breakie and kitteh

23 Feb

Breakfast is my favorite meal. Pancakes, yogurt, cereal hot or cold, fresh fruit, hot tea, toast with Earth Balance and jam, hash browns, the list goes on and on. But there are a couple of things that I particularly love, the kind of breakfast foods that I literally dream about. The main one is a treat I don’t make very often because it’s time consuming. When I do make them, I savor every minute.

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Crepes filled with vanilla soy yogurt and a warmed frozen fruit mixture from Trader Joe’s with mango, blueberries and raspberries as the filling. A drizzle of warm chocolate syrup was the finishing touch. Oh, I love crepes and I don’t know why we don’t have them more often. Probably because the batter has to chill, where as I can toss pancakes right onto the griddle, but when I take the time they are so delicious.

On the side, I made up our old favorite of a tofu scramble: carmelized onions, sweet corn and kalamata olives with some dried herbs.

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We haven’t had tofu scramble at home in such a long time, so I really savored it. We’ve been so busy that the simple act of a leisurely Sunday brunch seemed like a celebratory occasion. You know you’ve been burning it at both ends for too long when having breakfast together seems like a holiday or something. 🙂

After letting our big breakfast settle, I tweaked a batch of cookies for my new book- Mocha Stripes. Chewy coffee cookies with chocolate stripes on top. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I LOVE things that are coffee flavored. I just adore these cookies.

Mocha Stripes

Mocha Stripes

Later, Linus helped us pay bills. We assigned him the duty of licking the envelopes. Just kidding, of course. 🙂

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He’s so funny, he kept trying to get in Jim’s lap while we were organizing our finances and so finally we decided that he could be a letter carrier. Linus wasn’t really happy with the offer.

Hope you all have a wonderful and delicious week!

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7 Responses to “breakie and kitteh”

  1. Vegetation February 23, 2009 at 11:58 pm #

    Mmmm now I want crepes and cookies! And Linus is too cute! I want him too 😛

  2. jumbleberryjam February 24, 2009 at 6:11 am #

    What a cutie that Linus is! I can’t wait for the cookbook…I’m drooling over those cookies!!

  3. Shelby February 24, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    Crepes are my favorite special breakfast too. I haven’t made them in a while though, I think I will very soon though, over spring break maybe.

    Those cookies are GORGEOUS!

  4. shellyfish February 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    We just had a huge crêpe dinner…my pants are a little tight!
    I also love hashbrowns for breakfast, but I rarely make them. And tofu scrambles are the best!

  5. Vegyogini February 24, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    I have yet to try my hand at crepes; I think I’m just being a wimp! Someday…someday…Yours look wonderful, as does the scramble.

    Good job for helping w/ the bills, Linus!

  6. Courtney February 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    Those cookies look and sound amazing! And your kitty is super cute…what a goo helper :o)

    Courtney

  7. Diann February 26, 2009 at 7:40 pm #

    Breakfast crepes seem so fancy and I love them for dessert. Those cookies look fantastic! Can’t go wrong with coffee + chocolate!

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