Hello Dear Friends!
We have been having such a good time at our potluck and fellowship nights! The food has been great and we have been making new friends, sharing ideas and encouraging one another! We invite you to join us- either in person, on our Happy, Healthy & Full of Life Facebook page or here on our Blog!
After recently mentioning to our group that I made wonderful vegan donuts for our family on the weekends for treats and had recently discovered we could even have French Toast and still stick to our vegan lifestyle- they requested we have a “Breakfast for Dinner” themed potluck! And so , that is exactly what we did! Think this one went over well- everything was yummy!
Up first was the vegan donuts I mentioned. I found a recipe in the Vegan Junk Food cook book by Lane Gold, and with a few modifications, made a version I could use in my newest fun kitchen gadget- a donut maker! Aren’t they cute?!! And they taste as good as they look! Get the recipe here!
These were fixed in the nifty little Baby Cakes Donut Maker as seen here, but they can also be baked in the oven using a donut baking pan as seen here or even using a muffin pan and only filling the bottom of the muffin cups. You won’t have a hole in the middle, but they will still be tasty!
French Toast has always been a favorite, but since going vegan, I had never tried it thinking that the heavy egg and milk-based typical recipe just would be hard to duplicate as a vegan recipe with much success. I am happy to report that I was WRONG!! We couldn’t believe how awesome this simple recipe was! It is a shame we have been missing out on these for so long – but no more!! Get the recipe here!
Other tasty goodies brought to share included Peach Blueberry Crisp brought by Beth- Very tasty!! Thanks Beth!! You can find the recipe here. Beth noted she made the following adjustments to the original recipe: she used barley and oat flour in place of the almond flour and she added 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
Heather brought Vanilla Chia Breakfast Pudding and it was also very tasty! Topped with fruit and granola- yummy! Thanks Heather!! You can find the recipe here!
We also enjoyed a Mexican Breakfast Bowl brought to us by Chantal. Livened up our breakfast potluck- Thanks Chantal! Recipe listed below.
4 avocados mixed with about 1 Tbsp Southwest seasoning
4 cans organic black beans, rinsed and drained
Cilantro, about 1/2 cup snipped
Place beans in the bottom of the Trifle Bowl. Pour some salsa over the beans and let it filter through. Spread some of the avocado mixture over the salsa. Repeat the layers until ingredients are used. Top with snipped cilantro. Squeeze a lime over the top to finish.
We also enjoyed a lovely fruit salad brought by Audrey- Thanks Audrey!
And the tasty selections continued with the Banana Waffles shared with us by Shelly. Thanks Shelly!! Find a recipe for them here. (I would suggest substituting honey or maple syrup in place of the sugar.)
After breakfast, err ahhh DINER, we finished watching the movie Forks Over Knives. If you have not seen this movie, we highly recommend it!! Learn more here. Loaded with great information, research and testimonies, it will change they way you look at food from now on….for the better!!
After the movie, we had some great discussion and decided on a theme for the next get-together.
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Come back to visit to see what fun we get into next time!