Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Spices can be very expensive, here's an alternative, make your own pumpkin pie spice!

1/4 cup ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg (see note)
1/2 tsp ground cardamom (optional)

Combine all ingredients for desired mix and blend well. Store in a small, airtight container. Feel free to experiment with amounts to get a blend that works for you.

If using freshly ground nutmeg, you might want to cut back a little bit because the flavor can be quite strong. Since you're going to be storing the mix anyway, it is not crucial to use freshly ground here. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tofu Burrito with Avocado Salsa

1 lb. firm tofu, crumbled
2 lg. carrots, grated
2 zucchini, grated
5 scallions, chopped
1/2 c. roasted sunflower seeds
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. oil
1 ripe avocado, mashed
1 oz. salsa
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

In a skillet, heat oil and saute garlic. Add onions, carrots, zucchini; cook
3-4 minutes. Add tofu and sunflower seeds. Cook 3 more minutes and remove
from heat. In a bowl, mash avocado, salsa and lemon together. Wrap scramble
and salsa in a whole tortilla. 

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