EDIT: Yay, my pictures are working! :D
As I was going through the recipes I have posted to this blog, I found this recipe that I completely forgot about. I know it's not exactly the time of year for pumpkin, but I had a can of it in the pantry, along with some dried cranberries that I thought would just be very tasty in these little bites. So I decided to do this recipe again, this time using whole wheat pastry flour instead of regular whole wheat flour, and adding in the cranberries. This time around, I also added a dab of molasses, which really helped to add a hint of depth to the flavor. These "cookies" are soft, not overly sweet, and fat free, and I enjoy them for breakfast.
I have updated the original recipe to reflect my modifications this time around...
That was the "old" part. For the "new" part, I got inspired by DGMGV's devilish dessert that she recently blogged. The recipe is from La Dolce Vegan! and consists of bananas, peanut butter, chocolate, and phyllo dough. But I made it my own by leaving out the chocolate (I didn't want to be TOO naughty) and instead adding a healthy dusting of cinnamon sugar.
Oh, yum. Hot out of the oven, this banana strudel was so gooey and just tasted devilish! Whoever put bananas and peanut together for the first time is one of my heroes...
One of my friends has been in town this week, and we went to lunch today at her old favorite Athens eatery--a diner called Clocked.
It has a very eclectic feel. The bases of the light fixtures are actual records--and each light is unique. This place serves your typical diner fare, but most everything can be turned vegan. We started with an appetizer of hummus and pita chips.
The pita chips were deep-fried, unfortunately. The hummus was delicious, though, and different from your standard hummus.
I ordered a cheeze sub, which consisted of vegan cheeze slices (cheddar and Swiss style) melted over a pile of sautéed peppers, onions, and mushrooms. The sandwich was spread with a nice jalapeño-basil sauce, which gave it a good kick. A very flavorful sammy, though one that I certainly would not care to eat every day!
Thanks for your comments about my new layout. I've been wanting to give this place a facelift for quite some time now, and I finally had the time and creative energy to do it. It makes the whole site feel all new and fresh to me, and I like it!