Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vegan French Toast


There's really nothing better than a slow Sunday morning and a yummy, albeit fattening, late breakfast. Mostly, for us, that means blueberry pancakes or our Breakfast sandwiches, but this past week we were both feeling a certain longing for this childhood favourite. So, without further ado, here is our French Toast:

3-5 slices of thick wheat or cinnamon raisin bread, left out overnight OR lightly toasted

1/2 cup soft silken tofu

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 c vanilla almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)

3 tbsps maple syrup

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp nutmeg

powdered sugar for dusting

Blend the spices, tofu, oil, milk and maple syrup in a blender until completely homogeneos. Once blended, pour into a large, low-cut bowl. Take your toast or "stale" bread (it has to be hardened otherwise it will fall apart when cooked) and dredge it in the mixture, coating each side.

Heat a skillet with a small tab of butter (with a little bit of oil, too, so the butter doesn't burn). Once the skillet sizzles when you flick water at it, you're ready to go. Drop your first piece of coated toast onto the skillet and let cook for about 3-5 minutes. Once it seems stable on the cooking side, flip it with a spatula and cook the other side.

When all your toasts are cooked up and crunchy on the outside, serve hot with warm maple syrup, walnuts, whipped cream and/or fresh berries and sprinkle the whole stack with powdered sugar.

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