So, as I mentioned earlier, I’m moving soon and trying to use up everything in my cupboards. Since I spent a significant portion of medical school preparing for a zombie apocalypse (The Walking Dead had a big impact on me), this is no easy task. I have so many cans of everything. Black bean brownies it is. Problem – I had no maple syrup, which is my go-to sweetener and dangerously little honey (my second choice). Since buying more of either is kind of defeating the purpose of using up my cupboard contents, I had to get creative.
I’ve been making Victory Bread for years, so why did I only think to make it into croutons recently? Whatever the reason, it was a major breakthrough. I love croutons on a salad, especially Caesar, and have missed them a bit since I started avoiding heavily processed grains. Now I’ve got my crunch back.
Sarah Brighton over at My New Roots has got it going on. I was initially introduced to her blog by a friend from Toronto who went to Havergal – Sarah used to be her art teacher! She’s since gone on to write for Martha Stewart’s Meatless Monday, has an amazing blog and cookbook and advocates for a healthy, plant based diet. If you haven’t heard of her Life Changing Loaf of Bread yet – you’re probably going to want to make it, with or without my customizations.