Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Creations

In our family, we typically do our running around on Saturdays and relax on Sundays. And by relax, I mean Tony watches football and I mess around in the kitchen. This Sunday was no exception.

I had my sous-chef Olivia with me, ready to assist.

First we made enough chocolate chip pancakes to last Jackson all week. I've had to double my batch lately. He used to eat one pancake every morning -- now he eats two!

The smell of "cake-cakes" (as he calls them) lured Little Man into the kitchen. I think he wanted to show off his new haircut. He was sporting quite the toddler mullet before.

Much better.

Next we made some steamed white seitan, from Viva Vegan. I'm not sure yet what I'll use it in, but it freezes well.

Finally, we made fennel-scented flax crackers from 1000 Vegan Recipes. I had trouble rolling them out super-thin. I got to a point where it seemed like I had added a ton of flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the rolling pin, and I didn't want to add any more. They turned out more like a very thin flatbread, than a crispy cracker. But that's fine with me. They taste awesome (I love fennel) and they pair well with cream cheese or hummus.

I'd say we were pretty productive for a relaxing Sunday! Hope you had a fun weekend!


  1. I feel that way sometimes with recipes, that I'm adding SO much extra flour to get it to work. Weird. Pretty crackers, though, and the steamed seitan sounds interesting! It's been awhile since I've made choc. chip pancakes - yum. Cute sous chef, and I like his haircut!

  2. The pancakes look amazing! :) I hope you can post a recipe one day (I'm not very good at making pancakes, unfortunately).

  3. Oh my goodness, your sous chef picture is ADORABLE!!!

  4. seglare, i always use the pancake recipe from the urban vegan cookbook -- they cook up super fast!