Friday, June 3, 2011

Pancakes to Beat the Heat

I don't know about you, but as the temps increase, my appetite seems to be decreasing, as well as my inclination to turn on the stove. The kids have been picking at their food, too. They have more important things to do.

Today, this was lunch.

Between Jackson, Olivia and me, a can of chickpeas doesn't stand a chance. I'm really into smoked paprika lately. Like the name implies, it gives a smoky flavor to whatever you put it on.

When dinnertime rolled around, I found myself avoiding the kitchen. So I acted as the devil on Tony's shoulder and emailed him at work, saying we should go out to eat. I guess I'm a convincing devil.

We went to Kerbey Lane, a cozy, hippie diner that offers a bunch of local and vegetarian/vegan options. I had the vegan breakfast platter -- blueberry pancakes, tofu scramble, and sausage patties. The sausage was a little overcooked, but not too bad. The scramble was really noochy and covered in chunks of tomato and scallions. I was surprised by the blueberry pancakes, which had a noticeable coconut scent. I'm guessing they were made with coconut oil. I don't mind a little coconut with my blueberries, no sir.

 In upstate New York, there are diners as far as the eye can see, and not a tofu scramble to be found at any of 'em. As I cleaned my plate, I thanked my lucky stars yet again that I am back in Austin. 

Have a fun weekend!


  1. It depends how much nutritional yeast you like in your scramble ;)

  2. I feel the same way - its like i'm thinking What do I blog about now that i'm only eating salads and munching on hummus all day , haha

  3. Pancakes with coconut would be so good!

  4. Did you ever get the scramble at Kate's Joint? I miss that place.

    Don't forget to ask for the vegan margarine at Kerbey, they're notorious for sending out butter with the vegan platter. YUK! For some reason the one on the Drag gives you little cubes of tofu with the scallions and tomatoes, not a scramble at all...very weird, I wonder if they'll ever fix that!

    I agree about not wanting to turn on the stove. Tonight's meal is in the crock pot instead!

  5. Cute babies!!! I adore the smoked paprika too, so good.

  6. You are so lucky to be in Austin. So lucky.