November 16, 2009

Tester Toast

I greet you this evening with the best French toast I’ve ever made, thanks to Lindsay’s Gingerbread French Toast recipe. This one is destined for the Happy Herbivore cookbook for sure!

Gingerbread French Toast

Ever since FoodBuzz sent me my two sample loaves of Nature’s Pride bread, they have sat ignored in my freezer. I am a negligent Tastemaker no more, however! The 100% Whole Wheat bread made the perfect vegan French toast. Truth.

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And let me assure you that making French toast sure is a lot easier without the eggs to worry about. With nothing but Lindsay’s spicy batter formula, this bread was transformed into a breakfast I know I’ll be repeating, for myself and for anyone who will let me feed it to them!

Gingerbread French Toast 2

No maple syrup necessary. More truth.

Dinner tonight was not one but three test recipes, in fact! Down and dirty, vegan southern-style. Takes me straight back to the southern roots I’m told I have. ;)

Low Country Cucumber Salad

You’d think it would have been a pain to put together three separate recipes for one meal, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Low Country Cucumber Salad was assembled in less than five minutes and shoved into the fridge while the rice began to boil, during which time I assembled and baked this here Corn Pudding:

Corn Pudding

And once the rice was done cooking, I stirred in a
tomato-ey mix of flavors to make Charleston Red Rice. The corn pudding came out of the oven just as I’d finished the rice!

Charleston Red Rice

Naturally, everything was delicious. And I do mean naturally, in all senses of the word!

Now what do we have here?

Beautiful blogger award

‘Twould appear that Shannon has bestowed the Beautiful Blogger Award upon me! You are too kind, Shannon, oh bearer of most hallowed Cuisinart ice cream maker. I genuflect before thee (just take my word for it).

Methinks I’m supposed to come up with seven things you don’t know about me. I’ll do my best.

  1. I’m obsessed with iTunes radio. My favorite stations rotate between Awesome 80s, A Hawaiian Rainbow, African Radio, Calm Radio and Golden Oldies. I have a station for every mood!
  2. Believe it or not, I don’t always read foodie/health blogs. My favorite gossip blog (not that I read any others) is Dlisted. Blogger Michael K. is mah boo and he makes me laugh on the daily.
  3. I played a flower fairy in Sleeping Beauty at the end of my first year of ballet. It would have been cute if I wasn’t already 14.
  4. I’m horribly nearsighted. Without glasses or contacts, I can’t see much past the end of my nose. I guess the glasses and contacts don’t make much of a difference, come to think of it.
  5. For all my years of dance lessons, ballroom and partner styles make me feel like I have two left feet. Hopefully no one minds when the first dance at my wedding is just me in a pair of tap shoes.
  6. I spent the first half of my life unable to endure a flight without vomiting. I’m less prone to motion sickness these days, but change “a flight” to “a Megan Fox movie” and you’d still have a true statement.
  7. I’ve been having freaky dreams every night for a couple months now and I’m not sure why. Must be the Megan Fox movies.

I’m supposed to pass this badge on to seven more bloggers, but I’m going to break the rules and just let Lindsay enjoy all the glory that comes with the Beautiful Blogger Award. It’s the least we can do for the sponsor of all the above food porn, no?

7 comments:

Dori said...

Michael K is the FUNNIEST. I love him! And he always responds to me on Twitter, love it!

I need that french toast.

Jill said...

Glad Nature's Pride Won you over. I live in the ghetto and it is my only option, so it slowly gained a place in my heart

Mama Pea said...

I died at your Megan Fox comment on my post earlier, so my spirit is writing this comment. I'm also terribly near sighted...like almost legally blind. Well, I'm a spirit, so I guess that's not true anymore.

Devan Geselle. N said...

I loved all these tid bits about you :D
Michael K is HILARIOUS ! i love Dlisted :)

VeggieGirl said...

Fun facts! :)

Shannon said...

love the fun facts! i'm with you on the vision...

lindsay rocks! fabulous dinner :)

Gena said...

Little surprise that this all looks so delicious. And thanks for the fun trivia :)