Mittwoch, 12. April 2017

Bananarama Brownie Cake

Have you ever taken lots of „making of“ pictures? You know, each step of a great recipe, showing just how to do it?

That’s what I did with this more than scrumptious cake. First the brownie cake itself. Then the pudding on top. After that the banana layer. Then pudding again and the final step, the whipped cream.

Luckily, I also took lots of pictures of the final product, too. With a different camera. Because the chip in the other camera is defect. So no „making of“pictures this time. But there will definitely be a next time!

Wishing you all a Happy Easter J

Bananarama Brownie Cake

1 cup/150g spelt flour
1 cup/150g wheat flour
1 T baking powder
2 T cinnamon
1 cup/120g chopped pecans or walnuts
1 ¼ cups/250g sugar
1 cup/200g margarine, softened
2 T vanilla extract
1 cup/200 ml oat milk
½ cup/50g cocoa
a pinch of salt

2 packages of vanilla pudding
1 quart/1 l almond milk
4 or 5 ripe bananas
2 packages Soyatoo or other vegan whipping cream

Preheat the oven to 350 F/175 C.

Comine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and chopped pecans or walnuts and mix well. Beat margarine with sugar until creamy. Add the vanilla extract and mix well. Mix all the dry ingredients, except the cocoa, with the margarine, while adding a small amount of oat milk until mixed.
Divide into two parts and add the cocoa to ½ of the mixture. Grease a 8 x 8 in. /20 x 20 cm baking pan and pour ½ of the chocolate mixture in and spread it out. Spread the white mixture over the chocolate mixture. Pour the rest of the chocolate mixture on top and spread until smooth. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes. Let cool.
Make the pudding with the almond milk according to the package directions. Top the cooled cake with ½ the pudding mixture. Slice the bananas on top to cover the entire cake. Top with the rest of the pudding. Press a piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap on top of the pudding to prevent a film from forming as it cools. Top with some grated 75 % chocolate or crumbled cookies and sliced bananas.

Freitag, 10. März 2017

Kunst (T)räume Biebertal

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Kunst wäscht den Staub des Alltags von der Seele“ (Pablo Picasso)

And so it was at the exhibition of the Kulturinitiative Biebertal last weekend. 
Great art, great artists – but just see for yourselves!

Even the table decorations were nice.

Anke Chiml enjoys painting in oil and acrylics as well.
What a fantastic interpretation of the forest.

Rolf Steinmüller uses different types and colors of clay to produce the most interesting „paintings“!

Bernd Goecke’s painting of „Brexit“ is phenomenal, as well.

Also, Juliane Fornfeists "Wassergarten" was splendid.

„Sonnenstrasse“ is an organization which helps young people with problems to express themselves through art.

            What wonderful pieces of art work they create. Don’t you agree?

Last, but not least, the local „“Lahn-River Wheelers“ Square Dance group put on a lovely performance. How nice to see so many „Golden Agers“ out dancing like that J

Really enjoyed seeing such works of art! Thanks you artists of Biebertal. 

Samstag, 4. März 2017

Veggie World Rhein Main 2017 Highlights

Here are just some of the highlights we experienced at Veggie World. What a wonderful time we had.

Bijolada Chocolate will brighten up your day, for sure. It contains NO refined sugar, lactose, milk, soy, gluten, lecithin or preservatives! And it tastes great.

The Dutch Weed Burgers (not what you think!) were awesome J Contains seaweed. Gotta try 'em!

Try – it’s a new search machine for vegan products! Great idea. Cat and You go are on it J

Don’t forget the Schlagfix stand when you get there! And be sure and try Schlagfix  when baking your next vegan cream cake!

Bought some Jackfruit, so I guess we will be eating „pulled Jackfruit burgers“ soon. Check out Taiga Naturkost.

Bellastoriaveganshoes is a great place to find the summer (vegan!) shoes you need.“Ehtical sustainable shoes and accessories“.

At the Quorn Chik’n Chips stand there was a line of people like you wouldn’t believe. No wonder, it was great.

 And after lunch a cup of rice milk cappuccino and a waffle. What a way to end a great day!

We'll be back to Veggie World again, won't we Houston? Where to next?