Saturday, January 30, 2010

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Alright everyone, get out your favorite recipe and share it w/the rest of us. Don't hold out on us.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Homemade Granola Bars

This is such a fast recipe and they are really good.

from Sisters' Cafe

2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup rice krispy cereal
1/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla

Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix together until combined. Press into a square 8x8 pan.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and score into bars.
Let it set completely and then cut into bars

Monday, January 4, 2010

Middle Eastern Chickpea Miniburger

yours truly from Cooking Light
1 (8 ounce) red potato
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained adn divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1. Place potato in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook 20 minutes or until very tender. Drain. Cool slightly. Coarsely chop, and place in medium bowl. Add 1 tablespoon oil and garlic to bowl; mash potato mixture with a potato masher until slightly chunky. Remove 3 tablespoons chickpeas' place in a small bowl. Add remaining chickpeas to potato mixture, mash until well blended. Stir in remaining chickpeas, parsley, and remaining ingredients. With moistened hands, divide mixture into 6 equal portions (about 1/2 cup/portion) shaping each into a 3-inch patty.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 3 patties to pan; reduce heat to medium, and cook 4 minutes or until bottoms are golden. Carefully turn patties over, cook 3 minutes or until bottoms are golden and patties are set. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 3 patties.

Recipes like these will keep me going the more vegan I go. (If you ignore the part about the egg whites...)