Ok, some of you would like some healthier cooking and I’m happy to oblige. Bali and I started a Whole Foods Plant Based diet. We are trying to cut down on waste, get rid of palm oil, chemicals, pesticides, sugar, dies, GMO’s, and on and on and on…
So, that leaves us with one choice. Scratch cooking. Bulk shopping. A lot of learning new dishes and sauces. Research. Organic.
I’m happy to say we have started out with a bang. I have made that cake up there in the photo. It is Chef AJ’s black bean brownie. Made with beans, oats, cacao, date syrup (which I will also learn to make since it cost an arm and leg). It is good, intense, great for getting over the sugar hump.
This here in the rustic jar is homemade vegan butter by Miyoko Schinner. It is delicious and so easy to make!!
Just canola oil, coconut oil, salt, soy milk, lecithin.
Then I created a new bread. Sam calls it cake bread, I call it trail mix bread. I made the regular bread and substituted some white flour with wheat germ, wheat bran, mixed nuts, raisins, and cacao chips. It does have vegan butter and honey. It was ok, needs some work. I’m playing around with bread recipes instead of same old wheat and french.
Then we have the baked potatoes but then I remembered to fill the crock pot and make a huge batch because we go through the potato!
Just wash, poke and set on high for 4 to 6 hours. You can refrigerate and reheat for a loaded potato, fries, county pan potatoes, soup and so on.
I then made carrot dogs. OMG! What a yummy solution to those awful vegan dogs! I made homemade tortillas and with lots of mustard and ketchup it is the best thing. There is a little carrot taste you work through but they smell just like hot dogs and taste so good. I marinated them overnight.
Here are all the links to what I made. Also, get on my channel and click on Playlist. I am saving videos under ” Vegan Recipes”.
Molly wasn’t much help but was eager to sample most things. This is her after a long day of eating everything that dropped on the floor. The kitchen is her happy place.