Sweet Potato Pancakes

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I don’t think I’ve met anyone that doesn’t like pancakes. So far in my 25 years of existence, I’ve only met people that like pancakes. Probably because pancakes are delicious. They’re a great breakfast food! But conventional pancakes have eggs, dairy, or butter, which isn’t exactly healthy. So I made a delicious sweet potato pancake that is actually filling and healthy. It only has 6 ingredients too! The simpler a food is, the better in my opinion. This is also an oil-free version so it’s very low in fat, high in carbs and fiber. They might not be the regular fluffy pancake, but these are packed with nutrients.

Make this for breakfast, or a delicious snack! Best served in the company of friends or family. Food tastes better shared!

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 3/8 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/4 Cup Mashed or Blended Sweet Potato
  • 3-4 Tbs Coconut Sugar (Or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 1/4 Nut Milk of choice

Instructions:

  1. Mix the flour, cinnamon, and baking soda together in a bowl, set aside.
  2. Mix together the sweet potato, coconut sugar, and nut milk together (you can use a blender if you’re lazy like me)
  3. Mix both the dry mix and the wet mix until fully incorporated, best to use a spatula or wooden spoon to avoid over mixing.
  4. Heat up a non-stick pan and cook the pancakes on medium high. Wait for bubbles before flipping the pancakes. (If you don’t have a non-stick pan, just use a regular pan and put some coconut oil or vegan butter on the pan to prevent sticking)
  5. Serve with your choice of fruits, vegan syrup like rice syrup, coconut syrup, agave nectar, etc. You can also top it with vegan butter, nuts, seeds, etc. The possibilities are endless!

I hope you get to try this out and let me know how you like it!

 

Peace and love,

Mirabai

 

How to make Hot Chocolate without using Heat || NOURISH

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Right now I am living in a house where we have no means of cooking. Well, sort of. There is a steamer and a rice cooker but those take way too long to make hot chocolate, and there are nights when I just want a hot cup of cocoa. Luckily I’ve got a Vitamix in the house so I don’t even need to use heat when I want a hot drink, I can just use friction.

I love making hot chocolate in the Vitamix because it takes me less time really. I made sure to count this time it only took me 2 minutes until it was hot and steamy. If you want this to be frothy and and creamy, I suggest adding maybe 2 Tbs of soaked cashews make it thicker. This is just a version that has less fat it in compared to normal hot cocoa because I used powdered peanut butter which has less fat than regular peanut butter and doesn’t have the oily-ness of peanut butter. I use cashews when I don’t have powdered peanut butter though, or just soy milk and lessen the water.

If you don’t have a Vitamix… You can just switch the cacao nibs for cocoa powder probably and heat everything on a stove top or just mix it all with hot water. It should work. Also take note that this serving is for a MerMonkey which means it serves probably 4 people because I eat for a family of 4 hungry humans.

If you like cold drinks, you can blend this until smooth then serve it with ice, or blend it with have of the water until smooth then add some ice to the blender until you’ve got your desired consistency. There are many different ways to enjoy this, really.

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Hot Cocoa with Peanut Butter and Cinnamon

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbs Cacao Nibs
  • 7 Tbs Coconut Sugar
  • 3 Tbs Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 3- 3 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions:

Place all the ingredients into the Vitamin Blender and blend until smoooooooth, or follow the other instructions I wrote above.

Total time blending until hot:  2-3 minutes

If you don’t have a Vitamix and want to get one for your kitchen, you can check them out here or here.

Hope you enjoy!

Peace and love,

Mirabai

Radish & Cucumber Salad

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Most people don’t like radish, I mean I didn’t like it before, so I understand.

Last year though when I first went to Davao, I stayed with some really awesome people and tried a radish salad for the first time. It was a bit different from this one, but that was the salad that allowed me to not hate radish. I also love how simple and easy it looked. So this year when I came back to Davao I decided to make a radish salad of my own. It’s different, but it’s incredibly simple and easy to make.

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I think the secret is in how thinly one cut it, I mean it really could be. I’ve only liked it when it was cut really thinly and massaging it with a bit of sea salt also helps. It helps soften the radish which I think makes a huge difference.

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Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Radish & Cucumber Salad

Serves 1 Salad Monster
Ingredients:
  • 1 Large Radish
  • 4 Cucumber
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3 Tbs Pinakurat
  • 2-3 Tbs Calamansi Juice
Instructions:
  1. Peel the radish and cucumber, then keep peeling it until you have all thin strips.
  2. Add the salt and massage the radish and cucumber until they are soft, there will be some water that will come out of the radish and cucumber, so strain that.
  3. Add vinegar and calamansi and mix everything together.
  4. Serve and Enjoy!

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Pretty easy, right? I have to say that radish is definitely an acquired taste, so try it first. I seem to only like it served this way for now, but maybe in the future I’ll like it in a different way as well, let’s just wait and see!

Peace and love,

Mirabai

 

 

 

Simple Gluten-free Chocolate Banana Tart

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It’s Valentine’s Day, well almost, So I thought I would create a little vegan treat!

It’s been a while since I baked or prepared anything like this, I mean aside from the chocolate carrot cake I made for my sister a few weeks ago for her birthday but I’m going to say that that one doesn’t count. I haven’t experimented on sweets in a while, so I figured why not make something, right?