Vegan Spelt Pancakes
Are you looking for a healthy yet delicious pancake recipe? Look no further, these vegan spelt pancakes are divine indulgence of fluffy, moist, delicious and nourishing breakfast/ brunch options without a guilt. My kids love eating pancakes anytime of the day and nothing makes me happy to serve them pancakes made with the right ingredients that are tasty yet beneficial to their health. The store bought mixtures and restaurants batters are highly processed with white flour, eggs, dairy products, preservatives and sugars. My daily and creative experiments led me to this super successful recipe that is fit for our dietary needs and makes everyone smile!
The various vegan toppings definitely add to the taste and charm of pancake eating. Vegan whip creams, colorful berries, creamy almond or nut butters, maple syrup or sugar snowflakes are all yummy and perfect compliment to these mouth watering pancakes!
Cacao Energy Balls
On a recent trip to Costa Rica, we really enjoyed visiting a Cacao plantation. We received a wealth of knowledge from our talented guides on the life cycle of cacao fruits and the process of making cacao powder. Cacao powder has many nutritional benefits and is a rich source of iron, magnesium and calcium. We were surprised to find that cacao powder contains 40 times more antioxidants than blueberries! I absolutely love using cacao powder in raw desserts or simply enjoying a cup of vegan hot chocolate using cacao on cold evenings.
Cacao energy balls are the perfect bite-sized dessert that keep you satisfied without any added fats or sugars. The energy balls get their crunch from the nuts, fiber from oats, sweetness from dates, and omega-3’s from hemp seeds. They provide energy to the body, help in building lean muscle mass, and aid in weight management.
Whether you are looking for a quick snack on the run or a protein-packed after workout treat, these cacao energy balls are the perfect solution!
Papri chaat is the one of the most savory and popular street foods of New Delhi, India. It is an unique appetizer that is crisp, tangy, sweet and umami flavor all in one bite. When visiting New Delhi, you can find this chaat on the menu of street vendors, restaurants, and wedding parties whether causal or upscale.
A chaat is typically a crispy base topped with yogurt, spices, toppings, and the chutneys. This vegan take on chaat gets crunch from the papris, creaminess from the vegan yogurt, spicy/salty notes from the chili powders, freshness/color from the toppings and the great umami flavor from the coriander-mint and date chutneys.
Try it just once and get hooked forever like me!