Thursday, March 27, 2008

Soup, Scones and Sweet Somethings......

Dinner tonight was smooth, tasty and satisfying. The Squash, Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup was accompanied by some scones that were inspired by an avocado I had sitting in my veggie-keeper. Yes, that's right. An avocado. I decided to use this bright green chunk of good-fat to replace the oil that original scone recipes call for. I admit the scones themselves didn't taste so great 'as is', however, I think it was a too-hot oven.....Despite them not being their intended breakfast goodness, they were perfect 'dumplingesque' accompaniments to tonight's soup. Perhaps you can see the greenish hue left by the avocado induction......

Tonight's desert was compliments of K - who, considered these chocolate-bit cookies, to be his final test on his journey to the land of an almost-vegan-boy. The cookies were amazing, really, really amazing. And, not just because he made them, but because they tasted delicious.


Please note the fabulous new purple spatula K used to mix up his super yummy batch of cookies. I picked it up last week. I love it!

7 comments:

pleasantly plump vegan said...

avocado scones??? how adventurous!

Hannah said...

That all looks good to me! I love the idea of using an avocado to replace some of the oil in the scones too, how creative.

missblueberry said...

I admit that the avocado idea came from having used avocado in my raw chocolate birthday cake....and a little reminder from a Shape Magazine article I read on Monday.

Jennifer said...

How creative using the avocado as an oil substitute. That soup sounds soul warming and fantastic.

Steph said...

I love avocado - what a wonderful way to use such a delicious food in such an unexpected way!

Veggie said...

Could you taste the avocado in the end product?

You made raw chocolate birthday cake, how did it turn out?

I love raw chocolate avocado pudding. It's so simple to make.

cocoa or carob powder (or cacao powder), avocados, and soaked dates. Blend well.

missblueberry said...

Veggie - I couldn't taste the avocado at all. They were a bit greenish in colour but that made it more fun.

The birthday cake was super yummy. Just the same idea as you mention with a raw walnut crust and cashew cream/butter for the icing. It was decadent. I have made it a couple of times but have recently had to avoid indulging in the process because I can never just 'make it' or even have just one slice.....It is more likely that I will hide in my apartment and eat the whole thing by myself...in about 2 hours...and then DIE of a sore stomach.

:)