Friday, October 21, 2011

Vegan MOFO Day 18,19, 20 - Sweet Potatoes Muffins, Vegan Pizza and LIfe in the city

In a moment of insanity I purchased a bushel (yes a bushel plus)  of sweet potatoes from a farmer in St Mary's County.  I've yet to really make a dent in the lot even though I've shared them with friends and neighbors. The below muffins are based on a recipe that I'd posted earlier in October 2009.  This go round had raisins, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds as the nutmeats and fruit.  They were very good indeed.  

The photo features the margarine we use these days. It is great for baking and just spreading on toast (made out of non-GMO soybeans).
1 1/2 C Organic Unbleached Flour
1/2 C Organic Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tbs Baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1 C Organic Sugar
1 1/2 tsp ENER G Egg Replacer mixed w/ 2Tbs warm water
1 tsp flax seed
1/2 C mashed sweet potato
1 C Soy Milk
4 Tbsp melted Earth Balance Margarine
1/2 C Raisins
1/2 C sunflower seeds
1/2 C toasted pumpkin seeds
1/2 C dried cranberrys

Set a 350f oven with rack in the middle.
Grease a 12- cup muffin pan with margarine.
Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl till combined.
Whisk sugar with ENER G water briefly. Add sweet potato mash, and butter and combine. Then whisk in the soy milk.

Gently toss the nuts and dried fruit to the dry ingredients until combined.

Fold the wet mixture into the dry with a rubber spatula until batter is just mixed. Divide mixture into the 12 muffin cups. Bake for 15 minutes and then rotate the pan back to front and back for another 10-15 minutes.

Over the past month Americans have been taking to the streets.  Democracy in action!  Peaceful and smart for the post part.  Here is a succinct sign about the recent financial collapse trigger.

Sometimes we just dress up something pre-made.  Amy's Vegan Pizza is a great base to add things to.  On the right side Barking Dog has vegan meatballs, extra red sauce and Jalepenos.  On the left I have added olives and Jalepenos and both sides have vegan mozzarella.  Some baby Arugula (in the green bowl) is a nice topping.
Thursday was a left overs day.  And Friday we were treated to dinner at a neighbors.  So I thought I'd provide a three views encountered in the city on Wednesday to round out the end of the week MOFO.  Because - sometimes what feeds us is the beauty around us.
Here are some gorgeous Elephant ears on Harvard Street not far from home.

A view out the car window driving north on Beach Drive in Rock Creek Parkway in the afternoon.  Just the beginnings of Fall beginning to show in the tree leaves.

The iconic Dupont Circle on a misty, rainy afternoon.

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