Saturday, October 27, 2012

Banana Bread

 I have a recipe for Banana muffins already, but this one is slightly different, but equally yummy!

3/4 cup Agave Nectar
1/2 cup Earth Balance
1 tbsp Egg replacer (or 1 tbsp ground flax and 3 tbsp water)
3 Ripe bananas
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour (or whatever you usually bake with)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
1/2 cup Small Dark Chocolate Chips - (I use 'Enjoy Life Mini Chips)

Mush your bananas, then add all the wet ingredients and mix. In a separate bowl I added the dry ingredients, including the nuts and chocolate chips. Mix both bowls together and pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees (Celsius) for 50 - 60 minutes. (Keep checking on it so the top doesn't burn)

Like always I switched my recipe up a bit and added a bit of Kale to it. It was the left over pulp from my juice that morning. I believe it was about 1/2 a cup or less. You totally don't have to add this of course, but it makes me feel like I'm being a bit more healthy when I'm stuffing my face full of it :)

These Chocolate chips are great!! Ingredients are brown sugar, cocoa and cocoa butter.


Hi! I know I've been absent for a while.. I'm writing up a recipe for you as soon as I finish with this post!

Last weekend I cut my left middle finger quite badly and it has taken this long for it not to hurt when I type. I already type bad enough, so you can imagine how work went this week! Twice as long to do anything!

I'm only showing you the bandage, not the cut because I like you...and it was kind of disgusting.

So, you're wondering how I did it, huh? most injuries like this go, I was being stupid. I made bread a week prior and had cut and froze it. So, at the time of the 'slicing' I was trying to separate the pieces...and of course I had juuuuust sharpened my knives. *Sigh*

Anyhoo, I'm back and I have a few recipes for you! I'll post them all soon!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Vegan Stew

Wow! A recipe! It's been a while, I know :) It's fall and I'm cold. The best way to warm up is STEW..oh and heat. Heat would be good.

As you all know by now, I just throw things in a pot and hope for the best. This is the best recipe for that. You can alter it any way you want. This is what I did, you can add or subtract anything your wittle heart desires.. Also..the pictures are from my iphone. If I took them with my Nikon you'd get this post next year. :P

1 Yellow Onion
1 Big carrot
2 cups of chopped mushrooms (I used white)
10 small potatoes
1 clove of garlic
1.5 cups Broccoli
1 bag of Beefless tips
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp Italian herbs
1 Tbsp Soy flour
1 Pinch of corn startch
Salt and pepper to taste

Boil potatoes, set aside. Keep them in the water as you prep the other ingredients as you'll need it to make the 'gravy'.

Chop mushrooms, onion, carrot and mince the garlic. I fried the garlic, onions and mushrooms in the 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Once there was a bit of water in the pan from the veggies cooking, I added the carrots (they cook better with the water).

Once cooked, transfer the above into a stew pot. Don't clean the pan!

ooooh...weird iphone picture

Now fry your Beefless tips in the same pan (all that yumminess from above will soak into the 'beef") I usually cook my 'meat' with Italian herbs. It's usually a combination of Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Parsley, Sage, Bay Leaves. I buy mine in bulk at the grocery store.

I use an iron skillet. It heats up fast and cooks evenly. It is also good for the iron if you need more in your diet!

This time I added some of the 'potato water' to the fry pan to boil/fry the 'meat'. You don't need to do that, but it makes a semi gravy as you go. Once your 'beef' is done add it to the stew pot and chop (or not - see, you can do whatever you want!) the potaoes and add them as well.

Ok, last ingredient before the gravy. Add some potato water again and steam/fry/boil the brocolli. I do this last so it isn't all mushy. I only cook it long enough for the colour to be more vibrant. No one wants mushy one!

Lower heat and add some more potato water to your iron skillet. I slowly add the flour and corn starch and wisk it until thick. You can add salt and pepper if you want as well. I did't want too much gravy this time, so I only added about 1 cup of the water. You can obviously add more if you want.

Looks gross, but it's good, I swear - haha! Just add the gravy to the rest of the ingredients and mix together. Add salt and pepper to taste.

And that's it kids! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Do you have any fall/winter comfort foods you like? Let me know! I want to try them!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Jim Morris

Holy f word!

Guess how old Jim is..

Read the article about him here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012