Joe is still off with my camera, so no pictures. Tonight for dinner I tried out two of Dino Sarma's recipes from Alternative Vegan. I made his Basic Broccoli and Baked Potato Rounds.
I had never thought to bake broccoli and that is the one thing that I will take away from this recipe. It had a nice texture. As for the seasoning, I didn't care for it. I used half the called for cayenne but it was still to spicy for the kids. I didn't really care for the citrus flavor, either.
The baked potato rounds are another story. Everyone loved these. Ramsey ate all of hers and I never see her finish anything. The potatoes bake pretty quickly and they have a nice seasoning. Next time I'll use more salt.
This afternoon when Teresa was over I made a double batch of Full Meal Muffins from The Vegan Lunchbox blog with 4 bananas on their last leg. I used 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1 1/2 cups of white flour and a 1/2 cup of soy flour. I didn't have any zucchini so I used shredded carrots instead. We ground the walnuts into a meal because Marcos doesn't like chunks and none of use care. I also soaked the currants in hot water for a few minutes to add a bit of moisture that might be lacking since carrots aren't as juicy as zucchini.
These have a really awesome flavor. All of the kids liked them. The molasses wasn't over powering and they had a light banana flavor. Next time I will grate the carrots smaller. We ended up with 5 dozen mini-muffins. We threw them in some freezer Ziploc bags and now we can pull out a few at a time for kids snacks.
Over all it was a productive day. We had those great Acai bowls for breakfast again and I got a Romertopf Clay Baker to make the vegan "pork" tenderloin that Bryanna Clark Grogan demonstrates on the Everday Dish DVD. I ended up buying the wrong size so I need to go and exchange it. Oh well, I'll have to have another Acai bowl. Poor me.