November 23rd, 2005

Sweet Potato Bread

Ingredients:
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. oil
1 c. mashed cooked sweet potatoes
1.5 c/ sugar (i used barely one cup and it's still sweet)
2 egg-replacer eggs
1/2 optional chopped nuts

1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. ginger
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. cloves
1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. baking soda


Directions:
In a large mixing bowl combine the water, oil, sweet potatoes, sugar, "eggs," and nuts. Sift together the remaining dry ingredients. Mix together well with the sweet potato mixture. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1.5 hours.
This makes one modest-sized loaf.

AND IT'S REALLY GOOD!!

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Pumpkin Pecan Pie

In a large bowl, mix:

1/2 c water
1/4 c flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1 cup mashed pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

Pour into a 9" pie pan lined with your favorite pie crust. Sprinkle 1 cup pecans evenly on top. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes. Cool completely and enjoy!

This is remarkably like the pecan pie that my mother used to make with eggs. It doesn't taste much like pumpkin pie (except for the cinnamon etc.) but it's really great for those of us who miss the pecan pies of our childhood.

vegetable cooking times and feeding omnivores (again!)

I want to make a pot pie. I'm much more used to baking than cooking and have no idea in which order I should add the vegetables when I'm sauteeing them.

for future reference, when should different vegetables be added when combined in a recipe? I don't have specific veggies in mind- you can throw a few together or make a longer list. anything will help!

also- as I've begun to cook more, I find that the things I make are very healthy. I don't mind this at all and everything has come out well for the most part, but I'm also feeding an omnivore who's missing out on his favorite foods this way. I'd like to make something heartier that we can both eat, but am still a little stumped because I like eating healthy foods (I'm versatile, but don't want to bend much in the way of added fats, sugars, et cetera. this doesn't pose a threat to comfort foods, though- my mother has proven that lately!). I'm alright in the kitchen but do lack a ton of experience. I realize I've got a lot of options, but I'd like some tried-and-true belly-fillers that would help me get into the swing of things and learn while not seeming bland or diet-y to him. he doesn't like beans and I'd like a dish or two that incorporate(s) them without having a texture that he describes as "grainy."

thanks!