Foolproof vegan pancakes

As always I’m on crusade for perfect pancakes. And again – these might be it. I could not think of a way how these can go wrong. This recipe is not gluten free, but I have made them also with coconut flour and they were great. They were so fluffy, soft, sweet and satisfying that for sure I’ll keep making them. Key ingredient, I guess, is tapioca flour that I found from Prisma. It helps to cook them through nicely – before tapioca, my vegan pancakes were always slightly undercooked from inside.

Foolproof vegan pancakes

  • Servings: 2-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Wet ingredients:

  • 2 chia eggs (2 Tbsp of chia seeds, 4 Tbsp of water – mix together and let sit for 5 minutes)
  • 1 cup of plant milk (unsweetened almond)
  • 1 Tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Dry ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup regular flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • pinch of salt

I start of by mixing wet ingredients together in a big bowl and then adding dry ingredients.

Let it sit for 10 minutes and then fry in coconut oil nice and crispy brown from both sides. I got 6 medium sized pancakes and served them with berries and agave syrup.

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They were just perfect. Next sunday I’ll test them out on girls as well. But from boys it got maximum points.

Look how beautiful they were. This is actually a small tower of 4 pancakes here. Two pancakes were eaten too quickly:)

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Thai Coconut soup with mushrooms

Oh…it was so good. I might change out all our traditional christmas foods and make only this soup. Why not – it is so warming and yummy.

I have tried few different Thai soup recipes recently and this is the one I fell in love with after first meet-up (adapted from here: http://veganmaailm.com/2015/12/28/taiparane-kookosesupp/). And it is so easy to put together. And quick. Some of the ingredients (sesame seed oil, lemongrass and curry paste) I needed to buy extra but now I have them for many more soups to come.

So (for 3-4 portions) I needed

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 regular size onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • Small piece of ginger (1,5cm x 1,5cm) grated
  • 1,5 Tbsp of red curry paste
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 2 Tbsp of tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 stem of lemongrass or some dried lemongrass
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 2  handfuls of mushrooms
  • 100 g of rice noodles
  • 1 cup of water
  • 100 g of firm tofu (cubed)

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  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat
  2. Add onions, garlic and ginger and saute until soft but not black (2 minutes)
  3. Add red curry paste, lemongrass and sesame oil (give it few more minutes)
  4. Add tamari, mushrooms and noodles (and any other extra you prefer – like cubed tofu, carrots, broccoli) and toss around for half minute
  5. Add coconut milk and water and let it simmer for 10 minutes or until everything is cooked
  6. Add lime juice and some salt/pepper to your taste
  7. Adventurous ones may add chilly at this point as well
  8. DONE! Eat right away and listen good music.

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Again no points from kids (would not dare offer it to them – curry and ginger!) but from me and husband it got 10 points easily.

 

Smoothie with plums and raspberries

It is so easy to have health and quick breakfast with a green smoothie. My little boy knows it too very well – every morning (and several times during a day) he stands by the counter and yells “Mu – mu”. He doesn’t speak much yet but this word can word can mean only two things – a cow or a smoothie. And considering where he is standing I would put my money on the last one. So today we were out of our usual ingredients – fresh spinach (we had some but it was soggy) and dates but we replaced them with frozen spinach cubes and dried plums, which I have never used in a smoothie before. But it was so yummmmy! So naturally I had to post it!

  • 2 big bananas
  • 1 big orange
  • 2 cubes of frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup of raspberries (or blueberries or sea-buckthorn or mixed berries)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 dried black plums (or dates)
  • 1 Tbsp of flaxseeds (for good fats)

Nutribullet is perfectly able to process it all into nice smoothie but if your blender is not so powerful I would recommend soaking plums (or dates), grinding flax and using fresh orange juice instead of water (and leaving orange out). I’m not a big fan of lumps in my smoothie.

And I can not NOT mention it. It is my favorite 1. December ever (ok, right after the one I got ice skates from elves – but it was 25 years ago). I got a package from my friend who paints porcelain and WOOOOOOW! I can not wait to make great food to show of these dishes. But for a sneak peak:

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