Friday, May 04, 2007

Let Them Eat Cake

This is not a foodie blog. But sometimes I cook. Less often than I used to. And I rarely bake. I have three desserts that I do well: chocolate chip cookies, carrot cake, and fudge brownies. This is the carrot cake, out of Dr. Pete's Eating For A Healthy Heart by Dr. Pierre "Pete" Aoukar, which I baked for the occasion of one of our nurses who is leaving our cath lab.






Pete is a cardiology fellow in Seattle and is also a vegan. He wrote this book when he was in medical school. Not only does it have great recipes, but it also has great advice on how to stay heart-healthy. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to get healthy and wants some healthier cooking and baking ideas.
It's a little healthier than a standard carrot cake might be. It is made from real carrots, flour, and sugar. The frosting is a mixture of Tofutti better than cream cheese and powdered sugar.

Nutritional information: 1 slice (1/16 of cake), 375 calories, 8 g fat, 3 g protein.

6 comments:

Veg*Triathlete said...

Mmm. Now I'm craving carrot cake...

Melissa said...

Yummy. That looks so good. And the Nutritional info is very reasonable.

KleoPatra said...

Wow, what a great cake. Nice of you to make that for him, too. Awesome!

Urban Vegan said...

this is proof that cake can be tasty, attractive and non-artery-clogging.

herself75 said...

I need to get that book.. I miss Carrot Cake!

stonielove said...

mmm... what a beautiful cake! i've been a swimmer, and now i'm slowly thinking about trying out half marathons and tri-athlons! i feel lucky to find your blog :)