Bake, Bike, Grill
These gorgeous Spring days energize me. Yesterday I walked and ran and before I knew it I’d covered 10 miles! 150 miles? I got this.
Good food energizes me as well.
Corn ‘n Beans Bread Muffins
Makes 12 Pre-heat oven to 365*
- 1 c. white whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 c. cornmeal
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 eggs
- 1 c. milk
- 1/4 c. applesauce
Mix dry. Mix wet (if your applesauce is chunky like mine was then puree first in the food processor). Add dry to wet. Let sit while you prepare the beans.
- 2 c. white beans
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1/2 chopped onion
- lots of fresh ground pepper
- red chili flakes
- minced chives
- minced fennel fronds
Sauté onions in oil over medium heat. When onions turn translucent add beans. Continue to stir and cook for a few minutes so beans soak up the onion-oil flavor and begin to brown. Add herbs and spices, turn off burner, stir thoroughly.
Add beans to batter and mix. Butter 12 muffin cups, fill, and bake for 30-40 minutes. The muffins are done when the tops are slightly brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
A meal in a muffin! These guys are dense, moist (why do so many women have a problem with that word? I kinda like it. Moist.), and quite hearty.
I made these up for a potluck dinner party we attended on Saturday night but there ended up being loads of food and I got to bring at least half a dozen home with me. Love leftovers.
The muffins are going to go great with all the grilled squash and asparagus in the fridge.
Um, yeah, that’s a mountain of veg to feed two people. Leftovers. 🙂
I tossed the veggies in balsamic vinegar, a wee bit of olive oil, fresh ground pepper, and loads of rosemary.
Did you know that adding rosemary to your marinade can greatly reduce the risk of carcinogens in your grilled meat? Vegetables don’t create carcinogens when grilled like meat does, I added rosemary because I love the flavor. If you grill meat consider cultivating a love for rosemary grilled meat.
After my 10 miles yesterday I am feeling less than motivated to hit the pavement today. My exercise for the day may be biking back and forth to the clinic a few times and a mat Pilates class.
Thanks to Song for turning me onto my current favorite band, The Weepies! They are perfect for playing in the clinic! Here’s one of my favorites for your Monday morning listening pleasure.