Saturday, May 31, 2008

its as simple as something that nobody knows...

Well it was a beautiful day out.. until now, its raining and storming and gross. Summer thunderstorms aren't that bad though, they're actually pretty peaceful in a different way, I think.

So I found a recipe in veganomicon that i wasn't really too crazy about. the edamame and corn sesame salad.. meh. I really love edamame..and usually just eat it plain but I thought this would be pretty good. I think it was the dressing that I didn't find that appealing to me, I suppose.

I also made cookies the other night, they're all gone now though, but they were pretty awesome. I've seen them on a lot of different websites but I'm really not sure what cookbook they're from..if they are even from one. But they definitely should be, because I assure you..they are awesome! Especially for a chocolate/peanut butter fanatic like myself, i really loved them.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, sift 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup softened margarine, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Add 1/4 cup soy milk and beat well. Gently mix in flour mix 1/3 at a time. For filling, mix 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar and 1/2 cup peanut butter in a bowl and beat until sugar is absorbed and peanut butter is stiffer. Add 1/3 cup chocolate chips. It should be solid enough to form into balls, add more sugar if its too oily/thin. Take the chocolate dough in pieces smaller than a golf ball and flatten into disc on parchment paper. Place teaspoon of peanut butter mix on center of dough, fold dough over peanut butter ball and seal edges. Roll dough into ball. Places balls on sheet, seam down, and bake for 8-10 minutes. yum. :)

So I started training and it's been going fine so far! I had today off..but I work tomorrow at 3:45 until it's going to be a longgg night. Oh well, I'm actually pretty excited to start working on my own and such. :)
I made dinner last night which came out really well. I made the Snobby Joes from veganomicon. I thought they were awesome, though the mother said they were a bit spicy..meh I like a spice though. :)

Okay so maybe not the most appetizing looking sandwich..but quite delicious none the less!
Next concoction from veganomicon? apple peanut butter caramel bars are definitely calling my name ..mmm. :)