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Vegan Almond Pancakes

Pancakes for breakfast remind me of weekends when I was a child – after a slumber party with friends my mom would always make us pancakes in the morning. When I was really young I remember my dad taking “pancake shape requests” – I would always ask for the number “100” and sure enough he would make it. I loved having this sweet breakfast item and often chose this over eggs. As I got older I started to change a bit and enjoy the more savory breakfast foods. Now-a-days my breakfast options are often limited to tofu scrambles or oatmeal, however, when Pancakes, Waffles or French Toast are a Vegan option I am known to get my fill. Read more

Almond Paste

While researching recipes for tomorrow’s Face Off I was inspired by a recipe that called for Almond Paste. I had never heard of it but soon found out, like blanched almonds, almond paste was expensive and usually not Vegan. So I did what I do best; I Veganized it and made it myself. Read more

Blanched Almonds

Blanched Almonds are just regular almonds without their “skins.” Most of you probably know that blanching means to cook briefly, then shock with cold water to halt the cooking process. When it comes to nuts blanching them allows the skin of the nut to loosen up making it easily removed. So when your recipe calls for blanched almonds remember there is actually nothing special about this type of white almond other than they are naked. Read more