Sunday, August 10, 2008

Maple Walnut Applesauce Cake

Maple Walnut Applesauce Cake

Dairy-Free, Vegetarian
This moist whole grain cake is great served topped with applesauce, almond butter or plain. Pair with eggs or scrambled tofu and turkey or tempeh sausage for a delicious breakfast cake.
Serves 12
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup high-heat safflower oil
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 large eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spray a 9-inch square cake pan.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In large bowl, whisk together oil and maple syrup. Whisk in eggs until combined. Whisk in applesauce and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and whisk, beating well for 3 minutes. Stir in walnuts.
Scrape batter into prepared cake pan. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a rack before cutting into squares.
Nutrition Info
Per serving (75g-wt.): 200 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 4g protein, 28g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 14g sugar), 35mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium
Pretty good if I don't say so myself. . .once again from the wholefoods website. . .very easy to make. . .took no time at all really. I spent most of the day at Lake St. Catherine visiting some friends and then came home and quickly put this in the oven . . . .so I could watch last nights swimming Olympics. . .Mike Phelps is just amazing. . .I think he has gills. . .:)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Organic Baby Sweater

Started this on Saturday last weekend after shopping with Rita-roo in Middlebury. This is by O-Wool, Organic cotton and merino wool. . .knits beautifully and I think I am going to use it for Rita's baby sweater. This one is for her friend Hannah. This is pre-buttons and pre-blocked. . .need to take a trip to the yarn store to find the right buttons. . .very cute. . .love the colors. . .great job picking the colors Rita-roo.
Good news possibly on the house front. . .she is looking into moving in with a friend so that we can close on the house! So we are keeping our fingers and toes crossed! We need to get in by 6/30/09 to take advantage of the tax credit for first time home buyers that was passed recently for the 2008 tax year.
Also, I cut my hair off. . .finished the jasmine sweater. . .maybe this week I can get a picture taken. . .last week was way too busy.

Sheryl Crow Concert

Was spectacular . . . .really great to see her again and James Blunt this time. Came straight home and downloaded her new CD detours. . .even Joel can't stop listening to the "Love is free" song. . . . it has such a happy sound. Barley likes to bounce and dance to it too!
This was at the entrance before they made me take my camera back to the car (Amanda, Joel and Katie). . .I was so not happy about that. . I had it the last time and what is the difference between a camera and a cell phone these days. . .hello? We had lawn seats. . .seriously?
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