Vegan Month of Food: Day Nineteen
Morning MoFoes! The lovely Kara Hadley from her blog Food Pulse [GO READ IT!] asked for the pancake recipe we used last night. I’d just like to say that the carbonated water really IS necessary as it leads to light and fluffy pancakes. The syrup recipe still needs a bit of tweaking, so just use pure maple syrup. You know…the good stuff.
Vegan Pancakes: from The Post Punk Kitchen
1 1/3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup soy or rice milk
1/3 cup carbonated water (We used club soda)
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
Preheat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the soy milk, carbonated water, sugar, and oil. Combine the two and mix until combined.
Grease your griddle or pan with margarine or a little oil. Pour some batter on and flip when it is bubbling.
Serve pancakes with syrup and fresh berries.
*Note: if you want thicker pancakes, use less liquid; thinner, use more.
WARNING: THE OVERUSE OF EXCLAMATION POINTS AHEAD
Tonight’s the night! Black Bean Sliders! Jalapeño Buns! Sweet Potato Fries! Fancy Dipping Sauces! Homemade Grape Soda*!
*No homemade vaniall coke for us. That recipe requires coffee and that’s just not up our alley
I’m really excited. It’s been awhile since I’ve had anything burger-related and I believe this to be the perfect solution! So come back for details and documentation of Literate Zombie’s mad skills in the kitchen. Word.
Good news or bad news? I personally always pick the bad first ’cause the odds of being cheered up by the other news is greater. So here goes: no grape soda 😦 Literate Zombie forgot to pick up the grape juice. We were planning on mixing it with the leftover carbonated water from last night’s pancakes but alas; no juice, no soda.
Moving on to the good news! The sliders were pitch perfect, buns delectable, toppings phenomenal, dipping sauces satisfying and sweet potato fries golden, delicious and plentiful. Sadly, no picture came out clear enough to show here 😦 I think there’s such a thing as bad food porn and it should be avoided at all costs.
But, pictures of the Chipotle ketchup, vegan aioli, fixin’s, jalapeño buns and the savory burgers themselves did!
Vegan Aioli! Sooo good on the sweet potato fries!
Organic spinach, Roma tomatoes and homemade Chipotle ketchup and aioli
We felt like part of the "Finer Things" club tonight
Tonight was very rare in that Literate Zombie worked a day shift and had this evening off. So he came home and we went to jam with the group we’re forming. There’s something about playing music with other people that brings out the wonderful in life.
I write this with a smile on my face, my belly full of vegan deliciousness and I think of how great today was.
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