Last night, I had a huge craving for pancakes, so we found the below recipe on VegWeb for blueberry pancakes. Besides, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner every once and a while? The only modifications I made to the recipe were using 1/2 cup soy yogurt instead of egg replacer, omitting the vegetable oil and using a little less sugar.
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- egg replacer equivalent to two eggs
- 1 2/3 cups soymilk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (if desired)
- 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
- Combine ingredients and stir until blended. Stir in blueberries.
- Preheat and oil a pan or griddle. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into pan and cook until the edges are dry. Carefully flip the pancake over and cook until golden.
The pancakes turned out light and fluffy and full of blueberries! It’s a great way to sneak in some extra fruit. We topped ours with a little maple syrup, powdered sugar, almonds and fresh blueberries…mmmm!!
What’s your favorite food to eat when you make breakfast for dinner?
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Tagged Almonds, Blueberry, Breakfast, Fruit, Maple Syrup, Pancakes, Vegan
Ever since I went to Teavolve in Harbor East a few weeks ago—I’ve been on a smoothie kick. I usually get acai/pomegranate/blueberry bubble tea when I visit Teavolve because I love tapioca pearls and bubble teas made without milk. So yummy! If you haven’t been to Teavolve before—they have an excellent brunch and a drink menu longer than their food menu.
Almost every night when I get home from work I make my own fruit smoothies with fruit, juice and soymilk. They’re so satisfying, all natural and a great dessert after dinner. Tonight I made a “everything I had” kind of smoothie with banana, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peach, pineapple juice and soymilk. I use mostly frozen fruit (unless I have some fruit that I need to eat up) so I don’t have to worry about using ice (which just waters the smoothie down).
Another of my favorite combos is strawberry, banana and orange juice. I love the texture of berries, so whenever I have some of those I try to throw a few in there as well. I’d like to get a juicer at some point so I can experiment with vegetable and fruit combinations too.
Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? Share below.
It’s Christmas Eve today and I’ve been baking goodies, illustrating and painting all morning. I love the shape of a pear and while in school, painting or drawing fruit and vegetable stills have always been my favorite—I have my teacher and friend, Brenda to thank for that. Here’s a few studies I did before completing the final illustrations:
After doing many studies and testing out techniques with a pencil, a permanent marker and watered down gouache (I just used art supplies I already had) I decided to start the finals. I drew a bartlett, bosc and anjou pear to frame and hang up as a triptych in my bedroom. One thing I love about this style of illustration and painting is the looseness, inconsistencies and imperfections that result. Check them out:
These were really fun to create—I’ll have to experiment with other fruits and vegetables for another triptych.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!
I noticed this cute sticker on my Chiquita banana this morning:
This sticker reminds me of myself back in middle school when I wore braces and glasses. My excitement over this little sticker sent me on a quest to find more Chiquita banana stickers and I found this site with a great collection of them:
I grabbed a few of my favorites below:
These 2 color stickers are so simple, but I bet anyone who saw one of these stickers would be able to tell you that it came from a Chiquita banana – the colors and shape are practically iconic. This sticker has branded bananas. What other fruits have memorable branding or marketing campaigns?