What Vegans Eat – Day 613


Breakfast: Oatmeal? Pancakes? Waffles? What’s for breakfast? It depends on what’s available at home. We talked about making pancakes but settled on Garbanzo Bean Flour Waffles. Garbanzo bean flour is very easy to work with. The trick is to flavor it so that you don’t taste the bean flavor. We added almond extract and anise seed (since we are out of fennel). It did the trick. Gary made a Blueberry/Pear Compote for the topping. Genmaicha tea has been my choice most of this week. It is perfect for the fall. And so was sitting outside on our terrace to enjoy the beautiful Autumn morning with our delicious breakfast.
Daily Green Juice: We took a long walk and ended up at the Natural Market where we bought “juicing materials” and a few other items. Once at home, after getting dinner cooking I made a week’s worth of juice. It is thick and sludgy, the way I like it because it’s got a lot of leafy greens. This week’s juice was made with Kale, Collards, Celery, Lemon, Ginger.
Dinner: On our walk home I began to imagine what to make for dinner. I love when this happens – when I begin to prepare the food before the time comes to make it. This often happens when we are planning a dinner party or when I am feeling very hungry. Once at home it was easy to put the meal together because it was already done… in my mind. Try it and you will see what I mean. I began cooking Millet which takes about 40-45 minutes. Then I washed some dried Mushrooms and boiled them in water for about 30 minutes. I cook mushrooms separately for me because Gary doesn’t like them. Then I got to the dish I was dreaming about. It is based on something I used to get in a Vietnamese restaurant in San Carlos, CA that no longer exists. The dish was called Coconut Curry Bean Cake. Mine was not the same but it hit the spot. It’s made with Broccoli, Cauliflower, Onions, Carrots, Tofu, Coconut Milk, Cumin, Turmeric and lots of dried Basil.
Evening: Hiding in the freezer are sweet treats. I took out a little of one of the Vegan Treat Peanut Butter Bombs that cousin Jared brought us last week. Gary went with his favorite treat – Raisins.

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