Saturday, April 08, 2006

Our pancake breakfast, NAIS, and More food from Rachel

I apologize in advance for how blurry these pictures are and understand if you never come back to my blog again. However, I'm hoping you do return. :) These are pictures of our pancake breakfast.

Rachel's table setting.

Golden Gravy from Vegan Vittles.

Applesauce (using up all the apples Rachel brought home) with cinnamon and vanilla.

Pancakes from Ecological Cooking.

"Sausages" from Flavors of The Southwest.

Remember how I said we found out that there was flash on the camera? Well, I tried taking a picture with it on but the picture came out, how shall we say this, rather blinding. So much for that....

Last week when we went to see Bread and Puppet Theatre, they did a short skit on something called the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). To read more about it, click here. They can say what they want about it being for animal health concerns, but I'm not so convinced. What does everyone else think? For more information about NAIS and how you can help stop it please click here.

Right now I have some white beans cooking for some more white bean and leek soup. (I'm making it and then freezing it.)

I'm going to try to make Susan V's Sugar-Free Coconut Chai Breakfast Cake. I've used stevia before, but I have never baked with it so wish me luck.

I'm also going to make some Santa Fe Steamed Kale (from Flavors of The Southwest).
Yesterday Rachel brought home more produce. That means: kale, swiss chard, and collard greens. These are the three vegetables that I know we'll always get from week to week. If anyone has recipes involving these three greens let me know, because I'm falling into a sauteed greens and garlic rut and I want to get out. Besides the aforementioned greens, she also brought home more parsley, some cilantro, scallions, leeks, etc. There's always something I forget. Besides all the produce, she brought home, literally, 15 qts. of dairy milk. All I can say is thank god for friends. :)

I'm off to go cook!


KaiVegan said...

We also had pancakes today. Two batches of the Banana Bliss Pancakes from Vive Le Vegan were devoured by the entire family. I made Blueberry Maple Syrup, too.

I love Susan's regular version of the chai cake.

We like our kale with garlic, soy sauce and fresh lemon juice, but I'm thinking of blending these for a sauce:
cashew nuts
soy milk
onion flakes
VegeBase (or similar)

Rachel said...

This is Veronica's sister, and everyone needs to know this: This breakfast was SO AMAZING!!!!! All the incredible flavors bursting in my mouth were positively blissful!!! I was quite literally going out of my mind from it all. Highly recommended!