June 23rd, 2009

Rudolph dance

Cowboy Beans

I just made these beans.  Oh my gosh they are so good.  Kind of like a cross between baked beans and chili.  Here is how I veganized it : )  It is a Penzey's recipe, so they are pushing their stuff.  Penzey's is awesome, but other spices would be fine too.

  • 2 Cups dried pinquito beans picked over and soaked overnight (or pinto beans) (I did a boil and one hour soak)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 3 whole TIEN TSIN CHILI PEPPERS  (any whole dried peppers would be fine)
  • 1/4 lb. finely chopped bacon (I used 1 TBLS soy sauce,  1TBLS nutritional yeast, and 1/2 tsp liquid smoke)
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced red tomatoes with juice plus 14.5 oz. of water
  • 1/2 tsp. BEEF SOUP BASE (I used veggie base)
  • 1 TB. BBQ or CHILI 3000  (I used chili 9000, but any chili seasoning would be good.)
I drained the beans and put everything in the crock pot for six hours on high.  So good and so easy : )

Pizza dough and hummus

I have two questions!

One, has anyone made the pizza dough in Vegan with a Vengeance with wheat flour? Or maybe half wheat flour? I LOVE the recipe but would like to make it a little more healthy with wheat.

Two, has anyone made hummus in a magic bullet? My food processor broke recently, and I want to make homemade hummus SO bad, but all I have now is a magic bullet. Could I just make single serve cups of hummus? I also have the blender attachment for it, would it work to make hummus in that?

Thanks in advance!! :D