Archive for the 'breakfast' Category

Basic Coconut Rice

I had brunch at Portage Bay Cafe in the U-District over the weekend with some girls in my program. I was impressed with the number of delicious looking vegan (and non-vegan) options on the menu, though disappointed by the service, wait time, and unreasonably large portions; many people feel that big plates of food are a good thing when dining out, but I would rather pay less, eat a sensible yet filling meal, and move on. Instead, I balanced three servings’ worth of food on my lap through the entire 3-hour the post-brunch movie (Avatar). While I was grateful for the food, I ended up paying $9 plus a $5 tip (ah, the perils of eating in a group) for a dish I knew I could duplicate for a fraction of that at home. Continue reading ‘Basic Coconut Rice’


Quick Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are traditions for many families at Christmas. They weren’t for mine, but we wouldn’t have minded if they were- we’re suckers for anything sweet. Continue reading ‘Quick Cinnamon Rolls’

English Muffins


Our friends Chris and Kristen gave us a lovely little jar of homemade Rainier cherry jam. Since so much effort went into making the jam, I didn’t want to spread it on commercially-baked goods. But what to make? I saw this post at A Tiger in the Kitchen and was overcome with the urge to make English Muffins. Cheryl used a recipe from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, but it called for buttermilk; I feel comfortable substituting soymilk for regular milk and non-hydrogenized margarine for butter, but buttermilk is an enigma to me. So, I veganized a recipe that I found at Foodista. Continue reading ‘English Muffins’