Banana Oat Pancakes with Strawberry & Chocolate Drizzle

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Banana oat pancakes
Two bananas mashed
One scoop of vegan protein powder
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup almond milk or water
Dash salt

In a large skillet or cast iron pan melt 1 tsp vegan butter over medium heat and add pancake batter in 1/4 cup scoops. Cook 4-5min or until well browned before flipping. Mix up your drizzle while they are cooking!

Strawberry cheesecake drizzle
Peeled and chopped half a cup of zucchini
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Teaspoon of vanilla
2 tablespoons of unsweetened strawberry jam
Quarter cup of frozen cherries for color
One cup of raw cashews unsoaked if using a vita mix (soaked overnight if using conventional blender)
3 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice
Quarter teaspoon of sea salt
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
Quarter cup of coconut milk whipped cream

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth and silky. Pour into a mason jar and refrigerate if making the day before.

Chocolate Drizzle

2 Tbl Cacao Powder

1 Tbl maple syrup

1 -2tsp water or almond milk to thin to desired consistency

Whisk ingredients in a small bowl and add water or almond milk as needed to thin the mixture so it can be poured.

Plate your pancakes and drizzle away!

Blackened Tempeh

Blackened Tempeh with Roasted Brussell Sprouts and Brown Rice Pasta

Blackened Tempeh with Roasted Brussell Sprouts and Brown Rice Pasta

Tempeh is a soybean product made by culturing and fermenting soybeans into a block form. It's high in protein, holds its shape and easily accepts marinades and can be fried, baked, roasted or crumbled into soups, sauces or stir fry. This is an easy way to prepare tempeh and pair it with pasta, stir fry, veggies or breakfast/brunch.

Ingredients

2 packages tempeh cut into 1/2 inch wide strips

3 Tbl Canola Oil

Marinade: 

2 Tbl soy sauce

1/4 cup water

1 Tbl Siracha

2 Tbl Olive Oil

Blackening Seasoning

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1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp Onion Powder

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp Oregano

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp salt

Use a steaming basket to steam tempeh for 8-10 min. Steaming helps soften the tempeh so it can soak up the marinade. It also helps sweeten the tempeh.

While the tempeh is steaming, mix the marinade in a mason jar or small bowl and shake the jar or whisk in a bowl to mix. Once the tempeh has steamed, remove it from the steaming basket and set into a shallow dish and pour marinade over it. Make sure it's evenly coated. Let sit while you mix the seasoning.

Mix ingredients for the blackening seasoning in a shallow bowl and set aside. Prepare a non stick frying pan with 3 Tbl of canola oil and heat over medium heat. Dredge each strip of tempeh into the blackening seasoning and carefully lay them into the hot oil. Allow to cook 2-3 min and flip to brown each side.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Sandwiches

  • Stir Fry

  • With Rice or Pasta

  • With Roasted Veggies