June 11th, 2006

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Dates in Bars

Okay, I must be going crazy, or at least inadequate -- I could have sworn I saw on here somewhere a 5-ingredient quick (was it raw, too??) recipe involving dates in some kind of energy bar, possibly flavoured with cocoa or something...

I know it exists because I bought the dates with this recipe in mind - and now I can't find it! Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I think it may have also had nuts. Maybe it was on another community, but I have a strong feeling it was here. Anyway, for my sanity's sake, if you remember this, please link me to it, because I've been searching for awhile now, and can't find it amongst various memories.

french toast

I've tried many different french toast recipes before, but this morning I just created my own and it turned out to be the best I've ever had. No photos, but it turned out a wonderful golden brown, looking just like the french toast I used to make in the non-vegan years. YUM.

1 loaf fresh, crusty bread
1 package soft tofu
1/2 banana
soy milk (I used about 3/4 cup, I didn't measure exactly)
cinnamon to taste (I used about 1.5 tsp)
cornstarch- about 1 tbsp

Blend the tofu, banana, soy milk, and cinnamon together until smooth. Pour into a bowl and whisk with the cornstarch. Cut bread into thick slices and dip into tofu mixture. Fry at medium heat for about 2 minutes per side, until golden.

Makes about 10 slices.

I topped these with maple syrup and some peaches I fried up with a bit of margarine, cinnamon, and nutmeg. SO GOOD.
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Chana masala help?

Has anyone tried making this chana masala recipe?

I followed it exactly, and it tastes more like spicy tomato sauce with chickpeas mixed in as opposed to authentic chana masala! Any ideas where I may have went wrong? Would anyone know of a better recipe to follow? I've been craving Indian food incessantly as of late, so I'm rather saddened by my results. :(
I've been cooking for years but trying to cook Indian dishes is completely new to me.

Thanks in advance for any help!