I enjoy preparing soups because they make such wonderful, filling, left overs. I liked this chicken and black bean soup because all the seasonings were in the salsa and taco mix. I did not add the sour cream or cheese because I did not want the extra fat. I did add some zucchini and a can of diced tomatoes because the more vegetables the better! This was super easy in my crock pot and the flavor was wonderful.
For dessert I wanted to use a bag of cranberries. This cake, with the cranberry and apple compote, was healthy enough that I decided it would be a great breakfast. I think that was a stretch but I had the super healthy soup to counterbalance the cake breakfast!
This cake was not only delicious but beautiful. The red berries and apples were sweet and colorful. I cooked them until the berries popped and they continued to caramelize while the cake baked. I used almond milk instead of real milk and there were no issues.