Pancake Day – Late And Vegan

Harvey was very disappointed to have missed pancake day this year so I promised him pancakes today.  Not for breakfast though!  I have 2 days off work to spend with Harvey as it is half term so I was having a little lie in and reading the magazine Abel & Cole left me last week.  There was a recipe for celeriac rosti which sounded easy.  I had a celeriac languishing in the fridge so this seemed like a good way to use it up and I thought we could have it for breakfast.

celeriac on recipe You grate half a celeriac.grated celeriac Mix it with egg, garlic, herbs or spices, salt and pepper.  I have just noticed the recipe says to add flour but I missed that bit out (accidentally) and they worked really well!making rosti Then fry it gently.  Super easy.egg celeriac rosti Harvey had his with garlic sausage and he really enjoyed it.  I try and make sure he has fruit and/or veggies with every meal so that was veggies with breakfast sorted!

rosti and garlic sausage

I adapted the recipe to make it vegan by substituting the egg for a vegan ‘egg’ made by mashing a banana and mixing in 1 tbsp chia seeds.  I went and had a long bath while the chia seeds swelled up.banana chia As mine were sweet rostis I didn’t add the garlic, herbs, salt or pepper.  I just stirred in the grated celeriac.rosti celeriac banana Then fried them in coconut banana celeriac rosti Served with persimmon it was very good.  Frying banana intensifies the flavour and the banana flavour went very well with the celeriac.persimmon and rosti Celeriac Rosti

Savoury Style (serves 1)

1/4 of a celeriac, grated
1 egg, whisked
1 clove of garlic
Sprinkling of herbs (I used thyme)
salt and pepper
1 tbsp flour (optional)
oil for cooking

Whisk eggs in a bowl and add the garlic, herbs, salt and pepper
Mix in the celeriac
Make in to 3 large balls and pace in frying pan
Flatten and fry for a approximately 2 minutes each side


Sweet and vegan style (serves 1)

1/4 of a celeriac, grated
1 banana mashed
1 tbsp chia seeds

Mash the banana and add the chia seeds and set aside for at least an hour
Mix in the celeriac, shape in to balls and fry as above

They are very easy and taste lovely.  The magazine recommended making them to serve with roast meat but they were excellent for breakfast too.
banana celeriac roasti I snacked on half a blood orange and a mug of green tea late morning.blood orange and green tea For lunch I made the pancakes I had promised the little fella.  I chose Jamie Oliver’s vegan blueberry pancakes.  They were very easy to make too and we both really enjoyed them.making blueberry pancakes blueberry pancakesHarvey enjoyed his with oranges and maple syrup.
blueberry pancakes H I had some Co Yo and oranges with mine.  They really were excellent and kept us filled up for about 6 hours!blueberry pancakes 1 We took the dogs over the road for a walk despite the rain which seemed to start the minute we left the house.Milton in water 1 It was good to be outside walking.  I felt very energised after my pancake lunch and really enjoyed the walking.H in pale woods I did snack on some coconut chips and 2 dates while I heated up supper – left over Keralan vegetable curry and rice.  It reheats very well.Keralan curry leftover

A great day’s eating plus a dog walk plus lots of activity in the house so I am pleased with today’s efforts.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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