Monday, March 28, 2011

Pumpkin Bread


After the first Monday back to school after Spring Break, I decided to make some pumpkin bread.

Here is the original recipe from No-Meat-Athlete

But here is my version:

Pumpkin Spice Bread Recipe

  • 3 tbs ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 medium banana)
  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups white flour
  • 1 tsp each cinnamon, fresh nutmeg,
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    Mix together the flaxseed and water until thickened.
    Combine flax mixture in a large bowl with sugar, applesauce, banana, and pumpkin.
    In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, spices, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
    Stir the dry ingredients into the wet. Lightly grease loaf pans.  Divide into two regular 8 inch loaf pans or four mini loaf pans.  [Bake the large loaves for about 55 minutes and the smaller loaves for about 40 minutes.  Let sit for 20 minutes before removing from pan.] (But mine were done in about 40 minutes for two big loaves, so check often!)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hummus and Albino Bison…


So, my boyfriend and I went to a Middle Eastern place for dinner the other night, and of course, he is not a vegan, and has never really eaten anything super ethnic before. unfortunately , he wasn't’ a super big fan, but I was; so we’ll see about this.

However,(now for something completely different) on a college road trip this weekend we ran into some…White Buffalo. IMG_0087[1]

Isn’t that cool?

I just learned using the occasionally reliable internet resource Wikipedia, that they can be part cow, albino, or have some sort of genetic thing.

Anyway… I’ll end on a vegan note. At Western State College we ate in their new cafeteria, where I managed to find a veggie sandwich. Which was pretty good. I’ve managed to find vegan food at all the colleges I’ve been to, although some advertise it more than others. I think though, that colleges should focus a tad bit more on anyone with diet restrictions, whether gluten-free or vegan or raw. But not to bad, overall.



Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Here are my favorite cookies. I’m pretty sure I’ve posted them before, but their soo good.



Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (original recipe here

    2 cups unbleached flour
    1 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
     handful vegan chocolate or carob chips
    1 cup raw sugar
    1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/4 cup water
1. Very important-make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. It will work if they're not at room temp but it works much better if they are. Also while your oven is pre-heating put the cookie sheets you are going to use on top of the oven so they get preheated as well. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in chips. Make a well in the center and set aside. In a medium size bowl, add together sugar and oil; mix well. 
3. Add the vanilla and then add the water; mix well.  Add the wet to the well in the dry. Mix it well but be careful not to overwork it.  Add more chips if you need to. 
4. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Put them in the oven.  Bake for 12 minutes Take them out when they are done and move them to wire cooling racks. If they split or come apart when you try to remove them let them sit on the pan for 2 minutes before transferring them to the racks.
Serves: almost 2 dozen; Preparation Time: 10 minutes; Cooking Time: 10 to 12 minutes