Recipes for Earth Day

With it again being the time for the annual Earth Day celebrations, TheHolidaySpot serves you up a mix of recipes that are not only easy to cook but are actually the directions to make dishes that are truly "green" and involves no use of non-vegetarian ingredients. Check out these splendid Earth Day recipes and cook up delicacies for yourself and your dear ones during the occassion. If you like, click here to share these Earth Day Recipes with your friends. Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day Recipes

Make lip-smacking yet environment friendly dishes on this Earth Day and celebrate the occassion in an appropriate way.

Banana Blueberry Muffins

1) Bananas - 2, over-ripe and mashed
. 2) All-purpose flour - About 1 cup, unbleached.
3) Whole wheat flour - 1/2 cup.
4) Organic sugar - 1/2 cup.
5) Baking powder - 1/2 tsp.
6) Warm water - 2 tsp.
7) Egg - 1, beaten.
8) Blueberries - 1/2 cup, frozen and thawed.
Cooking Instructions:
1) Turn up the oven temperature to 350 degree F.
2) Moisten muffin cups with vegetable spray or line with paper liners.
3) Pour sugar, white, whole wheat flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Add in bananas.
4) Using wooden spoon, mix all the ingredients well until smooth.
5) Pour water and egg into a separate bowl and combine well. Add this to the banana mixture.
6) Fold blueberries into batter.
7) Pour batter into muffin cups using spoon.
8) Bake the batter for about half-an-hour, or until just golden brown.
9) Serve immediately or refrigerate and dish out when needed.

Vegetable Chips

1) Potatoes
2) Parsnips
3) Carrots
4) Kale
5) Olive oil
6) Salt
Cooking Instructions:
1) Preheat the oven to 400° F.
2) Slice all the vegetables into thin pieces and toss into a mixing bowl. Add a little olive oil.
3) Transfer the ingredients onto a generously oiled large cookie sheet. See that the veggies do not overlap.
4) Sprinkle them with salt and bake, checking time and again that the pieces are browned and crisp.
5) Turn the pieces over again and again to cook uniformly.
6) When you have finished, transfer the chips to a bowl or plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
NOTE: Cooking time for the kale is about 8 minutes, about 10 minutes for the parsnip and carrots and about 16 minutes for the potatoes.

Earth Day Bars

1) Baking mix - 1 1/2 cups.
2) Oats - 1 1/2 cups.
3) Brown sugar - 1 cup, packed.
4) Butter - 1/2 cup, softened.
5) Egg - 1.
6) Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp.
7) An ungreased pan (dimensions 9"X13")
Cooking Instructions:
1) Turn up the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
2) Pour the baking mix, oats, brown sugar, butter, egg, and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl. Combine the items well.
3) Using the wooden spoon, stir the mixture until you have a dough with a crampled consistency.
4) Add items like coconut flakes or raisins into the dough and fold in.
5) Place the dough into the ungreased pan and press to flatten to the pan shape. Bake the dough and remove after 15-20 minutes or until it is hard in the middle and slightly browned at the edges.
6) Let the dough cool for 10 minutes. Then cut it into a dozen 2"X3" rectangular bar shapes.