Monday, January 5, 2009

Eggplant Pancakes and Other Things

Tonight’s dinner is the start of an accidental theme this week, foods that are round. It is accidental since I had to change my plans because at the moment seitan making is on the back burner. Making seitan is a problem right now because in the process of putting my laptop case in the trunk on Saturday (a backpack) the backside of my right hand has been somewhat sliced by the top of the trunk. It isn’t that bad and no trips to the doctor had to be made, but I just don’t want to any chances when making seitan and doing the kneading. In the process of changing the menu, round items of food just popped up and so the accidental theme.

Dinner was more of the stuffing pancakes (I know, I am getting somewhat tired of them also), but the one is the middle of the stack is an eggplant pancake. This is something I found over at Vegetation’s original blog vegetationramblings, but she got it from Susan V over at the Fat Free Vegan. While they both did them Florentine style, that was just a bit to much for me, so I had it plain. And while I am still somewhat ambivalent about eggplant, it was really quite good. The oregano really came through the other flavors and went very well with the herbs in the stuffing. Unfortunately, I don’t have any soy free ricotta or they just might be made into a single serving of a lasagna eggplant pancake stack. Something to try in the future.

On the side is just some steamed corn and steamed cauliflower with cheese sauce. Now the cheese sauce it interesting. Apparently if you mix the Gee Whiz 2:1 with “milk” (your favorite kind, just make sure it is unsweetened and plain) it makes a cheese sauce. This just might keep Gee Whiz errantly in my refrigerator since I hate broccoli and cauliflower and really can only eat them with a cheese sauce on them. If only I had some pasta shells around to make a single serving of “mac and cheese”. Oh well, next time.


  1. eggplant pancake, that is very cool :) You totally have to make that lasagna you mentioned sounds delish, i'm not a huge fan of eggplant but i could see that being yummy.

  2. Haha, I eat so much food (yes, I said that :P) I forgot I made those. They really were good. I'll have to revisit that recipe now you've reminded me they were good!

  3. count me in with the masses that aren't big fans of the aubergine thing, but when it's peeled, I'm a bit more tolerant of it.
    mmm, Gee Whiz, on the other hand...