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French bread french toast seemed like an obvious way to go in the GT Xpress. For one thing the bread is already semicircular (is that cheating?) I wanted to step up the french toast a little and make monte cristo sammies, as Rachael Ray would say. She is actually where I learned about monte cristos and I’ve been craving one ever since I saw her fry up those crispy sammiches in a pound of butter.
I was feeling something more sweet than savory so I made one peanut butter banana sandwich and another with peanut butter and apricot jam. I dipped them in the Vegan with a Vengeance amazing “Fronch Toast” batter of chickpea flour, cornstarch and soymilk and squished them into the wells of the Xpress.
Obviously this was totally amazing. How could it not be, right? I’ll have to make some savory monte cristos soon.
These cooked up quickly and browned perfectly on both sides.
Great job, GT!
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I ate a lot of dessert and junk food this weekend, so I decided to make up for it by making some healthy and semicircular!
I knew I definitely wanted to make some sort of quinoa patty with beans, but I didn’t really know how I would hold it all together, so I went to the store and walked around and saw a bin of sweet potatoes. Quinoa, sweet potatoes and black beans sounded like an awesome combo, so I cooked up a sweet potato with onion, garlic and cumin, mashed it and mixed it up with some cooked quinoa and cumin spiced black beans and packed the mixture into the wells of the GT Xpress.
I thought this would be good, but sort of bland and mushy, but it ended up not being bland at all and had some great textures. The quinoa was still a tiny bit “al dente”, the potatoes were mushy and the beans had a tiny bit of bite to them.
I should have eaten this with a green vegetable, but I had a serious pile of laundry waiting for me, so I skipped the leafy greens today.
This ended up falling apart a bit when I took it out, but I think if I had waited 10 more minutes it would have cooled down enough to stay together.
I’m going to experiment next time with actually cooking quinoa right in the wells. I think it could work.
Happy New Year everyone!
I got kind of bogged down with the holidays, but I really missed blogging and cooking oddly shaped foods, so I got back into the swing of things full force with this Broccoli Quiche.
This quiche is tofu based and I sort of winged it with the crust because I didn’t have Veganomicon with me. I used 1/4 of a recipe for single crust per well and then filled each well to a little over the top with quiche filling.
The result was an ultra creamy, savoury quiche with a flakey crust. I really couldn’t have asked for anything more in a vegan quiche. When I was a kid, I LOOOVED onion quiche from a french bakery we would have brunch at. I will probably caramelize me some onions soon and make these.
The individual portion was perfect for dinner or brunch as it was intended (this is a tester recipe for a forthcoming brunch book by Isa) and is totally hand-holdable when cooled. These would be great on a picnic!
maybe in the summer I’ll make an entire semi-circular picnic. Pies, Quiches, Cakes, Sandwiches…
GT Xpress + Quiche = <3