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Good morning

As per usual I open one of my cookbooks find something that looks good, seems do-able. And then I make something completely different. Today it was pancakes and for the first time ever, it seems I have made a pancake recipe I can actually cook! For the first time ever I have cooked pancakes by myself.

Now these cakes are pretty dense and easy to flip in the pan with a wrist toss, you know like those pros do. These are not your fluffy light pancakes, they are almost biscuity in texture but certainly filling in the morning.

Chocolate Banana Pancakes
1 cup WW flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 cup Cocoa
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/4 cup of Vanilla Soy Milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
1 Tbsp Canola oil + more for greasing pan
1 Banana sliced as thick or thin as you like

In a large bowl combine your flour, cinnamon and sea salt. Be sure to sift in your cocoa and baking powder to remove any lumps. Next measure out your soy milk in a large liquid measuring cup and add your canola oil and mix in the measuring cup. Don’t be alarmed that the batter is pretty thick. Now add your wet ingredients to your dry. Now gently stir in your banana slices.

Oil your non-stick skillet and heat the pan on medium high heat until heated through, then reduce your heat to medium/medium-low and let it settle. Using a big spoon scoop batter into the center of the pan, using a spoon to flatten the batter (this can be tricky). Wait until bubbles form around the edges and then toss your pancake. Be sure to press down the flipped cakes, once cooked transfer to a plate in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter.

Serve with a berry laced syrup or plain sugar/maple and earthbalance.


Iron A-hoy!

Breakfast Rich in Iron. Potatoes and Kale!

As some may know, that year in res killed my iron supplies. So they are low (not anemic or dangerous or unhealthy in any way). However, despite the goodness of my health, I like having an iron supply should i ever be forced to go without decent human vegan food again.

Cue farmers market and a big old batch of kale (mmm kale).

So with my bounty and no recipes I set out to make myself this breakfast, and I think it went quite well.
Kale For Breakfast (or any other meal)
*Feeds one small small person, double as needed

what you will need:

  • A handful of kale (you may want to chop/tear it more than I did, these huge leaves were not bite size)
  • 4 potatoes
  • One large garlic clove
  • Half a large onion
  • Paprika
  • Pepper

Spiced salt
Room mate’s lemon juice (shhh)

Directions:
First wash and then chop all your potatoes into small cubes and toss in boiling salted water.

Take out your kale and rinse well (make sure no dirt is hiding in the folds, or don’t because what do I care it’s your digestive tract). Tear or chop kale to desired sizes and place inside a shifter/mesh basket on top of potatoes to steam a little.

While the kale is softening and the potatoes boil away (keep an eye that they don’t boil over). Dice your onion and preheat a cast iron skillet (more iron!). As you chop and the skillet heats consider something nice you can do for someone today or some other happy thought. Toss some EB (earth Balance) into the skillet (oil also works, olive is preferred) heat and move until pan is coated. Add in onions and toss around.

Now use your knife to crush the garlic (place garlic on board and knife horizontal/on its side atop your monster clove and push down with your hand (Mind the blade! but I am sure you knew this). Once properly crushed chop garlic and add to onions which should now be translucent and fragrant.

As onions and garlic fry toss in pepper and paprika (as much as desired, for me this is a lot).

check the kale, if its softish you can take it off the potato pot and dumb into your pan which should be frying blissfully away.

Fry kale and re-season as you like (except spiced salt, save this for serving time). Continue to fry as potatoes boil.

Check your taters with a fork after 20ish minutes, they should be soft. If not leave until they are, then drain and add to skillet.

Fry everything until good and cooked. If simply heated is your thing then eat away, I like a bit of crunch/char on my taters/veggies. So I leave it on for a little longer. Once you have reached your desired cooked status take a few squirts of someone else’s lemon juice and cook some more.
Now your ready to toss onto a plater and season with spiced salt (and more pepper). Enjoy!

Not fully yet in the swing of things

First weekend, simple comfort brunch home fries and crumble Vegan sausage patties.
Boiled potatoes while taking notes, then fried in cast iron. Simple easy, filling.

Other breakfasts this week have been strawberry soy yogurt, bran cereals, oatmeal, nuts and grapefruit. I am not so much a morning person and school drains any energy I might have had.

In other news I went back to the school basement and this time I took photos, you can find them here: Dalhousie Animal Testing

Anyways I am beat and have loads to get done, sorry I cannot be bothered to fix the layout on this thing. Formating is messed and I have no clue why, apologies.

As usual I slacked off

So for today’s post breakfast!
With my dad, here’s what we had:
Yves bacon fryed in garlic infused oil
Homefriends with onions, pepers, green onions, mushrooms, fake burger and spices.
Some grapefruit juice and tomatoe slices.

For lunch we’ll be going to Calatus, I’ll probobly get the veggie burger because it is sooo good.
Later!