Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vegan Strawberry Smoothie

A vegan strawberry smoothie!

1 cup almond milk (silk, vanilla flavor)
1 cup fresh strawberries
1/2 banana
3/4 scoop Sun Warrior raw vegan protein powder

For decoration: dried tropical fruit

Place all ingredients in blender (preferrably a vitamix), and blend until smooth. Serve!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Maine's own: Stonewall Kitchen scones

On a trip to Bar Harbor over the sunny, yet cold but marvelous Columbus day weekend with the foliage peaking, I picked up 2 boxes of Stonewall Kitchen scone mix. Today, I baked the first batch, cranberry orange scones with fresh orange zest and a few more cranberries. I used Ina Garten's trick, and pulsed the ingredients, including the cold, chopped butter in a large food processor for just a few pulses. To get a flaky scone, it is necessary to have intact little butter 'bubbles', and pulsing the ingredients in a food processor for 4-5 times does just that. Add ice cold water, pulse some more, and the scone dough is ready. I filled the small triangles of my scone pan and baked for 12-14 min (turned oven off after 12 min). They are the most flaky crunchy and tasty scones ever!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Muesli

The leaves are changing their colors into bright red and yellow, and the grapes in the garden are sweet this year, thanks to a long and sunny summer. Morning Greek yogurt got a fall spin.....

Greek yogurt
juice of 1/2 Meyer lemon
agave nectar
Vermont muesli (@ King Arthur Flour online)