Aquafaba Vegan Pancakes

Aquafaba Vegan Pancakes

One of my favourite thing with cooking is looking for alternatives to “traditional” ingredients or techniques. As you may have read in my post about flexitarianism, I would never fully commit to any restrictive diet, but this doesn’t mean that nothing’s interesting in it. Actually, if looking more specifically into plant-based diets you’ll really notice that it’s shaken things up in food habits and has probably become the trendiest diet ever. Ok, Instagram might have played an important role in this, but it does not affect in any way the fact that veganism provides a lot of alternatives to animal based products but also in terms of cooking techniques. Today, we’ll talk aquafaba – aka. chickpea water – and how to make to die for pancakes with it !

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Upgraded Avocado Toast: grilled zucchini & spicy crispy chickpeas

Upgraded Avocado Toast: grilled zucchini & spicy crispy chickpeas

The past years have truly been the avocado toast mania literally everywhere around the world 🙂 In my opinion, avo toasts should remain a guilty pleasure, not because they are sweet, but because avocados are not grown in France, usually in large productions having a very negative impact on the planet (high carbon footprint, water consumption, deforestation). But, as I mentioned in other posts, nobody is perfect and I can’t resolve myself to stop eating any exotic fruits or veggies because they come from far away. So I still have an avocado if I really crave one and moderate my consumption to the extent with I trust is reasonable. I will always consider that food frustration isn’t part of a healthy diet.

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Vegan Dark Choco Mousse

Vegan Dark Choco Mousse

As flexitarians, we become very open-minded on cooking alternatives offered by other specific diets (vegan & all). I particularly like how the vegan diet makes you rethink totally the way you cook. Actually, I would never have found out that chickpea water reproduces perfectly whipped egg whites and makes an incredibly addictive chocolate mousse.

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