Monday, October 15, 2018

Fall Brownies

Using this brownie recipe, but replacing the chocolate powder with:

1/2 tsp ground Cloves
1 tsp Cardamom
1 tsp Nutmeg
5 tbl Cinnamon

I also added a bit more applesauce - roughly 2 1/2 cups total - to balance out the bitterness of the cloves. The baking may need a bit more time. I gave it an extra 10 minutes, but I also threw in some coconut flakes which could be why it wasn’t holding together as well as I’d hoped. The flavor profile seemed spot on to me.

Cashew Cream Sauce - Salad Dressing Base

I wanted both cashew cream sauce and salad dressing last night, so I made a base that could go either way. Starting with this cashew cream sauce recipe, I put it all together except for the nutritional yeast. Also didn’t add any water but you may need to depending on how well everything is blending together.

For the dressing, I separated 1/2 cup of the base and added 1/2 cup vinegar. With that much vinegar on top of the lemon juice, it packs a punch. I like it that way. You may need to adjust accordingly. Perhaps a 1/3 vinegar to 2/3 base combination.

I finished off the cream sauce with water and nutritional yeast and poured that into a container. After I rinsed out the blender, I poured in the dressing mixture and blended in 1/2 banana.

And that’s it. Pasta sauce and salad dressing done at the same time. This dressing - without any avocado - lasts 3-4 weeks.