Monday, October 03, 2005

Tennessee Corn Pone Muffin

A lunch inspired by my favorite cuisine: southern cooking! A savory cornmeal and black bean muffin with vegan ham cut-outs on the side, lite canned pears, creamy sweet potato, and two Golden Oreos.
Verdict: "I looove those beans!" says Little shmoo. He ate everything but most of the sweet potatoes. We're still working on sweet potatoes! 4 stars.

21 comments:

Chelee said...

As much as I love sweet potatoes, they do look a bit like baby poo when pureed or mashed (-:

Great meal ideas!

Molly said...

Hey, I'll take the rest of the sweet potato mush. never can get enough of those, mmmmm. :)

Anonymous said...

I love sweet potato anything. But only since I turned 25. Before that I hated it no matter how it was prepared.
Janelle

vegan marissa said...

were did the other lunches go? :(

Jennifershmoo said...

They're slipping away into the archive. Click on the month (on the left) to see them again.

wonderfish said...

Mmm, cornmeal and black beans. There's a winning combination if ever I saw one.

I second the offers to eat the leftover sweet potatoes, too.

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Birch said...

Jennifer,

I'm from East Texas, which is definitely more "southern" than "western." This is exactly the kind of meal we would have had as kids. Except not vegan. And with canned peaches. But you nailed it with the cornbread and beans and ham.

Actually, a family favorite (for everyone except me) was always mac n cheese, sausage, canned peaches and a weird sauce made with Karo corn syrup.

Hey, it was the '70s. In the south. Where nutrition was to be avoided like the plague.

Christina said...

I've been loving these lunchboxes, and that cornmeal and black bean muffin looks to die for. Are the black beans actually in the muffin or just on top? Either way, seems delicious.

Isa said...

Wow Jenshmoo, this blog has really taken off! I'm seeing links to it everywhere, congratulations!

Jennifershmoo said...

Thank you so much, Isa! I know, I can hardly believe it. It all started with the ppk link!!

Jennifershmoo said...

Hi, birch mom! I know, peaches would have been the perfect fruit. I would have put in canned peaches but Little shmoo doesn't like peaches right now (tomorrow may be a different story, lol!).

And hi, christina! The beans are spooned into the middle of the muffin batter and the muffin bakes up around it.

annie said...

i wish you were my mom...

Maida W G said...

I would love a recipe for the cornmeal and black bean muffins. (Even big kids would like that, I think.)

Harmonia said...

What kind of vegan ham?

Jennifershmoo said...

It's Yves ham slices from the grocery store, cut into shapes with little cookie cutters.

Nikki said...

You're cool, Shmoo! I'm so happy to see the corn pone recipe translated to a portable muffin! I tried your "big" tenessee corn pone recipe last week (I mixed pinto beans with spicy black bean corn salsa and some leftover black bean dip) and my omni family is STILL raving! Topped it with a little tofutti sour cream blended with cilantro. My husband is a chef, girl, and he hoovered it! Thanks for the recipes!
Blessings and light,
Nikki

Jennifershmoo said...

Woo hoo! Thanks Nikki! I'm so glad you liked it. That vegan sour cream blended with cilantro sounds divine.

Little My said...

What ways have you tried to feed Schmoo the sweet taters? I LOVED them as a child but I don't think I would have really liked them pureed. I would have liked them baked, then sliced and sauteed in a pan like homefries until slightly brown on each side with some sauce to dip them in.

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