Sunday, February 13, 2011

PPK Cook Book Challenge - Week 5 - Eat Drink and Be Vegan

I have been suppressed by "the man" so my computer time is very limited on my work days, so my posts are likely to be less frequent. I think I'm really going to like this book. It is new to my collection. This is my first Dreena Burton book. I'm definitely going to have to check out more. I really enjoy her easy to read recipe formats and so far I'm digging her recipes. It is always nice when recipes are pantry friendy. So far I've found hers to be so. I wasn't able to get three recipes done this week, but I did get two done and have two on deck.

Last night we had the Broccoli Cashew Teriyaki Stir Fry. Fred always loves him some stir fry, so I thought I'd throw this one into the mix. When I looked at the sauce recipe, I feared it would be too sweet for my taste. I'm very happy to report it was delicious. I love eating lots of colorful veggies and this dish delivered with the beautiful green broccoli and gorgeous red peppers. I didn't have raw cashews, so I threw in roasted ones. They made the texture nicely crunchy! This was the perfect end to a long day.

I had a craving for something sweet, but didn't want to go crazy on the sugar. I wanted a healthy sweet treat. The Super Charge Me Cookies fit the bill perfectly! They are made with oats and spelt flour. Flax provides some nice omega 3 action. I'm not a raisin fan, so I subbed currants and walnuts. There were a small amount of chocolate chips in the recipe to reign in the sweet beast in my tummy. The recipe made exactly 12 cookies. Were they good. Well they didn't last even one hour at work. Oh yes, they are soooo good. I know I'll be making these for a quick breakfast grab or a hiking treat.


  1. I've been having fun with the cook book challenges. I have been testing for so long, my books are getting cobwebs on them.

  2. Kim, March 22 is right around the corner! Woohooo! Way to go!