This recipe brings back childhood memories. We called it ‘Orange French Toast’. And I liked it just as much today when my kiddos were eating it for their breakfast as I did when I was their age (that just seems like decades ago – oh, actually it was!). I guess some good things never get old (wish I wasn’t! 😉 ). The really great thing about it is what it doesn’t have: refined sugar, added oil, dairy or eggs. What it DOES have is even better: raw cashews, a banana, medjool dates, and 100% O.j. concentrate.
Vegetable prestige is real. I mean, at least is my mind. 😉 And on my vegetable hierarchy cauliflower rules. Then I recently met purple cauliflower. It practically called out to me in the veggie section of my grocery store. ‘Take me home!’ Yeah, I couldn’t resist. And then I found out that this little royal crown of lavender cauliflower is even more nutritious than it’s white cousin! Who knew?!
My kids love to help me cook. If you could see my son’s legos, just inches away from my cutting board, as he stands (crowds) beside me while I cook, you’d probably laugh. My two year old sees him there and decides that she needs a closer look, pushing a kitchen chair over to aid her height, while all but squeezing the cook (me!) out of the way. (Not to mention that now two children are blocking all my cabinets and drawers where there are bowls, beaters, measuring spoons, etc.) Then my oldest daughter (7) comes in with that mischievous look and quick little fingers dipping, licking, tasting everything… At least with vegan cooking there is very little that isn’t safe or good even in the raw state, so it’s mostly just a bitter surprise if they happen to swipe up some spots of baking powder off the counter thinking it’s sugar. 😉
Smoky, savory, texture-rich, power-packed – these hickory quinoa burgers have a lot to offer. If you could have been a fly on my wall the last few days, you would have seen a great variety of people both small and great scarfing these patty wonders down in a bunch of different ways; on the bun, off the bun, dipped in ketchup, swathed in gravy, etc. So far, everyone who has tried them has loved them, and that does include my two-year-old!! 😉 (Yeay for this mama!)
If you’ve been following my blog posts, you’ll notice that this recipe is similar to my last post about breakfast hash browns. Besides having to admit that I do LOVE potatoes in most forms, and that I do eat potatoes
at least once several times a week, I must tell you that these are really a side-dish for my next post. Ever heard of a burger and fries? 😉 Don’t hold your breath, but do get ready…to… cook!!
Ya’ll, I really do consider myself a northerner. But these hash browns. They have something to do with my roots, I do believe. 😉 I was born in Texas. There, I said it. No, I don’t talk with a drawl, but sometimes, I just need somethin’ savory for breakfast! And these homestyle vegan baked breakfast hash browns really hit the spot for me. 😉
That’s a long name for a dish. Vegan Feta with Spinach, Tomato, and White Bean Pasta. Way too long! But I had to try to describe it to you!! Really, at our house, it was always just called, ‘The Feta Meal”. Because it’s really all about the feta. Not that the rest isn’t good – it’s great! But the feta is the ‘piece de’ resistance’ – the finishing touch. (I at least looked up the spelling for that, but the accents and my keyboard are not cooperating. Oh well, you get the idea!)
It all started when I saw them… Those mini street-taco tortillas. I mean, isn’t the grocery store a great place to fall in love? And day-dream? 😉 Fellow shoppers were probably eyeing me strangely as I contemplated what these were going to be. Little palm sized bombs of flavor – like you would buy at the beach in Belize! Somehow I finished shopping and got home and then the real magic happened. And now vegan baked tofu street tacos can be part of your dreams too! Ohhh, yes!
This post is really about Garlicky Green Beans but first…
I promised. And I really try to keep my promises! So here are a few pics of my kids n’ chicks! Before getting the chicks I begged my husband to please tell me if chicks are a lot of work (he had chickens as a child). I mean, years ago when I told him I wanted to have a baby, he
warned me how much work they are tried to share about the responsibilities parenting involves – he’d had several much younger siblings while I’m the youngest in my family. But I didn’t want to listen and thought I was ready for anything! So you can see we had (wonderful) kids, and you can guess what I’ve learned (and how much I love it 🙂 ). But now I wasn’t sure… would chicks be a lot of trouble?
Husband said no, they’re easy. Well he was right again – at least so far. 😉 So much fun and so so cute.
Sometimes you just need food inspiration, right? I know I do! Those flavorful tomatoes you’ve been eyeing in the store? Here’s just what you need to make with them! 😉 In five minutes you can have your delicious tomato-basil-garlic fix perfect for a light lunch, appetizer, party food, etc.!!