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Friday, May 26, 2006

Banana Pancakes & Quinoa Summer Salad

We have some bananas that are too brown for any of us to enjoy. I like mine when they've barely turned yellow, and so does Liv - Abi is less picky, but even these were beyond her. I didn't want to waste them, so I turned to my cookbooks and found a recipe for banana pancakes on pg. 40 in La Dolce Vegan! Though the King of Pancakes still reigns in our family, these were quick & easy to make and thoroughly enjoyed.

Completely inspired by Dreena's
Quinoa Spring Salad on pg. 71 of Vive le Vegan!, I came up with my own version using ingredients I had on hand. Starting at 12:00, you see quinoa, tomatoes, shredded carrots, red onion, sesame seeds, sugar snap peas (from our garden!), and corn (cut off the cobb), and my dressing.

My dressing recipe - "Cilantro Vinaigrette"

1/4 C. Wine Vinegar
2 cloves garlic
1 Tsp. Dijon Mustard
1/8 C. Cilantro
1/3 C. Olive Oil
1.5 Tblsp. Agave Nectar
Sea Salt


Blogger KaiVegan said...

Are you writing a cookbook too?

Seriously, this looks great and thanks for sharing the recipe.

7:40 AM  
Blogger funwithyourfood said...

Morning Vicki
I forgot to ask, what brought you to costa mesa for a winter? and I've posted our dinner! It was great : ).
Thanks for stopping by
hope you have fun friday!


8:34 AM  
Blogger Carrieā„¢ said...

Geezum Crow! Look at that salad!!! I could so eat that whole bowl! It sounds super delicious and looks wonderful.
I'm home sick today (stupid cold) and had some oatmeal, 1/2 of a big seedy multi-grain bagel with tofutti cream cheese and a juice. Now that I see your pancakes I wish I'd had those instead. Maybe tomorrow.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Yummy looking salad! I've been mulling over something similar to add to my cookbook -- I'm thinking about a flexible grain salad -- X amount of cooked chilled grain, x amount of veggies, x amount of protein, plus a rockstar dressing. :)

I can't wait to see where the PB dip appears! (Make sure you taste it before you serve it, because it might not be sweet enough -- I did cut out quite a bit of the original recipe's sugar. I like it, but I have a pretty low tolerance for sugar these days!)

9:53 AM  
Blogger KleoPatra said...

Banana pancakes! What a great idea. I am one of those weirdos who love bananas that are VERY ripe, as in brown spots and all, right before they get mushy.

"My name is KleoPatra. I am a bananaholic."

Nice salad. The colours are so gorgeous.

Oh to grow sugar snap peas in a garden. That's so wonderful.

Hope you have a great weekend, Vicki.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

MMMMmmmm! Those pancakes look tasty! sugar snap peas from your garden??!!! already!? Great Peas of Boise!!!

1:27 PM  
Blogger EatPeacePlease said...

This Summer Salad looks awesome. I hope you used Dreena's wonderful Blueberry Syrup recipe, that's the only syrup I will ever use now. I don't know if you remember, but I was on a huge pancake kick a while back (if you have time, you can check all my variations). I like how you presented the prepped veggies first, I always like looking at that.

6:30 PM  
Blogger funwithyourfood said...

Hi Vicki
mMmMmMMmm it's 9am here and pancakes sound delish right now. I'm super excited you posted about Quinoa. I've never had it before and I just bought some yesterday. What luck eh? I'll let you know how it turns out : )

8:50 AM  
Blogger funwithyourfood said...

I just noticed ya added me to your blogroll. Thanks! I'm adding you to mine as well : )


9:08 AM  
Blogger jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Really cute king of pancakes post!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

hi kai: thanks for your visit. just having fun here! :o)

hi teddy: my husband work in orange county & we decided to spend the winter there. i lived in so. cal. for 13 years, but never in oc!

hi carrie: i did eat the whole thing! hope you're feeling better.

hi catherine: that sounds like a recipe out of the new vegan cookbook (see southwest quinoa salad post). i love the menu format for recipes! because you said it'd be ok, i added some sugar...

hi kleopatra: you made me laugh with your "BA" (Bananaholic Anonymous) comment!! :o)

hi cinda: 10 sugar snap peas from our garden! LOL! hope we get some more.

hi leslie: i didn't...but thanks for the suggestion, i'll have to try the blueberry syrup next time!

hi teddy: you'll love quinoa! let us know how you decide to use it. thanks for linking me. :o)

thanks, jess! and everybody.

11:27 AM  
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