Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lydia has discovered windows.

...but how do I get down?

She looks so funny in that one.


Destructive little bugger...

but oh so cute!

Monday, June 23, 2008


I love pancakes with fruit for breakfast, but I've never made them from scratch, I always use the mix from box. :/ Yesterday I decided to make them myself -- sooo much healthier because you can use whole wheat flour, no chemical preservatives, no corn syrup, and no milk/whey/eggs that the pancake mix boxes have.

- 1 1/2 C Soymilk
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Oil
- 1 C All-purpose flour
- 1/3 C Wheat flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tbsp Flax seeds
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Lemon Extract (or vanilla)
- about 1/8 C water to thin batter out (add as needed)

All in a blender.

Pour into hot nonstick pan.

And voilà:

They were a tad bit too flat (I like them a little bit more fluffy), but still good. Oh, and if you can't tell by now, I like strawberries. The white stuff is powdered sugar.

I made them based off of this recipe from veganyumyum, of course.
Cake with Strawberries

I wanted to make a two layered cake for father's day...but the cakes kinda fell apart so I made two single layered cakes. Nothing special, just out of a cake mix box and a can of frosting. Not vegan, but I baked it without eggs. I replaced the eggs with a mix of apple sauce, bananas and flax seeds.

I ate at One World Vegetarian Cusine* ...

in West Covina last Friday and had their vegan cheesecake for dessert. OMG, it was delicious, so the next day I was craving more of it, but that place is just too damn far* so I decided to make my own.

*It's a casual place and they have a lot of different types of food. I had a "quail" with vegetables and rice (very good), "egg" rolls (pretty good), bf had teriyaki "beef" (okay [fake beef doesn't really go over well with me, it's all about the fake chicken]), and then the cheescake for dessert (awsome!!). The restaurant is decorated nicely and still has great prices, so it's DEFINITELY worth the trip. I can't wait to go back and try some other plates.

Anyway, I sorta followed this recipe from FatFree Vegan Kitchen. Except I used soy milk instead of eggnog and I omitted the brandy/rum because I didn't have any. Also, Trader Joe's didn't have any silken tofu!!! :/ So I used regular tofu.

Everyone that has tried the cheesecake says it's good, but I don't think it compares to One World's creamy...and slightly gelatinous version. That description might sound gross, but I swear it was good. It was light and fresh yet still cheesecake like, I don't know how they did it. I think you can taste the tofuness in mine a little too much, that might be because of the type of tofu I used though.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

MMMM, Fried "Chicken" Seitan

I'll be making this again.


I mostly followed this recipe from veganyumyum (i heart that blog).