Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Mmmm Vegan Brownies

So last night I cooked one of my favorites, Broccoli and Mushroom Quiche made with tofu and tahini instead of eggs and cheese. Its soo good, and even better as a leftover. Its from Cooking the Whole Foods Way by Christina Pirello.

After I finished making dinner I figured I needed to give a little sweet cooking to my man for all his hard work this weekend. While I was upstairs cleaning he was painting the family room, mowing the lawn and vacuuming the pool. Is he not just wonderful.
So I found a recipe for Brownies that called for
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup oil
1/4 cup water.
You mix all those bad boys together and bake. You don't even need to worry about licking the spoon because there are no eggs to get saminella from! The one modification I will make next time is to sub 1/2 c applesauce 1/2 cup oil instead of the whole shebang in oil. Also I have to play around with my natural sweetners to see if I can lessen the amount of sugar (or remove it all together!).


Trace said...

Hmmm, did they turn out good? Not heavy or anything?

I bet you could do the applesauce thing and there is whole wheat pastry flower that is much finer/more smoothly ground. I watch this healty eating show on the Food Network and she uses half whole wheat pastry flower and half white flower.

Oooh, there is a whole foods cook on the PBS channel who is really good! At the moment I am blanking on her name. It's unfortunate whan all you can remember is that she has red hair, LOL.

Dirkey said...

oh it was soo good.
I also made this coconut icing (just mixed coconut milk and sugar and flaked coconut and put it on top) Holy Cow it was amazing!!!