Thursday, April 12, 2007

Foodie Food Food!

Let's see... a couple of days ago, I had some stale bread and a hankering for some Fronch Toast (ala VwaV). Oh yeah! This stuff is SOOOOOO good. Thank you Isa!! French Toast used to be one of my most favorite breakfast foods, and I thought I'd have to live without it as a vegan. I eat mine with homemade raspberry jam. Yumola.


Here's a Giant Salad that I had for dinner a couple of nights ago... so many goodies - raw beets, carrots, kidney beans, red cabbage, tomatoes, celery, walnuts, fresh basil, tofu ricotta, hemp seeds, and lettuce! I love the tofu ricotta in the salad so much... especially after I take the picture and get to mix it all together.


Last night my cutie nephew CW spent the night. I had a hard time fixing a dinner that he liked (sigh!)... but I hit a homerun with breakfast - pancakes!! I usually make more "hippy-style" pancakes, but CW isn't used to hippie food at all (thus the dinner problem)... so for the pancakes I just used the recipe for "basic pancakes" from the Joy Of Cooking. I used half whole wheat pastry flour, and used egg replacer instead of eggs. They were fluffy and amazing!


Here you can see Musty and CW enjoying the pancakes - as you can see, they were a big hit!! We also had apple juice and fresh strawberries.


Tonight I made a delicious pot of veggie-licious chili: spicy and full of veggies. I just basically made it up... and I was very pleased with the results. It's got onions, garlic, chopped carrots, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, 1 big can of diced tomatoes, 2 cans of "chili beans," and loads of cardamom, chili powder, and cayenne. Plus some cilantro... mmmm!

Lastly, this week a friend send me a link to The Animal Rescue Site - it's one of those easy sites where all you have to do is click and they get a donation. Click today!

14 comments:

  1. as normal the food looks good! cute photo ;)

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  2. lol- I *love* that picture of the pancake enjoyment- they're so cute hamming it up like that!

    You know, I've never made vegan French toast. I think I should try it soon... yours looks so excellent.

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  3. The salad's beautiful, I love the chili!

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  4. p.s. I try to remember the animal rescue site every day. It's a painless little habit!

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  5. French toast was one of my favorite non-vegan breakfast treats as well, and I'm so glad it can be just as special--even more so--without the icky eggs! I like the recipe in VLV more than the VWaV, but each to his own, right?

    Your salads always start my mouth watering, and I think this one might top them all!

    Click to rescue the animals? I think I can do that. :)

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  6. Yeah, I love French toast and pancakes too. Hippie style or non.

    Your chili looks great too. I'm so into chili right now.

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  7. ohh that french toast looks really good, as does, the gorgeous giant salad & chili. I have missed franch toast.

    I might make all those things this weekend- thanks!

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  8. Boy oh boy every single thing looks fabulous! I'm going to have to give the fronch toast a try, seeing as how your guys went crazy for it.

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  9. That Fronch Toast rocks. Omniman always requests it. Looks like it charmed your hubby and nephew.

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  10. Salat, pancakes, French toast and chili...sounds like a fantastic day food wise. Everything looks so great!

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  11. Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day, and I was worried when I went vegan that I would miss out on the old stand-by's. I've made french toast once in the past 2 years, and it wasn't that great. I need to try that recipe, because everyone always raves about it. Between the pancakes and the french toast (and everything else!), you're making me salivate!

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  12. Oh, your salad looks so action packed!

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  13. I really gotta get that book! The fronch toast looks beautiful.

    The salad is mouth watering as well.

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  14. Love the photo of the pancake munching! I have added the Animal Rescue Site to my favourites. I will try to remember to go every day…

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