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Vegan Brunch – Perfect Pancakes – Piggies!

I bought this awesome piggie pancake pan from I was so excited when it arrived. So I whipped up a batch of the Perfect Pancake batter form Vegan Brunch. I love pancakes and this recipe is fantastic!

See how great they look:

One thing to note is that you do need to spray the pan each time you make a pancake. You also need to flip the cake onto another pan to finish cooking. It’s a two pan operation. I learned the hard way about the spraying the pan each time (it was an experiment!)

It still tasted good (decided to eat the messed up one…yummy!)

I prefer my pancakes like a nice PB&J sandwich…so good:

I love pancakes.

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Vegan MoFo – Day 23 – I have a Cookbook Problem

I love cookbooks. I’m not huge on making up my own recipes, but I love others…I love reading cookbooks, planning meals, thinking up various occasions to cook for people. As of today, these are all the cookbooks I have.


I love them all. Each one has a purpose. Here’s my thoughts:

Tofu Cookery (TC): dude, it’s pictures alone are hysterical. Plus Isa says the “meat”balls in this book are fab. I will make them…soon!

Vegan Planet (VP): Variety of recipes from all over the world. I love the Flax Berry pancake recipe in here. Lots of choices to please any plate and also for various dinner party themes!

Veganomicon (V’Con): I like this one for “fancy” meals. Trying to impress those Omni friends & fam, you’re sure to find recipes to please in here. I cooked up Easter dinner from this baby!

The Kind Diet (KD): I just bought this, everyone says it’s awesome…I still need o find out.

My Sweet Vegan (MSV): Also, I just bought this. I’ve flipped through it, I have a list of things I want to make…yum!

Viva le Vegan (Vive): This book is great. It offers many ways of making recipes gluten-free and also has an entire index on raising vegan children. This is my go to book for my fudgy brownies too. My secret revealed!

Joy Of Vegan Baking (JoVB): This book is amazing. I have made several recipes from here. Everything has been wonderful!

30 Minute Meals (30minV): Originally for The BF, but he hates cooking, so I took it. I’ve made a few, this is nice form quick weekday/night meals – as long as you plan ahead and have your ingredients.

Vegan Brunch (VB): My go to cookbook for all things breakfast. Seriously amazing book. I love the Chocolate Beer Waffles..actually, I love everything.

Vegan with a Vengeance (VwaV): My first vegan cookbook. Great for newbies, all around amazing. I heart Isa!

Vegan on the Cheap (VOTC): My current obsession and part of my Cooking My Way Through project I’m just getting underway. So far, everything is easy and affordable. Love it!

Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar (VCIYCJ): I just bought this, got Isa autograph and everything. Cannot wait to start making cookies!

The Chicago Diner (CD): I couldn’t say no to the Diners book…but I can’t remember if I’ve actually made anything from it yet. I just had to have it!

Please Don’t Feed The Bears (PDFTB): Given to me by a friend (thanks Mark!). This book is amazing for weird combination’s and variety of recipes. They have one that involves a slow-cooker, tator tots…need I say more? It’s awesome!

The (Almost) NoFat Cookbook (ANF): Given to me by a friend, I have yet to make anything, but much like Tofu Cookery…the pictures are just too funny!

Vegan A Go-Go (VGG): I got this book for when I travel and it has come in handy to help me eat when on the road in the lesser vegan friendly areas of the country.

Thrive: Great for vegan athletes, easy recipes and just in general great information!

The Face On Your Plate: Truly inspiring. I’m serious, the detail behind it is amazing, references for everything, and it provides an unbiased explanation on everything in the meat industry (At one point he even say’s he doesn’t want to convince you to be vegan, but rather provide you with information to make your own choice). It makes me want to be a animal rights advocate. In some chapters I was in tears. Great book.

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Vegan MoFo 2010 – Day 3 – Vegan Brunch

At work we did a potluck for Halloween and I brought in the Vegan Brunch Coffee Cake (Cinnamon Fig version) to share with my co-workers. Unfortunately everyone knew I was the vegan and only 2 people tried my dish (out of about 40 people). But I enjoyed it, as well as The BF who scored the leftovers.

imageNext time I might either use fresh figs or rehydrate the dried figs and turn it into a paste to plop onto the coffeecake.

The coffeecake was fab and I loved the figs with it. The added cinnamon with the dish really brought out the flavors. I love this cookbook!

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Vegan Brunch – Blueberry Coffeecake

Last weekend I wanted to bake. So I made the blueberry coffeecake from vegan brunch. All I have to say is I love this coffeecake (and you will too!).


Among the other variety of coffeecake recipes offered up in Vegan Brunch is the Cinnamon Fig (I think…I don’t remember, but I do know it involved figs and I want it!) So I plan to make that…soon(ish!)

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Chili – Two Ways

Chili with Noodles & Teese

Chili with Cornmeal Waffle & Teese

I made chili, and to use up some leftover waffles from my breakfast for dinner I thought I’d see how they went with chili…it was good! The chili was just made up of a bag of chili bean mix from the grocery store, a few cans of diced tomatoes, sauteed onions & garlic, ad various chili spices. Also tossed in some Teese at the end, because that’s good stuff!

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Vegan Brunch – Cornmeal Waffles – Breakfast (for dinner)

Cornmeal Waffle Stack

Cornmeal Waffles with Strawberry Mango Jam, and Gimme Lean Sausage

Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea in my book. I made the cornmeal waffles from Vegan Brunch and paired that with some gimme lean sausage and topped the waffle with Strawberry Mango Jam…I’m just not a syrup person, so Jam is the best! Goodness, I love waffles!

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Vegan Brunch – Chorizo

A while ago I made the Chorizo Sausage from Vegan Brunch. Actually, I made a crazy amount and froze it, this way any time I wanted some it was there. I love cooking in bulk and saving food for later. This time I sauteed it with some onions, garlic, and collard greens. Served on some spaghetti squash seasoned with cumin and red pepper, side of acorn squash too. Yeah. I love my squash.

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Vegan Brunch – Cinnamon Rolls

I finally got off my lazy bum and made cinnamon rolls…these are from Vegan Brunch. I got up early, made the dough, let it rise…beat it up and let it rest a bit. Rolled out the dough…

Sprinkled it with goodness
Popped them in the oven (and also wrapped some up and froze them…so I can have some cinnamon rolls almost anytime I want. Smart idea, I think)….and here you go. This is pre-icing. Mostly because they aren’t all going to be eaten today and I think the icing part needs to be atop of freshly heated rolls. Otherwise the leftovers end up all mushy. No mushy rolls for me.
Here’s a cinnamon roll in it’s fully icing glory goodness…freaking awesome!

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Vegan Brunch – Blueberry Banana Coffeecake

For a race over the weekend I decided to make a Blueberry Banana Coffeecake from Vegan Brunch. Oh My Goodness…it rocked. I had people coming up to me the entire day telling me how awesome the coffeecake was. I made a double batch and seriously, it was not enough.
I love my Vegan Brunch cookbook and this coffeecake was to die for! Moist, full of flavor, the crumble topping was perfect too! I will so be making this again! And if you do not already own Vegan Brunch, go buy it, now!! You will not be sorry.

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Vegan Brunch – Chorizo for Dinner

For dinner the other night I had the Vegan Brunch Chorizo ‘Sausage’ and then made myself some garlicky mashed potatoes (just boil potatoes, add earth balance butter, and a ton pressed garlic…yum), and a side of asparagus.

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