Sunday, February 22, 2009

Vegan Wheat Bread

Yesterday I made a delicious batch of homemade bread. It disappears pretty quick around here, but can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week. Enjoy.

Vegan Wheat Bread

2 1/2 cups warm water
4 cups organic whole wheat flour
2-3 cups organic unbleached white flour
2 tablespoon of yeast or two packages
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup soy milk
1 teaspoon salt

Mix water, yeast and 1 tablespoon of the molasses together in a large bowl. Pour in 3 cups of wheat flour and mix well. Cover the bowl with a towel and let sit for a 30 minutes.

Pour in the rest of the molasses, oil, soy milk and salt. Mix together. Begin adding flour, a 1 cup at a time. I mix the dough in my Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook until it is smooth and elastic, but you can also knead by hand.

Split the dough into two, equal parts. Shape them into loaves and place them into two greased bread pans. Cover pans with a towel in a warm place and let the dough rise until it doubles in size, about an hour to an hour and a half.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Monday, February 2, 2009

A Super Wasteful Promo

During last night's Super Bowl there was a 90-second 3D preview of the upcoming movie "Monsters vs. Aliens". This huge media stunt distributed 150 million 3D glasses at 28,000 locations at the cost of tens of millions dollars.

We watched the commercial with 3D glasses we already had in our house and it was really lame. Now most of those 150 million glasses will end up in landfills. Shame on you Disney this was stupid and wasteful. I don't know if my family would have gone to see this movie or not, but we are definitely not going after this wasteful stunt.

If you picked up a pair of 3D glasses for the Super Bowl, put them to good use at where you can view 3D photos from National Parks.