The struggle is real!
For a few years I have posted about trying to find a recipes that will work for a group I belong to.
I’m definitely making a breakfast egg dish. Last summer I made a Starbucks "egg bite " knock off.
This year I’m doing a mini-frittatta with Romesco sauce. Just about perfected, but overnight, it shrunk from the liner a lot, so not sure how to serve it pretty.
Also making overnight oatmeal, probably with cocoa and roasted cherries for our vegan.
Also, not too pretty.
For lunch, I am asking for h…
…with one vegan member.
This will be my second “celebration of life”, which has some things in common with a funeral, but is way better.
I’ve tried vegan dishes for groups before, and learned enough to want to learn more.
I especially loved the chickpea ideas, especially from dried.
It’s summertime in Nor Cal, so vegetables are abundant, but need to be good in a start ahead, buffet situation.
I think lentils are promising, but still have a lot to learn.
What I learned in previous experiences is that what seems in…
She continues to say there is nothing for her to eat, in spite of what I have tried, but I actually enjoy this annual adventure.
I made a granola a few years ago that I loved, and was well received, but I don’t know that it was vegan.
More than once the culprit has been honey.
This year I’m wanting to experiment with vegan breakfast cookies and bars. Does anyone have any experience with something like this? Am I searching wrong? Why can’t I find a vegan baking thread?
I found these.
These healthy breakfast cookies are amazing: no flour, refined sugar or dairy, yet they taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie! Morning win.
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Healthier magic cookie bars made grain-free, gluten-free and vegan with homemade sweetened condensed coconut milk. Last month I went to Isaac’s school for
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These vegan breakfast bars take breakfast to a whole new level with fiber-rich oats and oat flour, creamy nut butter and more! Gluten Free.
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Those look perfect, but wth are “flax eggs”? I guess that is what I will learn about this year!
I “know” better than to try something for the first time with a group, but I have a few weeks, so it will be the
Could you substitute golden syrup or maple syrup for honey in some granola bar/breakfast bar recipes calling for honey?
I lean toward vegan recipes a lot because of my dairy issues.
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Thank you! That’s a lot of nuts!
It’s been a long time since I’ve made these, but Deb gives the option of using maple syrup or even corn syrup instead of honey. Just swap vegan butter for butter.
I know, I know, I just talked up granola bars last September. Waxing on about granola bars twice in six months is just weird, right? I can’t help it, I honestly don’t remember last Sept…
This one uses coconut or olive oil:
I love these date breakfast squares:
Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday, I may look forward to stuffing, green bean casserole and all the pie the way normal people might anticipate Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, but there…
She gives the option of oil or butter for the fat, and there are no other animal products.
I made the “Smitten Kitchen” thick granola bars, but with a 9x9 pan, so I increased the ingredients by 1/2 using weight. And I used coconut oil instead of butter.
Add ins were pecans, golden raisins, coconut, dried cranberries, pistachios and almonds. I “overbaked” ( burned) , but still enjoyed it.
with one vegan member
Curious why you can’t make something not vegan for the group, and have something different for her… or would she be offended?
(FYI most Indian breakfasts are vegan by default (if you think something indian would fly). There are some savory steamed and baked cakes that are delicious, polenta-like dishes, savory crepes / pancakes, and more.)
She said she enjoys the challenge…and bringing two dishes to an office potluck is kinda extra
I do enjoy the challenge, but this year I just brought coffee from Starbucks and juices. I have been chairing the meeting for the last two years, and that is challenging enough.
Others on this month’s breakfast team made a whole subsection of vegan choices which seemed well received.
Folks who wanted protein went out for an alternative.
Nikki’s Healthy Cookies, recipe via Google, are vegan. I am not, so I like to add an egg to make them a bit sturdier, but they hold together well enough without the egg.