January 28, 2010


January 28, 2010 - .  

spelt blueberry muffin; grapefruit

vegetarian roll (avocado, cucumber, carrot) and miso soup from central market’s sushi bar

yogi walnut spice crunch cereal; heirloom navel orange

split pea soup and beer bread (see previous post)

sesame-date brownies: veganized and otherwise improved from a recipe in a weird 1984 vegetarian cookbook found at the ut-austin library. the results not disprove the assumption that vegans eat weird, wholesome-ish, vegan-y stuff all the time, though the addition of chocolate chips helped greatly to make the “brownies” more like brownies. i thought they actually turned out pretty good! (recipe here)

dessertpreheat to 350. in a large bowl combine:

  • 1/4 c cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c turbinado
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

in a medium bowl combine:

  • 1/2 c applesauce
  • 1/4 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 c melted earth balance, coconut oil, or oil of choice

add wet to dry, then fold in:

  • 1.5 c finely chopped pitted dates
  • 1/4 c finely chopped walnuts or almonds
  • 1/2 c dark chocolate chips

bake in small pan for 25 minutes (gooey and chocolate-y, good for immediate consumption) or more.

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