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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Vegan Carbo Loading for Warmth

So, it's now officially the second day of my snowcation and I'm already stir crazy. Not stir crazy enough to want to leave my house and shovel, but I exhausted my kitchen yesterday and basically have half a bottle of Gin and half of a sweet potato leftover (I'm pretty sure they will both be consumed by the end of the day).

But this is why:

So, I made a few things to keep warm.

I really really wanted to make some sort of bread but did not have any yeast, which complicated things a bit. But I found this recipe and tried out a yeast-less focaccia bread and left out the cheese.

It was pretty good, a little chewier than I would have liked, but I think that may have been due to the fact that I cooked it the additional 5 minutes that was called for even though I was not melting cheese.

I couldn't stop there...I needed to make something that smelled sweet. I needed to make some COOKIES! Once again, the limitations of my pantry necessitated a pretty intensely specific google search that came up with this recipe for Brown Sugar Cookies. These were UBER simple (so simple in fact, that I felt the need to use a German word to describe their simplicity), fast, and nice and sweet. I don't know why, but they have hardened up a little more than I would like, but that might be because I put them in a tin rather than air tight container.

These cookies were a great "make something out of nothing" treat. And they smelled great upon returning from the artic tundra.

1 comment:

  1. I added the cookie recipe to my "make soon" list. I will have to pretend that being snowed in happens in California.


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