Posts

Showing posts from March, 2020

PB2 Chocolate Brownies

Image
Thinking about alternatives to my (limited) flour as we go shopping less during the pandemic, I recalled that I have two big jars of PB2 (powdered peanut butter) that have been in my cupboard for awhile. Googling brought up several lists of healthyPB2recipes including some PB2 Flourless Chocolate Brownies. I played with the recipe and made a few changes. In particular, it worked best for me with half PB2 and half flour, sugar in place of honey, and fewer chocolate chips. (And of course flaxmeal in place of eggs!). It's really yummy and not too sweet!
Ingredients Dry:
1/2 C powdered peanut butter
1/2 C flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Wet:
1 flax egg (1 T flaxmeal, 3 T water)
1/3 cup sugar
1 C plus 1T water
1 tsp vanilla

1/3 to 1/2 C chocolate chips (1/4 cup is too little, I found!)
Instructions Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 8x8 or 9x9 pan with vegan butter.

Make flax egg (mix flaxmeal and water) and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the dry in…

Yellow Split Pea Dal

Image
Loving my Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen cookbook. With the uneasiness in the world, our pantry is full of dried beans and lentils - and I'll definitely be making this again. Here's a slightly adapted (and tripled) recipe from the cookbook. (Thank you, Munira, for bringing us all the great lentils and other items from your Indian grocery store - and especially for your homemade garam masala!)
Ingredients 3 cups dry yellow split pea or chana dal
5+ cups water for cooking)
(Note: you can also use a combination of lentils of similar cooking times such as as split pea, chana dal, brown lentils, green mung beans, or split pigeon pea. I just like the yellow color :)

2 T canola oil
1 T cumin seeds
2 cups chopped red onion
1-2 green or red chiles, chopped
10 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (2-inch) knob ginger, chopped
1.5 tsp turmeric
1.5 tsp coriander
1.5 tsp garam masala
4 tomatoes, chopped (or mix of canned and chopped)
1 tsp salt

Garnish:
fresh chopped cilantro
fresh chopped mint
lemon…

Aloo Patta Gobhi (Indian Spiced Potato Cabbage)

Image
Munira often makes a potato cabbage fry for us that is yummy. I love cabbage and have a head of it that needs used, and found a recipe in my Vegan Richa cookbook to try!
Ingredients 1 T canola oil
1 T cumin seeds
1 T mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds (optional)
1 hot green pepper
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 (1/2) inch knob of ginger, minced
1 tsp turmeric
2 medium potatoes, chopped (might pre-microwave 3 min)
5+ cups chopped green cabbage
1 tsp salt
2 T cilantro, chopped, for garnish
Instructions Saute cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds (if using), and pepper in oil. Add garlic, ginger, and cook 2 minutes. Add turmeric and salt and mix. Add potatoes and mix well. Add cabbage and mix. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Taste and adjust salt and spice. Serve hot, garnished with cilantro.