These are far from traditional pancakes. Chock-full of health/vitality-boosting nutrients rather than empty carbs, they will keep you full and energized for hours. I would never try to act like these taste as divine as fluffy, white pancakes slathered in butter and syrup, however they are a great healthy alternative.
And may I please digress for a second and say, look how freaking awesome the view is from my living room!! Not to mention hidden behind those trees is a running/biking trail and a huge building with ice rinks (helloooo hockey!) and [lap] swimming pools. I love Colorado. And my apartment.
Also, it is freezing outside. I'm supposed to run a 5k tomorrow morning, and coincidentally, it is supposed to snow tonight and tomorrow morning. What luck. My lungs are going to hate me.
Soooo while the above picture looks much better (as far as plating goes) in my opinion, the bottom one is a more realistic picture of what your tofu and veggies should look like in the final product. Word to the wise: follow this recipe EXACTLY if you want it to taste incredibly good rather than just okay. I can't even follow my own directions because I lost track of time in both attempts at this recipe and overcooked my udon noodles. Thus, they never browned and most of them stuck to the pan when I was tossing them in the sauce. Regardless of my incompetence...the subtly sweet and nutty flavors if the sauce are the perfect complement to the tofu, snap peas, and bell pepper in this recipe. Udon fail aside, I would make this again in a heart beat, and if you can follow directions, you will be singing its praises as well :)
That day has finally arrived lovies...the day I present to you the best cinnamon rolls I can come up with. Let me tell you they are divine. Because it took me so long to get them to you and 4 tries to get them right, I have also included 4 different (and all wonderful) icing recipes!
Whether it be too much butter, not enough cinnamon, the wrong kind of flour...you name it, I wasn't satisfied with it. I'm only bringing you the best...but so they don't totally go to waste, here are a few snapshots of my failed attempts:
Attempt #1: too dry because I used whole wheat flour
Attempt #2: Not enough cinnamon...
...I wonder where it all went, oh yeah! All over my counter.
My third attempt should have been successful but I accidentally grabbed the whole wheat flour again and couldn't be sure if the final changes would make for a successful cinnamon roll. I also baked them in a muffin tin which I don't recommend.
These treats are far from healthy, but a fantastic, vegan baked good you should indulge in every once in a while. I'm sure you deserve it! So without further ado...here's the final, beautiful, melt in your mouth product!
This recipe didn't seem appeal to anyone in my poll last week, however I wont be able to deliver on the baked donuts for a while so I hope you enjoy this! It is definitely going to be one of my go-to desserts this summer.
A small Dairy Queen Cookie Dough Blizzard has 720 calories and 28 grams of fat (14 g saturated). My version has 235 calories and only 7 grams of fat (2 g saturated).
The texture of the "soft serve" is almost identical to the real thing, but for way less calories and much more nutritional value! And these raw cookie dough balls are eerily similar to regular cookie dough... without all the guilt and nasty raw eggs.
Sooo seriously, I hope you try this and enjoy it as much as I did.
I am an Oh She Glows addict. With good reason I think! She is the reason I got into veganism and food blogs in the first place. Her story is so inspiring, her recipes are always perfect, and her energy is just infectious. So once again, a wonderful recipe thanks to Angela Liddon. I have tweaked it just slightly because I couldn't find hemp seeds and I didn't add salt because I basically don't add salt to anything if you haven't noticed... I'll explain another day.
Making nut butter from scratch if highly rewarding and cheaper than buying natural nut butter youself. Pluuus you can customize the heck out of it! If you are "newer" to this blog, I would encourage you to check out my post on Chocolate Pecan Butter. It is dangerously good. This particular recipe is also phenomenal and more practical for day to day use. Spread it on toast, have it in a sandwich, in a Green Monster, with Overnight Oats or with a banana or apple (my favorite way).
They're too good not to post tonight...I need a life. And a special thanks to my roomate for letting me use his "bite" in this post annnd my Andes Mint Pudding Cookies post. Ha. Do you wish that was you getting the credit for this? You should probably come bake with me...I feed my company well : )
I would like to take a leeeettle bit of credit for these, simply because this is the lovechild of 3 recipes, two from Oh She Glows and the other from Hell Yeah It's Vegan! And I just happen to be the one with a sweet potato and a weird craving for Fall-ish foods. These muffins taste like cannndy. If you still can't get your siblings, parents, children, or whoever to eat sweet potato casserole (no matter how sweet it is), you can surely convince them with these.
Annnnd this post wouldn't be complete without me begging you to participate in my new poll (on your right). We're on a roll: 8 votes plus mine on the last one! Keep it up lovies : )