For those who have recently started following because of my adventures in vegan eating, I thought I’d share with you some new recipes that I’ve attempted. Let it be known first that I don’t do recipes. If it has more than 8 ingredients and 5 steps, I don’t have any patience for that. It’s a miracle that I got married with my lack of cooking skills.
Let’s start with COOKIES. Who doesn’t love cookies? It’s possible to make them without milk and eggs, and still be a delight. John has reasonable fear that he’s going to become a fat vegan because of the cookies.
I found this recipe here, called Fudgy Chip Cookies. The recipe has a reasonable amount of ingredients and steps. I wish you could lick the image below to taste them, because they’re incredible. I used less sugar than the recipe called for, and used vanilla almond milk. I also added a dollop of almond-butter.
The same afternoon that I made these cookies I pursued Google for baking ideas for my leftover sweet potato. Google knows exactly what to do with my sweet potato! I made Sweet Potato Blondes. Again, all simple ingredients that I already had in my cabinets, and simple instructions. What I really liked about these are the potential they have for pre-workout fuel. Maybe even something that I can chomp on during a long Ironman training bike ride.
Speaking of fueling for Ironman training, BANANA BREAD!! Bananas by themself sometimes become intolerable to me, so I mashed ‘em up and made my very first loaf of banana bread. Mixing ingredients in a bowl and having them turn into something like a loaf of bread is a novelty to me. Did you guys KNOW that this is what happens you follow a recipe?!!
(Banana bread recipe here: LINK, CLICK ME, WEEeeEeeEE!!)
And lastly, my very first pizza crust from scratch. It’s a recipe I found on the blog Oh She Glows, an almond and buckwheat flour pizza crust. I was a little hesitant to try anything with buckwheat in it after a failed buckwheat pancake attempt a few months ago, but this turned out really well. It was filling, and held up stronger than a lot of boxed pizza crusts you get from the store. And it was extremely simple!
The vegan adventure has been unexpected thrill. I’m constantly trying new things, new recipes, new veggies. A year ago I would have never attempted to make anything from scratch. The sense of accomplishment after making something from scratch is worth every piece of patience I’ve given to this.