Hello...Brownie Bites with Cream "Cheese" Topping (& more)
Posted Jan 21 2011 2:30am
Good stuff...GOOD stuff!
The brownie bite 1/3 cup apple sauce 1/4 cup canola oil 1/2 cup granulated sugar (sucanat, organic, your choice.) 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup all all purpose G-free flour (or flour of choice) 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/4 cup cacao powder 1 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt
In large bowl, mix apple sauce, oil, sugar, & vanilla. Add all other ingredients a little at a time till well mixed. Should be a soft cookie dough(ish) consistency. Place to the side.
Cream "Cheese" Topping 4 oz Vegan Cream "Cheese" (half package) 1/4 cup Agave 1/4 cup sucanat or other granulated sugar 3 tbsp flour (G-free or of choice) 1/2 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
Mix Cream "Cheese" and agave till smooth. Add sugar, flour, & chocolate chips. Stir till well mixed. Divide mixture in half.
Mix one half (roughly one cup) of Cream "Cheese" topping into Brownie mix. Fill mini cup cake baking trays a little under half full. Spoon topping onto each brownie (enough to cover but leaving a little room for rising). Bake at 325 for 15 mins.
Check out what's hanging out on my couch right now!
Didn't realize it's already time for a new VegNews! Yeah! I picked up the runners mag to get some tips & motivation. Bringing me to the next topic...
I actually registered for "Race for the Cure" Baton Rouge. It'll be my 1st!!! I'm really pumped about this! Really!
As an early birthday present, Philip took me shopping for some running gear.
Running shoes...I picked the black ones. They are so comfortable!
I also got a jogging stroller so I can go run anytime with or without Kya. She loved it & kept yelling "RUN FASTER MAMA!" My new coach. Ha!
I ran over a half mile straight without having to slow it down! I know it's not much but it's a MAJOR deal to me! Since I was so proud of myself, I headed to PJ's for my favorite...a "Chai Velvet Ice with Soy Milk and no Whipped Cream" thank you. I don't have these very often and I don't believe in rewarding good behavior with not so good treats but, well....I did & I enjoyed it, guilt FREE! They are the best and addictive!!!!
Notice the CRaZy look in my eyes... partly from the run...
and partly from the excitement over my PJ's.
It takes so little to make me happy.
On another note...I wanna take a moment and thank God that I didn't have to use this today!
I did want to sit down to catch my breath (& maybe cry a little) when I couldn't run another 1/2 mile straight, but was scared that someone would call an ambulance. It was a great day!
And now it's time for...More Food!
This was supposed to be Spaghetti Squash with tomato sauce on top. Well the sign at Whole Foods said "Spaghetti Squash" but I'm not so sure. Not an expert here...but I think I may have over did it cause this... is NOT what it's supposed to look like!!!
So, Instead of Spaghetti Squash, we had stuffed squash. It needed some rice or something to add to it, but overall, wasn't bad at all.
2 tbsp evoo
1 clove garlic minced
oregano, basil, salt, and pepper to taste
1 can tomato paste
1 tbsp agave
1 cup grape tomatoes cut in half's
Daiya cheese (Mozzarella flavor) Heat oven to 350. Cut squash in halves (lengthwise). Scoop out seeds and "goo" (I don't know what this is called). Place squash halves on cookie sheet and bake for 30 - 40 min. (Please check on your squash if you don't want mush like we had!)
Heat olive oil in pan. Add garlic, paste, seasonings, and agave. Heat till warmed through (abt 5 min). Add tomatoes. Turn down heat & simmer for 20 min (or till tomatoes are tender).
When squash is tender. Remove from oven and cool. Take a fork and run it around the edges of the squash. This should pull the fibers apart and look like spaghetti. (I wouldn't' know...Yes I'm a little bitter about it.) Put the spaghetti on a serving plate. Pour on sauce. Top with "Parmesan" & Daiya "Cheese". Enjoy!!!
Question of the day...Are you a reader? I love to read! Seriously! I can stay up all night reading a good book. What are your favorite Mags? I love VegNews, Clean Eating, and whatever hobby I'm into at that moment...(Decorating, Running).