This blog is about living Vegan. It includes Vegan lifestyle, Vegan events, and anything else I find interesting.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Classic Waffle Recipe

11/2 cups all-purpose flour
ener-G for 3 eggs
1 /2 cup cornstarch
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
2 tbsp. cornmeal (optional)
1 3/4 cups milk
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine, melted
In large bowl, sift or whisk together flour, cornstarch, cornmeal, baking powder
and salt to blend thoroughly; set aside. In mixer bowl, beat egg whites until soft
peaks form. Add sugar; continue beating just until stiff peaks form; set aside.
Whisk together egg yolks, milk and vanilla. Using rubber spatula, stir milk mixture
into flour mixture, blending just until dry ingredients are moistened. (There should
still be small lumps; do not over mix). Stir in melted butter. Fold in beaten egg
whites until combined. Pour batter onto hot, greased waffle maker and bake.
Makes about 5 1/2 cups batter

Waffle Tip: Cornstarch makes the waffles crisper. If you don’t have cornstarch,
you could still make great waffles by omitting cornstarch and increasing flour to
2 cups. Bake as directed.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I got a slew of brussel sprouts and decided to pair them with some Ray's Seitan for sandwiches.

Grilled the seitan:

Steamed the brussel sprouts in a Pyrex bowl in the microwave for 4 minutes, then sauteed in olive oil for 3 minutes until browned:

Roasted sunflower seed bread and cheezy sauce completed the sandwich:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Vegan Waffles

I've been making Belgian waffles with my new waffle-maker. I think I perfected the recipe, they're pretty delicious.

In the waffle iron:

Since I can only make one at a time in my waffle maker, I put them on the racks of my oven, set to 200 degrees to keep them warm and crisp until dinner:

Earth Balance and Maple Syrup, yum!


Dry Ingredients
1.5 cups flour
1/2 cup corn starch
2 Tbs Corn meal
1 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 Tbs sugar

Wet Ingredients
1 2/3 cup soymilk
1/2 cup margarine, melted
Egg Replacer for 3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Mix dry ingredients, add wet ingredients, scoop into waffle iron in 1/2 cup increments. Makes 4-6 waffles.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sponge Candy

When I ordered the Vege Dog from Vegan Essentials, I also got some "Golden Crunch Sponge Candy." I had never heard of it before, but it was chocolate so I figured it must be delicious...

From the outside, it looked like a chocolaet square:

Inside was a crunchy sweet toffee-like filling:

I was right, it was great! I definitely recommend it!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Toaster Struedel

I'm experimenting with how to make Vegan Toaster Struedel:

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mr. Nick

Mr. Nick is so funny, this is what he does all day, he sits in this same spot and only really gets up if someone drops some food.

He is cute though!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Vegan Treats on Twitter

So I'm ghost-writing the Vegan Treats Twitter account at Danielle's (owner of Vegan Treats) request. I hope that it's interesting, I've been posting some vegan-related links/info as well as updates about what is currently available at the shop.

Follow us!!

George is ever-wishful

Gian and Matt snack on Vegan Treats doughnuts as George waits ever-so patiently:

He's unlikely to catch any crumbs from these two though.

Check out Matt's blog here: No Whip

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Matt,ever the nutritionist, made one pizza 'healthy' by adding some chopped veggies:

The other is just sauce and Follow Your Heart 'Cheese':

We used freshly made dough for the crust, it was perfectly soft and crisp.


We went to Shorty's in Seattle for some veggie dogs and pinball.

It's such an ingenious combination, I wish someone on the East Coast would open one up! The décor was inspired by Coney Island - adding more irony to it's unique Seattle location!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Easy Sides

Sauteed squash:

Broccoli with Follow Your Heart 'Cheddar Cheese':

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I wrote an article on 10 easy ways to be more green. You can check it here.

Random Meal

I love cucumbers.

I made a quick sandwich with sliced cukes and hummus on a whole-wheat pita:

I counteracted the light and healthy sandwich with a Vegan Treats pecan pie for dessert:

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tofurky Dumplings

You know those dumplings that come with the Tofurky meal box? They're kind of gross.

Here's what I do:

Lightly boil the dumplings until they are warm (do not overcook them in this first step!).

Heat a frying pan with 1 Tbs margarine. When the margarine melts, add the dumplings (be careful to thoroughly drain them first to avoid the margarine splashing). Sauté the dumplings, turning often until they are crispy on all sides. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve.

Misconceptions about Veganism

I wrote an article on my 5 biggest pet-peeves regarding misconceptions on veganism here.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

George is so bad...

Though I think Gian is worse considering he obviously allowed this to occur!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Random Tofu

We ordered General Tsao's Tofu at a random Chinese restaurant and got this deliciousness:

Friday, April 17, 2009

I *heart* NYC

We went into NYC to see my friend Nate's show at Speigel World on the South Street Seaport, it was so much fun!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jane Gooddall Interviewed on

I don't think anyone can argue the tremendous impact Jane Gooddall has had on primates, the environment, and scientific research. Check out her latest interview with here.


George loves to sleep right next to the food container - just in case!

Fast Food List

I follow the "Veganism Twitter" and today they posted a link to a list of vegan options at most any popular fast-food restaurant (you can find it here). The list seems pretty up-to-date, noting Burger King's recent change to non-vegan Morning Star burgers from their previous use of Vegan Boca Burgers and other updates.

While I am not necessarily a proponent of financially supporting places that are responsible for so much enviornmental damage sometimes when you're on the road or need something to eat late at night, it's nice to know what options are available.

Oh, and check out the URL for the Fast Food List, clearly the list must be infallible.


Somehow I took a screen capture on my iPhone. I wish I could figure out how to do it again.

Items of note: LOL Catz App, Blog Writer App, Spanish App, and Currency App (I think I was in Costa Rica when I did this.)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Vegan Treats has doughnuts at their retail store in Bethlehem and I am addicted.

Glazed, Jelly, and Boston Cream:

Jelly (I heard a rumor that they use the same raspberry filling brand that Dunkin' Donuts uses):

Chocolate (Glazed and Chocolate Glazed):

Tom P of Slingshot Dakota fame has an almost equally famous recipe for vegan Mac N Cheese.

People get really excited about it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Obama Dog

I just had to add my two cents:

I wrote an opinion piece here.

I mean, seriously. What a missed opportunity.

I've been writing for Randomn3ss - the latest post is an argument against plastic water bottles. Check it here.

Come on Summer....

I came across this photo today which made me nostalgic for fresh tomatoes straight from the garden. I can hardly wait!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I Can Haz?

I have an impossibly small passageway between my garage, where I keep my lawnmower, and my front lawn. Also, I HATE that my lawnmower uses so much gas and is so dirty! I feel like this would suit my needs very well. It's eco-friendly, light (17 pounds) never needs sharpening, doesn't have emissions, is quiet, and apparently works very well.

Brill Razorcut Mower

Cholesterol & Eating a Plant-Based Diet

I recently wrote an article with tips on how to eat less cholesterol over on

You can read it here.