Thursday, February 21, 2008

I'm BAaacckk and I've been Baking!

It's Lori and I'm back! I went to the doctor today and was told no surgery was needed for my elbow/arm fracture and that I do not have to wear a cast or a splint . . . just a sling when I venture out. Turns out I broke my arm in a good spot (if there is such a thing) where I heal faster and better with movement. In fact, they said that if I DON'T move my arm, I could actually do permanent damage. It feels weird to move it and I am still in a lot of pain but I was told to get home and start using my arm (no heavy lifting though).
I have so wanted to get back in the kitchen. It was nice to have my own gourmet chef making whatever my heart desired but cooking is my hobby so it was killing me being on the sidelines. I made two treats already today, although my arm is telling me to take it easy, so it might be the only things I make today.
I made the Banana Blueberry Muffins from La Dolce Vegan by Sarah Kramer. So Yummy! Notice the crack in the muffin . . . in honor of my poor broken wing.
I also made a loaf of really great bread that had flax meal, sunflower seeds, walnuts and dried cranberries. I had a tofurky sandwich and it tasted like Thanksgiving in sandwich form. After all, I am thankful I don't need surgery.


VeggieGirl said...

whoo, hoo!! welcome back, Lori!! :0D

wow, you didn't waste any time, getting back into the kitchen - those blueberry-banana muffins and cranberry-walnut-flax bread look AMAZING!!

Jennifer said...

Lori we're happy to have you back (though jealous that your hubby takes such good care of you, and your blog!). I hope your pain starts to subside soon.

It had to be hard, sitting there watching someone cook and not getting involved! Not sure that I could do it, when Brett does something so simple as chop veggies for me, I find myself hovering. :-)

Banana blueberry muffins! Yum! Awwww, that broken muffin in homage to you. :-(

That bread looks fabulous. I am going to have to try my hand at baking bread sometime soon.

Sam said...

Those muffins look great! La Dolce Vegan is by far my favorite cookbook. Glad your back and feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! So glad to hear you don't need surgery, that would be really unfortunate. It must feel so great to be back in the kitchen, you're lucky you've got your personal chef to keep you well fed though! Your muffins and bread look fantabulous. =)

Ashley Nicole said...

Hey Lori, i'm glad to hear your arm will heal pretty quickly and won't require any surgery, that's awesome!

Jared is such a killer cook!! Mondo can make me coffee...haha

I wanted to see if you two would be up for brunch next weekend at Saba in Decatur ( Sounds like they have a tasty vegan brunch, we haven't been - have ya'll? Just let me know, i'll give you a ring-a-ling next week so we can confirm!


pleasantly plump vegan said...

Thanks everyone. It hurts an awful lot to work in the kitchen, but at the same time, it's good to be back! Jared IS awesome for helping me out so much, making such yummy food.

We've never been there. Looks like they have food we can actually eat! Brunch sounds good to me. I just have to double check to make sure Jared doesn't have something going on. Give us a call and we'll see if we can meet up this weekend.

jd said...

Hi Lori!

I'm glad you're back. Hopefully your arm is starting to feel better already - it's kinda funny how you HAVE to move it to help it heal!

Anyway, I know what you mean about having someone else cook for you... My bf does a great job helping out when I'm sick or really busy, but I miss cooking so much when I can't do it!

By the way, it was really sweet of your husband to take such great care of things for you while you were recuperating. What a guy!

Anyway, good luck with your arm! From what I can tell, it hasn't slowed you down a bit; those baked goods look delish :)

Mikaela said...

That sandwich sounds excellent. I never would have considered the tofurkey w/ cranberry bread, but a soon as you said it... dang! It just makes sense :)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Hooray! I'm so glad you don't need surgery. The muffins & bread look great. I think you & Jared could make a killer kitchen team!

Theresa said...

I'm so glad to hear you don't need surgery! It's good that you can be back doing what you love, so three cheers for 'good' breaks!

Anonymous said...

Yay! So glad to hear that you don't need surgery--but not half as happy as you are, I am sure! Nice to see you back!


little miss veggie. said...

you literally read my mind. i wanted to bake some bread yesterday but couldnt find a good enough recipe. definately will be trying this. check out my blog sometime too:)

jenna said...

wow---that bread looks fabulous!!! I bet your sandwich was amazing! So glad to hear your arm is okay and no surgery is needed!

Kerry said...

Good to know you are doing better. Yay on the lack of surgery & cast. Thats always a good thing.

The muffins look yummy but that bread. *swoon* So lovely and delish looking. I can just see that with some veganaise, seitan and tomatoes. YUM!

vegan blog tracker said...

That's pretty rough, but I'm glad you're doing well, though! It's good to have you back. :-)

Cakespy said...

Back with a gorgeously carbohydratey VENGEANCE! Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Glad to hear no surgery is necessary. I understand missing the kitchen. I have the flu right now, so I am out of the kitchen for a few days. It is driving me crazy. I keep trying to sneak in, but Josh tells me to go and sit down. I will be glad when this crud is gone. Hope your arm heals fast. Have a great weekend.


Liz² said...

oh good, I'm glad your arm is okay and you're back to doing what you love!