Vegan Banana Nut Bread

Containing no eggs or milk, this delicious bread will be dark brown if the bananas are very ripe. I make it without the honey or veggie oil and it’s still tasty.

Stir together well with a fork:

1 & ½ cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

½ to 1 cup chopped walnuts

In a separate bowl mash:

2 & ½ – 3 cups mashed bananas (or about 5 good-sized ripe bananas)

Add:

1/3 cup honey

2 Tbs vegetable oil

Mix all ingredients together well. Spray no-stick spray or lightly oil a bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for anywhere from 45 minutes to possibly as long as 1 & ½ hours. Bananas are gooey and they take awhile.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Poor-Jonnys-Cookbook-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114031

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How To Prepare Pumpkin Seeds From Raw Pumpkin

Ever wish you could make your own pumpkin seeds? Usually there are a lot of pumpkins around at Halloween. If you have horses, they love the raw pumpkin and parings left over after pie is made and the seeds are said to be good for fighting parasites. These seeds are prepared without the use of oil.

Boil pumpkin seeds in salt water for five minutes. (Add 1 tsp salt for up to a quart of water). Cool, drain then bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. It only takes a few minutes – watch ‘em, they’ll burn.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Poor-Jonnys-Cookbook-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114031

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What is “Curry”?

Curry brings to mind the fabulous dishes made in India. Curry spice can be found throughout America and the world, it is a combination of spices blended together and called “curry.” But in India curry is made by purchasing spices and grinding them fresh. Because of this, in India curry spice can vary widely. In America we will probably find most curry powder similar in flavor but in India the curry spice probably has a much different flavor, depending on who’s doing the cooking and what spices they decide to blend together.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Poor-Jonnys-Cookbook-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114031

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Fried Green Tomatoes? Here’s How…

An early American classic. Fried green tomatoes have been enjoyed in the early summertime for many years. Why wait for the red ones, we’ll have plenty of those. When the big green tomatoes appear, enjoy a treat quite different than red ripe tomatoes. Slice green tomatoes and dip in a beaten egg then into dry corn meal. Lightly oil a skillet. Over medium heat cook covered about 3-4 minutes, turn. Cover again and cook until done. Options include adding garlic or onion powder to the beaten egg and Parmesan cheese as a topping.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Poor-Jonnys-Cookbook-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114031

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Tofu… How Do You Cook It?

Tofu…  How do you cook it? You can fry it like bacon, break it up and boil it in soups, bake it, microwave it, broil it, steam it or any other way you can imagine. Cooking it in a cast iron skillet that is only lightly oiled, then cooking the tofu over medium heat with a lid on will give it a combination steamed/fried effect. Tofu can be cooked this way, then served with gravy. It can be cooked this way then marinated.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Poor-Jonnys-Cookbook-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114031

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Poor Jonny’s Infatuation Tacos

1 dozen corn tortillas

2 cups corn sprouts (dried corn kernels that have been soaked and sprouted)

1 small can tomato paste (6 oz)

½ cup peanut butter

½ cup diced yellow onion

½ tsp sweet basil

lettuce

Steam corn sprouts, set aside. Add 1 cup water, diced onion and sweet basil to tomato paste and heat. Add peanut butter to this and stir. Warm tortillas, (lightly steaming them works great, don’t steam but for a minute or the tortillas will stick together). Stuff tortillas with steamed corn sprouts and top with peanut onion mixture and lettuce.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Poor-Jonnys-Cookbook-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114031

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What Does Parochial Mean?

Parochial stems from the word parish. Parochial can mean, “confined or restricted to a parish.” The word parochial is often used to describe someone whose education is limited or narrow. There is an expression “parochial opinion.” The definition of parochialism is “narrowness of interests or opinions.” Although today, opinions coming from the parish are much more sophisticated.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Quadroon-Lions-Trace-Volume/dp/149283999X

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TheLiesoftheLionFrontCover

 

What Does Hobnob Mean?

Hobnob is an expression associated with the words, “nobbed” and “nobbing” and means to drink together amicably and have a chat. Hobnobbing designates one is on intimate terms and drinking with someone familiar or intimately “close.”

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Quadroon-Lions-Trace-Volume/dp/149283999X

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Depressed? Take Up Sewing

My Grandmother used to say, “I’m not happier than when I’m sewing”. It’s true, having a sewing project gives your mood a lift. You’ll think about it when you go to bed at night and first thing when you wake in the morning. Even if you can only work on it an hour at a time, it will still give you that mood lift. Whether it’s simple placemats for your dinner table or a custom-designed blouse, sewing will keep your mind occupied in a pleasant way.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Gold River. Available here:

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Creative Recession Cooking

People become creative in the kitchen when they use what they have so in today’s economic climate, there must be a lot of creative cooking going on. It’s said, “true creativity comes with an obstacle”. Today, that obstacle may be a tight grocery budget. Gardens also encourage creativity, eggplant this, eggplant that, eggplant sandwiches and pumpkin this ‘n that. All the recipes we use now were at one time a clever invention by a creative person. Let yourself go!

Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Poor-Jonnys-Cookbook-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114031

eBook or computer download through Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/260122

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