|Sweetcorn pancakes and broccoli pancakes|
1. Cook meat, add potatoes or rice, a couple of cooked vegetables and a salad et voila - a dinner party! With meatless food it's somehow never as simple as that. Whatever I serve (vegetable strudel, lasagne, quiche, stuffed vegetables) and whatever I add (kugel, latkes, curried rice with everything) I'm thinking: why am I adding more starch when the main item already has pasta/rice/pastry in it? Ditto for the vegetable sides - more vegetables?
2. I'm always looking for that elusive meaty taste and texture. It's a mindset I have to get past but I'm not there yet.
3. Sometimes I want a burger with all the trimmings.
4. I like the old familiar foods even if they are meat-centric. Hence spaghetti tofunaise and vegetarian cholent.
I know the answer is to get over the traditional meat and two veg as the ideal meal but until I do I've gone a bit mad with pancakes. Make them thick and dense and full of flavour and you have something that can look like a burger, a chicken nugget, a sausage or a shnitzel. We're into nugget size at the moment as DD is 3yo and it suits her for dipping into ketchup.
|Make nuggets with teaspoon size portions|
|Tuna pancakes (Yes I know!)|
Recipeshed at Chronicles of a Reluctant Housedad where the theme this week is soups and vegetarian. And I wish you all a flipping good Shrove Tuesday.