On my most recent vacation, I had vegan cake for breakfast one morning. Not the best breakfast for a day of walking and visiting museums. A lot of hotels that offer free breakfast often don’t have a lot of vegan options. For today’s prompt I wanted to make something that could be easily prepared at a hotel and would be enough to get you through the day.

I toasted a bagel (if the hotel doesn’t offer vegan bagel options you can try toast or you can bring your own) and topped it with peanut butter (this is cheap to buy and easy to store if the hotel doesn’t have any) and sliced fresh fruit. I had strawberries at home that I needed to use. However, every hotel I’ve been to has bananas and apples, which would also make good options.


A Very Vegan Birthday

I am now 30 years old. It’s a pretty. big birthday and I celebrated like any normal person would and ate waaaaay too much food.

For lunch we went to Mozzarella Fellas, a local pizza place that has tons of vegan options.  We got fried mushrooms as an appetizer. For my lunch I opted for a bbq chicken sandwich. It was amazing, even though it was messy.


For dinner we went to Taste of Ethopia in Greensboro. They have lots of tasty vegan option on the menu. My special person and I shared the veggie combo for 2. It could have easily fed more though.


Then there was dessert. Any birthday would not be complete without cake. My mom was awesome and made me a chocolate cake with peanut buttercream frosting. It was rich and delicious.



Maple Peanut Butter Pancakes.

Hello everyone! Things have been really crazy recently and I haven’t had much time to cook or blog. However, I was lucky enough to get a weekend off! I basically relaxed, but this morning I decided to make brunch.

Brunch is one of my favorite meals. Any excuse to eat breakfast later in the day is fine with me. My favorite brunch foods are sweeter (What can I say? I have a sweet tooth). Instead of experimenting I decided to turn to a cookbook. I used the Maple Peanut Butter Pancake Recipe from Kristy Turner’s But my Family Would Never Eat Vegan. I did use the all purpose flour variation because we’re lucky enough to not have any kind of gluten allergies.

The pancakes were easy to cook. They were nice and fluffy and they tasted great. Of course, maple syrup and peanut butter are two of my favorite foods, so it’s not like it’s possible for me to dislike the recipe.

I’ve had the cookbook for a while and for some reason I haven’t cooked much out of it. Making the pancakes makes me think I need go get cooking again, and soon!

Crescent Rolls Revisited

Today’s prompt is to revisit an old flop. I recently tried making strawberry cheesecake crescent rolls. They tasted alright, but they were ugly. You can see the experiment here.

My mom had a spare package of crescent rolls and she gave them to me (She’s amazing sometimes). I had banana, peanut butter, and chocolate chips on hand at home. So on to the experimenting.

I rolled out the crescent rolls and spread peanut butter over them. Then I topped with sliced banana and chocolate chips. Then I rolled everything up to make a log and sliced the log into pieces to bake.

I baked for about 15 minutes in my oven at 350(ish)  (my oven is super annoying so time will probably vary).

They came out tasty and they looked better than my first batch of crescent rolls. I think this was more of a success.