A Sweet Treat

Well, last night I finally gave into temptation and ate what I baked at school! We made chocolate muffins, almond poppy seed muffins, icebox sugar cookies and old fashioned pound cake. I’m telling you–those chocolate muffins came out of the oven and into my mouth so fast I burned the roof of it! SO GOOD! And totally worth it. They were like mini chocolate cakes and we baked them in tiny loaf pans. They were supposed to be double chocolate chip muffins but we sort of forgot to add the “double” chocolate at the end before baking. Oh well, they still tasted really good and really chocolatey. I’m bringing the rest of the baked goods home with me tomorrow because my dad loves pound cake and my brother loves muffins. I actually love pound cake too, but I just can’t fathom eating a pound of butter, a pound of eggs and a pound of sugar, which is exactly how we made this last night, hence the term old fashioned.

My sweet tooth was still lurking around breakfast time so I made some french toast using Ezekiel bread, 2 egg whites, a splash of hemp milk and cinnamon. I also had an Amy’s meatless breakfast patty and a banana on the side and topped my french toast with maple syrup of course!

Happy Friday!



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  • Lisa
    February 29, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    MMM….You’re desserts look so yummy! Especially the chocolate ones! I’m sure your classes are so much fun to be in…what a great major!

    Oh….Jenna or anyone….I have firm tofu that I have to use in the next couple of days. I know Jenna has one carmelized tofu recipe which I think I’ll try but does anyone else know of some other good recipes?! I’ve never cooked with tofu before so I’m a little intimidated but excited at the same time to actually try it!!

    Thanks girls!

  • hk
    February 29, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Lisa-I can vouch that Jenna’s tofu recipes are fantastic! I would also check out Heidi Swanson’s blog/page, she’s got delisious meals using firm tofu!

    Jenna-the french toast looks yumm..and your pictures are always great to see! I’m off to whole foods today to swoop up some Luna Tea Cakes, I’ve been looking for something new to try for an afternoon snack to hold me over on my long days of class, thanks!

  • Romina
    February 29, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Oh wow! Look at all that stuff you baked. You must be in heaven. The chocolate muffins look really good!

  • Lisa
    February 29, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    thanks hk! I just checked out Heidi’s page…LOVE her photography!!! I found a couple of good recipes I think I’ll try out!

  • VeggieGirl
    February 29, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    I definitely do not blame you for eating a chocolate muffin straight out of the oven (even if you did end up burning the roof of your mouth, haha) – EVERYTHING you baked looks MARVELOUS!!! Mmm, mmm, mmm!! :0)

    Oooh, the French toast looks scrumptious as well – such a perfectly sweet and satisfying breakfast meal for Friday! Enjoy your last day before the weekend!

  • Cara
    February 29, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    I can almost taste the goodness of those chocolate muffins. Mmm. Good thing you have people to give the rest to 🙂

  • Betsy
    February 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    i think i would have given into all those baked goods a long time ago! everything looks scrumptious

    i missed the yummy pics when you were doing the hospitality class. glad to have them back!!! 🙂

  • LT
    February 29, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Jenna, what has happened to me?? I’ve inadvertently become a vegetarian lately (i think b/c of you)…..and I LOVE it! i just think it’s right for my body/mind for whatever reason. I made the chickpea cutlets – fell in love, duh – and i just bought some of that freaky deaky nutritional yeast & I can’t wait to try it b/c i’m so freaking curious!! But the name still grosses me out.

    Have a great day, thanks for all the amazing inspiration & ideas!!

  • blueberrybabe
    February 29, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Lisa- make sure you look to Jenna’s advice on how to cook tofu- it is very tasty after being drained/frozen/defrosted!

    Jenna and other Agave Nectar users- what brand do you use? And also are there different varieties? Thanks! Happy Friday!

  • Beth
    February 29, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    LT – I’m in agreement! I haven’t totally gone vegetarian, but I’m eating minimal meat on a weekly basis and working out MUCH more and just feel SO much better physically and mentally! Jenna, I think you’re on to something! 🙂

  • Noodle
    February 29, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    i have a question about Tofu..I drained it, froze it in a zip-lock bag, defrosted it, and it always ends up with a ton of water in it and looks kind of soggy…is this suppose to happen?

  • melissa-little runner
    February 29, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Since there has been a lot of talk about Skinny Bitch lately, I thought this link to a video interview with the author may be of interest to some of you

  • VeggieGirl
    February 29, 2008 at 4:19 pm


    I use the Madhava brand of raw agave nectar – there ARE different varieties, which are described, here (see #2):

  • hk
    February 29, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    LT-Any suggestions for yummy Austin eats? I’m a freshman and still exploring and finding new healthy places to eat out…I’m curious to hear your suggestions and fav. eats. let me know!!