Monday, March 7, 2011

Pantry/freezer challenge

Hi everyone!  I've decided that for the remainder of the month I will (to the best of my ability) prepare meals from the pantry, fridge and freezer only.  As for groceries, I'm going to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and bread.  I'm not replacing any of my pantry items until the end of the month, so once we run out of pasta or brown rice or quinoa, I won't buy more until April.  The reason for this endeavour is that I received my Ontario Hydro bill and it was a full $600 more than I had anticipated, partly because of something called a "Global Adjustment" charge of $228.16 plus $13.15 in tax = $241.31.  I guess the rates have increased as well.  Safe to say that I was astounded and I had to quickly pull $607.10 out of thin air to pay my bill.

So, here I will update a list of recipes I want to try over the next 3 1/2 weeks.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Not my original recipe, but I've transformed it just a little bit.

3 ripe avocadoes
3/4 cup Epicure pure cocoa
1 tbsp. Epicure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups raw agave nectar
1 tsp. fine sea salt
1 1/2 cups filtered water

Mix it in the blender.