Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


Stuffed Blackberry Cream Cheese French Toast


My husband and I enjoy what we call our splurge breakfasts on the weekends. Today was stuffed cream cheese and blackberry french toast. This recipe is simple and easy to make, so a great weekend splurge.

4 slices bread (I used Ezekiel)
4 tablespoons plain vegan cream cheese (Tofutti)
2 handfuls blackberries
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
4 tablespoons almond milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons earth balance butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Mix flour, almond milk, cinnamon and vanilla in a shallow bowl. Spread cream cheese on two slices of bread, place a handful of blackberries on one slice and fold like a sandwich with the sides with cream cheese touching.
Heat one tablespoon of butter in a saute pan, dip both sides of the sandwich in the batter. Place in saute pan and lightly fry each side until golden brown. It cooks quickly, approximately two minutes on each side. Make sure to keep the pan on low to low-medium heat so you will not burn the toast. When done, slice and drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy. Repeat the same steps to make the second stuffed french toast.
Serves two.