Hello back to my blog and this new blog post. Today I am coming at you with my favourite breakfast since at least two years now. French toast or more precisely stuffed french toast!
But first I'd like to tell you a story. A couple of weeks ago I was food shopping in a local store and while I was browsing through the vegan cheese department a man was walking by. He noticed me and made a very loud and very nasty comment about vegans and vegan cheese. Unfortunately I was so gobsmacked that I didn't have the chance to reply before he had moved on... Later I was happy about it because, clearly it wasn't worth me getting all angry about it...
Anyway I've been carrying that story around with me for a while now and I kept wondering why people get so terribly worked up about what other people eat?
It's not really any of his business what kind of cheese I buy, is it? Nonetheless I keep witnessing how people get angry with other people about their diet and it really makes me sad. Why is it that we humans feel threatened by different believes, opinions or diets? Why can't we focus on our similarities rather than taking something like cheese as yet another reason to attack each other? Why do we waste so much energy in proofing what's right and what's wrong when really there is noch such thing.
As I mentioned in my last post, I don't believe that there ever can be one diet that is perfect for everybody. We and our bodies are simply too different. But I do feel that we can all learn from each other. I often wish people would stop to praise one diet as the one an only, the holy grail. Maybe it would be a better option to listen, learn and accept our differences while praising our similarities. After all all these diets are just labels, nothing more. Surprising things can happen if you venture in unknown waters... But for now...
...let's have french toast!!! I love french toast. It's my favourite breakfast in the history of ever! I came across french toast about 2 years ago when I was traveling Australia. I saw people making it in different hostels but never tried it, because I can't have eggs. Anyway at some point I stumbled on a vegan french toast recipe on pinterest by Vegan Richa ( check it out). I used her recipe as inspiration and came up with this one. I love it and it definitively became an irreplaceable part of a perfect Sunday morning for my husband and me. I love to serve it surrounded by fresh fruit of the season. The toast itself is quite chocolaty and the fruits are adding a nice fresh balance. Enjoy!
Servings: 2 Prep Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 20 min
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp gluten-free all purpose flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tsp oil
Creamy pistachio butter
6 to 8 gluten-free bread slices
Vegan chocolate spread
1.Blend all the batter ingredients together in a shallow bowl.
2. Spread pistachio butter on a slice of bread. Spread chocolate another slice. Combine the 2 slices into a sandwich.
3.Place the sandwich into the batter, flip after 10 seconds and soak the other side. While sandwich is soaking, heat a large pan with some vegan butter to medium heat.
4 Cook on medium for 2 to 4 minutes each side. Repeat for the rest of the french toasts. Store the french toasts in the oven at a minimum setting to keep warm until ready to serve.
5. Serve with fresh fruits of the season.
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