I recently played around with my Easy Vegan Broccoli Quiche and made this yummy Hashbrown Quiche. It’s super easy to make – easier than my first version – and so delicious!
For the crust simply fill the bottom of your pie plate with tatertots and bake according to label. Once done, smash them down to form a crust.
For the filling:
I sauteed half of a red pepper, some onion and crimini mushrooms and layered that on top of the tots
1 package silken tofu
1/4 C arrow root
1/2 C dairy free milk (I used So Delicious Coconut Milk)
1 t salt
1 t garlic powder
1 t dill
Pour on mixture and top with shredded vegan cheese (I used Teese this time but I prefer Daiya) then bake at 375 for 45 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Sunday morning I made an AMAZING breakfast! On the side of my SO Delicious Coconut Milk Nog was is a recipe for french toast…
I only wanted enough for myself so I cut down the recipe:
1/2 C nog
a few sprinkle of cinnamon
blend until smooth, pour into a wide bowl, soak your bread
slice the other half of the banana in half and sautee in earth balance vegan butter along with a few crushed pecans
put your bread in a frying pan with a bit of earth balance, when finished, top with the bananas, pecans and real maple syrup – DELICIOUS and so easy!!
I’ve been loving the Pret that opened across the street from my office. Today was my third visit and they continue to impress me with delicious healthy options – specifically vegan for me. I discovered that they can do their oatmeal with water or any kind of milk – so I had soy. They steam it with the steam wand on the espresso machine so by the time I got settled back into my desk it had thickened up and was fantastic. It has almonds, hazelnuts, cinnamon, cashew, coconut and supposedly currants but they seemed like raisins to me – either that or they were currants on steroids! Regardless it was delicious. Although the package doesn’t say it, I read online it has maple syrup – which I definitely taste. This was the perfect Friday – gloomy day – breakfast. I’ve always been a Jamba Juice oatmeal fan since they do theirs with soy. Jamba’s is slow cooked and consistency wise better but I love the flavors in the Pret oatmeal – and considering its far closer to my office I think I’ll be sticking to Pret from now on! Love it!
Last week my girlfriend and I met in NYC for a few days. We had an absolutely fabulous time. One of my highlights (yes, this is silly) was the scallion tofu cream cheese at Times Square Hot Bagels. We decided to go for bagels for breakfast on our first morning in the city. Of course this is a must in NYC but I’ll admit I was nervous I’d be eating a plain bagel. The entire walk over from our hotel I was hoping that I’d get lucky and they’d have peanut butter but boy way I surprised when I saw not one, but TWO HUGE tubs of tofu cream cheese!!! I was in HEAVEN!!! They have both plain and scallion so of course I went for an everything bagel, toasted with scallion tofu cream cheese. It was fabulous. Ok, someone else may disagree and maybe I wasn’t even thinking clearly due to all my excitement at the cream cheese selections for me, but whatever, I enjoyed every bite and of course we went back the next day. The second day I opted for an onion bagel, toasted with scallion tofu cream cheese but I must say the everything bagel way far more exciting. If you’re in the Times Square area, this place is a must! And of course if you bring along a non-vegan friend they’ll love it too as they’ll have a TON of dairy cream cheese options.
This place is take out only and they have regular brewed coffee but no soy milk – which I found odd considering they have tofu cream cheese. Anyway, there are obviously PLENTY of other coffee shops around so grab your bagel and then head to a coffee shop for your soy latte and enjoy your fab NYC breakfast!!!
Times Square Hot Bagels
200 W 44th Street (at 7th)
New York, NY 10036
I recently made these Beet Pancakes and they were AWESOME! I love beets so they sounded great to me right from the start. If you’re not too sure about beets I must say this is probably the best way to try them. They’re super healthy for you and in the form of pancakes they give the old standby pancake a healthy punch and they look pretty! I’ll definitely be making these quite a bit!
(Since I don’t like to eat much dairy I substituted firm tofu for the ricotta)
Written by Vanessa Brown
Beets are rich in in iron, calcium, and Vitamins A and C. They are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of manganese, potassium and fiber. They are a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, iron and Vitamin B6. Throughout history, beetroots have been used for medicinal purposes, especially for liver disorders because they have stimulating effects on the liver’s detoxification processes. Studies have shown that beets contain anticancer properties.
Betacyanin is the pigment that gives beets their rich purple-crimson color; the pigment is a powerful cancer-fighting agent. Research found that the fibers in beets have a favorable effect on both the bowel function and cholesterol levels. Beets’ protective role against colon cancer is probably due to the combination of its betacyanin and fiber content.