These are Banana Oat Bundles from Vive. I've been saving up bananas for a week so I could make them! They were so easy to make, and so delicious--soft and moist, like little muffins. The sweetness was just perfect. One thing I love about Dreena's recipes so far is that they're not deathly sweet, but just sweet enough to be tasty. The bananas add some natural sweetness on their own, and the spices come out really well in these. They will definitely be a staple "cookie" recipe around here!
And here we have a calzone! Melissa blogged about calzones a couple of days ago, and I've had them on my mind ever since. We had some pizza dough that we had risen, punched down, and frozen a week or so ago. So we unthawed it, kneaded it for just a couple of minutes, and let it sit for about 45 minutes before we worked with it. The dough worked really well for us that way, and we had skeptical about freezing dough but now we know it can be done with great results!
We filled the calzone with some leftover marinara sauce, some tofu ricotta that I whipped up tonight, and some green peppers, mushrooms, eggplant, black olives, and yellow onion. Crimped the edges, scoured the top, and baked it 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Bob brushed the top lightly with some olive oil when it came out. It was delicious, dipped in some extra marinara sauce. The filling was a little watery, so next time I will press the tofu (I didn't have time tonight), and maybe cook the mushrooms down so that they release some of their juice. Here's a picture with all that goodness spilling out:
I did make the Black Bean Stew from VWaV, and I didn't take a picture because it came out just the same as before--tasty! I love it with blue corn chips. Tomorrow may have to be a study day, but maybe breakfast...? Peace!