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1/4/13 10:11 P

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Thanks for explaining that, IM. I see what you mean now. It just needs that "something extra" of frying it up in a pan to give it the right texture and flavor.

I can't wait to try it!

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1/4/13 9:14 P

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Terry, I meant the texture of the sausage is kind of spongy feeling. Sorry i wasn't very clear. If it sits for a while, cools and then you saute it, or if you freeze it and then saute it, it has a better texture than if you eat it right after you take it out of first steaming it. (steaming it is the way the recipe calls for cooking it originally.)

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1/4/13 9:07 P

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Cypher, I'm also a big fan of breakfast for supper sometimes. It just seems like the mood for it will suddenly hit me every "blue moon" and I'll be craving "eggs" for supper!

It seems like for the new year I'm falling back into my routine (a good one) of having an old fashioned breakfast two times a week. Once during the week and once on weekends. Just talking about it is making me hungry for it right now! Ha! But I'll force myself to wait till in the morning to start cooking!

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1/4/13 9:02 P

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IM, so sorry for my late reply (been in bed sick with a virus the past two days--but on the mend this evening).

I did not have that particular recipe, so i was really glad to get it! Thanks!

Yes, I used to make my own sausage a lot, but have been terribly lazy this year about doing that. I want to try yours out! (Thanks for the extra tips, too!)

But I didn't understand the part where you said it comes out of the steam spongy and "needs something else"? I wasn't sure what you meant by that. (Forgive me, I can be rather "blond" at times and have to ask questions! LOL!!!)

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1/4/13 11:32 A

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That's my go-to sausage recipe, too. It's great in cornbread-sausage stuffing.

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1/4/13 9:30 A

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Terry have you ever made your own sausage to go with your breakfast scramble? It is oh-so-much better for you + you know what is in it. I use this recipe from Post Punk kitchen:
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I use the tomato paste instead of the oil option. The key for ease of making this is to mash the beans. Add all the spices and liquid ingredients together in a bowl and mix really well and THEN toss in the gluten and stir together. Mix together for just a minute by hand divide into sausages (I make 8 tiny ones instead of the 4) roll them in aluminum foil and then steam. (These sausages taste best when browned in a hot pan with a spray of Pam. Or for a Sausage sandwich you can broil briefly in a toaster oven. Right out of the steam they are a bit spongy and need something to change the texture. They would be great pan stir fried with peppers and onions.)

For breakfast scramble I slice it up and throw it in with the tofu and let it get crispy around the edges ..... so yummy!.

It is soooooo easy and make and better for you than the processed gimme lean.

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1/4/13 12:33 A

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Oh, scrambled tofu...now I'm craving. Hmmm, weekend breakfast? Though I am also a big fan of breakfast for dinner.

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1/2/13 12:16 A

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Ruth, that Jon (Vegan Zombie) is so good about writing back to his fans--he really seems like a great guy. I'm glad he let you know about the star wars molds. I had never saw those before, either.


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1/2/13 12:12 A

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I would have liked to have tried the pancakes, but didn't have all the ingredients.

So my new year began with the traditional southern breakfast I love of eggs (scrambled tofu), sausage (Gimme Lean), toast with butter (Earth Balance) and apple butter. It was delish, if I say so myself!

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1/1/13 10:05 P

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Overnight steel cut oats with chia, almond milk, almonds, maple syrup and blueberries, heated up -- just the thing after the "starting the new year off right" run, which was not as pleasant as last year's since a recent injury is still plaguing me.

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1/1/13 1:48 P

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Sent my husband down the block for an Einstein's Cranberry bagel, plain.

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1/1/13 1:28 P

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What did you guys actually have for your New Year's Day breakfast?

I made Hoppin' John with collards in the slow cooker overnight. We ate it just in time to beat the noon good luck "deadline," haha.
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12/31/12 7:29 P

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If anyone is interested... I e-mailed Jon and asked him where he got the Star Wars pancake paraphernalia. He said Williams Sonoma. ;-)

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12/31/12 6:47 P

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Love funky pancakes!

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12/31/12 4:22 P

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I agree with Boni. It looks delicious as is. I am married to a non-vegan and like to make vegan foods that he will eat too. I get tired of making 2 meals.

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12/31/12 1:12 P

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That recipe looks delicious! Perfect for a New Year's brunch. emoticon

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12/31/12 10:38 A

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I was thinking the exact same thing, IM! I thought the coconut oil should go (it looked too much like lard!) and thought about apple sauce in place of the oil in the batter---in fact, I think that would make it taste even more "appley" and better!

But I hadn't thought of using apple sauce as a glaze in order to replace the maple syrup, but I like that idea!

It's kinda an unusual thing with me, since I confess to being a person who loves sweets and has to be careful with them, but I've never been much of a fan of syrup on pancakes. Even as a kid I thought it just made the pancake "too" sweet for something one eats in the morning. So I think I'd prefer your applesauce idea!

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12/31/12 9:58 A

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He is entertaining! Nice to see that there are vegan guys and girls out there to watch cook. Although I wouldn't make his pancakes or his apple topping without changes, no coconut oil, no canola oil. They could be adjusted to be healthy easily enough, right Terry? We've got the hang of this after all of this time. Use applesauce in the pancake batter for the oil. Carmelize the apples in the pan with a dash of water and just a little earth balance instead of the saturated fat of the coconut oil. I would also add some applesauce to the carmelized apples in the pan to make a more glaze so I would not need the maple syrup at all. You can cut the fat of this by 3/4 or more and since you won't need the maple syrup you cut the calories in half or more. Now you have a healthier breakfast. (Still only a rare treat, since it contains some oil)

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12/31/12 1:02 A

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This recipe is "not" a diet recipe, I wouldn't think, but might be something someone might like to try for a New Years breakfast. Bready stuff settles the stomach after all that partying I plan to do (NOT!) emoticon

Apple Cider Pancakes:

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