Savoury Pancakes (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)


Since I did Dr. Junger’s CLEAN detox, I’ve been thinking of more ways to have a gluten free diet (the dairy is still difficult to eliminate from my life, but one ingredient at a time people :P), so the other day I bought these local gluten free flours made from taro root and plantain and I really did not know how to use them.


This morning i felt like experimenting with them and was pleasantly surprised with the results! Just using some intuition and whatever I had in my fridge and pantry, these were born. Althought I had them for breakfast, this recipe can be made for any meal. If you can’t find these flours, try any other combination of vegetable flours that you can get a hold of

For the pancakes

1 cup of taro root flour

1/2 cup of plantain flour

1 cup of hot water

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp of salt

1 tsp of smoked paprika

1 tsp of garlic powder

1 tbsp of coconut oil

non-stick oil in spray

For the filling

3 tbsp of chimichurri sauce

1 small shallot, finely chopped

2 cups cremini mushrooms, roughly chopped

2 cups arugula

salt and pepper to taste

Crumbled Feta cheese for garnish

In a bowl, mix the 2 flours, add salt, paprika and garlic powder. Ina separate bowl, mix the eggs and add to the dry ingredients. Add the warm water and coconut oil and mix well until smooth.


Heat up a skillet and spray it with the canola oil. Pour the mix with a spoon and turn the skillet side to side, so the mixture distributes well. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the pancakes are bubbling and with a big spatula flip the pancake. Cook for 2 more minutes. Repeat this with the rest of the batter. Put the pancakes aside (you can put them in the oven in 200 degrees so they can keep warm).

In a separate skillet, heat up the chimichurri sauce and add the shallots. Cook them around 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper to taste and mix well with the chimichurri. After 3 minutes, add the arugula leaves and mix well for around 1 minute. Turn the heat off.

Now its time to assemble it all! Put one pancake in a plate, pour the filling mix on top of it and sprinkle feta cheese on top. Top with a second pancake and more filling and feta cheese. I don’t know how i couldn’t think of this before!


Desde que hice el detox CLEAN del Dr. Junger, he tratado de pensar en maneras de tener una dieta libre de gluten (todavía no estoy ahi con los lácteos, un ingrediente a la vez gente :P), asi que el otro día compre estas harinas locales y gluten free, hechas de platoon y otoe y no sabia mucho que hacer con ellas. Esta mañana tuve ganas de experimentar y tuve una agradable sorpresa con los resultados! Armada con un poco de intuicion y lo que habia en mi nevera, nacieron estas delicias. Aunque las comi en el desayuno, esta receta puede aplicar para cualquier comida. Si no encuentras estas harinas, trata con cualquier otra combinacion de harinas de vegetales que puedas conseguir.

Para los pancakes

1 taza de harina de otoe

1/2 taza de harina de platano

1 taza de agua tibia

2 huevos, batidos

1 cucharadita de sal

1 cucharadita de paprika

1 cucharadita de ajo en polvo

1 cucharada de aceite de coco

aceite en spray

Para el relleno

3 cucharadas de salsa chimichurri

1 chalote finamente picado

2 tazas de hongos cremini, picados

2 tazas de arugula

sal y pimienta al gusto

queso Feta desmoronado para coronar

En un bol, mezcla las 2 harinas, agrega sal, paprika y ajo en polvo. En un bol separado mezcla los huevos y agregalos a los ingredientes secos. Agrega el agua tibia y el aceite de coco y mezcla bien hasta que la masa este suave. Calienta un sarge a fuego medio y rocialo con el aceite de canola en spray. Con una cuchara vierte un poco de la mezcla en el sarten y muevelo de lado a lado para que la mezcla se distribuya uniformemente. Cocinalo por 2 minutos, o hasta que salgan burbujas a la mezcla. Con una spatula dale la vuelta al pancake y dejalo cocinar 2 minutos mas.  Repite este procedimiento con el resto de la mezcla. Ponlos a un lado, si quieres metelos al horo a 200 grados para que se mantengan tibios.

En un smarten aparte, calienta la salsa de chimichurri y agregate los chalotes. Dejandolos cocinar por 3 minutos. Agrega los hongos, sal y pimienta al gusto y revuelve bien para que se mezclen con la salsa. Despues de 3 minutos, agrega las hojas de arugula y revuelvelas por 1 minuto. Apaga el fuego.

Ahora llego el momento de armarlos. Pon un pancake en un plato, viertele un poco de la mezcla de hongos y arugula, espolvoreales queso feta. Ponle un segundo pancake encima y repite la operacion.

No se como no se me ocurrio esto antes!

Veggie Dinner Sandwich

Veggie Dinner Sandwich

Hungry & Lazy, but still don’t want to take the bread and cheese route? Try this one, you wont regret it….
Here’s what you need:
1 japanese eggplant, cut lenghtwise (soak it in salty water for 5 minutes)
1 shallot, sliced
1 portobello mushroom, sliced
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
lemon juice
1 haas avocado
salt & pepper to taste
Heat up 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a skillet, when its hot put in the eggplant slices, sprinkle salt, pepper & paprika , turn and add the same ingredients. Keep turning it until golden and a bit charred on both sides, set aside.
Add more oil to the skillet (about 2 tablespoons) and throw in the shallots and toss them around until golden, then add the mushrooms, 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey (to help those shallots caramelise). Sprinkle salt & pepper to taste (not too much).
While the mushrooms are cooking, open one haas avocado in half and spoon it out in a bowl, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, pepper and drizzle olive oil, mix well and set aside.
Turn the mushrooms off (you want them firm, not too mushy)
Slice a baguette open and toast it a bit to get some texture going.
Spread the avocado paste on the baguette, then layer up the eggplant slices and top with the mushrooms and caramelized shallots.
Yeah, you’re welcome….