Category Archives: breakfast
Happy VeganMoFo! This is my second year participating in VeganMoFo. Last year, VeganMoFo was the month of November, so, naturally, I blogged about Thanksgiving foods and holiday treats. This year, with the weather beginning to cool here, I’m blogging about slow cooking. All month long, I’ll be posting awesome slow-cooker recipes. That said, my crock-pot doesn’t see the light of day nearly enough, and, if you’ve got a recipe you’d love to see, please, let me know!
My favourite way to use my slow cooker is overnight. I love waking up to breakfast already prepared. Last night, I threw a breakfast cobbler together.
Slow Cooker Breakfast Cobbler
2 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 heaping tsp. cinnamon
1 tablespoon (real) maple syrup – use to taste. Next time, I’ll probably use less
Throw apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup into 1.5 quart crock pot (mine has high/low/warm settings). top with granola. Cook on low 4-6 hours. Top with yogurt in the morning.
>Breakfast is, undoubtedly, my favourite meal of the day.
Usually, I have toast topped with avocado and nutritional yeast, and, on occasion, I add a small bowl of cereal. Sometimes I’ll change it up and do a green smoothie. Even more rarely, I’ll make pancakes.
This morning, I made something completely different. This Tofu (for) Breakfast Sandwich from Food From a Former Fat Girl. It was great. She is a vegetarian, not vegan, and she topped the sandwich with provolone cheese. I added a bit of Daiya mozzerella shreds instead.
Last week, I made quite a few breakfast scrambles. They’re super easy, and if you haven’t ever done it, I recommend making an attempt. Hopefully, you’ll fall in love.
Top with avocado, try not to eat it too quickly
>Happy Sunday, readers! I’m feeling totally refreshed after the time change, and a wonderful breakfast.
This weekend is the first weekend of Vegan MoFo, and the first Iron Chef Challenge.
The secret ingredient? Mashed Potatoes.
I’m pretty excited about this because I love everything potato, and I just bought a 10lb box of sweet potatoes from Costco.
Mashed Potato “Pancakes”
1 sweet potato, cooked (I cut mine into 1inch-ish cubes and steamed them until done)
Mix flour and cinnamon in shallow dish
Mash sweet potato.
Use a melon baller – I actually used a cookie dough scoop - to scoop out your pancakes, plop into flour mix. Flatten and get a little flour on both sides of the potato.
Cook on pan like you would a pancake.
Cover with Earth Balance and maple syrup.
>I mentioned in my Avon Walk post that I had to bring my own food.
What kept me going?
a banana and a breakfast cookie.
1/3C quick oats
1T cocoa powder
1T soy protein powder
2T nut butter (I use raw almond)
1/4C soy milk
mix ins – cinnamon, dried cherries, agave
let sit in fridge overnight.
chickpea mash sandwich:
1 can chickpeas
a glob of veganaise
a splash of mustard (I use spicy)
mash together coarsely.
>A few things:
1. No, you really can’t taste the spinach
2. Always use fresh spinach (organic whenever possible)
3. Buy a bunch of spinach rather than a bag of spinach – you’ll save some money.
This is another from kellycrochets, (I didn’t want to lose it in the move) I’ve been compiling as I make them, and will add more as I make more.
I really can’t take credit for most of these, as I found them on www.goneraw.com
A few are mine, but not many.
I usually use frozen bananas in my smoothies. and I like mine kind of thick, so I don’t usually add much water.
*The Cramp Cure Smoothie*
12 ounce water
7 ice cubes
1 frozen banana
4 medjool dates
1 tablespoon agave or honey
pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove)
Some ground flax seed
*Lemony Cherry smoothie*
a few cups of spinach
a few cups of fresh/frozen pitted cherries
water to blend
*Green Lizard Smoothie*
a few oranges (I usually do at least two)
a few cups of spinach
blend the oranges first then add banana and spinach – that way you know how much water you may need to add
a few cups spinach
*Joanna’s Green Monster Smoothie*
6 cups of spinach
1 bag of grapes- about 1 lb or so
Water- enough to get the food mixed- 1/2 cup
Yesterday for breakfast I made a smoothie with:
1 frozen banana
enough water to blend