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Amazon.ca Cookbook Update :<)

Amazon vegetarian cookbook page august 23

A screenshot I took of the Hot New Releases in Vegetarian Cookbooks at Amazon.ca Kindle store, earlier today!

Number 2 in the Top 100! I’ll take it. 😉

Thanks to everyone who has already purchased:

The Groovy Green Kitchen Volume 1.

Wow…you’ve made my day! 🙂

Happy Cooking

My Kind of “Processing” ;<) In My Kitchen

In my kitchen, I create.
Breads to rise and cakes to bake.
Here, I stir, knead and sauté.
Spoons and knives, in happy disarray.
In my kitchen, I am queen!
Baking cobblers, date bars and other sweet dreams.
Soups and salads, lovingly prepared.
With a smidge of spice and a dash of flair.
Blissfully, I’m lost….
in heady aromas and tastes.
A world of flavors.
and delights to partake.
I am home.
Oh so free.
This truly is, where I am ME!
The stress of the day is left behind.
It’s time to create.
All problems resigned.
Pity those who can’t boil an egg.
Seeking culinary skills.
They will often beg.
The chemistry of cooking.
A wonder to share.
It’s almost like love, but with calories…
oh dear!
In my kitchen, safe and warm.
A haven…
flour heaven ?
So glad to be here.
♥ ♥ ♥   
Also posted for the June 16th, Woven Dreams prompt: Processing
“In My Kitchen”- revised  May 2013.
From the poetry collection: My Poetic Path
PS: In case you are craving a fresh-baked treat, after reading this poem,  😉
here’s the link to the recipe for these delicious scones.

Making Chili? Try These Cornbread Muffins! :<)

I made a big batch of Slow-Cooker Chili yesterday and thought some cornbread muffins or scones would be nice to go with it. Instead of my usual stand-by recipes, I decided to take a browse online and found this one at the Land O Lakes site:

Sour Cream Cornbread Muffins.

These muffins were wonderful!  

I don’t know why the comments/reviews on the site vary so much about these, some people loved them and others ..not so much.

I did tweak the recipe a bit:

-Instead of milk I used water .

– I baked them at 400F not 425F to avoid overbrowning.

-Also, DO use paper liners when you make these. I was out of liners and they were a bit hard to get out of the tin afterwards.

-I made 8 large muffins instead of 12.

I wish I had my own photo to share but the last 3 were finished off at breakfast today with cherry jam. Joe is a “hearty” eater, nuff said! 😉

Happy Baking and Happy New Year. 🙂

My “Other” Bran Muffin Recipe

I ♥♥ bran muffins!

And based on the number of weekly visitors to this blog searching for bran muffin recipes, I’m in good company. 😉

I’ve posted this fav bran muffin recipe from Not Just for Vegetarians, a couple of times and it’s been a muffin recipe that I’ve had many good comments about, over the years.

My “other” bran muffin recipe from NJFV is one I don’t make that often. Don’t really know why, seem to always revert back to Extra-Easy, Extra Moist Bran Muffins.

But last week, thought I’d give my Quick and Easy Bran Muffins a go, with pecans and coconut added and a pecan on top of each one!

Yummm….these muffins have a slightly lighter texture than my “stand bys” but just as good overall. And no buttermilk or yogurt required, which I didn’t have on hand.

Not overly sweet either. Unlike a lot of commercial bran muffins (I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a really good commercial muffin, have you?)  and some recipes too; making these a healthier choice.

I’m including the recipe for Quick and Easy Bran Muffins on page 2.

If you give them a try or have already, let me know if you liked these muffins.

I’d like one right now actually but no baking today, just been too hot! Cooler temps. on the way though, can’t wait. 🙂

Happy Week and Happy Baking.

PS: Speaking of healthier choices: I just posted a new review of Jane Fonda’s Fit & Strong DVD, over at My Real Life Reviews. Hope you’ll stop by soon.

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Carrots: Can’t Get Enough of Them!

I’m just crazy about carrots!

Love them, all ways: Raw, cooked, in soups, salads, wraps,cakes, muffins…

The recipe I’m including with this post is for a soup that I make at least once a week from my cookbook: Cream of Carrot Soup (see complete recipe second page). Especially good when garden carrots are available. Extra yummy!

And check out the: World Carrot Museum, what a hoot!

Enjoy and happy cooking! 🙂

Carrot photo (wow love it too!) courtesy of: Flickr

PS: My apologies for the wonky text size changes in this post…WP, acting up a bit it seems. I did try to fix it!

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