And Chocolate-Peanut-Butter Makes Three
February 14, 2008
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A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog entry about the trio of chocolate desserts I’d created for Valentine’s Day, each with at least one “secret” ingredient that conferred extra health benefits. I promised to post the recipes for each one, starting with the Gluten-Free Brownie and followed by the Vegan Molten Chocolate Cakes. Since I’ve already posted the first two recipes of
We interrupt this blogcast to bring you this breaking news that Ricki’s recipe for Vegan Molten Chocolate Cakes has been voted the winner of the Vegetable Love contest over at Susan’s Fat Free Vegan Kitchen ! (Well, okay, maybe it was by a very small margin, but we’re not complaining). The contest asked participants to submit recipes for romantic, vegan, low-fat dishes that contained vegetables. Skip on over and take a look at all the fabulous entries!
I have to admit that I was completely taken by surprise (thanks, Veggie Girl, for the heads up via your comment!) and absolutely thrilled. Baking, like writing, is something I love doing so much that I’d still do it even if I weren’t being paid for it (hey! wait a second. . . I am doing it and I’m not being. . . ). But it’s so great to have the positive feedback on this blog (Your comments are great! Keep ’em coming!!) and to know that people out there enjoy the recipes.
So thank you all for voting, thank you for reading, and a big thank you for encouraging me to keep on doing something I adore. (Now, if only I could figure out how to put that cute little heart-beet icon on my blog page. . . ).
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the trio, I thought today, Valentine’s Day, would be the perfect time to post the final recipe. These aren’t exactly what I’d call “romantic” cookies (at least, not in the same way that an oozing, gooey, warm molten center might be), but they are definitely a heartfelt offering of love.
Pairing eggplant puree with chocolate and peanut butter, these cookies provide some heart-healthy fats (monounsaturated in the peanuts) and great antioxidant benefits (the anthocyanins in the eggplant, flavonoids in cocoa), plus great fiber. They’ve also been kid-tested and approved by several of my friends’ and colleagues’ children, and I am happy to report that absolutely NO eggplant was detectable in the fudgy, peanutty, chocolatey treats.
Finally, I’m going to beg solicit plead implore ask you once again if you’ve got any neat ideas for a Valentine’s Day dinner that my HH and I will share on Saturday (we’re deferring the Big Day by two days, so you still have time!!). Since you’ll all be done with your own dinners by then, how about telling me what YOU all had? Then I can copy plagiarize reproduce honor your great dishes by trying some of them out at our own dinner.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Hope it’s both sweet and loving.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudgies
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