Vegan Aioli

I was looking for something creamy to use as a spread and a sauce. I also wanted to incorporate extra protein and potassium.

I've learned that kidney beans have a lot of potassium, but I didn't have any kidney beans. I did have great northern beans. They don't have quite as much, but they do still boast a fair amount. White beans in general are a pretty good source of it.

This is a spicy puree that's got a creamy texture and a lot of flavor. You can use it as a dip, a spread, a sauce. It can add richness and flavor to almost anything.

It's simple to make. You just puree all the ingredients in your food process and then let it rest for a few hours in the fridge. When you're not cooking with heat resting in the fridge is pretty important. It helps the flavors coalesce. So when tasting (tasting as you go is a must) you need to keep in mind that everything will gain some intensity during that resting period.

1 can Great Northern Beans
1/2 block silken …

Vegan Brownie Balls

I wanted to make some brownies for a special ocassion, but I wouldn't use eggs in my brownies because eggs are evil. I found some Pilsbury brownie mix for a mere $0.99 and was eager to experiment.

While there are commercial egg replacers available I was curious to try alternative methods like applesauce and bananas.

I tried applesauce because that is what I had on hand.

1 family size box Pilsbury brownie mix
2 snack packs Mott's Natural applesauce (No added sugar)
1/4 cup melted vegan margarine
Water as indicated on package
Shallow dish of cocoa powder

Blend all ingredient except cocoa powder thoroughly. For brownies you want to create gluten. Gluten will make your brownies chewy and delicious. So stir vigorously and a lot.

Pour batter into a greased baking pan and cook as directed.

Remove brownies from oven when they no longer jiggle. The edges should be firm and cakey while a ,oist and gooey center is still be present.

Let cool for at least 20 minutes.

Use a spoon or scoop or your hands to scoop a dallop of brownie from the pan and form into small balls by rolling in your hands. Finish each ball by rolling in cocoa powder.

Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for later.

Chocalately and totally vegan goodness.