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February 28, 2010

Banana Oat Cake

Vegan and low fat healthy dessert.

Serving 6-8 people

Part I:
2 Cups Oat Flour
½ tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
¼ tsp Ground Cardamom
1 Cup Raw Sugar

Part II:
½ Cup Olive Oil
1 Cup Chilled Brewed Coffee
1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
¾ Cup Chopped Fresh Banana

How to:

1. Set oven to 450ºF
2. Sift Flour, Baking Soda, Salt and Spices into a bowl.
3. Add Sugar and mix all the dry ingredients.
4. Mix all Liquids with Banana.
5. Add Wet Mix to Dry Mix and stir with a spatula until smooth.
6. Pour Batter into a greased 10 inch cake pan.
7. Bake cake 40-60 minutes (check by sticking a toothpick in center and it should come out dry)
8. Cool on rack before cutting slices.
9. Garnish with Powder Sugar.

Enjoy with a cup of coffee in company of good friends.

Healthy and Hearty Bean Soup

All vegan and rich with protein and fibers.

Servings: 6 Cups

Part I:

2 Cups Azuki Beans, can be substituted with other red beans

4 Cups Water

3 Tbsp Lemon Juice

2 Tbsp Tomato Paste

2 tsp Chili Powder

1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic

Part II:

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

½ Cup Chopped Yellow Onion

½ Cup Chopped Carrots

¼ Cup Chopped Red Bell Pepper

½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

Part III:

¼ Cup Nutritional Yeast Flakes

2 Cups Water

1 Tbsp Salt – or to your liking

Part IIII:

Fine shredded Green Onion and Lemon Peel

How to:

1. Mix all ingredients under Part I in a big pot on the stove.

2. Bring to a boil and then take down to simmer under a lid.

3. Heat up a frying pan, add olive oil.

4. Slightly brown Onion, Carrot and Bell Pepper.

5. Pour Vinegar in pan, take it off the heat and add it all into the Beans.

6. Stir in the Nutritional Yeast, add the rest of water and taste off with Salt.

7. Simmer slowly until Beans are soft but not mushy.

8. Cook time around 2 hours. Beans will cook faster if you soak them over night.

9. Serve with Green Onion and Lemon Peel as garnish.

This healthy and hearty soup will warm you up a cold day. Enjoy!