Sunday, July 29, 2007

Better than Julian's Gingerbread Pancakes

A few weeks ago we went to brunch at Julian's in Providence (with Liz). Mike got the gingerbread pancakes that came highly recommended from my friend Liz. I made him give me a bite. They were so good. I went home and immediately started looking for a recipe. I found one on (from the Blossoming Lotus restaurant) and printed it out. Mike made them for me this morning and I kept saying "good lord" over and over again. They tasted like gingerbread smothered in maple syrup and they were very light and fluffy. If I remember correctly, the ones at Julians are tasty, but not light and fluffy (they are more dense). I liked these a lot better.

Now, go print out this recipe and make these next weekend!

Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes

The picture doesn't do them justice.

Note - for two people, I'd cut this recipe in half. It made about 16 pancakes.

Why you should join a CSA next year!

Stir Fry

Mmm, purple carrots!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Quick and Easy Vegan Meals

Urban Vegan posted an incredible blog entry called "summer express :: 101 simple vegan meals ready in 10 minutes or less". Definitely check it out, especially if you are sitting around right now wondering what to make for dinner!

I'm printing it out and putting it on my fridge for quick reference.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

8 true things - an annoying meme

Animal Friendly tagged me so I must comply. But, not before changing the intent. :) I was tagged with a meme called 8 true things where I am supposed to tell you 8 true things about me. I'm going to tell you 8 true things, but not about me. And then I am going to further break the rules and not tag anyone.

The Meme:
First, the rules
1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Random facts/habits:
1. Milk contains pus. And therefore cheese, yogurt, and butter all contain pus.
2. Eggs are the byproduct of a chicken's menstual cycle.
3. Over 10 billion animals are killed for food in the US every year (not including fish).
4. Your dog/cat is no different from a pig or cow. You just find them to be cuddlier. In some countries people eat dogs and cats. Pigs are smarter than your dog.
5. Dairy cows are killed after they no longer produce enough milk (about 4 years old).
6. Baby male cows are taken from their dairy cow mothers almost immediately after they are born and either sent to slaughter or to a veal farm. They are fed a formula made from cow's blood because humans drink their milk.
7. When breeding chickens for eggs, the male chicks are ground up alive into fertilizer or suffocated in trash bags because they are not useful in egg production (and they won't grow big enough to be used as a "fryer" chicken).
8. Going vegan is not hard. It is acutally very easy.