The art of cooking lost?


Why is it these days that we would rather wait 30 minutes in a restaurant for a frozen and reheated meal, than to stand in our kitchens and prepare a wholesome meal for our families? Why is it that no one enjoys to cook these days? Why is it that obesity is such a problem? Hmmmmmm….I don’t think that it’s that hard to figure out if you just look to the past for a little information. I read once in a magazine “If your grandmother didn’t eat it, than you shouldn’t eat it.” There was an accompanying picture of an old cartoon granny holding a limp tube of yogurt product. It totally makes sense. Back then, people didn’t have food products to eat, they had food, that they grew and cooked themselves. Was obesity or diabetes a problem? No. Nowadays, corporations have taken over our food suppy and stuff all sorts of food science in a box for you to consume at the dinner table. What’s in it you say? Try to pronounce it, can’t? Than throw it away. I’m posting a few easy recipes that I want you to try, Whole whet tortillas, which I’ve put up before and a vegan carrot cake, that is too delicious for words. I hope you give them a shot.

Whole Wheat Tortillas
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup-3/4 cup warm water

Combine dry ingredients, add oil and stir. Add water 1tbsp at a time until dough can be gathered into a ball. Knead dough 15-20 times on a floured surface, then let rest for 15 minutes. divide into 10-15 smll balls, roll out into circles. Cook on an ungreased skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 30 seconds per side.

Vegan Carrot Cake
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup oil
2 grated carrots
1 can crushed pineapple
1 cup shredded coconut
rasins or nuts

mix everything together (dry ingredients first), bake @ 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes.

(You can use regular cream cheese if you wish)
1 pkg. vegan cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup soy margarine
3/4-1 cup powdered sugar

Beat together, and frost the cake.


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