Borrowing from Friends: Spelt Banana Bread and a Puerto Rican Dish
I picked up a bag of Organic Spelt flour the other day and did not know what the heck to make with it. I kept hearing spelt thing spelt that on the blogs and forums but my brain never tuned into the do. I was left with a small bag of organic flour and I wanted a nice introduction to spelt. After crying out for help on the Post Punk Kitchen my publishing house mate Carla Kelly came to my rescue and sent me a good few spelt recipes to try from her upcoming book Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale available for pre order on Amazon, check it out. Carla sent a recipe for her spelt banana bread and within 10 minutes of receipt I was ready to make something with spelt to taste this flour. I can attest that this bread is strong and even stood up to a 2o minutes gas absence. It was such a funny sight me running out of the house to get another bottle to save my first spelt flour experience. Carla is taking part in Vegan MOFO as well so check out her blog for more information. I loved shooting this bread it was very co operative unlike other dishes that make me cuss and give up so that is another plus photogenic results.
So I turned to another blogger Millie at Nuestra Cena Vegan American and Latin American Cusine as I wanted to use up some of the Dasheen(Taro) I had from the last post but I did not want to have coconut milk mashed dasheen again so I made this from her blog. It is cooked Dasheen ( Taro) with a bit of olive oil, sliced onions and a bit of avocado on top. In other parts of the Caribbean we would add some oil to the ground provision if there was no sauce as it can be dry sometimes. What I loved about this dish is the raw onions contrasting with the cooked dasheen. I did have some left over Creole Sauce from my Dasheen post an a slice of marinated un coated Tofish so I made a meal of out the entire thing
So I am sick today. Woke up with a headache and a sore throat so I will lose one cooking day for Vegan Mofo but do not worry I have loads of dishes and maybe Lentil Patties tomorrow. No it is not a burger it is a pastie which is flaky pastry with a spicy lentil sauce/ paste inside.