If I had a dollar for every time someone told me they thought about going vegetarian but thought it was too difficult, I wouldn’t be writing this blog right now. I would be sea- kayaking and frolicking in my wealth instead.
When I overhear people talking about veggie food, its often pointed out that we eat large quantities of sprouts, wheat grass, and beans. I hate sprouts, cannot remember the last bean that I ate and am not even 100% sure what wheat grass is. Today I ate this:
Mock Turkey club sandwich
Green Beans and Corn
Like anything, there is good veg food and bad. Some veggie burgers taste like sawdust while the majority are quite yummy. The same applies to tofu, soymilk, soy cheese, and the like.
And even then, poorly prepared tofu is still a million times nicer than a slab of flesh from the slaughterhouse laced with fecal matter. Flesh is flesh. Its in a pretty package at the grocery store, but its still made up of tendons, capillaries, veins, and blood -just like you. Your leg would probably look similar under plastic wrap.
So here is my most favorite recipe for pancakes. They have always turned out wonderfully fluffy and fun. Make a gigantic batch for all of your friends on a lazy Sunday and fall into a food coma:
1 1/3 cup plain or vanilla soymilk (Silk is good)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
Combine all ingredients until the batter is smooth.
*using a non-stick skillet, heat the skillet using a med/low flame. When pan has heated, pour about 1/4 of a cup of batter in the center of the pan and make sure it is as level as possible. When the cake looks like it is setting up, usually just after a few seconds, you will start to see air bubbles. When the bubbles fill the entire area, you can flip it. This will take about 30 seconds or less. After you flip it, wait another 30 seconds and Voila! Serve with whatever you like with your pancakes.
These are my pancakes!!!