Pancake Sandwiches


Stacks of Sandwiches
One with yogurt and walnuts,
‘Nother with sausage.

Then there’s open faced,
Topped with PB and preserves –
Strawberry flavored.

Pancake Recipe
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp cream of wheat
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
3 tbsp egg whites
1 egg
3 tbsp olive olive oil
1 cup milk (may be a bit more; consistency is more thick than watery)

Mix wet ingredients together and pour over mixed dry ingredients. Into medium-heated and oiled skillet, spoon enough to make two or three pancakes at a time, using the back of a spoon to spread batter into a round shape. Gently flip when surface starts bubbling. When other side is browned, transfer to a plate. Repeat, add oil when needed as you continue cooking. When done, put whatever filling you want between two pancakes to make a sandwich.

Filling ideas: Sausage, bacon, ham, yogurt, pieces of nuts, nut butter, preserves or jelly, applesauce, cream cheese, ricotta cheese with chocolate chips, and the list goes on . . .

Beef-flavored Vegetable Pot Pie

Thinking of meat pie,
Couldn’t decide how to make,
Tried to be healthy.

Topped with fried onion,
Beef-flavored veggie pot pie,
Makes good comfort food.

Recipe

  1. Line an oil-sprayed pie plate with a 9” pie crust either pre-made or homemade. Note: I stretched out my dough a bit to fit the oval glass dish I used.

Easy homemade single pie crust: 1 cup flour, intermittently pour and stir in ¼ cup oil; continue stirring while adding ¼ cup water until dough clings together. Knead lightly and roll out. (from The Tassajara Bread Book by Edward Espe Brown)

  1. Sauté 1 sliced onion and 3 minced garlic.
  2. Add 2 chopped carrots, 4 cubed potatoes, and 1 cup beef broth. Simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add 1 cup cubed zucchini and 2 cups sliced mushrooms. Add ½ cup beef broth. Simmer on medium- low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add 10 oz. frozen peas, ¼ cup raisins, and ¼ cup beef broth. Lightly sprinkle with Tamari sauce; simmer for 4 minutes on low heat.
  5. Add ¼ lb. cooked ground beef; turn off after meat is heated through with vegetable mixture.
  6. Pour beef and vegetable mixture in pie plate. (If any extra filling, use it the next day to make fried rice; add mung bean sprouts and chopped scallions and scrambled or fried egg.)
  7. Fully cover top with fried onion pieces; I used the Trader Joe’s brand. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
  8. Put dish in preheated oven set at 350 degrees F. Take out after 18 minutes. Let it set for 5-10 minutes, depending how patient you are.

Happy devouring!

Bánh Mi Wannabe

Planned to make bánh mi,
But too many substitutes
No bánh mi for me.

Just a stacked sandwich,
So ban me for no bánh mi,
Though not a bad sub.

I had no baguette,
I used pain de campagne,
A pseudo-bánh mi.

My bánh mi wannabe ingredients for this classic Vietnamese sandwich:

  1. Sautéed Swiss chard, onions, and fresh basil sprinkled with tamari sauce
  2. Thinly sliced cucumbers
  3. Fresh mint
  4. Sweet pickle relish
  5. Leftover roasted chicken
  6. Mayo mixed with sriracha sauce spread on two slices of pain de campagne (aka “French sourdough”)