Breakfast

Steel Cut Oats and Millet Waffles

I am done with buying flours! I grind my own in my Vitamix. Millet and Steel Cut Oats grind up well and make wonderful waffles. Serve with Berries, Fresh fruit or Jam. Ingredients 3/4 cup steel cut oats, dry, uncooked 1/4 cup millet, dry, uncooked 2 Tablespoons flax seeds (brown or golden) 2 cups water…

Buckwheat Crêpes, Version 5, Gluten-free

We have four other Buckwheat Crêpe or Pancake recipes on this site. This one is the newest and my favorite. Why? I start with buckwheat groats and make the flour by grinding them instead of buying buckwheat flour already ground. It’s fresher tasting and more flavorful. When making crêpes, you must have a crêpe pan!…

Cherry Almond Waffles

We love waffles and make them all the time. We have many waffle recipes on this site that are vegan, gluten-free and totally yummy. Some are crispy, some are soft and cake-like. Try them all! This recipe is especially good because ground almonds are added to the batter for a rich flavor. I got started…

Sourdough Crêpes, gluten-free

We make Almond Yogurt about every two weeks. When a new batch is done, I like using it for a sourdough batter, like this one. Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all purpose gluten-free flour (We use Bob’s Red Mill) 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds 2 cups unsweetened plant milk 1/2 cup unsweetened…

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Biscuits, gluten-free

Wake up late on the weekend after a great date night and roll these up for the perfect brunch. Or make them with the kids for a weekend breakfast treat. These are rich biscuits, slightly sweet and full of cinnamon. Dough 2 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-To-1…

The China Study Family Cookbook DOUGHNUTS!

When I interviewed Del Sroufe this week on It’s All About Food I knew I would be making this recipe soon. It’s in his newest cookbook, The China Study Family Cookbook. It is a MUST-HAVE vegan cookbook with all kinds of yummy comfort foods made with REAL ingredients, like this doughnut recipe for example. The…

Caryn’s Eggs

Here’s a new scramble recipe. I’m naming it after me! Ingredients 1/2 red onion, chopped 8 ounces firm tofu, mashed 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast 1/4 cup water, plus more if needed Directions In a heavy frying pan or skillet, dry sauté the chopped…

Yogurt, Dairy Free, Version 2

Dairy-free yogurt is easy to make. You can use a variety of nuts or seeds, depending on what you like. Cashews tend to be the creamiest, but I enjoy almonds best. In this recipe, I used soaked almonds, water and yogurt from my last batch. I let the probiotics do the rest. To make yogurt…

Banana Peanut Butter Quesadilla

This is a quick and delightful taste sensation! Ingredients 2 Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Wheat Tortillas (or any tortilla of your choosing) 3 Tablespoons peanut butter (the ingredients in peanut butter should peanuts and nothing else!) 1 banana Directions Preheat oven to 350oF Mash banana with the peanut butter. Heat tortillas about 30 seconds on each…

Tofu Scramble in light Dijon Cream

You don’t need a lot of space or many ingredients to make a great dish. While traveling I made this breakfast scramble in an efficiency kitchen where we are staying. We typically save the kale stalks for juicing when we use the leaves for salad. It’s hard to make green juice while traveling so I…

Buckwheaties

I first made and tried Buckwheaties when I was eating an all-raw vegan diet and I was looking at recipes in Juliano’s Raw, The Uncook Book book. It was one of the few recipes in the book that wasn’t smothered in olive oil and nama shoyu. I loved them! But I seemed to forget about…

Fruity Corn Waffles

From one waffle recipe comes another. Wanting to make our Fruity Waffle recipe but out of most of the essential ingredients, I made this new version with what we had on hand. Gary says it’s his favorite (but he says that a lot!) He also said it reminded him of his pre-vegan days long ago…

Fruity Cacao Nibs Breakfast Bowl

I bought some cacao nibs for the first time a while back and wasn’t sure what I would do with them. I have been creating recipes that I love using these chocolaty, bitter, crunchy bits and this breakfast bowl is my favorite of all. Mixing the cacao nibs with the fruit and coconut tricks my…

Gary’s Special

Gary talks a lot about Original Joe’s in San Jose. I remember going there when I lived in the Bay Area, late at night after performing in a show. They had huge plates of pasta, which was the best way to calm the post-performance adrenaline and get a good night’s sleep. Gary’s favorite dish from…

Vegetable Scramble

1 cup garbanzo bean flour 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon summer savory 1 teaspoon marjarom 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast 1 cup water 1 onion chopped 2 carrots – diced 2 celery stalks diced 6 green olives, pitted and chopped vegetable oil In a bowl mix together garbanzo bean flour with…

Five Seed Gluten-Free Raspberry Lemon Muffins

If you count the Raspberry seeds there are five seeds in this muffin mix. 1 cup sorghum flour 
1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill) 1/4 cup millet flour 1/4 cup tapioca flour
 2 teaspoons baking soda
 Optional: 2 Tablespoons- 4 Tablespoons sugar (evaporated cane juice)
 2…

Gooey Apricot Danish, Gluten-Free

While chopping some dried apricots to put in our morning oatmeal yesterday, Gary reminisced about a rustic apricot bread he loved that he used to get at the Acme Bread Company in Berkeley. He described it and this morning we set out to make our REAL version, based on Gary’s memory. It was fun and…

Fruity Waffles

We love waffles and make them all the time because our recipes are so easy! Gary made these recently and I think they are my new favorite. It’s the added fruit in the batter that makes these waffles so luscious. Fortunately he made a lot and froze the extra ones so we can enjoy them…

Easy Tofu Scramble

Firm tofu (15-16 ounces) 1 onion, diced 8 ounces of frozen spinach (1 cup tightly packed fresh spinach) 1 large Roma tomato, diced 2 teaspoons organic canola oil (optional) salt and pepper to taste (optional) Preheat oven to 350oF. Drain the tofu and wrap in a clean towel (paper towel is fine, we use a…

Easy Spinach Frittata

Why does anyone eat eggs anymore? The cruelty and cholesterol are two big reasons not to, and with garbanzo bean flour you can make just about anything you used to make with eggs. Plus, garbanzo bean flour can be on hand, in your pantry, ready when you are and it is so easy to use.…