Finally, a recipe!! I don't consider myself a great home cook, but every once in a while, I make something that's pretty good! And I'm definitely not a food photographer. So you get what you get :) This recipe is actually really easy, super tasty, and comes out kind of fancy, imo. It's vegan, gluten free, and is not short on flavor! You won't even miss the meat, or think that it's even needed at all. I promise!
You'll need a high speed blender, like a Blendtec or Vitamix, for this recipe. If you don't have one, go get one, now! It's worth the investment. I've had mine for almost 5 years and I use it up to 5x a day! It has paid for itself a million times over. Completely worth it!
Put in the blender
- 1/2 cup quinoa (that has been soaked and rinsed)
- 1/2 cup millet (that has been rinsed)
- 1.5 cups water
- 1 tsp baking soda
- spices and flavors of your choice ... I added 2 tsps of Flavor God Everything seasoning
Blend on high until a thick, pancake like dough has been formed. Cook in a pan on medium high with a little bit of coconut or olive oil in the pan. Do not flip until the entire pancake/crepe has been bubbling. It may seem like it's overcooked, but it's not. It won't flip unless it's fully cooked. This makes a ton of pancakes/crepes. They are not flexible, so eating with a fork is a must!
What can I say, this was really easy and you can use any combination of veggies you want!
- Chop up onions and add to the pan with a little olive oil
- Then add any roots/starchy veggies that need longer to cook
- Add veggies that cook in a shorter amount of time, then add greens last so that they just lightly saute
- With this recipe I used onions, kabocha squash (my FAVORITE!), bell pepper, purple cabbage, swiss chard, himalayan salt and pepper
Cashew Creme Fraiche
This recipe comes from the book Raw and Simple by Judita Wignall. She's a raw foodist, creates the most beautiful recipes, and is also a fellow grad of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her recipes are easy, fresh, and super tasty! I make this stuff ALL THE TIME! It's super versatile, you can use it anywhere you'd use sour cream or creme fraiche!
- Soak 1 cup of cashews for at least 4 hours
- Drain and rinse until the water is clear
- Add cashews to the blender
- Add 1 cup water and 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (I actually added more lemon juice, so it turned out to be about 1/3 cup)
- This is my addition, 1/2 tsp himalayan salt
- Blend until smooth and creamy, keeps for up to one week in the fridge
I suggest making the creme fraiche first, then the crepes, then the veggies. Top the crepes with veggies, fresh avocado, garden tomatoes, creme fraiche. You have yourself a tasty meal that is super healthy and will be enjoyed by vegans and meat eaters alike!