Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Just a quicky

You know blogging really helps when you are forgetful. I forget all the time where my favorite recipes come from. And then all I have to do is look over my old blog entries and they are all there. Recipes or where I found them. Along with the yummy pictures to rush me into cooking it.

Friday, September 5, 2008

White bean chili & Oatmeal Cookies

A few days ago I found a new wed Site Called Sparkpeople.com. It is a "dieting" website that does a lot of cool stuff. You can track your calories and activities. You can read tons of informational articles and do tons of more stuff. Anyways. I have been tracking my calories, fat, protein, & carbs on there web site. And working with some of there meal plans. But since you can enter in your own food options I kinds stray but stay in my calorie realm. The other day I made there White bean chili recipe which turned out to be really good. But its not chili to me. It has some spices like chili but its just more like a white bean soup. Very easy and good.

Other recipes. The only other thing I am going to post a picture of are no bake cookies. They are easy and quick. Everyone knows what the are. Lots of fat, high in calories & carbs, but has a good amount of protein.

1/4 Cup cocoa
1/2 Cup soy milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Vegan Marg ( I use smart balance light)
1/2 Cup Peanut butter ( You can use 1 whole cup though I like them better w/ a whole cup)
3 cups oats.

Put everything except oats and peanut butter in pan. Bring to boil. Let boil for 5 minutes. Take off heat add peanut butter mix well. Add oats and then put on cookie sheet to harden enough to pick up. Enjoy.

I also have a corn flake no bake cookie recipe that I will post one day. They are really good too.

I finally received my new juicer in the mail. But I have not taken it out of the box to use it yet. I can't wait but my kitchen is a disaster. Breville Ikon Juicer here I come. Very soon. I will post a review and recipes soon. I hope.

Next on my list. I have mentioned that I have an addiction to books in the past but now its to buying them off ebay, half.com, and amazons used section. I have purchased 9 or 10 in the last 2 week. Its crazy.....
My garden is dieing. the summer is coming to a close. Which I really don't mind at all. But my garden is being attacked by zucchini bugs. And bugs just freak me out. Yuck. So I am very sad to say although I am still getting tomatoes everything else has pretty much died. But its kinda our faults. It hasn't rained and I have yet to get J to help me carry out counters of water.
I know this is every where today. Sorry. Maybe it will be better next time.