Sunday, January 9, 2011

COOKING FOR THE CLUELESS




This week, I decided that I was going to try some healthy recipes from my new book, Thrive. It's a pretty good read on vegan lifestyle with lots of recipes and such.


I always seem to have a difficult time getting a good, healthy breakfast in, unless its a smoothie I drink on the way to work. So I decided to cook up a bunch of pancakes, throw them in the freezer, and heat them up in the mornings.

Plus, I would get to try out my new electric fry pan:







Wild Rice Yam Pancakes


2 cups water

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 cup cooked mashed yam

1/2 cup cooked wild rice

1/4 cup ground flaxseed

1/4 ground sesame seeds

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp black pepper

Put all ingredients in a food processor (or, if your food processor is microscopic, put them all in a blender). Blend until smooth.



Pour onto oiled pan or electic skillet. (This book recommends coconut oil, which I actually have, and used, and lent a nice taste to the pancakes)



Cook approximately 5 minutes or until bubbling. Flip and cook 5 minutes on the other side.


Let me just say that either these super thick, super dense pancakes take a lot longer to cook than 5 minutes each side, or my electric skillet sucks. Or both.

I feel like it took the better part of my Sunday to make a batch of these babies!


But they were good. Really good. I added some cinnamon and nutmeg to give them a nice nutty quality. And they did work out deliciously for a morning treat.














Today's New Thing:

Posted some things on FreeCycle: The old TV and my old printer. Don't know how its gonna work, we'll see!

1 comment:

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

I like that cookbook. It has a lot of flavor to it. Like those pancakes, what perfect ingredients!
LC