Banana Coconut French Toast
I used the recipe from yesterday’s Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread to make this french toast. This is one of my new favorites. BANANA COCONUT FRENCH TOAST 1/4 cup raw cashews, ground 2 bananas, mashed 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup coconut milk (canned)* 6 thick slices Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread Blend together first 5 ingredients, and pour into a shallow dish. Dip each side of each...
CINNAMON SWIRL RAISIN BREAD (for Bread Machine)
No picture this time; it was eaten up too quickly! I also used some to make French Toast. (I’ll post the recipe for that tomorrow.) CINNAMON SWIRL RAISIN BREAD (for Bread Machine) In this order, add to bread machine: Egg replacer for 1 egg + 1/4c almond milk + 3/4 c warm water (enough to make 1 cup total) 1/4 c vegan butter, softened 1/3c sugar 1 packet yeast 1 tsp salt ...
VEGAN CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP (easy)
CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP olive oil 1 onion , chopped 2 cloves garlic , chopped 4 stalks celery , chopped salt & pepper 4 cups broccoli 4c veggie broth 3 tablespoons flour 2 cups almond milk (plain, not vanilla) Directions: 1. Sauté onion, garlic and celery in olive oil until tender. 2. Add salt & pepper, broccoli and broth; cover and cook for 20 minutes. 3. Let soup cool,...
I changed my water filtration system today.
The filters were absolutely disgusting. I’m so glad all of this junk ends up here and not in my glass of water. Also, long story short, I’ve been living without power today (and using my laptop battery sparingly). It’s like pioneer times. I’d like to have a wood stove and a couple of oil lamps.
I have been away for a long time. My apologies. There has been lots and lots going on; my business (design) has been.. well, busy. It takes up all of my time. And on top of that, the past few months I’ve been planning my wedding, going back home for a death in my family, and many other things. The good news? I’m getting back on track. Which is great news, because I have lots to share...
Isaac Brock's Cooking Methods →
I really, really enjoyed this. He shares the same views I do on cooking. It should be an adventuret. You don’t need to follow a recipe or exact measurements when you cook. Except for baking, because vegan or not, baking is a science.
Old Time Cutlery Infomercial
How to make your own deodorant | How About Orange →
I made homemade deodorant using a recipe found on How About Orange. It consists of: baking soda, arrowroot (or cornstarch), coconut oil, and a few drops of essential oil. After learning about the dangers of antiperspirants (and seeing the high prices of the “natural” alternatives), it was my conclusion that I can no longer knowingly subject myself to breast cancer and...
Vegan diets becoming more popular, more mainstream →
Once mocked as a fringe diet for sandal-wearing health food store workers, veganism is moving from marginal to mainstream in the United States. I began to notice this a little over a year ago, but wasn’t sure if I was just imagining things. Sometimes if you have your eyes open for a particular cause or topic, it is more likely to come to your attention. After talking about this with...
Recipe: Vegan Gingerbread Cookies! →
Looking to make Christmas Cookies? I was craving gingerbread cookies. I found this recipe and tried it out; it’s excellent. The recipe calls for coconut oil instead of butter, and they have real ginger. So tasty.
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Town in PA Goes Vegan, Loses Weight →
The town of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania tries The Engine 2 Diet (vegan, low-fat plant-based diet) for 28 days. People on the Engine 2 diet lost an average of 9.5 pounds, and more than half of them lowered their LDL (i.e., “bad”) cholesterol levels by more than 20 percent—and some lowered their cholesterol by as much as 40 percent. As Dr. George points out, that’s a bigger...
Looking for a unique holiday gift?
Still looking for a gift for someone on your list? Anyone who purchases a copy of The Kitchen and The Garden Patch for the holidays gets a free vintage kitchen linen, and a packet of herb seeds. (Good for vegans and non-vegans alike.)
a new leaf →
Remember when I was vegan of the month? I just found out the website is changed. The new one is above! Check out “a new leaf.” And here’s that vegan of the month post: http://overanewleaf.blogspot.com/2010/11/vegan-of-month.html
A completely vegan grocery store? →
I can’t wait to see what they have. Thanks to Denisse for sharing.
While Warning About Fat, U.S. Pushes Cheese Sales →
Proof that corporations are only out to make a buck. Thanks to Angela for sharing.
I am vegan of the month →
On stylish vegan! How neat is that?
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