Breakfast: I wanted to make something special. After all it was New Year’s Eve. I went to our recipe index using the App on my phone and found this recipe for Coconut Waffles that I had made back in 2011! I thought it was time to take that recipe out for a spin. Gary loved them and said they tasted like breakfast cereal, specifically Cheerios.
I just thought they tasted rich and delicious, especially with the Apple Ginger compote and a little Peanut Butter Cream. My peanut butter cream is simple: a little peanut butter (about 1-2 tablespoons) mixed with a little water to make a thick cream; plus a little agave for sweetness.
Daily Green Juice: I made a new batch of green juice with Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots and Ginger. All the extras go into the freezer so I can enjoy one a day for about a week.
Dinner: It’s New Year’s Eve. Since we were sick all through the holidays and just now starting to feel better, we decided to have a quiet New Year’s Eve at home. Early in the evening Gary started making lasagna. When he cleaned up the kitchen, I got to making dessert – Flourless Chocolate Cake. By about 9pm we were ready for our New Year’s Eve party. We both got dressed for the occasion!
We began with Manhattans in Queens! Gary made them with two parts vegan-friendly Maker’s Mark Whiskey and one part Tribuno Sweet Vermouth mixed in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. His secret is he adds a little of the cherry juice while mixing. Pour into your favorite stemware and garnish with a cherry. If you use a Maraschino Cherry, make sure that it is free of preservatives and chemical dyes and other harmful ingredients like formaldehyde. Last night we used Tillen Farms Northwest Fresh Merry Maraschino Pitted Cherries.
The first course was Gary’s newest lasagna recipe he calls Caryn Was Raised Jewish, Gary Was Raised Italian And Their Lasagna Is In Therapy , served with Pinkus Hefe-Weizen (an organic vegan beer!)
Join us at our table!
Second course was Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage Sausages with sautéed Collard Greens, Roasted Red Peppers and Onions.
We started again with seconds of lasagna, followed by seconds on the sausages.
After the ball dropped, we had the Flourless Chocolate Cake with Hazelnut Teeccino. It’s going to be a good year.