Breakfast: Pumpkin-Cranberry Scones
Dinner: Mac Daddy
I received "Veganomicon" as a Christmas gift from Chad's parents this year. I was so excited, because I always flip through it at the bookstore and think of it as "The Betty Crocker of Vegan Cooking." I've tried a few things so far, but this week I'm adding to the list...
|served with sliced blood oranges|
Breakfast is my FAVORITE meal of the day, so I was excited to have some extra time this morning. I love pancakes, waffles... the usual breakfast suspects. Veganomicon has some delicious recipes-- Chocolate Chip Brownie Waffles, Blueberry Corn Pancakes. Chad didn't want pancakes or waffles, he wanted tofu scramble. Veganomicon doesn't have a recipe for tofu scramble. We almost settled on a bowl of cereal, but I finally found Pumpkin-Cranberry Scones and we agreed on that. As a bonus, we already had everything we needed! I also finally had a good reason to use my new Penzeys spices from Chad's mom. I don't know if it was my flour (I don't buy white all-purpose, so I always have to adjust), how I cut in the butter, or my inexperience in scone-baking, but we ended up with more of a cake than the dry, crumbly scone I was anticipating. Either way, they were delicious and just the right thing to munch on while we disassembled the Christmas tree and packed away the decorations.
|looks good enough to eat?!|
On to dinner... I've really been craving mac and cheese lately. A while ago, I made my first vegan attempt with Stovetop Cheezee Mac from "Vegan on the Cheap." I wasn't super excited about it, but it made good leftovers as Chili Mac. So, when Isa and Terry warned in the blurb that this is a recipe to share with "vegans and vegetarians" because people are "sketchy about nutritional yeast," I was a little worried myself. In the end, it was better than I hoped. I followed the recipe pretty closely, only I didn't realize that I was supposed to make a double batch of the Cheezy Sauce and tossed in some frozen spinach that I had on hand. It turned out rich, creamy and delicious. I topped it with some Adobo seasoning for a little spice. Chad claimed the leftovers for lunch, so I guess we've found another keeper!
Tomorrow we're going to try home-made seitan for later in the week... hopefully I have more luck with that than the scones!