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:
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:
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:
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!

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

Happy eating, everyone!


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!


Billy said...

Mmm, those snack cakes look the best!

Added you to my vegan blogroll!