Sunday, May 25, 2008

my rollercoasters got the biggest ups and downs

So I finally got a job..well two technically. I was hired for unos..but then realized that would be kind of silly to memorize the menu for 3 months just to probably never work there again. thus, i went over to applebee's and told them i was a transfer from philly blah blah and they called my manager and he said "definitely" take me sooo i go in tuesday at 10:30 to talk to the managers and such. i'm pretty excited to go back so at least i know kind of what i'm talking about since ive already been working at an applebee's since september. woohoo. :)

Oh speaking of finallys (i'm not so sure if thats a word..meh) i alllso finally got veganomicon. i know i know, no big deal because every vegan has already had it for forever. but i've been swooning over it for a while and never actually got it and now i do and i'm super excited. only problem is what to make first!

I did have a bit of a fluke with cookies this past week though. I still had so much soy yogurt left..and the thought of just eating soy yogurt kind of makes me feel nauseous..thus i've been searching for lots of recipes using it. i found these yogurt chocolate chip cookies online..on allrecipes and it wasn't a vegan one(they used real yogurt and butter) but a vegan said they had used it and supplemented the ingredients. I did not like how they came out..kind of like spongey cookies..and not that tasty aside from the entire bag of chocolate chips in them. Hmm..cody liked them so i told him they were alllll his haha. :)

yes i didnt even bother taking them out of the saran wrap haha

Buttt the other day, i found a recipe from for chocolate chip blondies (my dad says i need to stop putting chocolate in everything haha..its true though, but it only makes things better!) i could still see the yogurty spongeyness to them as with the cookies, but it worked much better in a "brownie/cakey" like way than a cookie way. I think they are quite delicious!

yumm. kind of like a chocolate chip muffin tasting..delicious none the less.

Blondies with chocolate chips (from ppk)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and oil a 8x8 brownie pan. In medium bowl, sift together 1 1/4 cups flour, 3/4 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt. In large bowl, mix together 3/4 cup soy yogurt, 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of oil, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of molasses(i had none so i used maple syrup). Mix with wire whisk. Add 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of sugar and wisk until combined. Fold in dry ingredients in batches slowly, wisking as you go. Fold in 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Pour into pan and bake 35-40 minutes until top is firm.

Mine never really got completely firm, which is why the middle pieces are a bit cakier..but i think they taste the best :)

Well i'm off. hopefully making a delicious dinner from veganomicon tonight.
i've had quinoa for over a week now staring me down to be i must. i've never had it before so i'm a bit excited. :)


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