Made these delicious sweet potato muffins so we would have something for with a cuppa while our guests are here. I got the recipe from the ‘Hell yeah its Vegan’ blog I am not vegan by the way, but they are delicious and have no butter or eggs if you have allergic people in your life.
Sweet Potato Muffins
i just skewered a sweet potato and cooked in microwave for 5 minutes, then mashed it. You could do this in the oven also.
1 c + 2 Tbsp sweet potato puree, ¾ c coconut milk, ⅔ c brown sugar, ⅓ c water, ¼ c oil, 2 Tbsp maple syrup.1 Tbsp lemon juice, 2 c flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp ground cinnamon. ¼ tsp ground ginger, ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg , 1 c fresh or dried cranberries, optional
Mix all wet ingredients together, then stir in mixed dry ingredients until just combined
Bake in prepared muffin tin at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes until skewer comes out clean
they are delicious and moist, I made a batch of 15. (In case you count the muffin tin, three are already missing. We had them for breakfast. Yum!
Also, I am thoroughly enjoy my new Kobo Tablet that Allan bought me. We went to get a black and white e reader that was $50 more and the girls showed me the Kobo Arc 7 which allows you to download from the internet, check emails, watch You Tube, and also has the e reader component, all in colour. I love it. What a good husband. I think he felt sorry for me trying to juggle large books in bed.
I just read an interesting article from the Guardian about China importing tons of plastics to recycle. Typically, to small villages in remote areas where workers handle toxic chemicals with no protective clothing, bare hands, sandals and no face mask. Consequently the workers and villagers are getting sick, from either direct handling or from pollution being released from these plants into surrounding areas. Another Australian article I read about the recycling process, said the plastics to be recycled are washed in water and biodegradable soap. So I guess I would need to visit a plant to really get the low down. Either way It has made me realise I need to be more diligent in trying not to use as much plastic, especially disposable varieties, and will be bringing my own take away coffee cup. Even though recycling seems like it solves the problem, really it just creates others. Interestingly, we are changing our bin set up in this area soon. We get two recycling bins, a green waste bin, and a smaller rubbish bin. When you think about it when we were first married (43 years ago) we only had a small metal bin with a lid for our whole families. Since then everything comes in much more packaging than it used to.
I feel a bit more like there is hope after watching this documentary. There are many industries trying to create plant based plastics, that at least are biodegradable and won’t clog up the oceans. I personally after dealing with Breast Cancer and knowing that plastic leaches into foods and drinks messing with our hormones, am planning to use the least amount of plastic as possible in my world.
See what happens when you have time to ponder on things, you start researching all sorts of stuff.
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