Anyways, I had to do all my cooking tonight, so unfortunately the lighting is horrible again. I miss being able to use the gorgeous summer sun as my light.
To start, I made the wild pecan fried rice from Vive le Vegan, on Saturday actually. I made the brown rice/wild rice mixture at the start of the day, so when I was ready to cook later on it was ready. So this recipe took no time at all. Its the rice mixture fried in some oil with green peas, green onions, pecans, tamari and seasoning. Mmm it hit the spot after a long period of eating junk food. I'm on the right road again (for now).
The berry oat squares I posted the other day are awesome! Billy ate all of them, almost. Good thing I squirreled one away for myself. They're perfect for our lunches at school.
Along those lines, tonight I made the banana oat bundles from Vive le Vegan. Deliciousness in a...well, a bundle! There's almost no sugar in these and they are so sweet from the bananas. The cinnamon and fresh nutmeg are so good in these incredibly fresh cookies. They're so healthy but the main thing is that they're so good! They were a little raw in the middle after I let them cool, so I warmed them up at a lower temperature for a few minutes. Hopefully that helped. If not, the one I had was still really good, and I'll just bake them a few minutes longer next time, and there definitely will be a next time.
From Vive, I also made the cannellini bean yam hummus. The only cooking this required was baking the yam for 45 minutes, which you can do while you watch TV or read or whatever. Then you just blend everything together. The flavour comes from the beans and yams, and the chipotle sauce and toasted pine nuts. Its a really unique tasting hummus, and from the first bite I took, I think I'll really like this. I'm having it for lunch tomorrow with veggie sticks. Mmmm I know it'll it the spot when my tummy starts grumbling at noon. None of the pictures do it justice, since the light in the apartment is so yellow, but just imagine it differently ;)