For my first recipe, I made the Chive Flecked Spud Muffins, page 409. They were really easy to make, which is good because I am not an experienced baker. They were also super quick, which suits me too. All the ingredients save the fresh chives are pantry staples. (Especially if you are a big potato eater like me.) I used Trader Joe's Whole Grain beverage instead of soymilk and added a little extra potato. I used a mashed baked potato and had a little over a cup so I threw it in. The recipe says it makes 12 muffins, but I ended up with 10, and they were small. The small size is okay though because they are quite dense. Next time I will probably add a little extra salt and a hint of pepper to the mix because I am a salt hussy. I ate one of them with Tofutti Sour Supreme and several slathered in Earth Balance.
My boyfriend, who is not vegan and is a fussy eater, enjoyed them and will be taking the leftovers back upstate with him to work (if any are left by tonight, that is.) My cat Vladimir also tasted them and gave them a paw's up as well. My other cat Googie just licked off the Earth Balance and ignored the muffin. No worries though, as my dog Bonnie was quick to gobble up the piece he knocked on the floor.