Everything But the Kitchen Sink

For the last month or so, I have embarked on quite the mission: emptying out the pantry. Like every other 20-something old woman, there isn’t much else that brings me as much joy as grocery shopping. Ok, well, there are quite a few other things, but I really like grocery shopping…. but not so much hauling all those groceries home with my little granny cart.

Well to the point here, I have been sorta “stocking up” for something for quite some time. If it’s a 10/$10 sale for canned vegetables, looks like I’m digging through for the salt-free varieties. Buy-one-get-one-free loaves of bread? Guess who’s freezer is full. Cake mix 2/$4 and I have a $2 coupon? Looks like I need to start using Betty Crocker cake mix and stop cooking from scratch so much.

Yeah, I get it, I’m kinda a junky. Well between little bouts of travel, I decided to see how long I could go without having to make a trip to the grocery store (except for small needs here and there.) And let me just say, I’m about at the end here. I know that Gabe is getting a bit sick of my zany concoctions, but at least my end date is Wednesday, and then I’m off to the west coast for a week.

Along with last night’s veggie chili pita pizzas (I know, it was weird) I was wanting something sweet yet healthy-ish so I decided on a vegan cranberry-almond quick bread.

Vegan Cranberry Almond Bread

Vegan Cranberry Almond Bread

Vegan Cranberry Almond Bread

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup regular flour
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Coat dried cranberries in flour so they don’t stick together in mixer
  3. Mix all dry ingredients in mixer
  4. Add wet ingredients
  5. Grease loaf pan and then pour batter into it
  6. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean
Here’s a bit more of a glimpse of some of my cabinet-emptying extravaganza… I can’t wait until I get back in April and get to fill them up all over again šŸ™‚
Sifting Flour

Sifting the flours. I really need to get a new sifter...

Sliced Almonds

Sliced almonds before a nice chopping.

Making the Dough

Making the Dough

Vegan Cranberry Almond Bread

Vegan Cranberry Almond Bread

After the required first slice

Vegan Jambalaya Ingredients

Vegan jambalaya ingredients, inspired by a bag of frozen okra

Vegan Jambalaya

The okra looked lonely, so why not add a can of corn?


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