Wednesday, October 08, 2008

VeganMoFo: Waffles for Dinner!

Every once in a while we get lucky and my little nephew CW spends the night. Recently I promised him the special treat of Breakfast For Dinner when he was over.

These pictures aren't so beautiful... but we had a great time. I made the "Pumpkin Waffles" from "Vegan With a Vengeance" and also the basic waffles from "Joy of Cooking" (veganized, of course). You can see the lighter, white flour Joy of Cooking waffle, and the hearty, autumny-spiced pumpkin waffles on the bottom. Since I was cooking for a little guy with a very limited palette, I halved all the spices on the pumpkin waffles. I really loved them - and I loved how many it made. I froze the left overs and enjoyed them toasted for a few days.

I also made the Tempeh and White Bean Patties from VWaV for the first time. Mmm. I really loved the way the flavor and texture of these patties. And so easy! See our cute plate? It's a Makit Plate that little CW drew a couple of years ago. I was gobbling up the sausages, but I was the only one. Musty probably liked them, but not as much as he liked the waffles. So that was where he focused his attention. CW took a tiny taste and rejected them. I guess I wasnt' too surprised though, tempeh and white beans are very far from his daily diet. But I'm workin' on him!

10 comments:

  1. I love those pumpkin waffles. I made the pear-ginger waffles this weekend, and they were good, but not as good as the pumpkin ones.

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  2. They look quite beautiful to me!! Yum!!

    Cute plate, indeed!! :0)

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  3. Hooray for breakfast for dinner! Waffles are good at any time of the day. I'll have to try those pumpkin waffles soon!

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  4. I gotta try these waffles! Everybody keeps talking about them! Yours look awesome!

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  5. Those patties were the first thing I made from VwaV. They were damn good! But I've yet to try the pumpkin waffles. I meant to make them last fall and let it pass me by. Now that we're in pumpkin season again, I shall.

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  6. Breakfast for dinner is so much fun and I don't know why you think those pumpkin waffles aren't just lovely!

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  7. Oooh, love the waffles! And cooking for kids is always so much more fun.

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  8. waffles for dinner sounds like a great idea! they look yummy and so do the tempeh/white bean patties =D

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  9. Anonymous6:09 PM

    I love those pumpkin waffles & I am so excited about moving into the pumpkin-eating season.

    Speaking of pumpkins, this looks like something you might be interested in trying on your grill:
    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Relish/Grilled-Pumpkin-With-Rosemary-And-Sea-Salt-Recipe.aspx?blogid=1508

    Look how cute those little rounds are! I would be a little bit nervous about cutting myself in the process of making those nice slices, though.

    Enjoying your many posts this month!

    jen e. :-)

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