i made a ginormous pot of chili with fire roasted peppers and tomatoes and while it was simmering away i made this citrus polenta cake. i think it may be one of my favorite things i have every baked! i had to adapt the recipe quite a bit to make it vegan/gf/nut free, but it worked beautifully and i think this will become a staple at my house. my favorite parts are the texture and the subtle citrus flavor.
here are the changes i made:
5 Tbls olive oil - in place of butter
3/4 of a banana - in place of the eggs
1/2 c applesauce - in place of the buttermilk
1 1/2 c flax meal - in place of the almond meal
we ate it warm with raw honey drizzled on top and it was super fine!
it was pouring rain after we finished dinner and we put on our rain jackets and headed to the park for a very wet walk. everything was fabulous until we were coming up to the corner of 700 east and 1300 south when we saw a couple of guys on their road bikes get hit by a car. we ran over to them and one was much worse off than the other. it was dark, raining and they both had dark bikes, dark shirts, no helmets, no reflectors, no bike lights and they smelled like alcohol. and they were both young and handsome. i knelt down next to the one who was worse off and talked to him until the paramedics came. he told me his name and how old he was. he asked me if the wound on his head was bad. his face was covered in blood. he told me he couldn't ride in an ambulance because he didn't have any insurance. i hope they are both doing well and my heart is breaking for the guy that hit them. it is one of my worse nightmares to hit someone with my car or to get hit by a car while i am on my road bike. i really, really hope everyone is alright.
wear a helmet. put blinking lights on your bike. don't think you are invisible, because you aren't. even though it is a damn good feeling...