Good day and happy Friday to all. Happy 34th birthday to my beautiful (in all ways) friend/faux daughter-sister-niece/client Jane. This woman gives her all to working out and never says NO, I can’t do that. One look at her body and you know how hard she works. You go girl! Happy everything! I love you.
For the people who think vegans eat nothing but lettuce, they should have been here for surprise dessert last night. While Mitch, Derek and Peter finished their “breakfast for dinner,” meal, I quietly went back into the kitchen where I heated up a lot of oil and pulled an already made pizza dough apart into little pieces and deep fried each piece till slightly brown all around (they actually rise to the top when they are done). Then I threw them in a paper bag filled with confectioners sugar and brought out a plate full of zeppole. Now of course I know how fattening and unhealthy deep fried dough, covered with sugar is, but it was vegan Thursday and the dinner needed a little something special. At Christmas time, these easy to make treats are a great way to enjoy decadence on a plant-based diet. These really need to be served right away, though, so keep that in mind if making. Pizza dough in Publix is less than $3.oo and goes a long way. The hardest part is how much oil you have to use and then discard. After Peter’s visit to NY, he will let me know how these compared to those he’ll taste in little Italy.