February 12th, 2005

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I was in a Health Food store near me the other day, and I saw a bar that was like.. honey with seeds over it. I cant remember what the seeds were but they were small, round, and tan. Almost lookd like the bird seed I used to give my Parakeets ;). Anyways, it looked really yummy, but I didn't want to buy it because it was a bit pricey for just one. I figured maybe I could try to make some myself. ;) Anyone have any suggestions for what seeds to use and how I would go about making it? Thanks!! <33
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I'm at my boyfriend's right now and we're in the mood for cooking. Problem is they aren't vegan. (My boyfriend's a vegetarian though and I'm slowly converting him ;) )I was wondering if anybody had any easy and yummy recipes that don't require too many things a "normal" household wouldn't have (egg replacers.. ect) They do have soy milk though!! That should help. :) Thanks guys! <3
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Here is a Sicilian recipe that I posted on my own LJ after making it for dinner last night. A very versatile and extremely yummy dish based on aubergines (eggplants), with peppers, onions, vinegar and raisins.

Caponata di melanzane

Buon appetito!
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tropical mango-ginger chutney

I found this recipe in an old book about naturally healthy foods. this is supposed to aid digestion, and lower the rsk of heart disease.

225 ml water
225 ml rice wine vinegar
200g sugar
175g ginger
1/2 a jalapeno pepper
2tsp red pepper flakes 2 shallots, sliced thinly
3 ripe mangoes

1. mix all the ingredients except the mangoes in a large saucepan, bring to the boil and allow to cool.
2. peel and slice the mangoes, and then mix into the ginger mixture. cover and store in the refrigerator.

Goddess Mother Granola

From my Co-op Newsletter:

Goddess Mother Granola

6 cups oats
1 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup liquid sweetener like brown rice syrup (original recipe called for honey)
vanilla to taste
shredded coconut
nuts and/or seeds (almonds, pecans, walnuts, sesame seeds)
dried fruit - cut into small bits (papaya, pineapple, raisins, etc)

Preheat oven to 250 F

In a large bowl combine the oats, wheat germ, and nuts or seeds. In a saucepan heat oil, honey and vanilla. Combine both mixtures and pour onto two sheet pans. Cook for 20-45 minutes depending on how crunchy you like your granola. Be sure to stir every 10-15 minutes to achieve an even color. Add shredded coconut 5 minutes before granola is done baking. Remove from oven and transfer to a large bowl. Add dried fruit and mix until evenly distributed. Store in large, covered jars to keep on hand for as long as several months.