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Enhanced Cake

March 16, 2010

I am about to make a nutritious cake.  It would be better to start with an organic cake mix from the food co-op, or even a made from scratch cake from a recipe, but let’s not complicate things.  I have a  spice cake mix.

First of all it calls for three eggs but I will use four.  The 1 and 1/3 cup water will be half milk.  And I will use organic olive oil.

I will mix the batter according to the directions.

To this mixture I will add one fourth cup soy flour.  Another fourth cup flour made from ground hazel nuts.  And I will add chopped peanuts and sunflower seeds.  These two ingredients make a complete protein, in the correct proportions.  I’m not sure what the proportions are but then nobody’s perfect.

I will fold in dehydrated blueberries, raisins, and perhaps other fruits to the batter.  I will bake in a deep, round, oiled pie pan, according to directions.  It will be good, and good for you.  Try it!

I love to make summer salads

September 2, 2009

greensproteinvegMy garden starts producing greens at about the time that the farmers’ market is in full swing and the stores have an abundance of produce. I make these salads during the winter months, too, but with purchased ingredients from the grocery store. However, there’s something special about growing and harvesting your own, or chatting with neighbors at the market while picking up their specialty and adding a little something to the local economy. I also like to share with relatives, who are extremely generous with me. I wish I were a better gardener so I could give more back. This bowl of greens includes nasturtium blossoms. Other possible green ingredients include arugula, celery, zucchini, cucumbers, bell peppers, and whatever I can find. Protein foods here include cubed sharp cheddar cheese, sliced hardboiled eggs, ground peanuts and sesame seeds (which combine to make a complete protein). New grape tomatoes are sweet and black olives add a salty tang. I make a dressing from olive oil and red wine or balsamic vinegar.