What can I say, I'm a softie, so I'll be posting both! I'll start with the croquettes, and will post the muffins later. I would like someone to test out the Strawberry-Goji Muffins first before I post them. Reason is that I've tested the blended mixture in my beloved Blendtec, and I'd like to know how the mix would turn out with a standard blender. So, if you want to test run the muffins (they will need to be tested as is, not with substitutions, so you will need oat flour and spelt flour). E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (I will only be able to take 2 or 3 testers.)
In the meantime, thought I'd give you some photos of other recipes that I've been up to:
Proper Healthy Granola BarsMost granola bars are not that healthy. There are healthier varieties, but still, some of us want to create our own healthy granola bars that aren't too sweet and that we can customize with some additions of spices or switch up of dried fruit, etc. I've been asked numerous times for a proper granola bar, and so here you have it!
Raw Lemon-Lime Cheesecake with Fresh Mango Sauce
Raw cheesecakes trump any tofu/tofutti version (imo), and I wanted to come up with my own signature raw cheesecake. This one combines the tang and flavor of both lemon and lime juice, and has a tropical twist with coconut in the crust and a fresh mango sauce for serving. It is heavenly, without an ounce of dessert guilt!
Lemon Infused Mediterranean Lentils
Lentils, I love thee! Beans are the staple of our diet, along with whole grains. Lentils are a favorite of mine, they cook quickly, taste fresh and clean, and are easy to digest. What makes these lentils even better is infusing them with fresh lemon and herbs during cooking, and finishing the dish off with tomatoes, pine nuts, and dry olives. Delish!
Boulangerie Potatoes with Sauteed Fennel and White BeansThinly sliced potatoes bake golden and tender on top of sweet sauteed fennel and white beans simmering in a white wine broth. This is a personal favorite - yes - because of the fennel. But, come on, those golden potatoes.
Any of you wishing you could change your recipe vote now? Hee. I know, I'm a teensy bit wicked. ;)
Okay, so let's get started with the recipe for the Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Croquettes with Pumpkin Seed Chipotle Cream. Hope you enjoy - let me know!