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!!


  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!!

  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!

  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.

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

  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!

  6. omg those muffins..i saw those on ericas site and wanted to make 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!

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

  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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