Friday, August 31, 2012


These are from Mama Pea. Yum!

1 1/2 c. almonds, processed into flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 drop stevia
2/3 c. sunflowers, processed into butter
2 T. ground flax + 1/4 c. water
1/3 c. honey
1/4 t. maple flavor
1/2 t. vanilla
3/4 c. vegan chocolate or carob chips

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Process almonds into flour/meal.
  • Combine almond flour, baking soda, salt, and stevia in a bowl.
  • Combine flax and water and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Process sunflowers into butter.
  • Add flax mixture and other wet ingredients to processor and cream together with sunflower butter.
  • Pour wet mixture into dry and mix well.
  • Fold in chocolate or carob chips.
  • Drop onto baking sheet and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


I think Christine was the first to try this one. Adapted from this recipe, it's great on taco salad, tostadas, or anywhere you'd normally use taco meat.

2 cloves garlic
2 cans black beans (2 1/2 c.), drained and rinsed
1/4 c. rolled oats
1/4 c. cornmeal
1 T. chili powder
3/4 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Process all ingredients in food processor until they stick together and form a paste.
  • Spread/crumble mixture onto a sprayed cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and chop up with a spatula or spoon.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes more.
  • Chop/crumble again.
  • Bake for 3-5 minutes more.

I like it even more mixed with this ground walnut meat. Make the walnut meat and add it to the beans for the last 5 minutes of baking time.