Monday, March 19, 2012

The Week of Vegan: Day Six

For our final day of cooking (it's our final day because we were invited to dinner at friends' house Sunday night) we started off with a new pancakes recipe that was fabulous. Making pancakes from scratch is really not that much more difficult that using the boxed pancake mix, and this way you can healthy it up a lot. Lunch consisted of lots of leftovers, as well as a veggie and hummus pita. Dinner was Asian themed with Seitan Chow Fun and Spring Rolls. I saved this dish for a Saturday night because the thought of trying to roll spring rolls while watching a toddler was exhausting in itself. So I waited for a night when my husband would be home to help cook and kid entertain. There was certainly a learning curve with rolling the rice papers, but by about the 5th roll I got the hang of it and they started to look pretty darn good. We were mildly happy with the Seitan Chow Fun. The noodle-veggie-sauce part was great, but we are probably going to put seitan to rest for a while. All in all it was a beautiful Saturday of sunny skies, plenty of exercise, cooking as a family, and enjoying three meals at the table together!

Flax-Berry Pancakes
From Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson

Flax-Berry Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Bananas


Seitan Chow Fun
From Vegan Express by Nava Atlas


Husband is cooking tonight. He likes to get every ingredient pre-measured and lined up. 

Stir-frying

Seitan Chow Fun

Spring Rolls 
From http://vegan.sheknows.com/2011/07/11/vegan-spring-rolls/
Dipping Sauce
From http://vegetarian.about.com/od/saucesdipsspreads/r/DippingSauce.htm


Spring Roll ingredients, ready to be rolled

Even the toddler gave them a try, though I think most of it ended up in his lap

Starting at about 4:00 and moving counter clockwise you can see the rolling progression. 

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