Monday, March 10, 2008

baking and dinners

Courtney and I got together for another baking party this past Saturday! We made two delicious things:

1. Maple-Pecan Snack Cake:
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We veganized a glazed maple cake recipe from Cooking Light for this treat -- sweetened naturally with maple syrup, full of whole-grain pastry flour, and just plain tasty!

2. Carrot-Spelt Mini Muffins:
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This is Courtney's own recipe, and a great one! The muffins remind me somewhat of loaded bran muffins -- dark, rich, moist, with tons of raisins, carrots, and other good stuff. (Also, sweetened naturally with agave and stuck together with some flax and applesauce!)

I've also made a couple of exciting dinners this week. Sunday Night:
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TACOS! Homemade tortillas (I pressed, Dan cooked,) homemade refried beans (from my freezer,) grape tomatoes, greens, Monterey Jack cheese, tofutti sour cream, tomatillo salsa, a squirt of sriracha (Dan only,) and chips and guac on the side. YUMMMMMMMMMMM-UM!

Tonight:
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A mushroom-barley risotto (from Eating Well,) loaded with TONS of arugula. Baked sweet potato on the side.

Happy eating, everyone!

5 comments:

Romina said...

Homemade tortillas must taste so much better than the ones in a package! And those spelt muffins look divine!! Great work. =)

Emma said...

omg i love any kind of "carrot" baked good! i have to try that!!! and your risotto looks fab too!
quit making us drool!

Melody Polakow said...

I really love barley risotto... and wow, your tortillas look amazing.

The muffins look great too.

Courtney said...

Yum--you have me craving tacos now! Those look fabulous!

Courtney

Billy said...

Mmm, those snack cakes look the best!

Added you to my vegan blogroll!