Tuesday, April 27, 2010

the food series continued: simple is good.

I said earlier how I was going to try and make tasty meals this week from just what was in our kitchen already. Well, today, I picked up some broccoli, onions, and bananas ($6 worth of groceries). So I cheated a little.

Today I made three pretty freakin' yummy dishes. I think my food pictures are improving a little also ;)

1. (Almost) Vegan Apple Bread
-it would have been totally vegan (no eggs, milk, butter, etc.) if I hadn't run out of hemp milk and had to use the rest of the cow's milk.

The apple part of the apple bread happened because we had a bunch of mealy apples that I didn't want to throw out, so....I turned them into unsweetened apple sauce and mixed it into the batter.

I can't remember what I did exactly, but instead of 2 cups of all-purpose white flour, I used stone ground whole wheat flour, barley flour, oats, wheat germ, and flax seed. Voila! Apple bread. Low fat, high fiber, low calorie, filling, delicious. I think this is going to be breakfast for this week.

For dinner, I wanted something with meat and/or cheese so badly. Instead, I made homemade spanish rice, black beans, and roasted corn, topped with chopped cilantro and green onions from our garden.

And for dessert, something not vegan and not incredibly healthy. We'll just call it soul food :) I needed to use up the last of the milk and bread, so I made a first attempt at bread pudding.
It definitely hit the sweet spot.


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. Wow these look delicious! I'm suffering through my last week of dorm food ever and your healthy food pics look (almost) good enough to eat!

  3. Come over when you get in town and I'll cook for you :)

  4. Sounds delicious! You go girl :)