What I Ate Wednesday: Pancakes Can Be VEGAN!

I had another weird week, guys. So after about 6 days of eating almost nothing but subpar cookies, it’s time for another What I Ate Wednesday!!!! The cookies were an experiment in gluten free baking with the most natural ingredients I could come up with. They had an odd taste, but after the third or fourth cookie I got used to it and have now eaten at least 18 of them. However, I think I’ll be re-working that recipe this week, and sadly it may not stay gluten free. Now on to my other interesting meals.

What I Ate Wednesday: Grilled Onion Sandwich | Orthodox and Vegan
Everyone’s heard of the grilled cheese sandwich, but what about the grilled onion sandwich? I used margarine on the outer sides of the bread, and inside with the onion there’s also tahini, mustard, and a tiny bit of garlic powder and nutritional yeast. I am a big fan of onions.

What I Ate Wednesday: Pancakes | Orthodox and Vegan
Our bishop visited this weekend for an early celebration of St. Nicholas Day. Saturday we had a pancake breakfast with the Sunday School, and I got to attend since I’m a teacher. These pancakes were made with a Just-Add-Water mix by Aunt Jemima – the Original Pancake and Waffle Mix – that happened to be Lenten (and vegan). If you get a mix that does call for milk and eggs, just use a non-dairy milk and an egg replacer like baking soda + vinegar, flax meal, mashed banana, or Ener-G Egg Replacer.
Pro Tip: Make a double batch of pancakes and freeze half. They can be heated in the microwave when you need a quick breakfast.

Our breakfast also included crockpot oatmeal made with just oats and water. We had a ton of fruit toppings to choose from, and of course syrup and brown sugar!

What I Ate Wednesday: Salata (Syrian Salad) | Orthodox and Vegan
Sunday we had a luncheon. I forgot to get a picture of the green beans & rice, but here are two of the four giant bowls of salata (Syrian salad) we made. I got to do the dressing 😀 It’s super simple – lemon juice, olive oil, salt. Some people add a tiny touch of garlic, and bonus if you have spearmint leaves to add. In the salad my family usually has lettuce, green onion, tomato, cucumber, and radish, but everybody does it their own way.

You can make a wonderful sandwich by stuffing a pita with hummus and salata. Also, some of us actually drank (in a cup!) the juice left at the bottom of the bowl when the salad was gone. It is wonderful.

What are you eating this week?