Sunday, July 4, 2010

Banana Bread (Vegan)

I *love* banana bread!

The other day I saw this unique banana bread recipe online and decided I should give it a try. As usual I took the original recipe as a 'suggestion' and was a little creative with it. The end result is not as sweet and moist as traditional banana bread. But pretty darn good for a vegan variation and the Maple Syrup makes it taste Canadian :)

Maple Syrup, Pecan, Chocolate Banana Bread

1 cup 100% Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 cup Earth Balance butter spread
2 tablespoons ground flax seed mixed with 6 tablespoons of water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup carob or chocolate chips

Add ingredients to food processor in order listed above
Mix ingredients until desired consistency and pecans and chocolate are shaved bits mixed in the dough
Bake at 360 degress for 50 - 60 minutes.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pete vs The Deep Fried Klondike Bar

I was off to the fair again tonight. This time with my friend Pete. We had a blast checking out the funky displays where they try to sell you the latest 'slicer,dicer' or 'super duper can't live without it' mop.

Of course no trip to the fair is complete with a crazy deep fried treat.

Pete was brave and took on the deep fried klondike bar!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The God Question

"Is God Good? Or Is God Violent?"

Nearly all religions seem hell-bent on inspiring people to kill each other... So we ask: Why does God seem so violent and genocidal in many Bible passages? Does God sanction elitism, prejudice, violence, or even genocide? Is God incurably violent and is faith capable of becoming a stronger force for peace and reconciliation than it has been for violence in the past?

~ Brian McLaren, A New Kind of Christianity

Happy Canada Day!

... and nothing says Canada Day like a little Stompin' Tom!