Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Samosa Mashed Potato Pancakes and Cookie Dough Babies!

Wow, it's been a busy week....and there's more where that came from.  So I probably won't be blogging again until next week.

Today I made my first recipe from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Vegan Brunch, even though I have so many tagged in there to make....too many recipes, too little time!  It was the Samosa Mashed Potato Pancakes and they were really good.  I've got plenty leftover to easily shape into patties and "fry" up over the next few days.  I used red potatoes, instead of the Yukon Gold, and the only oil I used was spray oil, to fry them.  I only had black mustard seeds, so I used those instead of the yellow, and I had leftover grated carrots that I used instead of chopped.  And of course, I used whole wheat flour for the tiny bit it called for.  It could've used more salt, but only because I didn't serve it with any sauce.....perhaps it would go nicely with a cucumber raita. You can visit her blog here.

Remember I told you to go to Chocolate-Covered Katie's blog???  I finally tried to make some of her raw "babies", as in, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Babies! Let me start by saying I made a mistake, and bought chopped dates, instead of the whole soft ones, but that's all they had in the store.  I emailed her right away about my mistake, and I was surprised at how quickly she responded (thank you, Katie).  I, however, fixed my little error, by adding a little water.  They were delicious!!  Unfortunately, these have nuts, which aren't really on my diet at the moment, but as long as I don't eat too many, I'll be ok. You HAVE to try them! I'll be testing out her different variations soon.

Until next time....don't eat too many of those amazing raw sweet snacks!
Eat smart,


  1. Oh gosh you are SO sweet! And I'm so relieved that you saved them :).

    The samosa pancakes sound wonderful too... I need to take a look at that Vegan Brunch book!


    (P.S. I put you down for seven entries)



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