Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Where is my milk from?

Have you ever wondered where your milk cames from?

There is a very cool website created to just do that very thing.

We have decided to stop drinking milk completely in our house. Have you ever given it some thought that humans are the only species to consume a milk product after they have been weened from breast milk. It would be quite a funny thing to see a cow ween her calf to only have it go and drink Emu milk or human milk. All mammal species go from drinking their mother's milk to drinking water and it only makes sense for humans to do the same.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Best Chocolate Cake

I signed myself up for some cake decorating classes a few weeks back. It has been a lot of fun and one thing I have to do each week is bake something to decorate. This past week I had to bring some cupcakes. I ended up trying the Chocolate Cake recipe from

I was so pleasantly surprised. I have made my fair share of vegan cakes in the past and this by far is the best I have ever made. The cake is so moist and tasty, you wont be disappointed.

I made the cupcakes and can not wait to make the cake for my kids birthdays.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Oats & Rice Sausage

I tried this Oats & Rice Sausage recipe from My Vegan Cookbook. They were very easy to make and tasted great. I pan fried mine(with a tiny bit of oil) on a cast iron skillet and they turned out very good. Give them a try!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Granola Bars

I recently tried this new Granola Bar recipe from where else, My Vegan Cookbook(.com)

I made the original recipe first and it was fantastic. So my mind got thinking on how could I make this so my son could eat it at school(must be nut free).

Here is my version of the granola bars, nut free.

1/4 Cup Brown Rice Flour
1/2 Cup ground Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes
1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Sunflower seed butter
1 Tablespoon Molasses
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
1 Teaspoon vanilla

To grind the oats finally I put them in a clean coffee grinder. This will make an oat flour which worked great in this recipe. I may also try grinding up some flax seeds in my next batch. I also didn't have any sesame seeds so I chopped up some pumpkin seeds instead.

I also added some yummy choco chips, butterscotch chips, marshmallows and coconut to the granola bars. I let the granola bars bake for 25 minutes then I sprinkled on 1/4 of chocolate chips, 1/4 cup coconut and a handful of marshmallows. I placed the pan back in the oven for 5 minutes to melt the chocolate. The bars were very goopy since the chocolate wasn't spread on, so next time I will sprinkle the chocolate on alone and bake the bars for 5 minutes and once the bars are out of the oven I will spread the chocolate around and then add the coconut and marshmallows.