Apple Spice Pancakes and Meal Plans 8.19.18

Fluffy Apple Spice Pancakes

I woke up this morning wanting to make something extra yummy for breakfast. I’ve been having a bowl of watermelon for breakfast lately, so a stack of fluffy pancakes sounded like a treat! I’m still working on my vegan baked goods (my banana bread from yesterday was a total FAIL) so I thought pancakes are in the middle… they might work? So I found a recipe that was saved on my Pinterest for oil free apple spice pancakes that someone modified from Joanna Gaines recipe. I changed a few things- I used self rising flour, so I left out the powder but still added the soda. I didn’t have apple spice powder so I used pumpkin and I was out of cinnamon so left it out, although they would have been better with it. I used my unsweetened coconut milk beverage as the nut milk and just sautéed the apples, vanilla, and spice mix for my apple compote. They were fluffy and delicious! It was a perfect Sunday morning treat breakfast and they’re oil free, and half whole wheat so semi healthy.

Recipe- http://www.anunrefinedvegan.com/2018/07/22/apple-spice-pancakes-with-apple-compote/

Now on to what I’m planning on making this week! We’re going over to my parents for dinner tonight and my friend is coming over for dinner tomorrow so I had to think about things they would enjoy.

Mushroom and Pea Risotto- Josh said this was a crowd pleaser the last time I made it so I thought I would let my parents try it out. Recipe is already on the blog.

Sushi Bowl- My friend Mary Charles said that my sushi is really the only sushi she has ever tried and liked, which is a big compliment so I decided to make sushi bowls. It’s the same flavor profile, just in a different and less time consuming form which is nice when you’re catching up.

Sofritas bowls- I found this recipe for sofritas like Chipotle makes, so I thought I would make them like a burrito bowl. Rice, sofritas, peppers and onions, tomatoes, cucumber, guacamole, and salsa.

Teriyaki Veggie Noodle Stir Fry- I found rice noodles at the store the other day that I just bought so thought I would buy some stir fry veggies and make a noodle bowl with them and my oil free teriyaki.

Roasted Chickpea Salad- I have a lot of chickpeas in my pantry and feel like I need to throw a salad on the menu every once and a while so here it is!

Mushroom and onion Lavash Pizza- These are so easy and great for Friday night (when I’m exhausted.) You just top a whole wheat lavash with sauce, cooked veggies of your choice, and some nutritional yeast then throw them in the oven until crisp. Simple!

Something else I made quickly for dinner last night was this portobello and onion slider with butternut squash zig zags. So quick and easy!

I cut two portobellos in slices and cooked them in a pan with some vegan Worcestershire, soy, and garlic powder then cooked two onions in another pan with vegan Worcestershire, salt, and a 1/2 tsp Vegetarian Better than Bouillon beef flavor. Then I toasted a ciabatta roll and spread it with Dijon then added the veggies and yum! It was like a French dip. I bought the zig zags at Trader Joe’s and roasted them in the oven with salt, pepper, and rosemary. They were more bland than I expected, or maybe I’m used to potatoes now!

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