Veg Out Brunch

We are so fortunate to live within walking distance of the amazing Veg Out, which is an all-vegan restaurant, so last Sunday morning we decided we wanted to treat ourselves to their scrumptious brunch.

I had the french toast, which was so delicious and cooked to perfection – with a side of tempeh bacon, of course.

And I had the cocobanana smoothie, too….coconut, banana and I think dates?
Trevor had the pancakes, which were really delicious and unlike any other pancake we’ve had (I tried a bite because he was marvelling at how good they were).  They were sort of crispy on the outside and really spongy so they soaked up the maple syrup nicely.
Mmm.  We love Veg Out.
– Crystal

Rainy Day In June

Here are some clicks of a really simple Sunday breakfast from last weekend.

  1. Tofurky brand Tempeh Bacon. This stuff is pre-marinated and ready to go, takes but a few minutes in the frying pan to get crispy.
  2. Banana Pancakes (using this recipe) with more bananas on top, with buckets of maple syrup. Like bananas? Stay tuned to this blog for my recipe for Cuban-style Wine Baked Breakfast Bananas.
  3. Fresh guavas.
  4. Coffee for me, water for she.


Fat Tuesday Pancakes

In the 10 years Trevor and I have known each other, we have never missed the opportunity to eat pancakes on Fat Tuesday.  What’s not to love about fluffy pancakes for dinner?
By far, the Vegan Brunch pancake recipe is my favourite.  Like, of all the pancakes I’ve ever had, vegan or not.  The cinnamon is such a nice addition!

Perfect Pancakes
From: Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

1 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/3 cup water
1 to 1 1/4 cups plain rice or soy milk
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Cooking spray

Preheat a skillet over medium heat for at least 2 minutes. 
Sift all dry ingredients together. Make a well in the middle and pour in all of the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Small lumps are okay. 
Spray the pan with a light coat of cooking spray. Pour pancakes one at a time and cook until bubbles form and the top looks somewhat dry (about 3 minutes). Flip over and cook for another minute. Stack on plate and serve.

– Crystal

Breakfast in Bed

We celebrated Valentines Day this year with breakfast in bed, as is generally our custom. Coffee, juice, and blueberry pancakes topped with strawberries. The recipe is from Vegan Brunch, which also features other things such as cinnamon buns, waffles (gingerbread!  peanut butter!), tofu omelets (!), frittatas, scones, sausages, and more.  You really just need to buy it already.  Most of the pictures turned out horribly, but there were a few worth sharing.