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Strange, but Delicious

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
In London, I found an entire section of a magazine devoted to stuffing in veggies in foods you wouldn't normally expect. I sneakily ripped out the pages and stashed them in my purse.  Tonight, I tried out one of the recipes: Brownies made with spinach and carrot puree.

Having an achilles heel for chocolate, I figured I'd give it a shot, hoping for a little support on eating a little better.  The concoction is beyond strange, but the end product tastes beyond delicious. I wanted to share - give it a shot and let me know what you think:

3oz. semi-sweet chocolate
4oz carrots, pureed (steam for eight minutes, then run through a food processor or blender) 
4oz spinach, pureed (steam for 30 seconds, then run through a food processor or blender)
4oz brown sugar
1oz cocoa powder
2 tbsp margarine (fat free if you can swing it)
2 tsp vanilla
2 egg whites
3.5 oz flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray baking pan with cooking spray.
2. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over low flame.
3. In a large bowl, combine melted chocolate, vegetable purees, sugar, cocoa powder, margarine and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
4. Mix in egg whites.  Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt with a wooden spoon.
5. Pour the batter into a pan and bake 35-40 minutes.  Cool completely in the pan before cutting the bars.*

*Make sure to eat cool... the spinach taste is less potent :)
Makes 12 Brownies

80 calories
2.4g fat
13.5 carbs
1.1g fiber
7.6g sugar
1.7 protein



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I'm Sami Jo From Denver, CO, United States Samantha loves to travel, lose herself in a good book, practice yoga at her favorite local studio, The Yoga Mat, and connect with friends, old and new. Her love of working with creative minds extends into her personal endeavors, as well. She and her husband conduct a project called "Songs For Jake," a music collaboration channel designed with the simple mission of getting great songs to one really big music lover. Through her business, Roger Charlie, Samantha focuses on publicity and management, working closely with authors, musicians, and creatives who find value in a more personal approach through communications.
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