So the very astute among you will notice that there’s a change on the Como Water site! Now, in addition to the blog, you can “Become A Member!” What, pray tell, does that mean? Let me explain…
While teaching cooking classes here in DC, I started to notice a theme…folks really wanted to eat more fruits and vegetables, but didn’t know how, without sacrificing flavor, that is. In our classes, I would provide “tricks” for infusing veg-centric cuisine with maximum flavor and soon began to notice that these tricks led to real change in the class participants–folks adopted the tricks as their own, in their own homes! That’s when a light went off in my head!
An online video curriculum to help people eat more veg-centric cuisine!
Here’s what I mean. I decided to combine my background as a psychologist with my experiences in food policy, love for all things deliciously veg-centric, and constant striving to develop my mindfulness practice to create a holistic set of online videos that helps folks eat more fruits and vegetables. This video curriculum offers members online cooking classes and talks by me, as well as talks by experts from around the country. Well, folks, I am happy to announce that my vision has become a reality!
These pancakes are an adapted version of the orange vanilla pancakes I made earlier this year. They feature my favorite holiday indulgence–soy nog (feel free to use coconut or rice nog, if you’re not into the soy thing). Coupled with toasted pecans, this is the ultimate holiday breakfast/brunch treat!
Happy Saturday and Happy Holidays folks! And don’t forget to Become a Como Water member! 😀
Pecan Pancakes with Soy Nog Glaze
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg replacer (prepared according to package)
1/4 cup oat (or preferred) milk
3/4 cup soy nog
2 tablespoons Earth Balance–melted
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Glaze (see below)
*Prepare egg replacer according to package directions. Mix egg replacer with vanilla extract, milk, soy nog and melted Earth Balance. Set aside.
*In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until fully incorporated. Let sit at least 5 minutes before cooking.
*Heat griddle or frying pan to medium heat. Lightly grease with Earth Balance. Ladle batter onto griddle. Once bubbles begin to form (after ~ 2 minutes), flip. Cook second side until golden brown. Repeat until all batter is used up. Enjoy!
Soy Nog Glaze Ingredients:
1/2 cup soy nog
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons pecans–toasted
*Add all ingredients except pecans to small sauce pan. Whisk. Heat over medium heat. (Watch it to make sure it does boil over!). Once it’s reduced by about half, remove from the heat. Stir in pecans. Drizzle all over your pancakes! Viola!