Foodie Fridays

Foodie Fridays: Green Onion Pancakes

I grew up going to dim sum with my parents/family on a regular basis. My ABSOLUTE favourite thing to order were these green onion (scallion) pancakes (葱油饼) . They typically come in two different styles, a savoury flatbread type or a thin pancake type. I prefered the thin pancake type, they were more chewy and flavourful than the flatbread style, which were typically greasier and more bread-like. 

As usual, I used gluten free alternatives, the regular alternatives are there as well. This recipe is already vegan friendly!

This recipe yields about 3 large pancakes.

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Foodie Fridays: Not’yo Average Taters

I’ve been going through a healthy alternatives kick lately, and I was craving potato tater tots like there was no tomorrow. Having cut out fried foods as much as possible and trying to stay away from processed foods, I decided to try and make a healthier alternative!

This recipe is gluten-free and vegan. I made nacho cheese flavoured tots. This was my first time trying nutritional yeast. Oh my God, if you’re a fan of nuttier and stronger cheeses, this is a fantastic replacement. It’s high in B12 and thiamine.

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Foodie Fridays: Pimenton Sauce

So I had a taste of this sauce when I was visiting a friend down in Texas, and just had to get the recipe! This is a tomato based smokey pepper sauce – think tomato sauce on steroids. It has a strong smokey taste from the paprika with a subtle hint of cumin. This can be made in 30 minutes and goes great as a sauce for everything. Traditionally this is used in potatoes bravas, a traditional Spanish tapas dish, but realistically, this sauce is very versatile. I tweaked the recipe a bit to make the sauce thicker and with ingredients that I had in my pantry. (more…)

Foodie Fridays: DIY 1 ingredient Ice Cream

You will go bananas for this healthier alternative to ice cream!

I crave this ice cream whenever I’ve got a couple of extra frozen bananas in the freezer. It only needs 1 ingredient – frozen bananas. I’ve also added on a couple of “add-ins” to put a spin to it.

This is a gluten-free, vegan recipe, even the add-in alternatives!

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