So, after that trip down memory lane, I decided I would try my hand at crêpes again (I’ve had a few failures in the past). Following UV’s recipe and helpful instructions, I made a few crêpes for breakfast. For variety, I folded them in every way I could think of—in half, in quarters, rolled like a burrito, and scrolled up.
The crêpes themselves were, well, crêpes. They weren’t tasty, but they worked. I think part of my success was that I made them small. Plus, that way I could eat four of them without being too hedonistic. But with the fillings, they transformed from boring sheets of pastry into a sophisticated and tasty brekky.
After breakfast I pedalled up to the post office to pick up a package. I was pretty certain that it was a few books I ordered, and I was right.
I’ve been wanting to read Making a Killing by Bob Torres since before it came out (I nearly got to proof read it, but deadlines got in the way of that). When I order books from the
The first thing I did when I opened up my parcel was to flip through the cookbook. This is my first Sarah Kramer book, and I look forward to making lots of things from this book! What are your favourite recipes?
After thumbing through the recipes, I poured myself a glass of wine and curled up on the couch with Making a Killing. I’ll write a proper review soon, since I’m only halfway through. But my preliminary impression is that everyone must read this book! So if you’re reading this and you don’t yet have a copy, get thee to AK Press and order one!
Since my household is just one for another week, I had crêpe batter leftover from breakfast. So for dinner, I had savoury crêpes. For the filling, I sautéed some broccoli stems, capsicum and frozen spinach and mixed in some leftover Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy from Vegan with a Vengeance. I’ve noticed a few veg bloggers have gotten this book recently, and I really can’t recommend this recipe highly enough. I could eat this gravy by the bowlful, it’s that good. Anyways. The crêpes were filled with that mix and then topped with a bit of tofu sour cream. Nothing spectacular, but a good way to use leftover batter. And I found that crêpes are easier to make if you pour the batter from a jug.
I wanted to use it while it was fresh, and I’ve heard a lot of hype about greens in smoothies. I wanted something a bit more substantial, though, so I mixed a banana, the leaf, some oats and soy milk. Then I flavoured it with a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon. For something to chew on, I garnished with desiccated coconut and walnuts. I couldn’t taste the chard at all, and this was such a yummy breakfast!
A few hours at uni, then an afternoon of cleaning up and reading, and I had worked up an appetite for dinner.
Now, for La Dolce Vegan. I’ve been meaning to make cornbread while Andy’s gone, since he doesn’t like the texture. I noticed “Wolffie’s ‘Buttermilk’ Corn Bread” so quickly whipped that up and stuck it in the oven. It took a bit longer to cook through than the recipe indicated, but other than that, this corn bread was really great. It got a bit crunchy on the outside, and it was a nice mix of sweet and savoury. Really good with guacamole.
I also made the “Bountiful Beans & Brown Rice” with a few minor changes. Also really good, but a bit basic. This was something that I would have thrown together without a recipe. Nonetheless, it was quite tasty!
Ah, the weekend. Even the busiest weekend is still better than a Monday morning. Hope you all enjoyed yourselves!