Sunday, January 3, 2010

More 21 Day Vegan Kickstart Deliciousness and Sheese

I don't always follow the rules.  For example, if a recipe calls for blueberries but I only have blackberries, I'll make it with what I have.  That's what happened with these pancakes.  I also didn't have any buckwheat flour, so I used rye for another breakfast recommended by the 21 day vegan kickstart program.  Pancakes rock!  I like how wholesome these pancakes are, and if you want to give them a try, you can get the original recipe here.

And in case you need to see another breakfast scramble:

I crumbled some medium cheddar style Sheese over the scramble.  I haven't found a fake cheese yet that I'm crazy about, but when I tried this flavour of Sheese, I could not believe how closely it tastes to the real thing.  I even asked my non-vegan dad to taste it and he liked it.  Sheese has been around for a few years, it's usually over $8.00 for an 8oz package at my local supermarket so it's not something I usually buy.  But I'm having fun making things with it, like the grilled Sheese sandwich below.

Friday, January 1, 2010

21 Day Vegan Kickstart: Day One

Happy New Year to you and yours.  There's an old tale that says the way you bring in the new year will set the tone for the year to follow.  I spent last night rocking out to Band Hero and drinking green apple martinis at a house party, so I'm excited to see how the year unfolds.

I made some peanut butter cupcakes from VCTOTW to bring the party.  My attempt at writing 2010 in white chocolate went horribly wrong, so this is the rescued version of the cupcakes.

Have you had a chance to check out the 21 Day Vegan Kickstart?  I can't wait to try some of the recipes.  Today's breakfast was apple-cinnamon oatmeal.  I subbed in apples instead of raisins, but considering that I'm not the biggest fan of oatmeal, I liked it well enough.  Tomorrow's breakfast promises to generate much more enthusiasm from me, I swear.