Thursday, 5 March 2015

Chilli Chocolate Pancakes

I made these Chilli Chocolate Pancakes at the weekend.
I saw them only last month on Johanna's blog Green Gourmet Giraffe and immediately bookmarked them.  Funnily enough, Johanna left a comment on my Savoury Kale Fritters saying that 'for Shrove Tuesday that she really wanted savoury pancakes' , and funnily enough I wanted  sweet ones - Yes, we could have swapped if we lived near by, but she lives in Australia and I live in the U.K, but what we can do thanks to social media is exchange recipes.  

So here they are, a whole pile of them, with a good pinch of chilli flakes thrown in. 
Johanna served hers with chocolate sauce, but we both rather wanted vanilla ice-cream to off set the chocolate sweetness, but it ended up being maple syrup as we had neither vanilla ice-cream in the freezer or cream in the fridge to whip up.
I am sharing this with March edition of Bookmarked Recipes hosted by Jacqueline at Tinned Tomatoes

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Vegetable Palette Round Up #8

Welcome to February's Round up of 'The Vegetable Palette: natures colours - natures goodness''.  
The theme for February was Vegetables that you LOVE VEGETABLES!   (Scroll to the bottom of the page for the new theme).
The fist entry comes Caroline at Caroline Makes shares with us a golden Sweet Potato and Halloumi  Vegetarian Burger. This burger also has broccoli in it.  Its been a little while since I've had a veggie burger so who knows, this may just appear on my table this weekend as I have both sweet potatoes and broccoli.   
Next we have Cocoa Jerk Tofu Tacos from Janet at the Taste Space.  I am really curious about this recipe that comes from the book Superfoods for Life, Cacao and look forward to getting my mitts on it one day in the near future.  She assures us that it does not taste like chocolate at all, instead the cacao lends a deeper flavour.  I look forward to trying it one day.
Solange at Pebble Soup shares what she describes as a Simple Cauliflower Soup.  I am not a huge fan of cauliflower, but the one way that I really do enjoy it is in a soup - so this thick cream free Creamy soup appeals.  It is further enhanced with spices such as coriander, cumin and garlic.  And with it being still quite nippy in the U.K, I certainly would not turn my nose up to this hearty soup. 
And lastly but not least is Jen from Chardonnay & Samphire.  Jen shared with us Jerusalem Artichokes and Mushrooms with Truffled Gremolata.  I somehow seemed to have missed out on Jerusalem Artichokes (also known as Sunchokes) this year, I do struggle to know what to do with them, but this recipe is inspiring and one I hope to remember to make when I do stumble upon some Jerusalem Artichokes.  I especially love the sound of the Truffled Gremolata.

I would like to thank everyone for their contributions.  If you would like to participate in the Vegetable Palette, then please follow this link on how to participate.  The theme for March  is Simple Spring Vegetables

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Eat Your Greens Round Up 9

Welcome to 'Eat Your Greens' Round Up  #9.    
This is a relatively new monthly vegetarian and vegan cooking challenge for food bloggers to make something with a green vegetable (or fruit) each month.  
The first entry comes from Jen from Chardonnay & Samphire with Rocket and Avocado Millet Risotto. She presents us with a light risotto, in place of the traditional rice we have millet.  I love how pretty this risotto looks, accentuated further by the leafy rocket and buttery avocado. 
Next we have The Veg Hog with Green Pepper Stir and Sprout  Fry. This stir fry is made with buckwheat noodles and enhanced with green vegetables like mangetout, green peppers and bean sprouts.  This would be lovely to tuck into for lunch or a light evening meal. 
Then we have the lovely Linsy from Home Cook Food with Baked Crunchy Lady Fingers also known as okra.  This recipe was recommended to her by her parents.  She declares it to be delicious. I like the sound of this as I am a savoury snacker and these have both crunch and bite.  
Janet at The Taste Space shares with us Yellow Split Chickpeas with Spinach Curry with split chickpeas also known as channa dal that had been on her kitchen shelf.  She was super pleased with the flavours of the curry, this curry also includes the herb dill.
Caroline at Caroline Makes shares with us Broccoli and Sweet Potato Vegetarian Burger. As well as the vegetables it has halloumi cheese.  Its been a little while since I've had a veggie burger so who knows, this may just appear on my table this weekend as I have both sweet potatoes and broccoli.    
And finally my own contribution of Green Valley Elvis Smoothie made with curly kale from the garden, banana from the fruit bowl and peanut butter from the kitchen cupboards.

Thank you so, so much to everyone who shared their green eats.  If you would like to share your #Eat Your Greens recipes for March, then please follow this link for details on how to participate.