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Great Day Kitchen, 12/28/17 - Vegan French Toast & Omelette

Chef Ashley Hankins-Marchetti, creator of the “Eat Figs, Not Pigs” blog, visited the Great Day Kitchen to prepare some delicious food.

Chef Ashley Hankins-Marchetti, creator of the “Eat Figs, Not Pigs” blog, visited the Great Day Kitchen to prepare some delicious food.

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FRENCH TOAST


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf bread of choice, cut into 1" thick pieces (should make about 6 slices)
  • 6 TBS Vegan butter


Garnishes:

  • Maple syrup, for serving
  • 3 TBS sugar
  • Strawberries, for serving
  • Vegan coconut whip, for serving
  • Powdered sugar, for garnishing


Directions:

  • In a shallow pan, mix together 1 cup non dairy milk, chickpea flour, 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Soak bread on each side of the mixture for about 1-2 minutes
  • In a non-stick pan on medium heat, melt 1 TBS butter for each slice of bread.
  • Pan fry each slice until golden and crispy on the outside, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Serve with fruit, syrup coconut whip, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar


VEGAN VEGGIE OMELETTE


Ingredients:

  • 2/3 brick of medium firm tofu (approx. 1 cup crumbled)
  • 1/2 C non-dairy milk (soy or almond)
  • 3 tbsp chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • Vegetable of choice for filling (we used spinach, onions, mushrooms and vegan cheese such as Daiya shreds)


Directions:

  • Blend the batter ingredients together until very smooth.
  • Heat a non-stick flat top or skillet over low-medium heat.
  • Add a little bit of vegetable oil or vegan butter to the surface as well.
  • Pour the omelette batter into the center and spread it out until it's about 1/4" thick .
  • It will take about 3 to 4 minutes on the first side.
  • You'll notice the batter being cooked through and getting darker in color around the perimeter of the omelette.
  • At this point you can add the fillings to one side of the omelette.
  • After 30 more seconds or so you can use a spatula and lift one side and fold it over to create a half moon shape.
  • After another 30 seconds or so gently flip the omelette over on to the other side.
  • Cover with a lid to allow the cheese to really melt well inside for another 2 to 3 minutes
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