Thursday, October 08, 2009

From The Urban Vegan: Citrus Scented Berry Muffins and Rapini Paninis

Citrus Scented Berry Muffins

...except that I had local cherries in the freezer, so I used those. I asked the bottom shelf of my haphazardly packed freezer for berries, and it spit out sheets of nori and a block of adzuki beans. I didn't want to alter the recipe too much, so I opted for the more accessible cherries.

This muffin has nutritional value (soy flour and spelt flour make frequent appearances in UV) and tastes straight from the Blacksheep Bakery counter. Yeah, I like fluffy white bakery-style muffins, I'm human, but sometimes you want something more morning appropriate.

It's an easy recipe with a few extra special elements to give it that Urban Vegan edge.
I made these on one of Portland's first cool fall night, and my kitchen smelled wonderful.

Citrus Scened Cherry Muffins

Cafe Velo at the downtown farmers market


On Wednesday, I warmed one up in a toaster oven and had it with a cup of my
beloved Cafe Velo Stumptown from the nearby farmers market. I choose the Kenyan single origin roast, that promised the flavors of huckleberry cobbler and molasses.

The evening before, I made Rapini Paninis from The Urban Vegan for dinner. I used an organic french baguette from New Seasons and Mozzerella Cheezly. I thought for sure I wouldn't like this Cheezly after trying it from the fridge, but I'm satisfied & intrigued by it once melted. And how can you ever go wrong with rapini? Never.

Rapini Panini


14 comments:

Veganthony said...

I can't wait to move to Portland. You make the vegan scene look so amazing. I love the blog and look forward to more great Portland vegan food finds.

esme said...

huckleberry is my favorite. we don't have hucks around here, i don't think. sad face.

K.E.N. said...

i maybe would kill for that muffin right now...you know, a fly or an ant or something...

(i can hear vegans yell "not vegan!")

Debra said...

The muffins look soooo good!

nora said...

hahaha rapini paninis. that's funny.

bjorkedoff/drowninginademitasse said...

i love all the dessert/pastry specific references of coffee complexity with cafe velo-wasn''t it 'graham crackers' a few weeks ago?
<3

Becca Elouise said...

Ooh girl, yo muffins is pretty.

The Voracious Vegan said...

Those muffins look so soft and tasty! And I want a panini now!

kittee said...

Thank god you came to your senses before you ended up with nori muffins. Silly freezer.

xo
kittee

kimmykokonut said...

i love rapini! i'm also a fan of bakery style muffins. when i first moved here i used to get day old bakery muffins. a lot. but i'm not ashamed.

pixiepine said...

Muffins and coffee sounds so good right now.

bamboo said...

That panini looks faboo!! I need to go get that cookbook! Yay for being a cookbook addict! :)

downthepalate said...

I can't stop repeating the phrase "rapini panini" to myself. It looks tasty, but I'm so skeptical of all vegan "cheeses."

easy recipes said...

The muffins look great.