May 4, 2008

Lentils in the sun

I have entered the blogging world and although I am on a little garlic high (anyone else get that?), there is a feeling of glittery excitement passing through me. There will be many trials, errors and success in the kitchen as a just come vegan. I hope in time I will find some happy readers who may help better my cooking skills!

Today a beautiful Autumn sun warmed that fresh bite in the garden, so a few hours of sketching and last nights Spicy Lentil Patties on a pumpkin seed sandwich. Fresh avocado, beans sprouts, lettuce and my favourite homemade Chickpea Hummus. This sheeet was good! Added more heat to the mixture and used brown lentils, simmered, as my lazy Saturday afternoon didn't include soaking Black Eyed Peas for 24 hours... that and there were no precooked cans at the supermarket.

The past week my diet has been fairly high in fiber, you know what I mean, particularly consisting of some muesli bars that I have a serious obsession to bake. Wednesday I visited the Organic Markets, in the hills, and bought coconut flour and a fruit and nut mixture, so I incorporated them into the batch. Unfortunately I learnt coconut flour is serious stuff and I would half it with w/w flour next time. And damn! Since the cooler weather my brown rice maple has become rock hard.

After a week of slacking off mentally, physically and in the kitchen, tomorrow bike riding with a close friend down along the coast should partially make up. Also, I seriously hope to bake some of those incredible cup cake recipes circling the net.


Anonymous said...

yay! i am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. i think i might try using lentils next time, that sounds like a super substitute for black-eyed peas. congrats on choosing veganism!

amy (vegan addict)

Bonnie said...

Welcome to the world of vegan blogging! your blog looks so nice so far, can't wait to read more from you :)

Oh, cupcakes... they are indeed incredible.