Sunday, June 15, 2008

Vegan Spiced Banana Pancakes

Vegan Banana Pancakes
Originally uploaded by dre_ah
Super awesome! I made these are a great start to a Saturday with some reservations about how well they could taste being vegan. All doubts proved wrong. These were scrumptious! Originally found in Vegan Planet.

1-1/2 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon all-spice
1-1/4 cups soy milk
3 medium size, ripe bananas, peeled and sliced

1) combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl
2) in a food processor blend milk and 2 of the bananas
3) fold wet ingredients into dry and add the remaining banana
4) cook on skillet until bubbles appear, and flip to cook underside
5) optional: pre-heat oven to 200 degrees F to place the cooked pancakes in to keep warm while cooking remaining pancakes

Serve with vegan margarine and maple syrup. The bananas keep this just sweet enough and the the spice gives it a kick. Yummy!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

7 Minute Dinner from the Cabinet | Super Chili and Chips

This is one of my all time favorites. It's super quick and easy, if you know how to use a can opener ; ) And ... with the cilantro and green onions fresh from the garden, the flavor is great!

1-14.5 oz can | Fire Roasted Tomatoes Diced
1-15 oz can | Chunky Black Bean Vegetarian Chili
1-11 oz can | Corn Niblets
1-7 oz can | Green Chili's Diced
2 tablespoon | Cilantro Fresh Chopped
2 tablespoon | Green Onion Fresh Chopped

1) Place all ingredients into a sauce pan and mix together.
2) Cook over medium heat, uncovered, for 5 minutes
3) Remove from heat and serve!

Corn Tortilla Chips - Good addition! Just make sure they are not too salty or they will block the flavor of the fresh goodies.
Cheese - a bit of shredded cheese on top...yummy!!!