You know that it's been a long time between drinks (posts) when you need to reset your password in order to access your blog - because you've forgotten it.
What's been happening in the six(cough)ish months since I've been blog-less? A whole lot.
...Winter has come and gone, with me passing out my Nacho Beans Mix recipe by the hundreds.
Okay, so, well, one guy asked about it, in passing.
...I've become fixated with idea of growing my own vegetables, mainly from the wholistic idea that I'm cheap and don't want to pay for them...
...and our rabbits make poo for free.
...I feel great. Really great. I celebrated my first unofficial year of being a vegan earlier this month - officially, on January 1st - and I am amazed at myself and what I've learnt. About food and about people, too.
(I always want to balance my exuding enthusiam at how great I feel
with how much work I've put into this,
and how much resistance you will get from the world around you
if you try this too.)
So, without further ado, here is the recipe for Oat & Seed slice, the snack I am currently waiting to cool whilst I write this.
This is a simple one, folks!
- 200g of Rolled Oats (That's about 2 1/4 cups)
- 90mL Maple Syrup, or Honey, or Agave Syrup
- 75g of Nuttelex
- A small handful each of sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pepitas, chia seeds...
- Pre-heat oven to 160 C (fan-forced)
- Mix ingredients together. Melting the Nuttelex a little in the microwave first does wonders for the sanity in this project.
- Spread mixture on a shallowish tray, lined with baking paper is best.
- Back for 30-35 minutes.
Coming out of the oven, the oats should be golden. Let it cool and harden before eating.
Some other notes - nuts work well in this recipe, berries DO NOT.
Don't try goji berries especially.
They don't work. RECIPE IDEA FAIL.
I add a Tablespoon of Black-strap molasses which tastes like sugar and salt and licorice melted together (do we know for sure that it's not???), but it's high in iron, so chuck a bit in, all you vegans.
Depending on how thinkly you spread it and how long you cook it, it might break nicely into muesli bar-type chunks. You may also be left with a whole heap of rolled oats covered in honey; this makes for a great breakfast cereal. The ratio isn't perfected, so I still usually only get a few large chunks and lots of crumbly. But, I can't get enough of this stuff, and every morning that I wake up and know that I don't have any cooked, I feel a little disappointed with life.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm here with my computer, my tall glass of cold soy milk and one very delicious slice. See y'all next time.