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Banana Pancakes and Gardein Stir Fry

03/28/2011

Today has been a day of wonderful food!  Zander and I had banana pancakes this morning (afternoon).  I based them off of a vegnews.com recipe, but I changed a few things.

Banana pancakes (serves 3-4):

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon sugar
1/8 tsp allspice
1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
3 big ripe bananas (or four smaller ones)
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries, thawed
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup banana slices
2 more tbsp sugar
syrup/honey/agave nectar

Directions:

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Put the bananas and almond milk in a food processor and process until relatively smooth.  Mix this with the dry ingredients in the bowl.  Heat skillet and spray with cooking spray.  Each pancake should be about two or three tbsp of batter.  Flip when you see bubbles forming.

While the pancakes are pancake-ing:  slice up the strawberries/bananas.  Put the frozen mixed berries (I used frozen raspberries and blackberries) into a small pan with a little bit of water, 2 tbsp of sugar, and possibly a little honey or agave nectar. Let cook down.

Stack pancakes on a plate, adorn with fresh banana and strawberry slices.  Drizzle with berry reduction.  Drizzle again with syrup/honey/agave nectar.  Enjoy!

This evening, Z and I made Gardein stir fry. (Serves two)

Ingredients:
Noodles (one serving for each person.  I used whole wheat spaghetti noodles and Z used rice noodles), cooked according to package directions
2 tsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil/canola/sesame)
1.5 cups frozen stir fry veggie mix
An entire container of baby portabella mushrooms, quartered
2 servings of Gardein beefless tips
1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame
low sodium soy sauce
pepper
onion powder
garlic powder
curry powder
paprika

Directions:

While noodles cook, heat oil in skillet or wok.  Cut mushrooms.  Begin to stir-fry mushrooms in oil.  When they have started to release moisture, add the frozen edamame.  Next, add the Gardein.  Finally, add the frozen veggies and the sesame seeds.  Douse everything with soy sauce at it cooks.  Stir, stir, stir.  Season with pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and curry powder.  Stir more and more.  Cook until everything is heated through and seasoned well.  Serve stir fry mixture on top of noodles and enjoy!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. 03/29/2011 5:19 pm

    Those look really good!

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