Saturday, November 22, 2008

brinner!

Hey!  Looklooklooklooklook!
wait, what?  is that a....cranberry!?

Indeed, friends.  That is a cranberry you see.  In fact, those are cranberry pancakes.  I got the idea from Hannah over at Bittersweet (recipe linked here), but I didn't follow her recipe because I didn't have any white cornmeal.  So I used the basic recipe for pancakes in Vegan with a Vengeance and added cranberries to it.  The pancakes themselves were...not fluffy haha...  But they were still good!  The cranberries were genius (thanks, Hannah!).  Nice and tart.  They balanced out the sweetness of the syrup on the pancakes.  And they do cook in the time it takes to cook the pancakes, in case you were wondering.  I had my doubts, but it all turned out well.

I also made some greasy potatoes.  
greasy goodness

These were roasted in some canola oil, seasoned salt, pepper, and onion powder.  They were lovely, especially with some (lots of) ketchup.

Oh, in case you don't know what brinner is, it stands for 'brown dinner'.  See?
no veggies.  none.

Just kidding, it means breakfast for dinner.  Those are the tempeh sausage crumbles from VWAV.  They were amazing.  And you know what?  Despite the complete and total lack of vegetables here (potatoes don't really count towards nutrition, no matter how good they are), it was really, really great.  Like, really great.  I surprised myself, especially since I generally suck at making breakfast.  I don't even especially like breakfast that much.  But apparently, I like it for dinner.  The best part?  The pancakes were like dessert, so I didn't get a sweets craving afterwards.  Woo!

So go make yourself some pancakes.  Because you deserve it.

18 comments:

aTxVegn said...

I never eat breakfast, but I'm with you - it's awesome when eaten for dinner. Cranberry pancakes are lovely and must have been so delicious.

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

Why is it that monochromatic meals always taste soooo much better than they look???

I love the idea of cranberry pancakes!! Maybe I will make them on thanksgiving morning...

bill said...

Brinner - I love it! A while ago my roommate and I ate a meal we christened "Dunchfast" - a meal eaten between dinner and lunch consisting of breakfast foods. Haha!

It looks like you kept the skin on your potatoes, so hey, there's some vitamin C! No need for guilt. :D

I love reading your blog! You post some awesome stuff. Like cranberry pancakes, which sound sooo yummy! If you'd like to check it out, I have a little baby blog at vegansettlersguide.blogspot.com.

berryraw said...

Your brinner is making me hungry!
I love that word... it is an awesome.rad word:)

Becca said...

hee, brinner! so cool:] Yummy, bunches of brown goodness!

shelby said...

I LOOOOVE breakfast but it sounds great for dinner as well. I need to try cranberries in pancakes! They sound scrumptious

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

Looks yummy! I do love a good brinner ~ and breakfast is better at dinner time cos who can be bothered to make roasties, pancakes and sausage first thing in the morning?? I bet even if I started cooking it at breakfast it would be dinner by the time it was ready!
But what I call dinner most people call lunch (and what I call 'brinner' most people call 'brunch'!) Doh! Confused much?
I'm actually thinking of buying some green plates~ to compensate for the fact that all my favourite foods are brown >:o)

Virginia said...

breakfast for dinner rocks! believe it or not i have never had a "real" cranberry. i have had cranberry juice, and its one of my faves, but that is as close as i have ever come. =/

shellyfish said...

I love brinner! We also sometimes lupper if we skipped lunch...
Those taters now! And the pancakes! I want it all!!!!!!

Joanna said...

breakfast or dinner, i don't care, that looks good!!! that's what i would get if there was like a vegan buffet around me. even whole foods doesn't serve stuff up like that.

jessy said...

sweet gloriousness, i need me some brinner too! mmmmmmmmmmmm! greasy potatoes - oh yes! yes, yes, yes! and i think ketchup counts as a veggie, right?! indeeds! i love flat pancakes! dan is always questioning me when i make pancakes because i smooooooooooooooosh them down with the spatula to make mine flat & delicious ('cause that's how i love them the mostest!)! yay! totally gonna have to try out some cranberries in pancakes, too. i wish i had brown dinner tonight! jealousface!

Sal said...

greasy potatoes ... mmmmm. pancakes ... mmmmmm! looks good!

For the Love of Guava said...

mmm... BRINNER... now I have to re-think my menu for tonight!! MM.... I hear those smartlinks calling my name and some dried cranberries just begging to be in pancakes!

havecakewilltravel.com said...

how about you come over and make me pancakes? because I deserve it. I think. ok, I don't. but your pancakes look so great!

Jes said...

Cranberries count towards nutrition. Don't be silly. ;)

theliberalvegan said...

Gotta love breakfast, the greasier tha betta!

Crystal said...

Everything looks so great! I will definately have to try the cranberry thing- interesting, and exciting!

happyherbivore.com said...

i prefer to eat my pancakes for dinner, though they are nice for brunch too!