So I am bored (and trying to lose a few more lb’s) and of course i get an idea to make a starchy food. Why i decided on pretzel bread…your guess is as good as mine. This recipe makes 6-7 rolls.

Warning: for those who will be vegan police and tell me yeast isn’t vegan, i will tell you now to kiss my awesome ass. I will use yeast because it didn’t have a central nervous system to experience pain when being killed, just like other members of the yeast and fungi kingdoms.

1cup warm water (110 degrees)
1 packet yeast

Sprinkle yeast on top of water. Let sit for 5 minutes or at least until the mixture bubbles. In the meantime…

Mix 2 3/4 cups of flour, 1 T sugar and 1 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Add yeast mixture and mix until dough forms a ball.

Grease a pan, set dough in pan, put in a warm place with a clean towel over it and let it rise for 20 minutes. Knead for another minute and put back in the warm place for another 20 minutes.

Fill a huge pot with 6 cups water and 1/4 c baking soda. Bring to a boil. Form dough into balls and set in water. Let sit for one minute, then flip.

Set dough balls on greased cookie sheet and bake in 425 degree oven until golden brown.


Grilling and chilling…

Long time, no post. How is everyone this summer? Happy belated 4th of July and welcome to grilling season! I’m sure most of you have been grilling for a while, but now we kick into high gear! So what do us vegans do during this awesome part of the season? Grill our little brains out! What do we grill? Everything we can eat our grubby mitts on! I see the blank stares, so let’s start easy:

*marinate portobello mushrooms in your favorite marinade (mine is basalmic vinegar, oil and vegan steak seasoning) and have mushroom steaks.

*make (or buy pre-made) veggie kabobs!

*there’s always the veggie burger and veggie hot dog, but lets get more creative than that!

*grilled pineapple, now that’s hot.

*corn on the cob, my style. Soak the ENTIRE cob (including the leaves and silk) upside down in water for an hour then throw it on the grill as is! The silk will burn, but the fire won’t get out of hand because of the water it soaked up. Grill until the outside leaves are golden to dark brown.

Get creative as long as you don’t hurt yourself or anyone else!