Today is the 8th day of Vegan MoFo...I can't believe we're in the second week already!
Tonight, Steve and I needed some breakfast for dinner...go figure! I made Fronch Toast from VWAV, using some tasty baguette from Uprise Bakery here in Columbia. I had never made this before, so I wasn't quite used to making this with baguette instead of sliced bread, but it turned out pretty good! Not perfect, but everything's good with lots of maple syrup :) I served it with Scrambled Tofu, with onions, garlic, peppers, spices, local purple cherokee tomatoes (my absolute fav tomatoes! ) and cilantro. Screw you, eggs! Scram'fu will kick your butt! We also had some Cinnamon-Baked Apples, which I based on some baked apples I've had from Germany, to tie it all together. I am almost certain I will still be eating these apples we picked for all of my days. oh well! These are so fall-y and delicious...it's like the filling of apple pie, but quite a bit healthier! I will give you the recipe, I suppose! Cinnamon-Baked Apples (serves 2)
2 medium apples, thinly sliced
1 tsp Earth balance, cut into little cubes
1/4 c raisins
1/4 c chopped yellow onion
1 Tbs cinnamon...or more, if you're naughty
1 tsp nutmeg
dash of cloves
dash of salt
2 Tbs maple syrup
pinch of cayenne
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all of the ingredients in an oven-proof pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir the apples, and bake for 15 more minutes. Serve over toast or pancakes for a tasty breakfast! Or eat them by themselves, as they are super delicious!
We, of course, had to have a treat, too!
Introducing: German Chocolate Cake! This is simply the Basic Chocolate Cupcake recipe from Isa and Terry's VCTOTW, turned into a cake, with the Coconut Pecan Fudge Frosting, also from VCTOTW. I looooove German Chocolate Cake, and this is seriously amazing! I added a teaspoon of almond extract to the cake batter, and it made a really nice addition! Almond extract really brings out the flavor of chocolate, plus adds a little something extra for your taste buds. I think you should make this...if that's what you're into.