We Have to Eat.

Going through my recent posts, you’d think this was some kind of amateur foodie blog. I do believe it is still a mainly sewing and craft blog, even though I haven’t sewn a single stitch since January*. I did end up getting in my studio to do a little organizing, but for some reason, I just can’t bring myself to stay for very long in the basement. Maybe it’s the beautiful weather? Maybe it’s all the tasty looking recipes I keep finding on the web. Or the fact that no matter what is going in our lives, we have to eat and many times the nourishment, comfort and even the preparation of food is important.

Vegan Banana Nut Waffles
My brother admitted that his favorite part of Easter was always breakfast. My father was planning his usual spelt pancakes, but I said, “What about waffles?” So I pulled the Veganomicon down from the shelf and checked there first to find a recipe. Luckily they had one (also found it online here) and we had all the ingredients. And apparently they were delicious (even the omnivores gobbled them up.)
Roasted Potatoes
For Easter dinner there was organic ham (from a neighbor who raises pigs), Tofurky Roast, sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables, and the above roasted potatoes. Mom and I winged it, but the inspiration was found here.
Celery Soup
I’ve been eating a lot of celery lately, mostly with hummus or homemade guacamole. However, a girl can only eat so much celery and some of it started going soft. So soup was in order. I used this as a basis (considering I don’t think I’ve ever made soup before!) but I used our immersion hand blender to grind up all the veggies, threw in a last minute cup of leftover pumpkin puree, and substituted in soy butter and almond milk.
Flourless Pancakes
Yesterday morning I made these pancakes. They aren’t bad, but I can’t say that I love them—great if you’re gluten free. They are plenty sweet without any maple syrup or other toppings. This morning I had a couple leftovers cold, while sitting out in the sun on the porch after watering the garden.
Breakfast Cookies
These on the other hand have been a huge hit here in this house. I made one recipe yesterday and they are already gone. I have a request to make another batch tomorrow. We don’t have any dried blueberries so I substituted in craisins nor do we have any pecans on hand, so I went with walnuts. They turned out great, so feel free to mix it up!

Here’s to hoping I’ll start being able to post some sewn creations for you all. I have a really pretty summer-y skirt just waiting for an elastic waist and hemming.

*I’ve knitted quite a few stitches, though!


  1. Reply
    Jacque April 17, 2012

    Yummy recipes and pictures! Would love to see the knitting when you have time to photograph!

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    Genevieve April 18, 2012

    I love all of your food posts. :) I have bookmarked almost all of the recipes. I need to actually try some now.

    Your potatoes look even prettier than Martha Stewarts! They look so yummy. We have roasted potatoes a lot…. maybe next time we can try it this way. I’m going to have to try those cookies too. Yum!!

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    Dayna May 2, 2012

    Liesl, I’m catching up after being out of the loop for a while. This breakfast cookie recipe is intriguing!! I can’t wait to try it. I always get so inspired when I visit your blog. :-)

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