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Fresh Apple Misdemeanor


I have been reading Robin Hobb‘s fantasy novel “Assassin’s Apprentice.” In the book, some characters were eating hot apple pastries and remarking on how good they were. I couldn’t get the idea out of my mind, and I just happened to have a few apples.

The problem is: How might I whomp up something that will satisfy the craving for apple pastry while keeping the carb load and the glycemic insult down to the misdemeanor as opposed to the felony level? Crêpes of some sort?

Keeping in mind the vegan’s rule for maximizing the kick from plant proteins (seeds + nuts + legumes), I made the crêpe batter from about one-quarter ground walnuts, one-quarter ground sunflower seeds, one-quarter tofu whizzed in the blender with water, and one-quarter whole wheat flour. The apples were not vegan because I cooked them in butter, with lots of cinnamon and some unrefined sugar.

Cooking and eating interests me for all sorts of reasons, most of them obvious. But it’s interesting to experiment with roughly estimating the glycemic load of a meal. If you ate a big meal, and if you’re hungry again in three hours, then it’s guaranteed that your meal was a glycemic bomb. I’m timing how long Fresh Apple Misdemeanor stays with me.

Walnuts and sunflower seeds ready for the grinder

The chickens’ portion is on the left.



  1. mountain madness wrote:

    So how long did the Apple Misdemeanor stay with you?? It looks very good!

    Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    I started getting hungry about five and a half hours later and had supper about six and a half hours later. I’d say it passed the low-carb test pretty well…

    Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 11:55 am | Permalink

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