Recipe Review: Paula Deen’s Gorilla Bread

November 3, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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My husband saw this recipe this past weekend, and he insisted on making it.  His mom usually makes monkey bread for Christmas morning, and it is a serious favorite.  Gorilla bread is apparently  monkey bread on steroids...meaning the sweet biscuit bites are filled with cream cheese and cinnamon sugar. I'm gonna go ahead and tell you that it is a 5 out of 5, a 10 out of 10, and 100%!  I was going to take off points for the high calorie content, but these little nuggets of deliciousness are just too good.  And I just can't make myself care because...

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Vegan Banana Bread with Blueberries and (fake) Chocolate Chips

February 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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I really like this whole baking without eggs thing. Plus I have this soy yogurt I bought for some other recipes. And plain soy yogurt is not really something I want to eat by itself. This was my first attempt at making substitutions for eggs, but I think it turned out pretty darn good if I do say so myself. 2 very ripe bananas 1/2 cup applesauce 2 tbsp. melted Earth Balance shortening or margarine 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 cup soy yogurt 4 tsp. vanilla almond (or soy) milk 3/4 cup all purpose flour 3/4 cup wheat flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats (NOT quick-cooking...

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The Vegetarian Memoirs: Oatmeal with Organic Apple Butter

February 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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I've become a real fan of the bins at these organic grocery stores I've been visiting.  Whole Foods even has oats and nutritional yeast in huge barrels with a sign advocating less product packaging.  I've been reading up on oats lately, and they are really good for the body.  They basically go through your system and act like a sponge for all the "bad stuff."  I recently purchased steel cut oats and old-fashioned oats.  Steel cut oats are whole oats that have been cut.  Old-fashioned oats are the ones that look like tiny ovals.  They are whole oats that have...

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Two Muffins, One Batter

January 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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We're snowed in.  I have one egg and 1/2 cup milk left.  What to do for breakfast?  Well, I kinda winged it. I came up with Mango Muffins and Cinnamon Sugar Muffins from one basic batter.

You can do any flavor combination you want with this, so I'll just give you the basics first.  This batter will make 12 muffins. Basic Muffin Batter 1.5 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1.5 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt 4 tbsp wheat germ 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/4 to 1/3 cup applesauce 2 tbsp. vegetable oil Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Lightly whisk egg in a smaller...

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I thought I had a perfectly vegan breakfast…

January 29, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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...until I took a huge bite of that oatmeal with wheat germ and HONEY.  I've been writing this eloquent blog about my southern family and our food habits and all this stuff.  I looked at it this morning after my vegan blunder and decided to just get to the point without all the story.  Perhaps I'll post it later.  This is basically what it boils down to:  I saw Oprah on Wednesday.  She had Michael Pollan, the Chipotle founder dude, and Alicia Silverstone on the show.  Michael Pollan was talking about his latest book, Food Rules, and the movie Food,...

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Thanksgivin’ Time: Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

November 22, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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I was poking around on Danielle's blog a few weeks ago and I found a wonderful recipe for homemade deodorant, which by the way, freaking rocks.  I haven't smelled so good for such an extended period of time in a long while.  Anyway, I had seen that she had made a Berry Zucchini Bread.  It looked awesome, so I made a mental note to try it. This morning, while procrastinating away from the old bills and papers I need to file and go through, I started flipping through a cookbook my mom gave me last Christmas.  I was looking...

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