I sought out Chocolate-Covered Vegan to do a post for us after reading her blog for only a short while.
She is funny, smart, FILLED with food knowledge that even this woman who doesnt HEART the kitchen can use and, in a word, CUPCAKETASTIC.
Bookmark her, People. You wont be disappointed.
My name is Chocolate-Covered Vegan. Yes, that means I am a vegan… but just because I’m a vegan doesn’t mean I don’t love tasty food (especially chocolate!). I also love being a Mad Scientist in my kitchen and coming up with new recipes.
Recipe #1: Oatmeal Raisin Pudding
One day last week, this chocolate-covered vegan woke up with a sudden urge to make rice pudding. So she rose groggily from her bed, put on her bunny slippers, and ambled down to the kitchen. Soon the counter was piled high with pudding ingredients-cinnamon, raisins, soymilk, vanilla… now where was the rice? The chocolate-covered vegan searched the shelves, pushed aside boxes, lifted bags, stomped her feet, and pulled her hair, but all to no avail (especially the last two actions).
“How can we not have rice?!” the chocolate-covered vegan asked her two dogs (who liked to hang around the kitchen in case crumbs were ever dropped). Unfortunately, the doggies could not provide an answer about the rice.
The chocolate-covered vegan sighed and was turning to leave the cabinet when, out of the corner of her eye, she spotted that kindly, white-haired Quaker man in the big blue hat staring back at her.
Hmmm. I wonder…
Katie’s Oatmeal Raisin Pudding
2 cups soymilk (such as Vitasoy Light Original, my favorite)
2 cups cooked oatmeal
2 tsps cinnamon
2 Tbs vanilla extract
1 cup raisins
scant 1/4 cup sweetener of choice (or less)
This is so easy: Combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Then turn down to low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pudding is the desired consistency.
The recipe makes 2-4 servings, depending on how big the eater’s appetite is and whether the pudding is being consumed as a meal or a snack.
Recipe #2: Banana Bread in a Bowl
When I’m not in a rush, one of my favorite breakfasts is Banana Bread Blender Cereal. It has all the flavor and nutrition of banana bread, just in a different form. This also makes a great snack.
Banana Bread Blender Cereal
You will need:
1 banana (I use a frozen one, but you don’t have to)
2 tablespoons walnuts
1 cup soymilk (I use Vitasoy Light Enriched)
1 cup flake cereal (such as Arrowhead Mills’ spelt, kamut, or oat bran flakes, etc.)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Put all the ingredients into a blender, and blend. Now eat! On a cold morning, try warming this up a bit; the banana gets all caramelized and gooey. Yumlicious!
I know. Love, right?
I’d totally fear Ren Man would run off with CCV (have you seen her?!) and all her fabulous bakingcookingsplendor—-but he doesnt read this blog.
So Im safe.
For a while anyway…