Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy Healthy New Year

After all of the chocolate cake binging in December my body is craving something more sensible. Instead of the traditional black eyed peas and collards, I made black eyed pea and collard green soup - and we loved it! Now on to the sweet stuff... I made a half hearted attempt at a refined sugar free refined flour free dessert - some sort of zucchini carrot raisin pineapple bread that turned out to be a near miss.

Due to not wanting to follow a recipe or measure, it was too wet and absolutely not sweet enough. I used whole wheat pastry flour, flaxseed, applesauce, molasses, and agave nectar. All of those were good choices, but too much wet and not enough dry. Of course I had to salvage as much of it as I could. So I turned it into a bread pudding by adding whole wheat bread, more raisins, a handful of walnuts, a half cup of brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of butter - ok 3. Anyway, I love it.

Honesly, at first glance I wanted to call the final outcome Yuck Bread. My husband took one look at it and walked away. But with a bit of creativity and a nice serving dish, it actually turned out to look almost as good as it tasted. So I guess I'll call it Z'Bread Pudding. With a dollop of cream on top (preferably ice cream), it's the best thing for keeping a resolution of good healthy eating and endulging in some sweet tooth therapy at the same time.

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