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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Julie's Healthy Pancakes, Vegan Dad's Breakfast Sausage, and Testing Grammy's Meatless Balls

Breakfast is usually the same for DH and I . He eats a variety of cereals, soy or almond milk, and banana. My breakfast, as of lately, has been grapefruit, oranges, and mango or melon, which ever I have on hand. Somehow we got into a tradition of making Sunday morning breakfast a bit hardier. Why Sunday? I have no idea. We are always super busy getting ready for church and still this tradition has taken hold. This past Sunday we tried Julie's new pancake recipe from Well, it is the main batter minus the blueberries and orange juice. I increased the soy milk to compensate for the missing orange juice and added a bit of vinegar to the milk to make "Buttermilk" pancakes. We used what we had on hand and they are wonderful. Julie makes hers with what looks like about a 1/4 cup but I used 1/2 cup. Shall I say right now, make 1/4 cup, they are huge! DH who usually eats 4 pancakes could only eat 2. :o) They were a hit. Along with them is Vegan Dad's breakfast sausage recipe. Simply put, a staple in our home. They freeze well and taste delicious!

Thank you Julie and Vegan Dad for making this Sunday a meal to remember!

The Happy Herbivore has done it again. Here is another mouthwatering preview of another great recipe for her upcoming cookbook. Enjoy, drool a little, and let your imagination go wild.

Here we have Grammy's Meatless Balls, which happen to be the best vegan "meatballs" I have ever tasted. Forget the frozen ones, these put those to shame! Here they are accompanied with mashed potatoes, gravy, and veggies.

Ok, now I know this meal is not the healthiest, but some days you just need some good old fashioned comfort food. Grammy's Meatless Balls worked wonderfully in this Vegan Alfredo dish by Don't get Mad get Vegan. By the way the Alfredo sauce calls for white wine, which we never have so I added 2 Tbls of "No Chicken Broth" and it tasted great.

And finally what everyone has been waiting for Spaghetti and "Meatballs". Once again Grammy's Meatless Balls did their job quite well. They hold up so nicely
in sauces and taste fantastic.

Well, it is time to wipe your chins and enjoy life. :o)


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Wow, breakfast at your house look BEYOND sensational!! And those beanballs are delish, aren't they?? Yum!! :0)

Lindsay (Happy Herbivore) said...

Everything looks amazing as always-- I am so happy you loved the meatlessballs & I'm excited to see them used in so many different ways! wowza!

MeloMeals said...

YUM! Everything looks amazing!..

aTxVegn said...

You make a breakfast like that EVERY Sunday? Wow!!!

Vegan_Noodle said...

I think Sunday breakfast is a great tradition!! Especially when it includes Julie's pancakes and Vegan Dad's breakfast sausage :-)

Now you've got me wanting to try those meatballs, you've used them in so many ways! I love versatile foods like that.

Rural Vegan said...

Holy cow do Granny's meatballs look amazing! And are you accepting reservations for Sunday morning breakfast? Where do I sign up?

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Goh, so much delicious food to look at!

Isn't it great being a Happy Herbivore tester?

Carrie™ said...

Great breakfast and dinners. I really like the versatility of "meatballs". Frozen are good in a pinch, but nothing beats homemade.

Anonymous said...

wow! Your version of Julie's pancake look amazing too!

Great job!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Hey, I'm updating my blogroll and realized I don't have you on there. May I add you?

Cherry said...

Wow, all this food looks great! By the way, you've been tagged with a meme, see my blog for details!

jayedee said...

i know its two years after the fact, but i've only just discovered your blog! lol

anyway, i would love to have this recipe (grannys meatless meatballs), is there any where it's available? according to amazon, the cookbook is yet to be released.

thanks in advance!

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