Monday, February 27, 2006

Banana Muffins, Stroganoff and a Big Oops.

First the oops. I forgot a post for VRC: Mardi Gras! My very humble apologies to Susan from Fatfree Vegan Kitchen for forgetting to post her entries. With such a light crowd this week, you'd think it would be hard to overlook! I have posted her entries at the top of the roundup, so be sure to take a look.

Last night I whipped up a batch of banana muffins and promised the share the recipe tonight. While I thought the muffins were very good, I thought the molasses overwhelmed the banana flavor. DH liked them quite well. I'd like to find a different whole grain banana muffin that lets the flavor of banana shine through a bit more. Still, it's definitely a recipe worth sharing.....

Tonight I cooked up some mushroom stroganoff - a recipe I chose to help use up some of the wheat blend egg noodles rattling around in my pantry. I didn't follow a recipe - just a little of this and a little of that. It came out pretty well, but it seemed to be missing something. Maybe it was just the flavor of pork or beef that was missing. I have a feeling that if I'm making a vegetarian stroganoff, I'd be better off using the full-fat sour cream to help compensate for the flavor. Wild mushrooms would also add a lot more flavor, but our store only had white button mushrooms. I'll include a link to a rough recipe of what I did.

Mushroom-Spinach Stroganoff
That's it for tonight. Stay tuned this week for the Wednesday Weigh-In (and join me if you'd like) and more tales from the kitchen.

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1 comment:

  1. This post has been kidnapped for ARF/5-A-Day #9. ;)