scone love.

today i was going through my bookmarks on recipes i wanna try out. i landed on scones and lasagna. everyone loves scones, and lasagna is always good even when its bad [kind of like pizza.] i wasn’t really craving anything in particular today, but both the lasagna and scones hit the spot.

eggplant and pinenut rolled lasagna. recipe from here


pre-oven shot.


sloppy picture, but you get the idea! mm mm mmm. i also added sundried tomatoes and baby spinach inside of the lasagna. it was good. it didn’t feel too heavy [especially since it was cheeseless], and i didn’t feel overly full afterwards.

scones! i think officially scones are my favorite pastry ever. they aren’t too sweet, they are more bread-like versus pastry-like, so even if you aren’t that fond of sweets/desserts/pastries, you will definitely enjoy a scone! its like a bigger and breadier cookie..but better! well in my opinion at least. the only other scone i have made was cranberry orange scones, which were delicious. the scones i made today were ginger and chocolate chip….best ever. the ginger isn’t too strong, you can just taste a hint of it…and the chocolate chips..well, no explanation on how good chocolate chips are.

ginger chocolate chip scones. recipe from here

Ingredients:

3 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch allspice
1/2 cup turbinado sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
About 5 ounces chocolate

preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
1. mix all dry ingredients (first 7 ingredients) in big bowl.
2. when all is mixed add wet ingredients (oil + milk + vanilla extract)
3. fold in the chocolate chips, or chocolate chunks.
4. scoop with ice cream scoop [or hands like i did] and plop onto greased cookie sheet.
5. sprinkle turbinado sugar onto scones.
5. put em in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
6. EAT. [enjoy the next day for breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea…or milk…or whatever you feel like. scones are great anytime of the day/night.]

*note: step #6 is the most importanttt step! do not forget!


here they are in the oven. i love with scones you don’t have to form them into perfect balls or anything. the less shapely, the better!



PLATE-O-SCONES. mm mm mmm.

oh yeah. and other than eating a scone, some lasagna and veggies, i had a delicious simple smoothie this morning. love me some smoothiesss.

simple delicious strawberry banana smoothie.

made with:
1 c soy yogurt
1 banana
6 strawberries
1 tbsp of flaxmeal
2 tbsp of dry oatmeal
a littlee bit of agave nector for some sweetness.

and that is all for tonight i guess! now i must try and not eat all of the scones….

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    • Jackie
    • April 2nd, 2009

    i am not a scone lover, but you have intrigued me!

    good job making lasagna without cheese sound tasty!

    • Natalie
    • April 6th, 2009

    Again, this is all superb. I’m so glad you did a piece on lasagna! It looks positively scrumptious! There really is no such thing as bad lasagna (or pizza; my brother always says this also)!
    I also love the way you explained the scones. Can you believe I’ve never had one?!

    step number six is indeed the most important. :3

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