A Vegan Breakfast Sandwich, Cinnamon Bread, And Corn Dip

August 12, 2010 by Keri

Whoops!  I don’t know how it happened, but one second I was putting my little man to bed, and the next I was waking up in my bed, grabbing for the clock in the darkness.  I hate that feeling! When you wake up and you’re like, “Wait. Where am I?  Is it day or night?!”  And then I start to feel guilty because, “Maaaan, I had so much to do.”  So this post is mostly going to be pictures of what I whipped up today, since I’m not exactly all with it yet after that impromptu nap.  Everything I made was a test recipe from the cookbook I’m testing for, so if something looks good, check out VegWeb.com for a similar recipe.  There’s seriously nothing you can’t find on there.  It’s like vegan recipe Wonderland!

For lunch,I made a vegan eggless sandwich with marinated tofu, and stuffed with vegan “bacon”.  The bacon is homemade also!  The recipe even had a special spread to go with it.  These ladies think of everything.

Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Vegan Breakfast Recipes

I then made an amazing loaf of cinnamon swirl bread.  This bread is like a cinnamon bun in loaf form.

Vegan Bread Recipes

Vegan Bread Recipes

By dinner tonight, all I could do was sit down with a giant plate of lightly steamed naked broccoli and just go at it.  All this rich food has been delicious and I’m having so much fun testing recipes, but we definitely couldn’t eat like this all the time!  To go with the giant plate of broccoli, I did make some corn on the cob and their chipotle dipping sauce to try out.  Who knew corn on the cob could have a dipping sauce?

Vegan Condiment Recipes

Vegan Condiment Recipes

There were still some leftovers from other meals, but with all those rich, tasty foods available, my little man chose to double fist the naked broccoli.  I’m such a proud momma!

Enough about food, the weirdest thing happened today.  I was kneading the cinnamon bread dough one last time, and my little man was standing at the coffee table playing with his toy duckies.  The mailman dropped the mail in the box, like he does every day, and my son ran to the door and started yelling, “JoJo, JoJo, JoJo”.  JoJo is what he calls my grandma, and he hasn’t talked about her since the last time we went up to visit.  I reassured him JoJo would not be just showing up at our door and it was the mail, the same as every other day.  I opened the door to show him, grabbing inside the box, and there was only one thing in there.  It was a letter from my grandma (JoJo).  At this point I just looked at him, shaking my head and feeling a little crazy.  Yeah, I still feel a little crazy typing it!  What a strange coincidence… Has anything like that ever happened to you?

Do you find that people often assume vegan = healthy? (Feel free to show them some photographic evidence from my week of recipe-review mania!)

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Comments

  1. The breakfast sandwich looks soooooo good! Wow, that is a crazy coincidence (re: JoJo)

    I think it’s a mixed bag on vegan = healthy. I think lots of people think it’s “unhealthy” because they think you need animal proteins, etc. But I think a lot of people think vegan = skinny. And I know that’s not accurate. I’ve actually gotten a little rounder since going vegan … but that’s because I’m food blogging and eating everything I try! LOL The best compliment I receieved from someone this week was “You look really fit.” THAT I will take. I’m not interested in skinny. I’m interested in healthy.

    Wow, I rambled! :)

    • Keri says:

      You’re right. I didn’t even think about the “vegan isn’t healthy” and “humans must eat meat and dairy to survive” people until I read your comment. I guess it’s a mixed bag. Whenever I bring something for my family to eat they automatically assume it’s good for them because we’re usually very healthy eaters. I have to remind them sugar is still sugar in calories, vegan or not!

  2. Noelle says:

    Wow, that HAS happened to me before. You son is so precious. I imagined him running to the door too. Creepy about the coincidence, but not as bad as a deja vu!

    IF I were near you I would shake you and ask why you are torturing us with such great pictures? LOL That bread looks super delicious.

  3. Woz says:

    This post has me thinking a number of things:

    1) I seriously need to get a bread pan.
    2) Your little man is as cute as they come. (I can’t wait for mine to arrive!)
    3) Kids have an uncanny sense of intuition (for lack of a better term) and I love that he “knew” JoJo was “there”.
    4) Where is the recipe for said yummy chipotle corn dipping sauce?
    5) I giggle when people think I eat nothing but healthy stuff. If they only saw my snacks cabinet. ;)

    • Keri says:

      You do need a bread pan (or 2)!
      Thank you!!
      They do- I remember doing the same things. :)
      It’s in the upcoming “Hearty Vegan”- I’m helping them test. I try to group them into one post at a time so I can just be really disappointing all at once. ;)
      Yeah! You’re the one that introduced me to so many TJ’s goodies… like those maple leaf cookies!!

  4. Kelsey says:

    Life’s little coincidences really make you think!!

    I have to say, I do associate veganism with a healthier way of life. Overall I would say it is, but there’s an unhealthy way to do everything!

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