August 8th, 2006

Waffles, Pancakes, and Pie

Since I have lost my job and have a few weeks before school starts I've been trying out new recipes.

I made enlightenment bars (peta2.com) about a week ago and they were pretty good - even my family said so. I didn't have granola so I used quick oats and creamy pb instead of crunchy.
they were easy to make. Today I had 1 bar left over and decided to grind it up and then blended it with vanilla soy milk. Tastes like a liquid bar. There are chunks at the bottom of my glass but as long as I don't shake it, it goes down smooth.

1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Few pinches cinnamon
1 cup all-natural crunchy peanut butter
Granola

In a saucepan, mix the first 5 ingredients and cook until it comes to a boil-be sure to stir it constantly! Turn off the heat and mix in the peanut butter. Then add the granola (however much you want in order to obtain the desired consistency). Pour into a baking pan and chill until firm. (directly from http://www.peta2.com/STUFF/s-recipesweets.asp)

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Corn & Zucchini Tamale Pie

Since I had a bunch of corn and squash from my farmshare (okay, still do), I search the archives for corn. I used the recipe shrinkingmary scanned in here (anyone know where it's from?)

It was quite yummy, but I strongly recommend multiplying the recipe and using a larger pan -- it's mostly corn and zucchini so it takes a bunch to feel filling. You'll want to eat a lot of this. :) I used two whole de-seeded jalapeno peppers. I'd also add some chili powder next time to round out the flavor. A dollop of nutritional yeast sauce worked great on top. Finally, there is no need to dirty up a blender for the tofu -- just mash it with a fork.

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