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For this recipe, I used the carrot and apple pulp leftover from my juicer. If you want to use regular shredded carrot, then you’ll need to decrease the moisture a bit. These are dense and moist…and delicious! These are not gluten-free, but they are wheat-free.
1/3 C each: quinoa flour, millet flour, spelt flour, and ground oats
1/4 C ground walnuts
1/4 C ground flax
1 1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger
2 C juicer pulp from juicing carrots and apples (or just carrots)
1 small banana, mashed
1/2 C brown sugar
scant 1/3 C unsweetened applesauce (*3 cubes)
1/3 C + 2 T non-dairy milk
1/3 C R.W. Knudsen Vita Juice blend or apple juice (organic)
2 T organic canola oil
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 C raisins
Mix the dry and wet ingredients together and bake in muffin liners at 350 degrees for about 23 minutes. Makes 1 dozen.
*Freeze applesauce in ice cube trays so you always have applesauce on hand for baking. Applesauce is used to replace oil in baking.
NOTE: You can make lower fat, gluten-free (GF) Carrot Pineapple Muffins by modifying this recipe as follows.
- Instead of spelt flour, use brown rice flour.
- Instead of ground flax, use garbanzo bean flour (to reduce the fat).
- Instead of 2 C carrot pulp, use 1 C carrot pulp and 2/3 C chopped pineapple (part of a can of pineapple).
- Instead of 1 small banana, use 2.
- Decrease the brown sugar to 1/3 C.
- Omit the apple sauce.
- Decrease the non-dairy milk to 2 T.
- Use pineapple juice for the juice (from the can of pineapple.)
- Decrease the oil to 1 T.
Vesper Peak, WA – Backcountry Ski
This was a trip to remember…Lucky Sevens! 7/07/07. Vesper Peak is accessed from the Mountain Loop Highway, just before Barlow Pass. Take the Sunrise Mine road (#4065) and Sunrise Mine trail (#707).
(Click on a picture to enlarge and view in a photo gallery.)
Some videos of the descent. Despite the sun cups and rain runnels, the corn (snow) was nicely cooked!
I love the following video! I didn’t know that I was being filmed, but this was a euphoric moment. I had to take a minute to savor it, because the descent from Headlee Pass was steep, narrow, and not a place where I wanted to fall!
Here is a video of the main creek crossing:
I stopped for a late lunch at the Living Well Bistro on my way home from visiting family in Oregon this past weekend. This is a relatively new addition to the vegan restaurant listings for Portland, Oregon on Happy Cow. The man at the counter said that the Bistro opened up about 8-9 months ago. I’m ecstatic that I discovered it. It’s located just inside the Adventist Medical Center.
As a health care provider who is constantly frustrated with the nutrient-poor food served in “typical” hospitals and nursing homes, I still can’t contain my enthusiasm about dining in a 100% Plant-Based restaurant inside a hospital. Pinch me! This gives me hope for the future of health care.
I looked on the Adventist Health website and found that the hospital also has a Garden Cafe, which “…embraces the Adventist position of practicing a vegetarian lifestyle to support the holistic nature of humankind. All food or beverages consumed should honor and glorify God and preserve the health of the body, mind and spirit.”
You can poke around this website to learn more about the Adventist Health Studies (AHS) at Loma Linda University. AHS are “long-term studies exploring the links between lifestyle, diet, and disease among Seventh-day Adventists.”
I found out that, of the 96,000 AHS-2 study participants…
- 8% are vegan
- 28% are lacto-ovo vegetarian
- 10% are pesco-vegetarian
- 6% are semi-vegetarian (eating meat/fish less than once per week)
- 48% are non-vegetarian.
So how do those numbers compare to the U.S. general public?
According to the 2011 Harris Interactive survey (conducted on behalf of the Vegetarian Resource Group)…
- 5% are vegetarian
- Half of the vegetarians are vegan (2 1/2%)
That’s quite a difference. Those numbers are WAY too low! No wonder that the Adventist Health studies provide so much information on the benefits of plant-based eating.
Now…let’s enter the Living Well Bistro…
The Living Well Bistro Menu features breakfast items, appetizers, soups, salads, whole grain bread, flax crackers, tacos, live pasta, naan pizzas (with Daiya vegan cheese), rice/quinoa bowls, wraps, desserts, smoothies, and other beverages: A vegan’s dream come true!
On one side of the Bistro is a display of kitchen items for purchase…
I smiled W-I-D-E when I saw all the vegan cookbooks on display!
Dr. Neal Barnard is a doctor you can trust with your precious health…
“A whole wheat tortilla filled with our sunflower pate, cucumbers, bell pepper, tomatoes, carrots and seasonal greens finished with a creamy dill dressing”
I grabbed a Banana Almond Smoothie for the road…
“Bananas, almond butter and dates blended in rice milk”
Just like the Terminator said…
“I’LL BE BACK.”
Yeah, I’m loving it…my Omega 8003 Juicer. I mentioned recently that I’m back juicing again. In fact, if I have to go a day without fresh fruit & veggie juice I feel deprived. I crave it!
What’s fabulous is that my juicer also makes Frosties!
What is a Frosty? It is a creamy, fruity, soft-serve frozen dessert made from 100% frozen fruit pushed through the juicer using the blank plate.
Have you had your Frosty today?
Bubba is a 13 year old Nubian wether (castrated male goat) who lives at New Moon Farm Goat Rescue & Sanctuary. Before coming to the rescue he was attacked by dogs, which injured his hind legs. He walks more slowly than the rest, but he still gets around. Bubba is too sweet for words. No one can resist his charm!
When I went vegan in August of 2008, I was compelled to also help “farm” animals in a direct, “hands-on” way. I was so fortunate to discover New Moon Farm right near my house. I think the animals benefit me more than I help them! I encourage everyone to get involved with your local animal sanctuary.