2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sugar-free syrup for keto)
1 teaspoon baking powder (see note)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, eggs, oil, maple syrup, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Use a whisk to stir it all together, breaking up any clumps.
In a greased skillet over medium-low heat, add 3 tablespoons of the pancake batter and allow it to cook until bubbles start to form in the middle of the pancake, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Flip the pancake and let it cook on the other side, about 4 more minutes, or until both sides are golden. Don’t be tempted to increase the heat to speed up the cooking time, or the outsides of the pancake might burn before the inside is cooked through and fluffy
Repeat with the remaining batter, making roughly 6 small
Serve warm with your favourite toppings. Leftover pancakes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
This incredibly tasty vegan Chick’n Sandwich will blow any meat eaters heads off with its spicy coating and soft and tender seitan gold on the inside. On a brioche bun with vegan mayo, lettuce and gherkins.
170g, firm tofu
120ml, soy milk
1 tsp, miso paste
1 tsp, dried tarragon
1 tsp, dried sage
1 tsp, sea salt
115g, Vital Wheat Gluten
25g, Chickpea Flour
For the Broth
1 litre, veg stock
1 sprig, rosemary
1 sprig, thyme
120g, plain flour
2 tbsp, unrefined caster sugar
1 tsp, sea salt
2 tsp, cracked black pepper
1 tbsp, cayenne pepper
1 tbsp, dried chilli flakes
1 tbsp, dried oregano
1 tbsp, paprika
1 tbsp, dried sage
1 tsp ground allspice
100g Chickpea Flour
240 ml water
Add all wet ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Combine the blitzed wet ingredients with the dry. Mix until the mixture forms a dough.
Roll the dough out onto a board and kneed for 4-5 minutes, be sure to kneed well or you will have spongy seitan.
Separate the dough into 4 patties about 1.5 cm thick.
Bring the broth mixture to a boil and then turn down to a simmer and add your patties, it’s very important not to let the water boil.
Simmer your seitan for 35 minutes and after that leave them on a cooling rack for 1 hour to cool. (If you are planning to freeze some of your patties put them in the freezer now and coat them after thawed and ready to eat).
Coat the seitan patties in the batter and then in the breadcrumbs.
Deep fry each patty separately for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve on a brioche bun with vegan mayo spread on the bottom and lettuce on top of that. Then place on the patty and finish with 3 slices of gherkins on the top.
I have got something to reveal to everyone, the style of my blog is changing! I have decided to stop being a sheep and using simplistic logos and posters like everyone else’s. I am going to incorporate what I like into my new theme for my blog. I am going to stick to a 1950’s style for my BLOG and a 1950’s diner style for my food blog.
With this new change to my blog there is also going to be a new type of content coming out. I am going to be doing living off the land posts as you follow me as I try to grow my own food to use in my recipes. I have been given responsibility of the vegetable patch at my house and have got plenty of ideas so make sure you are all ready.
A Trip Away
I have now broken up for my school holidays here in France and my family and I have decided to go on trip to La Rochelle. We will be going for a couple of nights in a hotel and we are planning to discover the hidden gems of this beautiful seaside city. We are also planning to walk the, 3 km long, famous l’ile de Re bridge.
I’m really excited for our trip away and when I get back I will be writing a series of Blog Posts on the history of this city and also the things that we did when we were there.
Welcome back to a brand-newpost and today I am going to be talking about my new schedule and plans for 2020.
As of this Sunday I am going to be sticking to my new posting schedule. I am going to post every Wednesday a Life blog and every Sunday a food blog. I am going to do this because I have realised that I am not dedicated to my blog enough.
I am also going to be starting up a youtube channel so you guys can have a more interactive part in my story. I will be posting 2 youtube videos a month so watch at and subscribe to my channel so you get notified when I post.
When it comes to vegetable oils palm oil is considered the most controversial of them all. Today we are going to delve into why that is.
The oil is often found in products such as bread, ice cream, and other processed foods, as it is trans-fat free, as well as some cosmetics such as makeup and soap
What is palm oil?
Palm oil is an indispensable part of our daily lives: the WWF estimates that palm oil is an ingredient in around 50 per cent of all supermarket products – from detergents and lipstick to ice cream and sausages. In addition, much of the palm oil that is produced ends up in our vehicles in the form of biofuel.
It is derived from the oil palm tree which originates from Africa but is now grown in Malaysia and Indonesia, these two countries produce 90% of the worlds palm oil.
Is it bad for us?
Palm oil has a high saturated fat content, which can be harmful to cardiovascular health. However, there have also been studies carried out saying that palm oil also The vegetable oil is also a great source of tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E – an
“antioxidant that provides protection to your cells and that can reduce your risk of certain health problems such as heart disease and cancer,”
The main issue with palm oil is the fact that it is extremely harmful impact on the planet.
To produce palm oil, the fruit is collected from the trees, which can live an average of 28 to 30 years. However, once the trees grow too high, making it difficult to reach the fruit, they are cut down to make room for new trees.
To keep up with the incredibly high demand for the cheaply produced oil, acres of rainforest are being cut down – leading to a loss of animal habitat for endangered species.
In the past 16 years, the quest for palm oil has led to the death of an estimated 100,000 orangutans.
50% of all deforestation for palm trees is done by fire which releases carbon dioxide.
The EU says by 2020 that all palm oil will be cut out from biofuels. In some people’s eyes this is regarded as a good thing however to others they think that Europe is cutting out palm oil not for the environment but for to sustain the canola and sunflower industry in Europe. Palm oil is a uniquely productive crop. On a per hectare basis, oil palm trees are 6-10 times more efficient at producing oil than temperate oilseed crops such as rapeseed, soybean, olive and sunflower
I believe that we should all boycott palm oil in a bid to stop the production even though it is more land effective is that something to trade for mass deforestation and displacement of endangered animals.