Breakfast Crumpets

What can I say? I am crumpet-obsessed. I buy a pack of 8 from Trader Joes, and they are gone in 2 days.

Here is a delicious vegetarian and dairy-free breakfast crumpet recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 2 TBSP Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 Crumpets
  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 Slices Mozzarella Vegan Rice Cheese
  • 1/2 Small Avocado (cut into slices)

In a small bowl, crack your 2 eggs and add the almond milk. Whisk until it is completely mixed.

Heat the cooking oil on med-high heat. Dip each crumpet in to the egg mixture; make sure that both sides are covered and let it soak for a couple seconds.

Once the pan is hot, place the crumpets in the pan and fry them on each side for about 2 minutes or until they are browned. Take them off the heat and set aside.

Add more cooking spray to the pan, and cook the remaining eggs. (I usually let the eggs cook like an omelet so that they stick together and make it easier to place on top of the crumpet).

Place a slice of “cheese” on each crumpet. Divide the cooked eggs in half and place on top of the cheese. Top it off with some avocado slices and prepare to have your taste buds and mind blown!

Vegan Pizza with Daiya Cheese and Cornmeal Crust

My friend Carlie and I made vegan pizza last night and it was amazing. If there were left overs, I totally would have eaten pizza for every meal today.

I am obsessed with daiya cheese. My boyfriend actually got me hooked on it a while ago, and I eat it all the time. It is great on pizza because it is very creamy, and almost acts like a cheesy sauce. And the best part? It is dairy-free and soy-free!
(I would suggest never eating it cold. However, it is phenomenal once melted).

And now my other new obsession: cornmeal crust. This stuff is delicious. I got the pre-made cornmeal crust from my local co-op, Co-Opportunity. For one package of Vicolo’s 2 medium-size cornmeal pizza crusts, it was roughly $5.50– not bad at all!

If you’re a LA local, I definitely suggest you check out Co-Opportunity on 15th & Broadway in Santa Monica. This place is amazing and if you’re looking for the cornmeal crust, it is in the fridge section of alternative “cheeses” and “meats”, where you can pick up some diaya cheese as well!

Ingredients:

  • 4 or 5 Small White-Skinned Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • 1 Pack Mozzarella Daiya Cheese
  • 2 Pre-Made Cornmeal Crusts
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Coconut Oil

STEP 1: Pre-Cook Potatoes & Vegetables

The potatoes take the longest to pre-cook. Carlie baked the potatoes before I came over: chop them in to very small pieces, place them on a baking sheet or tray, and cover with a little bit of coconut oil. Place in the oven for about 45 minutes at 400 degrees 25 minutes at 350 degrees, or until lightly browned.

Steam the spinach until it shrinks down, usually takes about 3-5 minutes. If you don’t have an actual steamer, you can place it in a pan with water, boil it, and then drain the water.

Saute themushrooms in a pan with a little bit of coconut oil for about 5 – 10 minutes.

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees.

STEP 2: Prep Pizza

Layer 1 of cheese!

Place the cornmeal crusts on a baking sheet; both crusts fit on one!

Spread a layer of pizza sauce over the crust. Top with diaya cheese, so that most of the sauce is covered.

Add the pre-cooked vegetables to your desire.

Place another, thinner layer of diaya cheese on top.

If you have any vegetables left over, you can always add a few more!

Lots of mushrooms-- yum!

STEP 3: Bake

Place the pizzas in the pre-heated oven for about 12-15 minutes. The crust should be lightly browned on the bottom.

Let it cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

Obsessed with Coconut Yogurt

I am totally obsessed with So Delicious’s Coconut Milk Yogurt. For $3.99 per large container (16 oz) at Whole Foods, it is worth every dairy-free and soy-free penny. I can literally eat an entire container in one sitting.

Here is an easy and simple mixture that makes a great breakfast or snack!

Ingredients:

  • 1,1/2 Cup Plain Coconut Yogurt
  • 3/4 Cup Granola or Cereal
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 TBSP Chia Seeds
  • 1 TBSP Ground Flax Seed

Suggestions for Granola/Cereal:

  • My favorite: Open-Nature Toffee Nut Cluster found at your local Safeway/Pavillions/Vons. This cereal is cheap and tasty– the toffee nut flavor compliments the coconut yogurt nicely.
  • Kashi Go Lean Crunch (let the cereal sit in the Coconut yogurt for a few minutes so that it can absorb the moisture– this granola tends to be somewhat hard).
  • Nature’s Path Hemp Plus Granola

Mix the above ingredients together and enjoy for a delicious, fiber-filled meal!

*Also, note that it is important to consume the flax seed ground up. If you consume whole flax seed, they pass through the body undigested.

What I had for lunch today! Yum.