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Breakfast – swell

Breakfast

Fruits and Veggies in Winter

Fruits and Veggies in Winter

I really dig fruits and veggies, as my love for raw foods attests to. But although I do have many examples of raw foods in this post, I don’t think eating them that way is the best idea for a typical Minnesota or northern climate winter. (Our winter has been almost anything but, though, so [...]


I’ve been up to things.

I've been up to things.

After a good, long break and a few discussions, I decided I wasn’t ready to abandon this blog after all. I want to work on some changes, that’s for sure, but mostly this is a good outlet for me in a way that not having a blog isn’t. For one, it’s a great way to [...]


VeganMoFoV [4]: Whole-Grain Coconut Milk Scones

VeganMoFoV [4]: Whole-Grain Coconut Milk Scones

So… what’s your experience with vegan scones?  Though I’ve had a few tasty ones in my life, both places I’ve worked most recently sold vegan scones that I would never pay money for.  Dry and flavorless or dense and veering on gummy are some of the terms I’d use to describe them.  I got put [...]


Cardamom-Peach Amazake Scones

Cardamom-Peach Amazake Scones

Eager to try out some amazake-sweetened baked goodies, this recipe truly started out as an attempt at muffins.  But when I mixed my batter together I realized there was no way it was thin enough to become muffins, so I whipped out a sheet pan instead.  And twenty-five or so minutes later I was sinking [...]


Amazake and Friday's Lunch

Amazake and Friday's Lunch

Friday morning I woke up and pulled my amazake ferment out of the fridge, blended it with a bit of water and heated some with cinnamon and ginger.  Yum!  What a great start to the day.  For those not familiar with amazake, it is traditionally a sweet fermented rice drink, but can be made with [...]


Recent Treats

Recent Treats

I’m trying to take more pictures because I’ve felt a bit out of practice, even if I don’t have any new recipes to post, so I can motivate myself to keep the blog attended to (unlike some periods in the past).  So more daily and random updates to come, hopefully, including my delving into fermentations!  [...]


Morning Rituals

Morning Rituals

I have a lot more mornings to myself, even when my lady isn’t on tour.  Sometimes I’m very productive, other times I do very little until work!  For the past week I’ve been starting my mornings with rawnola and dried fruit and a sprinkling of cinnamon.  It’s a little less elaborate than this holiday breakfast [...]


Cooking for Seven

Cooking for Seven

Once every month or two for a couple years now, some old college friends and I get together at one person’s house, and that one person makes dinner (and dessert!) for everybody else.  Last night was my turn, and I decided on Caribbean food, mostly because it’s awesome but also because it’s winter, so: take [...]


Gluten-Free Gingerbread Buckwheat Pancakes

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Buckwheat Pancakes

I don’t really make pancakes all that often.  But with a recent work schedule change allowing me to sleep in a few extra days a week, and a chilly change in the weather that has me making excuses to stand in front of the stove, I’ve been making a lot more pancakes these days. It [...]


Persimmon-Apple Sauce

Persimmon-Apple Sauce

When I got home today I knew I had to do something with the bag of persimmons that wasn’t going to last much longer in the fridge.  I started throwing a couple things in a saucepan, and this ultra delicious Persimmon-Apple Sauce was created.  It’s perfectly sweet without added sugar and has a hint of [...]


VeganMoFo: Blueberry Oat Groat Shake

VeganMoFo: Blueberry Oat Groat Shake

A quick post today, as I have a little bit of time to squeeze this in before weekend madness ensues (involving cleaning, making snacks for and hosting a feminist film screening tonight, a field trip to Duluth for my Master Naturalist course tomorrow, homework, farmer’s market with an avid vegan blog follower, and my first [...]


Veganmofo: A Lovely Sunday

Sunday morning I got up and decided to whip that cornbread into a sweet bread pudding for brekkie.  I kind of winged it and in hindsight should have looked at a recipe before diving in to get a more appropriate custard thing going on, but… I also added raisins, pecans, amaranth (because it is AWESOME), [...]


VeganMoFo: Raggmunkar

Apologies for my delay in posting this… our overpriced internet service seems to be disconnecting frequently and I only have the patience to jump through hoops so many times. Being a big fan of sweet potatoes (and their more impressive nutritional profile), I don’t buy many regular potatoes these days, but I’ve been getting a [...]


Cardamom-Orange Coconut Flaxjacks!

So I promised about 5 days ago that I was going to work on making a more palatable version of Ani Phyo’s Coconut Breakfast Cakes (which some of you have tried and weren’t crazy about), and I finally got around to making “breakfast” for lunch after work today. So here’s the deal with the original [...]


Get It Ripe by jae steele

You know when you get a cookbook and you read it from cover to cover and cradle it in your arms and wanna marry it?  Uh… me neither; isn’t that a weird idea? Okay, so it’s really mostly true.  I heard about Get It Ripe in the Post Punk Kitchen forums awhile back and have [...]


Pancakes and kitties!

I confess I read a lot of blogs and drool over recipes and bookmark them or copy them into my notebook or MacGourmet and then never make them.  I really am not sure I’ve ever made anything besides Isa’s pumpkin pie brownies from an actual blog, although I often search for recipes online.  That is, [...]


Healthy Breakfasts: Steel Cut Oatmeal

We’re always told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It provides the foundation for the long hours of work ahead, or in the case of my days off, lazing around the house pretending to “clean.”  But I’ve never been a big breakfast person.  I’m not hungry when I first wake up, [...]