וועגאַנמאָפאָ: "ב" איז פֿאַר מו שו וועגעטאַבלעס מיט 5-ספּייס פּאַנקייקס

די “V” וואָרט האלט זייַן סימכע פון וועגאַנמאָפאָ, דער חודש פון געשמאַק וועגאַן עסנוואַרג, מיט די אנדערע 25 אותיות פון די אלפאבעט. Today we hit the half-way mark with the 13th MoFo post. Our letter of the day is “M” which stands for Moo Shu Vegetables with 5-Spice Pancakes.

I have to confess to a quirk of mine. I love the idea of sandwiches, tacos and other foods that are wrapped or encased in some kind of bread or dough but then when I eat, I always end up taking the food out of said enclosure. I’m just not a big bread/dough eater, especially if it’s soft and doughy. צו מיר, bread should always be toasted and preferably garlicky.

Tom learned quickly that if we got heroes, he would end up with half of my bread. I would always cut the sandwich in half, combine all the filling into one half of the bread and leave the other half behind. Then I had a bigger, more packed sandwich but with half the bread. צו מיר, that meant double the flavor and half the calories.

When I make Spanish food and serve tortillas, I make several for each of us but I usually eat only one – just one to try the food in a tortilla and then I decide I like it better without the wrap. צו מיר, the wrap masks the flavors in the dish. I like the fillings of lasagna but not all the lasagna noodles. Maximum filling, minimum bread – just enough to hold the ingredients together. That’s how I roll…or unroll, I guess 🙂

The same thing would happen whenever I would order Moo Shu dishes from Chinese restaurants. They would come with a bunch of pancakes to roll the shredded cabbage dish into and I would eat one before I continued to just eat the Moo Shu out of the container.

So when I decided to recreate Moo Shu Vegetables for myself, of course I had to also make my own pancakes so I could try at least one wrap. I could have used corn tortillas but that didn’t sound right for the Chinese dish. I needed Vegan and gluten-free pancakes that would compliment the Moo Shu Vegetables. 5-Spice powder is a mixture of spices commonly used in Chinese cooking. The most common combination is star anise, קלאָוועס, צימערינג, fennel and Sichuan pepper or ginger.

Here is my recipe for Moo Shu Vegetables with 5-Spice Pancakes. Crunchy, shredded cabbage, peppers and carrots and sliced mushrooms in a delicious, thick, sweet and tangy brown sauce. Wrapped in chive-filled, aromatic 5-Spice pancakes…or not. It’s up to you.

Moo Shu Vegetables with 5-Spice Pancakes

For the Moo Shu Vegetables:

ינגרידיאַנץ

2 Tbs. פיסטאַשקע ייל
2 קלאָוועס קנאָבל, מינסט
1 Tbs. ינגבער, גרייטיד
2 טעפּלעך מאַשרומז, sliced thinly
1 head of savoy cabbage, שרעדאַד
1 רויט גלאָק פעפער, sliced thinly
2 small carrots, cut into thin strips
6 סקאַליאַנז, cut in half lengthwise and into 1 ½ inch pieces
3 Tbs. brown rice vinegar
2 Tbs. מירין
2 Tbs. גלוטען-פֿרייַ טאַמאַרי
2 Tbs. האָיסין סאָוס

אינסטרוקציעס

Heat a large skillet with the oil. Add the garlic and ginger and let cook until fragrant, וועגן 2 מינוט. Add the mushrooms and let cook until browned, וועגן 4 מינוט. Add the cabbage and let cook until it starts to get tender but crisp, וועגן 5 מינוט. Add the bell pepper and cook about 2 מינוט. Add the scallions last and cook for about 2 מינוט.

Add the brown rice vinegar, מירין, tamari and hoisin sauce to the skillet and cook for another minute or two. Let it thicken a bit. Serve while hot with 5-Spice Pancakes.

For the 5-Spice Pancakes:

ינגרידיאַנץ

1 ¼ cups chickpea flour
1 ½ cups non-dairy milk
1 Tbs. וועגאַן פּוטער, צעלאָזן
1 Tbs. טשיקקפּעאַ מעל + 2 Tbs. וואַסער
1 Tbs. fresh chives or scallion greens
½ צפּ. 5-געווירץ פּודער
Cooking Spray

אינסטרוקציעס

אין אַ קליין שיסל, mix the Tbs. of chickpea flour and the 2 Tbs. of water until it is a loose paste. This acts as a binder. אין אַ שיסל, mix the milk, butter and chickpea flour/water mixture. Add the chickpea flour to the bowl and mix into a batter. Stir in the chives and the 5-Spice Powder. Refrigerate for up to an hour.

When you are ready to make the pancakes, remove the batter from the fridge. If it’s too thick, you may need to add a bit of water.

Heat a non-stick 8” skillet. Spray with cooking spray and pour about ¼ cup of the batter in the center of the skillet and swirl it around until it covers the pan. Cook until the edges brown and you can flip the pancake. Cook on the other side for just a minute.

Keep pancakes on a warmed plate or in the oven (200 דיגריז) until ready to eat.

האַנאָע האָבן!

“M” איז פֿאַר מו שו וועגעטאַבלעס מיט 5-ספּייס פּאַנקייקס. פֿאַר אנדערע “M” ווערטער, טשעק אויס מיין Moroccan Split Pea Soup, מייַן Minestrone Soup with Turnip Greens און מיין מעדיטערראַנעאַן סאַלאַד מיט זון-דאַר פּאָמידאָר ווינאַיגרעטטע.

די “V” וואָרט: זאָגן אים. עסן עס. לעבן אים.

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  1. ריאַ פּאַרסאָנס יאַנואַר 25, 2012 בייַ 3:09 בין #

    Thanks Veganosaurus. 🙂

  2. Veganosaurus יאַנואַר 24, 2012 בייַ 3:21 PM #

    Oh wow!! Looks sooooo yummy!! It’s making me very hungry. I’m gonna try this out the next time I make dosa batter (I like rice more than chickpea flour when it comes to pancakes).

  3. ריאַ פּאַרסאָנס אָקטאָבער 19, 2011 בייַ 3:26 בין #

    Hi beans,
    I really hope you like it! דאַנק.

  4. beansfigsandkatz אָקטאָבער 19, 2011 בייַ 2:03 בין #

    yum! i have half a cabbage in the fridge, i might need to make this tonight!


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