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Eating the Best. Vegan. French. Toast.

This weekend turned into a “babes weekend”, i.e., I was able to have the entire weekend off so Katie and I could “nest”, cook, watch movies, and eat some damn delicious food. To that end, I told Katie I’d whip up some french toast on Sunday (Saturday was Eggtrick Muffins ala Strong Hearts Cafe [you can find the recipe over at The Vegan Zombie]). I have found that hands down, the best french toast recipe out there is Justin Moore’s recipe in The Lotus and The Artichoke. I’ve made this before, but this batch was particularly mouth melting, leading to Katie’s exclamation “This is better than Magnolia.” Seriously? “Seriously.” The combination of chickpea flour, corn starch, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and alt-milk comes together to form this amazing concoction of fried deliciousness. (I added the powdered sugar for an additional sugar-coma-effect.)

We are also using this opportunity to test out our new camera. With money from Christmas we upgraded to a Rebel T2i which makes for some obviously better quality images. With so many options, a faster processor, and better versatility this camera should make for an expansion of the possibilities for the blog.IMG_9897

We hope you enjoy the french toast pics. I have this dream of being that dad that can whip up some delicious breakfast for his family—I want to be able to wake up in the morning, wander to the kitchen (Nut in hand), magic some coffee, and then chef-together an amazing breakfast for Nut and Katie (ok, so in this dream Nut is older and not finicky and will eat what is made…hopefully this dream pans out). So the breakfast-skills that I have been developing these past years will soon be put to the test with the addition of our little Nut, and I can’t wait.

Eat Consciously // Living Deliberately


Strong Hearts Vegan Super Power—The Ragnar Adventure

You might have noticed a new icon show up at the bottom of our blog, saying “Strong Hearts Vegan Power.” Well last year a group of vegans, sponsored by Strong Hearts Cafe in Syracuse, got together and ran the Adirondack Ragnar Race in NY. As it was right across the lake from me I really wished I could have been a part of it, but I just enjoyed hearing about and looking at pictures and video of the event. It looked amazing.

Then I heard that Strong Hearts was going to put together another team to run Ragnar Cape Cod in May 2015.

When the call went out for runners I was on board. No matter what.

To my delight I was one of the runners chosen. But we won’t just have one team—we’re going to have three teams for a total of 36 vegan runners taking on the challenge of spreading the message of veganism…and kicking ass while doing it! Blam-o! Now we have a whole website for the Strong Hearts Vegan Power team where you can check out the bios of all the runners (including me) and read about our primary cause, The Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Image from last year’s Ragnar in the ADKs

But there was is that little thing about having a baby. It will only be a few months after Nut gets here, so I wanted to make sure  Katie and I were on the same page with me committing to the race. We talked and decided that I should go ahead with running my little heart out (and that maybe she might be able to come along for a family vaca!). So right now the plan is for me to run the race, though who the hell knows what is going to happen in the coming months?!

There will me more posts to come. This one was meant to share this awesome news with everyone and then, since the goal to run is out there, to motivate myself into gear and get training.

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