Thursday, October 14, 2010

Two GREAT Recipes

I wanted to put up a quick post to tell you about 2 kick ass recipes I’ve made in the past couple of days.  The first is one of Erica’s muffin recipes called Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins.IMG_3792 Just check that baby out!  I followed the recipe pretty much word for word but added about a 1/4 cup of cinnamon chips and 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips.IMG_3791  
I also found that I needed an extra 1/4 cup of water to thin the batter out a bit.   These chocolaty delights are absolutely scrumptious!  I groaned in pleasure after each mouthful.  Try these.  NOW!!   This is the cocoa powder that I used:IMG_3712  
I found it the last time I went to Winner’s.  Yum, yum!
The second recipe I made was for dinner tonight and it was Clean Eating magazine’s Butternut Squash Lasagna.  This is what the photo in the magazine looked like:IMG_3794 And here’s mine! IMG_3798 
Who cares that it’s not as pretty when it tastes SO damn good???  Again, I followed the recipe pretty close except that I didn’t have time to make my own marinara sauce so I used a bottled tomato basil sauce.  IMG_3796 The dish was rather labour intensive….or had the potential to be, but I pre made some of the elements throughout the week in anticipation of making it tonight.  First, I roasted the b-nut squash Monday night.  Second, I sautéed the onions on Tuesday night.   Really all that was left for tonight was mixing the filling and assembly. IMG_3799
DS was on the ice for hockey practice until 6:10 which gave me time to get home from work, put it together and cook it for the hour and a bit.  I also had a dense piece of fresh whole grain bread from the bakery with hummus on the side.IMG_3797  
I am SO satisfied right now!!!
I have eaten some other goodies the past few days!IMG_3793 IMG_3784 IMG_3785 IMG_3786 IMG_3787 IMG_3788 IMG_3789 IMG_3790 We’ll be out of town for hockey tomorrow night and I’ve got a busy weekend so I’ll see you back here Sunday where I’ll reveal item #2 for the Thanks & Giving food drive!  YAY!!!
Bye for now!!

10 comments:

  1. yayyy! So glad you like them! Yes, it is a very thick batter :) I bet they were the jam with those cinnamon chips. I think you lasagna looks super close to the picture! And butternut squash lasagna? That sounds fantastic. Have fun this weekend!!

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  2. Haha, I agree, aesthetics go out the window for taste any day! But just for the record, I think your lasagna looks good, I'd sure like some!

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  3. That lasagna sounds (and looks) so good! I love that it has butternut squash in it. But yeah, it does sound really labor intensive since it took a few days..but at least you spread it out so it wasn't so bad when it came to actually making it.

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  4. both recipes look sound amazing, especially that muffin with extra shot of chocolate!!! :D
    have a great weekend Krista! :)

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  5. Oooh, everything looks great, Krista! Great idea making some of the items for the lasagna earlier in the week...that must have been a huge help when it came time to put it together! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. omg those muffins..i saw those on ericas site and wanted to make them..now i really do!!!

    i hope you have a lovely weekend with the family and are able to enjoy yourself and not be overly busy :)

    blogging as a hobby vs job, yes us mommies wear many hats and need to keep hobbies, hobbies. Since we are already so busy!

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  7. Hey, I think your lasagna looks pretty damn close to the picture! Good job!

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  8. Your lasagna actually looks pretty darn close to the picture in the magazine--I bet it tasted fabulous! It's been much too long since I've made lasagna..I'll bookmark this recipe now!

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