Gary and I have been eating vegan for the past few days. Things have been going surprisingly well. The new eating plan has been far simpler than I expected, and we have been greatly enjoying our new foods. Really!
I was typing out some recipes for a friend, and thought they were good enough to share. If you are happily consuming animal products and oil, then skip the first two.
Whole Wheat Vegan Zucchini Bread
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups shredded zucchini (we used more)
2/3 cup apple sauce
2 eggs (we used 2 Tbls flax meal mixed with 6 Tbls water)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
Mix together, pour into two greased bread pans, bake at 350* for 55 minutes
This makes a very dense, thick and moist bread.
Black Bean Burgers
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
2 slices whole grain bread
spices to taste (We used a grill seasoning)
Grind the bread in the food processor, take out the bread crumbs and put the beans in to process. Mix together with your spices. Make into patties and fry in a little oil. We served these with sauted onions. The texture is very soft, but the flavor was really good.
This is good on anything, especially a turkey sandwich!
8 oz (2 cups) cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup horseradish
1 Tbls lemon juice
Chop the berries in the food processor, then mix in all ingredients. Chill for 24 hours. Yum.