You heard me. Vegan french toast.
Why is it activism? Well, the vegan part is mostly self-explanatory. Being vegan is better for us, better for the animals and better for the planet. The french toast part is mostly because it's a rainy, autumn Saturday, and I'm thinking about the good we all try to do every day, online and offline.
For instance, some of my online friends post regular alerts about GMO foods. Others care about the bee blight. Still others are vegan grandmas who post delicious recipes. I have LGBT activist friends, too, and friends who are dedicating their lives to sustainability. I have friends who step in to care for companion animals while their humans are away, veterinarian friends whose good work cannot ever be over-stated, friends who are studying for the ministry and friends who are teaching their children Gaelic. I have a husband whose vegan activism is the brilliant crystalization of an engineer's mind with a compassionate heart.
I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such good people. Surely the world is made better by their efforts, and today I'd like to honor the work they do, that we all do whenever we act in accordance with our highest values. And since I can't cook for everyone, I thought I'd offer a rainy, autumn, weekend morning suggestion.
So, vegan french toast.
3 large, ripe bananas
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Sliced, whole wheat bread
Blend all of the ingredients except the bread and margarine. Heat your griddle on medium-low heat, and melt a pat of margarine into it. Coat your bread slices with a thin layer of your blended mix, and fry one slice at a time for about 3 minutes on each side, or until the sides are golden brown.
Top with sliced bananas, and serve with hot coffee.
I recommend watching The Avengers while you eat, but your mileage may vary.
That's all for this edition. Thank you for reading, and thank you for everything you do to make the world we share a better place.