Saturday, January 18, 2014

Happy Herbivore's Carrot Cake Cupcakes

This is one of the recipes that put Lindsay S. Nixon  "on the map as a vegan blogger"! I took out one of her cookbooks from the Edmonton Public Library and thought it looked interesting! I love simple and good! These definitely fit the bill on both counts! She has an awesome collection of cookbooks on the market as well as a very informative blog! The recipe for the carrot cake cupcake can be found here!

I followed it almost exactly: I added two extra tabblespoons mango/peach juice cause I thought batter looked a little thick but that's always an issue in baking! It makes a difference what brand of flour you are using and how you measure etc.! I did not have whole wheat pastry flour so I just  substituted 3/4 cup white organic flour and 3/4 cup regular organic whole wheat flour. It worked out perfectly! Very good muffin - you don't miss the oil at all - moist and lots of flavor! Taste good iced or not! I tried them both ways. The maple icing is easy to make and adds a nice touch if you enjoy sweet topping.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Potato & Broccoli Strata

Stratas are the best thing to happen to vegetables! You can't go wrong with any combination I'm sure. This one involved organic red potatoes in the starring role supported by broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, zucchini and onion! A super easy white sauce boosted with a scoop of nutritional yeast brings it all together! Precook all your veggies, make up a white sauce and have fun layering in whatever pan you like and put in the oven for a good 45 minutes at about 375.