Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Yummy Yummy in My Tummy


Good Morning Everyone. Hope you all had a restful sleep. I had this crazy dream about being on a cruise-ship with my friends and family and then it started sinking. My mom, sister, and I didn't get out in time, but we managed to be in a part of the ship that had an air bubble. Somehow, my mom and I climbed out of the ship, but my sister didn't want to come. We went to a secondhand clothes store to get me a new outfit because mine was all wet and dirty. The lady at the store ended up putting me in this crazy 1960's outfit, but I remember liking it haha We then left that store, and got jobs at this food/market-type place. They had me bagging the groceries on my first day and I was terrible at it, so I quit. After that, I woke up. So I've come to find the moral of the story: If you don't want to end up in 60's clothes, don't go on a cruise!!! haha

I don't think I ate anything on the cruise, I know it's hard to believe, but food wasn't in my dream. But before posting a recipe, I have to tell you about these DISGUSTING TOFU NOODLES I tried a week ago. Don't buy them! haha They tasted like rubber. And yeah, there's like 50 calories in the whole bag, but 50 GROSS calories, so stay away from them! haha All right, now that my product review is out of the way, my recipe for today is Celine's No-Bake Black Bean Brownies... or as I like to call them, SEX IN MY MOUTH!! I have never been so in love with a brownie. It was like a secret affair every time I took a bite. They were so good that I felt I had to hide them from the other food in my kitchen. And as usual, I ate them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until they were gone. haha I love my eating habits. The only changes I made were to add some applesauce because mine were pretty clumpy and to use walnuts + almonds in place of the chestnuts. Chestnuts are hard to come by around me, damnit, but we all have our crosses to bare. haha

Here's the recipe:
No-Bake Black Bean Brownies
1 medium, ripe banana
10 pitted dates (I used medjool, baby)
4 tbsp agave nectar
3/4 cup oat flour
2.5 oz bag of almonds + 1 oz of walnuts (I had no clue how to measure the 1 oz so I just guessed)
1/4 cup carob powder
1/2 cup shredded coconut
14 oz can black beans
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
optional: 1/4 cup unsweetended applesauce (slowly add this if your mix is too clumpy or dry)

Directions: Line an 8 x 8 in pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap. This is ESSENTIAL because they WILL stick to the pan if you don't. Add all the ingredients (except applesauce) to the food processor and blend. This takes a while because there's a heck of a lot of food in there. Just be patient because it will eventually all blend. Add applesauce if needed and blend again. Scoop the brownie batter into the pan and press down with your hands (it might be sticky, but you'll live). Freeze for a few hours and resist the urge to eat it before then.

24 comments:

Grace said...

why, these aren't brownies at all--they're little squares of heaven. fiber, protein, and...coconut. fabulous. :)

Brandi said...

Ohhh my, I am collecting dessert recipes and this one is on the top of my to-make-list!!!
MMMM!!!

balance, joy and food! said...

that's a great vegan brownie recipe! And it is so easy as well!

For the Love of Guava said...

Whenever I read your blog it takes a second for the background behind your words to come up... and still everytime I try to read before it finishes on all your fruits and veggies and it drives me crazy... must work on my zenlike patience...

VeggieGirl said...

I WANT THOSE CAROB BROWNIES!!!! :-D

For the Love of Guava said...

oh yeah.. those brownies are ridiculously yummy looking... I would never have guessed they were no bake and black bean!!

Elina said...

Ok, with a review like that, how can you NOT make these? hehe

Becca said...

Wow, that is a strange dream! haha, but the brownies looks delicious and I"m positive they made up the weird dream you had:]

Kelly said...

As always, your post cracked me up. I love the tone you write in. It's so conversational and amusing.

I'm glad you warned us about those noodles. I have always seen them at tofu and wanted to buy them, but now I will definitely beware.

I'm also excited to see your review of Celine's recipe. They did look quite yummy when she posted them.

Agnesss =) said...

Hi Jojo!! =))

Oh what a CRAZZZZZY night fream hah =PP

Well...yeahhh these BROWNIES ARE AMAZZZING and DELISH!! I know it I know it!!! Have made them many times!!!! =D

Enjoy your time!!!!!!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

That is without a doubt the BEST name for a dish I have ever heard!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I used to try to eat those noodles, but they just aren't good!

Becca said...

I have always wondered about those still wet-in-the-bag tofu noodles! I've almost bought them myself! Thanks for the heads up!

Wholesome Foodie said...

Oh my goodness, Ive had those noodles before and you're completely right, they're disguting! bah

Those brownies look great, I must try them!

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Emily said...

So don't buy the noodles?

I thought Hungry Girl recommended those.

Juliet said...

I'm sorry you hated those noodles. They definitely have a bad aftertaste which is why I like the spinach kind. At least you know you hate them now! :)

Gina said...

those look AMAZING! thanks for posting the recipe!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Joanna, thanks for stopping by.

What an amazing recipe for "brownies"! This one it definitely one to try. Black Beans, who would have thought?!

Bethany said...

omg! when I saw your title w/ a pic of shirataki under it, I was like, GROSS in my tummy. Then I was releived that you hated them too (how selfish of me). I got duped into trying them by a Vegetarian Times soup recipe. ugh. Well at least now I can make fun of them when I go grocery shopping.

your dream sounds messed up. Were you watchign the poseidan adventure :)

mmm... brownie good.

HangryPants said...

Cool blondies. I'll have to give them a try one day!

dessertobsessed said...

wow! no bake AND with black bean? i must try these! they look so healthy for a dessert, yay!

biz319 said...

I love those noodles, but everyone else in my family hated them - couldn't get over the texture!

Happy Saturday!

pixiepine said...

Will have to try the brownies...
I like the tofu noodles! They are rubbery in that fun way to me :)