

Tzatziki

Yields 2 cups.

Ingredients Step
1 cucumber (8 oz.) Peel, seed, shred, drain.
1 c. Greek yogurt
3 T. mint, chopped
2 t. lime or lemon juice
1/8 t. salt
2 garlic cloves
Combine with cucumber.

Source: Cooking Light