Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Vegan Pancakes


These are a yummy and vegan twist on a childhood favourite. Add fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips, drizzle with warm maple syrup, and enjoy!

The pancakes:
1 c flour
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 c vanilla soymilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
dash of cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and stir until just about mixed (you don't want to overmix this, or the chemical reaction to make them fluffy won't work as well).
Scoop about 1/4 c of the batter and ladle onto a hot and lightly greased griddle or frying pan. When the batter bubbles at the center, use a spatula and flip them. The outsides should be a dark golden brown, and slightly crispy. Re-grease the pan as needed in between pancakes.

To make homemade maple syrup:
2 c sugar
1 c water
1 tbsp maple extract
Boil together the sugar and water. Once bubbling, add in the extract. If you like a more buttery maple syrup, add in a dash of butter flavouring or oil. Take off heat, and allow to cool to a syrupy texture. Serve on hot pancakes, with a sprinkle of confectionary sugar.

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