Sunday, November 9, 2008

Good Ole Sunday

Geez. It's really cold outside. And when I say cold, I mean BURRRR!!!!! My little toes (including my ugly black and blue one) are like icicles. Thank God I have on these dashing argyle socks. And of course, I'm in my bathrobe that everybody hates. But it's been a good day so far. I'm taking a Zumba class today, so that should make it even better. I have no clue what I'm getting myself into but that's the whole point haha I don't mind if I'm cluelessly (that's NOT a word...or is it?) dancing around in the back of the room by myself. That's what happened when my friend, Brian, and I took hip-hop. Wow was that funny. I'd definitely consider myself a bangin dancer- honestly, I'm not even kidding haha- but this hip-hop class was tough!!! We were just such a mess that we ended up making up our own routines the majority of the time. The instructor would always glare at us, but we were just getting our jive on... and you don't ever wanna step on our jive! haha

So anyway, I should definitely figure out how to upload a video of myself dancing. That would be a riot... and I'm positive none of you would ever come back to read my blog!! haha So for now, here's what's cookin!! First off, we have Vegan Ginger Muffins. I found these on Cookie Madness, and they were sinfully good. They are all gone because muffins never last more than a day in my house... and it's all because of me haha The other recipe I have for you guys is a Raw Spiced Walnut Cream. I found it on Gone Raw, and it's texture is somewhat yogurt-like. And I'm aware that the picture of the cream is gross looking, but it is cream. haha I really liked it because I miss having Cool Whip all the time. I used to eat it out of the container, so this was a nice alternative.

Here's the recipes:
Gingerbread Muffins
1 1/2 cups oat flour, spooned and swept
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt + an extra pinch
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup silken tofu ( I used firm, but it doesn't matter)
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
1/4 cup canola oil

Directions: Preheat oven to 375F. Spray muffin with cooking spray or line with cupcake liners. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Stir until well-combined. Put the tofu, molasses, sugar, and oil in the food processor and blend until smooth. Add tofu mixture to flour mixture and stir until mixed. Scoop mixture into muffin tin and bake for 18 minutes. Makes 12 standard muffins.

Spiced Walnut Cream
2 cups walnuts, soaked a few hours, rinsed and drained
1 cup water
1/2 cup soaked dates
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
pinch ground cloves

Directions: Whip all ingredients in blender until thick and fluffy. Chill for 1 hour.


Jenn said...

Cute socks! Muffins look awesome and I've gotta make some nut cream.

Anonymous said...

wow you really come up with some amazing stuff!! this looks incredible!!

Agnesss =) said...

Hey hey Joo!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!! This walnut cream looks INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS!!!!! I'm going to get some walnuts soon so I'll try it!!!!! =D

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Your argyle socks are too cute. I love them! I hear you about being freezing, it's in the 20s here. Booo....

I love gingerbread, and your muffins look really good! And that walnut cream looks sooo good too, and I have a lot in my freezer so I know what to do with them!

Lauren said...

I just love your blog layout! Too cute! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog! I added you to my blog roll!

Anonymous said...

cozy socks, muffins, sounds like a great day!

Anonymous said...

oh man, those muffins look so good! i bet they smell amazing too...
i hope you had a good weekend!

Erica said...

haha love the socks! Hey as long as you're moving- you're burning calories! Thats allllll that matters. Hope Zumba went well! Those gingerbread muffins look fab! Perfect for xmas!

Gina said...

Those muffins look yummy! Did you eat the walnut cream with them? I also miss me some Cool Whip, that sounds like a greaaat alternative :)

Bethany said...

That cream does look gross, but I'd suck it all down. Yummy!

Those muffins are really tall, they look great.

I'm such a spaz, that when I used to do aerobics, it had to be step aerobics otherwise I'd be all over the room.

And I think I was the only person in the 2 hour swing dancing class that just couldn't get the simplest moves. An instructor's nightmare - or cash cow...

Anonymous said...

I love gingerbread, so those muffins sound like they'd be right up my alley!

dailydelicious said...

Hi, thank for visiting my blog and your muffin looks great, might try it someday.

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