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Vegan Fat-Free Whole Wheat Gingerbread French Toast Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

Somehow I made it through childhood without ever making a gingerbread house. It's something I've wanted to do for a few years now and have never got around to it. Making everything from scratch seemed so... daunting. Plus I'd have to buy all sorts of ingredients I never use to make it (like oil and all purpose flour, to name a few). But, my friends, I'm about to check "build my own gingerbread house" off my bucket list. You see, I noticed a kit that was -- squeee! vegan! Of course the ingredients list is about a mile long and contains all sorts of the nasty -- but I'm not eating it so game on!

To get myself in the 'mood' I made Whole-Wheat, Fat-Free Vegan Gingerbread French Toast! It's just delicious. I hope you enjoy it one lazy weekend morning this Holiday season!

Recipe:Gingerbread French Toast

Description

A holiday spin on a wonderful breakfast dish. The spices add that little something you never knew was missing from french toast. Don't want to wait until morning - have some as a dessert! So quick and simple this is sure to become a family favorite.

Ingredients

Instructions

Whisk all ingredients (except bread) together and pour into a shallow dish. Heat a non-stick skillet over med-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Soak bread slices in the milk mixture and then transfer to the heated skillet. Cook each side for about two minutes or until slightly brown and crisp, respraying skillet between batches or as necessary.

Vegan Fat-Free Celery Root Soup Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

celery root soup

This recipe is a long time coming. I first heard about it from my friend Jane last winter, but had trouble getting my hands on the correct root (I once bought fennel instead -- oops!). Jane's recipe uses olive oil, chicken broth and cream, which I substituted out for this recipe. It's surprisingly very filling and reminiscent of a potato soup or hearty chowder.

Recipe:Celery Root Soup

Description

Delicious, easy and surpisingly filling, celery root soup is reminiscent of a potato soup or hearty chowder. Celery roots are commonly available during the winter months, particularly around Thanksgiving.

Ingredients

Instructions

Line a large pot with water and add onion. Cook over medium high heat until onions are begining to be translucent, about 3 minutes. Add parnsips and celery and cook until celery turns bright green and starts to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in shallot and garlic and cook for another two minutes. Add all remaining ingredients, cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Let boil for 2-3 minutes, then reduce to low and simmer 45-60 minutes. Jane's recipe called for using an immersion blender, which you can do here, but I transfered my soup to the blender in batches, pulsing to prevent overly pureeing the soup and making it too thin. Garnish with celery leaves or sliced green onions and fresh black pepper.

A Vegan Taste of Boston

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Travel

vegan huevuos rancheros at red lentil dal boston

Vegan Huevos Rancheros at the Red Lentil in Boston, MA

This weekend I went up to Boston to see a few friends from law school and attend the Boston Veg Fest. The weather was perfect and the foliage was spectacular. The food I ate during my trip was also great and being the nice wife that I am, I carried Scott's favorite dish from Grasshopper all the way back to NYC. I'm sure my bus mates just loved me...

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vegan cupcakes

 

Boston Veg Fest
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The Family Supreme at Grasshopper in Boston, MA
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No Name at Grasshopper in Boston, MA (for Scott)