Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Two recipes WIAW


And WIAW.....

Peas and Crayons

geeez, what a party!

So....I really didn't take any pictures of my eats this week, sorry folks! Midterms and such have got the better of me! So, how about to make it up to you I share TWO super sweet recipes for you to try?

First, amazing baked beans, they are vegan, addictive and amazing!

Maple Baked Beans
From here.
  • 6 cups cooked navy beans
  • 2 large sweet onion
  • 4 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons regular mustard
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups canned diced tomatoes  
  • Handful of dried cranberries

Directions: Rinse and drain navy beans or soak and cook dry beans according to package directions. Slow-cooker method: Throw drained and rinsed beans into the slow cooker. Chop the onion and place the onion, molasses, maple syrup, mustard, vinegar, salt, tomatoes, and cranberries into the slow cooker and stir well. Cook over high heat for about 4-5 hours (however they can be eaten after just a couple hours of cooking), or cook them on the lowest heat setting for 7-8 hours. Stir ever hour or two!

Second, a warm carrot soup! Excellent for any meal
and perfect on cold fall days!
(Check out my favourite broccoli soup , and simple potato soup)
-both rock socks-which is good.

So good.

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, peeled and chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
5cm (2 inches) ginger root, peeled and grated
1 tbsp cumin
2lb carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
4 cups vegetable stock

Method:Gently cook the onion and garlic in the oil in a large pan, stirring, until softened. Stir in the ginger and curry powder, and cook for another minute. Add the carrots and a little of the stock, and cook for another minute or two. Add the rest of the stock, bring to a boil, and simmer for about 45 minutes. Cool slightly, then blend until it turns into a thick soup. Return to the heat and cook gently, stirring, until hot.

Like it, Love it, want more of it! One more midterm to go! Happy WIAW folks!



Stephanie said...

Girl I SO hear you on the midterm front. Good luck!! :D I'm studying through myself.
Yummy eats by the way; I grew up with maple + beans as a staple. {They were my dad's fave.}

Allison @ PickyEatingRD said...

Ahhh soo glad to hear you are almost done. That is def. one part of college I do not miss!

Theresa said...

good luck on your midterms and thanks for the yummy looking recipes..i'm thinking that carrot soup needs to definitely be attempted!!

Tessa @ Amazing Asset said...

Woo yay for almost being done with midterms! That must feel fantastic :) And thank you for the recipes... that soup one has been saved :)

eatspinrunrepeat said...

The soup sounds delicious! Soup is one of my absolute favourite fall/winter foods - I'm eating some right now!! Good luck with those exams.. you can do it!

Errign said...

Mmmmm those beans sound tasty!

Katie said...

Mm carrot soup looks delicious. Good luck on your midterm!

blissfulbritt said...

Two awesome fooooods that would go great TOGETHER!

thehealthyapron said...

Ooo yummy looking eats! goodluck with the rest of your midterms!

cheesymiteapples said...

Carrots one of my fave veggies! Thanks for sharing the recipes. Your almost done with midterms yay :)

Allison said...

Mmm that soup looks amazing, as do those beans! I've never thought to make beans that way before. They sound so flavorful. I am getting really into making soups and I'm definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing! <3

Vien @ We Dare Food said...

The soup looks so comforting!! Good luck for your exam!!!!! :D

Ragnhild said...

What a cute blog you have!! I love the design!
Yum, maple baked beans sounds amazing!!

spinachandspice said...

Good luck on your final midterm!
I LOOOOVE baked beannnns :D

Haley @ Health Freak College Girl said...

those recipes sound so good! fall is here :) and good luck on your midterms girlie!!

feeedingbrainandbody said...

Good luck on your midterms! These recipes are awesome :)

Brittany @ IttyBitsofBalance said...

I don't know where I have been, but the idea of carrot soup has never even crossed my mind before. Carrot cake, yes. Carrot soup, genius!

Charissa said...

The end is in sight! Good for you!

That soup really does look amazing....and it has all that protein with the beans! You are brilliant!

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