Neverland Vegan High Tea

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 I won a gift card for Neverland Tea Salon and Foodie Buddy suggested we go there because they have vegan high tea. Regular price of the tea is $50 per person which for Vancouver is a reasonable price. We were a little late to arrive as we commuted by transit. The place was very crowded but we were seated and given the menu. The server explained that we could have as many teas as we wanted but you could only one at a time. I ordered an apple black tea for the first one they also have a variety of plant milk choices I requested almond milk.  I ordered the Vegan high tea and Foodiebuddy ordered the traditional. Our platter came with all the vegan items close to me and the other items on the other side. The server explained what everything was but I still had to look up the menu online.  I started by trying the scone. The vegan ‘cream’ tasted like the coconut whipping cream you get at the grocery store. We were only given one container of jam to share but foodie buddy let me have it. The

Sweet Potato/Yam Toast

Lately my social media has shown some recipes for sweet potato toast. I am still loving the toaster I received from field agent last year I wanted to try this.



sweet potato/yam toast 

I peeled a yam as I wasn't sure if the skin would burn and I was prepared to make soup with my ends but I ended up being able to cut it into four slices without any left over.



Round 1  I put the smallest two slices in the toaster and put it on the frozen setting.


round 1 of toasting


Round 2  I put it back on regular toast I should have put it on frozen again

round 2 of toasting


Round 3 I put it on frozen again

round 3 of toasting


Round 4 I put it on bagel and it was done.

round 4 of toasting


At Round 2 I decided to put the other two slices in the toaster oven. I spread some ghee and salt on them and put it in the toaster oven for 10 minutes on toast. It took another 10 minutes on toast and then another 5 minutes on broil for these two be done.

toaster oven comparison 

I have been eating avocado toast for twenty years long before its popularity. I spread some cream cheese and the toaster slices and added the avocado. This was very good really tasted like bread toast. It takes 4 rounds in the toaster on frozen setting for two slices so not the fastest method but I could definitely make this while getting ready and have this for breakfast as it is just a matter of pressing the button to toast.


The toaster oven version tasted completely different it tasted like a baked sweet potato it was really sweet and more like dessert. It is really strange how the cooking method changes the taste completely.    I recommend using a toaster over the toaster oven even though it requires a little more labour.

cooked in toaster oven 20 minutes on toast 5 minutes on broil 
And day two with a sweet potato this time I just cut it in half and put it i the toaster on frozen and dark 4 times. It was good but I like the texture of the yam better.

toasted sweet potato



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