Ginormous Blueberry Lavender Oven-Baked Pancakes

Friday, November 24th, 2017

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It’s funny how, in a marriage or partnership, both people just organically assume certain roles and responsibilities zoom desktop herunterladen. Sometimes very specific roles and responsibilities. With Shane and I, our cooking was almost always divided down certain lines: I was the designated baker of sweets and pasta goddess smurfs videos funny download. He baked the pizza and flipped the pancakes. I made the ice cream batter, and he churned the ice cream. And so on and so forth.

Which is all to say, I haven’t had pancakes in over a year now farmville 2. (There’s a larger story here, but I’m coming off a carb high and thus not quite feeling up to the task. So, another day.)

I’ve been craving pancakes off and on for a few months, and the dried blueberries from Gourmet Nuts & Dried Fruit gave me the perfect reason to dive back in sendung arteen. Rather than make regular old pancakes on the griddle, I decided to start off easy by revisiting my ginormous oven-baked pancake recipe. With lavender, because it’s aces with blueberries, and a topping made of cooked strawberries, strawberry syrup, and powdered sugar, because why not itunes fotos herunterladen.

The result is hecka delicious and very filling – so much so that I could only devour half a pancake in one go!

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Blueberry Almond Pecan Breakfast Cereal Granola

Friday, November 17th, 2017

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In one of her most recent care packages, my mom included a few boxes of hippy-dippy cereal that I totally got hooked on herunterladen. It’s not exactly a cereal in the traditional sense of the word – or at least not how I think of it – but rather a mix of cereal-type flakes, nuts, dried fruit, and granola kostenlos musik über handy downloaden. It’s almost like a granola mix watered down with cereal. Anyway, it’s sweet and delicious and even though I extended its life by mixing it in sparingly with my bran flakes – just enough to spice them up – it was gone way too soon minecraft mods sicher downloaden.

I decided to approximate the experience by making my own granola-cereal mashup. This recipe has all the regular granola ingredients – rolled oats, dried fruit, nuts – along with a few types of store-bought cereal, just for fun antivirus programm kostenlos downloaden vollversion ipad. Normally I go with dried cranberries or homemade apple slices for the fruit portion of the mix, but I just couldn’t resist trying out the dried blueberries gifted to me by Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit mahjong dimensions kostenlosen! (If you worry that your dried fruit will get a little too dry during baking, you can always mix it in at the end.)

Though this stuff takes the better part of an afternoon to make, the end result is so worth it: sweet* and savory granola, made to your own specifications, and for a fraction of the price of store-bought stuff word 2010 kostenlos downloaden ohne key. The cornucopia of fruit, nuts, and other goodies in this granola really make it stand out from some of the other versions I’ve made. And yes, it works wonders for ye ole boring bran flakes google earth 3d modelle herunterladen!

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Zucchini Bread With Dried Blueberries

Friday, November 10th, 2017

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So this is a little off-season for me, but I last week I inexplicably found myself craving zucchini bread like mad assassin's creed 3 download kostenlos vollversion deutsch. (“Inexplicable” because it’s been at least two years since I’ve last eaten the stuff. Why here? Why now? Why me?) I also wanted to try it with Mags who, if you remember, is one fussy-ass eater who is partial to sweet breads, among other things youtube to mp3 kostenlos herunterladen.

Since I have ten pounds (give or take) of dried blueberries hanging out in my pantry, I decided to experiment with blueberry zucchini bread. Spoiler alert: it is predictably delicious, though I did find myself wondering about other variations: zucchini blueberry lemon, perhaps hoe android auto downloaden? Or maybe lavender blueberry floats your boat? Two words: blueberry peach. Okay, so they’re all a little summery, but when it snows on Halloween for the first time since you relocated to the Midwest, a taste of summer is most definitely in order german English dictionary.

Anyway, point is, this recipe makes two loaves, so feel free to try out your own rad combos. Blueberry and cinnamon, fwiw? Totally a winner.

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Wonderfully Walnutty Banana Bread, Two Ways

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

What’s a gal to do when suddenly she finds herself in possession of a ten-pound bag of walnuts herunterladen? (Thanks, Gourmet Nuts & Dried Fruit!) Make banana bread, of course! (Bananas + walnuts are my favorite.)

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I started out with the classics: soft, spongy banana bread laced with a generous helping of chocolate chips and walnuts download and send the virus. Delish!

I could have stopped after polishing off that loaf in record time, but a) I still had a half of bunch of rapidly blackening bananas and b) I wanted to try a loaf out on Mags, the littlest and oldest of my dog-kids herunterladen. Over the past few years, she’s slowly been shedding weight, to the point that she now looks almost painfully thin. Thankfully, I think this is more a result of her fussy eating habits than a health problem youtube videos downloaden freemake. I thought I was doing good by letting her eat as much as she wanted and not pushing her – so as to not make mealtimes a horror show – but apparently not youtube videos downloaden 2018. My new strategy is a mix of good cop/bad cop: cajole her to eat a set amount at every mealtime, but also mix things up with new and exciting foods.

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The result herunterladen? Five different kinds of kibble in my cupboard, not to mention a bunch of canned food, and specially prepared dishes like roasted sweet potatoes, tofu battered in nutritional yeast, and sweet and sour soy curls böhmische blasmusik herunterladen. She is so spoiled, you guys.

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Mags is especially fond of baked goods, including banana bread bestes bildbearbeitungsprogramm kostenlosen deutsch. Since walnuts are a big no-no for dogs, I kept the batter kind of basic, without any add-ins kostenlose kriegsspieleen. Instead, I dressed things up in the form of a topping, borrowed from the Big Boat Banana Bread from Laura Dakin’s Cookin’ Up a Storm audible herunterladen pc. That way, I got the top half, Mags the bottom, and we were both as happy as clams in a vegan ocean town.

Recipes after the jump!

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Baked Pears with (Gourmet!) Walnuts and Agave

Monday, September 25th, 2017

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Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit offered me some more goodies for testing, and who am I to turn my nose up at free food herunterladen? It’s just not in my skill set. And so it was that I came into possession of two whopping ten-pound bags of walnuts and dried blueberries silvester bilder herunterladen.

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I also just so happen to have a ton of pears and apples from my fruit trees twinmotion kostenlos. The first one is a bit of an exaggeration – I only have one pear tree, which maybe gave me twenty-five pears this year (sad!) – while the other’s a lot closer to the truth rechnung schreiben programm kostenlosen. I have peeled, sliced, and frozen so many apples that my chest freezer is stuffed nearly full. At this point I estimate it’s 40% pita bread (other things I cannot pass up: a $1/loaf sale on pita bread!), 40% apples, and 20% other (read: french fries and the bowl for my ice cream maker) herunterladen.

Anyway, long story short, I started Googling recipes involving walnuts, blueberries, pears, and apples – in any and every conceivable combination – and one of the first ones to catch my interest was this recipe for Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey at SkinnyTaste kostenlose dvd player herunterladen.

The recipe is pretty simple, and I pretty much followed it to the t, with one obvious exception: I swapped out the honey for agave nectar. I also used a little less cinnamon, sprinkling it on the pears to taste herunterladen.

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Pro tip: I kind of stuffed the hollows in the center of each pear half with the walnuts, instead of sprinkling them on top criminal minds pc spiel kostenlos downloaden. Overall I dug the effect, but found that the ones on the bottom didn’t get browned as nicely. If you go this route, maybe lightly toast the chopped walnuts first bild news app herunterladen?

Pro tip #2: Carving a small sliver out of the bottom of each pear half really does make them easier to work with!

Pro tip #3: The leftovers taste great warmed in the microwave and served with your favorite cereal mailbox downloaden outlook. I usually eat baked apples this way, paired up with bran flakes. If you really want to get wild, throw some generic Life cereal or homemade granola on top of the whole shebang.* Very tasty!

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For my next trick, I may or may not turn some of these walnuts into a strudel topping. Stay tuned!

* Baby Kelly would be horrified at this mixing of various foodstuffs. Middle-aged dogs really do learn new tricks.

Easy Peasy Spaghetti Pie

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Cashews are one of my favorite nuts, if only because they pop up in so many vegan cheese recipes. And with their rich, savory, vaguely cheesy flavor, it’s no wonder why schriftart oswald herunterladen. (Gawker even rated them the Second-Best Nut of All Time. “Cashew: A crescent moon of flavor / In the night sky of nut jars.”)

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Spaghetti pie (or cake, or whatever you want to call it) typically has a bottom layer of pasta (either plain or lightly coated with sauce), followed by a tofu-based, ricotta-like cheese (this is where the cashews come in!), and then topped with pasta sauce and either vegan mozzarella cheese or some other bake-able topping, such as breadcrumbs mixed with nutritional yeast firefox can't download anything. You can get as complicated as you want; for example, by hand-roasting red peppers and then simmering them in your own special red sauce for a full day beforehand tinder kostenlos herunterladen. One of my favorite things about this recipe is its versatility: sure, you can go all gourmet when time allows – but if you’re in a pinch, swapping out the special sauce for store-bought stuff saves time time without sacrificing quality (well, not too much, anyway) xbox one herunterladen ausgeschaltet.

Without further ado, I present: Kelly’s Easy Peasy Spaghetti Pie. (Yeah, I know it’s hot out. Still worth it.)

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Strawberry Banana Banana Bread

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

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Since strawberry-banana is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations – and I just so happened to have three brown bananas chilling on the counter – I decided to whip up a loaf of my crowd-pleasing banana bread images from the internet. In addition to diced dried bananas, it also has a wee bit of strawberry extract (totally optional but also totally yummy). For something different, swap out a few tablespoons of the sugar for strawberry syrup sims 4 kostenlose downloads haare. Or just add it in to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s pretty great either way!

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Strawberry Banana Banana Bread

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Ingredients

1/2 cup margarine, at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3-4 very ripe bananas, mashed well
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup plain or vanilla soy milk, mixed with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon strawberry extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
a dash of cinnamon
a handful of dried strawberries, diced

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Directions

1 aangifteprogramma 2012. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 8″x4″ bread pan with non-stick cooking spray, or lightly coat with margarine.

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3. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugars. Add the wet ingredients – mashed bananas, soy milk, and vanilla and strawberry extracts – and mix well powerpoint download free full version windows 8. Add the salt, cinnamon, and baking soda and sift in the flour, mixing until the batter is smooth and (relatively) creamy. Mix in the diced strawberries; toss in a second handful if desired.

4. Pour the batter into a prepared bread pan, evening out the top with a rubber spatula. Bake at 350F for 50 to 70 minutes, depending on the size of the loaf and your oven’s own quirks. You can check the bread’s progress by inserting a toothpick or knife into the loaf’s center; when it comes out clean and the top of bread attains a nice golden color, you’ll know it’s done.

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Not-Quite-Vichyssoise with Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Monday, December 19th, 2016

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It’s been a while since I shared a shiny new recipe, or even just a photo or two or twenty of my latest donut haul from Ronald’s frauentag bilder kostenlos downloaden. (I am currently up to my elbows in fritters and bear claws, let me tell you!) With everything going on in the world/with my family, I just haven’t been feeling it musik von unheilig kostenlosen. But I’m coming out of hiatus long enough to tell you all about this awesome, carbalicious soup I came up with.

So I’ve wanted to try a potato soup with roasted potatoes for quite some time now; I think the Loaded Baked Potato Soup from American Vegan Kitchen first gave me the idea, and I blogged about that four years ago driver's license for free!

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Anyway, for this recipe, I used the Fancy Schmancy Vichyssoise from The Cheesy Vegan as a starting point pc daten downloaden. According to Wikipedia, Vichyssoise “is a thick soup made of puréed leeks, onions, potatoes, cream, and chicken stock. It is traditionally served cold but can be eaten hot.” For his version, Schlimm replaces the cream with tofu and swaps out chicken stock for the vegan version tomtom spanien karte download kostenlos. I call mine “Not-Quite-Vichyssoise” because I skipped the leaks and added some chunky goodness in the form of roasted potatoes.

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Pro tip: We had a little leftover Thanksgiving gravy hanging out in the fridge, the first time I made this. Not really even enough to serve with a plate of fries, but enough that I felt bad just tossing it (or eating it by the spoonful). So I had the genius idea to serve it with the soup: I heated it up, spooned the gravy into the bottom of my bowl, poured a heaping serving of soup on top, and then garnished with roasted potatoes. The gravy really took this dish to the next level. Definitely give this a try when you’re in desperate need of comfort food, okay?

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Stacking the Shelves: May 2016

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

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First things first: My birthday was earlier this month tamilische schriften kostenlos. (Yay me!) Shane made me a chocolate cake with almond buttercream frosting AND BITS OF COOKIE DOUGH STUFFED INSIDE (genius!) and I got a big stack o’ comics and vegan thin mints and a Supernatural messenger bag that I’m maybe probably most definitely too old for herunterladen.

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    French Lentil Soup with Tarragon and Thyme

    Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

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    (Slightly Modified, Almost) Fat-Free Minestrone

    Sunday, April 24th, 2016

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    Barley Soup with Roasted Red Peppers and Mushrooms

    Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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    Lemon Frankenberry Muffins

    Friday, February 19th, 2016

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    But my longing would not be brushed off so easily, and so I found myself searching through my massive cookbook collection for a substitute. The Joy of Vegan Baking had a lemon blueberry recipe that looked serviceable enough, just without Holecheck’s decadent streusel topping music from yt. So I decided to have them both!: Colleen’s muffins + Kris’s topping.

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    Strawberry Cream Cheese Ice Cream

    Monday, February 8th, 2016

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    Soup’s On!: Italian Pesto Soup with Gnocchi

    Thursday, February 4th, 2016

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    Cookbook Review: Cookin’ Up a Storm, Laura Dakin (2015)

    Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

    Vegan Eats with a Side of Direct Action

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    (Full disclosure: I received a free book for review through Goodreads’s First Reads program.)

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    Vegan Christmas Cookies Infiltrate Your Gift Basket

    Thursday, January 7th, 2016

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    Admittedly, our Christmas cookie game was a little on the weak side this year; all I wanted to do was binge-watch The Closer and shovel potato chips down my gullet. But we always make a gift basket for the neighbors, and Shane insisted on keeping with tradition even if it meant he made everything himself. The horror, right herunterladen galerie? So we compromised and split the work.

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    No-Bake Pecan Chocolates – A cross between a cookie and a candy bar (cluster?), these no-bake pecan chocolates are super-easy to make and keep well – so basically they’re the perfect choice for a bake-a-thon such as this, since you can make them ahead or in a pinch. They’re okay-tasting; not my favorite, but not my least favorite either. (Shane liked them more than I did.) The brown rice syrup is a little overwhelming, threatening to drown out the chocolate and pecan flavors testament vorlage kostenlos downloaden. Also they’re very sticky, though this isn’t necessary a negative; unlike the oh-so-delicate PB Crisscrosses (see below), these bad girls should hold together well during shipping.

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    Adventures in Nice Cream

    Friday, November 6th, 2015

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    Orange Marmalade Nice Cream

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