Iâ€™ve been seeing these blog posts all over the web, and love reading and seeing them. So, Iâ€™ve decided to start doing them as well. What I am talking about? Peas and Crayons‘ What I ate Wednesday. You can post and talk about food you’ve recently been eating. However, I need to start pulling out my good DSLR or at least my digital point and shoot though, as all the pics Iâ€™ve taken thus far of food Iâ€™ve made are via my cell phone camera (itâ€™s not the best). Iâ€™m going to improve upon that for next time. For my first WIAW post, Iâ€™m going to tell you about some of the highlights from my recent cooking/baking adventures.
Recently, I made my first-ever cake. Not only was it my first cake, but it was vegan and it was for my mom for Motherâ€™s Day. I was nervous about it, hoping it tasted good and that she liked it. Thankfully, it accomplished both of my hopes for it as Mom loved it. It wasnâ€™t as tall as it should have been since I didnâ€™t use (didnâ€™t own one at the time) a hand mixer, but other than that, it was a success. It was quite rich and filling!
I have been in love with my small collection (I currently have 6) of vegan cookbooks, yet prior to April, I had yet to really utilize them. Starting in April, I made sure I was making good use of the books. My favorite cookbook thus far being the Happy Herbivore cookbook which I have used the most. The recipes in it are fairly easy and list the nutritional information right with the recipe which is a plus in my mind. Iâ€™ve cooked Smokey Bean Enchiladas, Hippie Loaf, Tofu Scramble and a few others.
Also, Iâ€™m starting to experiment a bit more with my breakfast in the morning. Okay, so sort of. I have a love for oatmeal, so Iâ€™m still eating oatmeal, but Iâ€™m trying quick oats and steel cut oats with mix in fun like berries and chia seeds. I want to start changing things up more by having pancakes or waffles one day, but we’ll see. 🙂
For next week, I’m going to document an entire day’s worth of food and do it right. Should be fun!