Green & Gold

Happy Sunday my lovelies! Hope everyone is having a great evening and to all my football fans out there, Go Packers!!

Let me just say that I am in no way a football fan, I don’t know a thing about football. I’m not even watching the game this year, but I figured come Superbowl time you have to root for somebody, right?

Here are my girlie-girl reasons for siding with the Green & Gold:

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1. Green is my favorite color!

2. I love cheese!

3. I think the cheese heads are totally awesome and I really, really want one! Janetha, tell Β  Β  Β  Marshall he better watch out! πŸ˜‰

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To show my “spirit”, I made something a little special for lunch this afternoon in honor of “my” team andΒ Pancake Sunday:

Green Cakes with Packers Cheeze Sauce: (serves 1)
Gluten free and dairy free, vegan option (just sub a flax egg for the real one)

  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour (can use whole wheat or regular all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 good-sized handful of fresh spinach

1. Stir vinegar into milk to create “buttermilk” and set aside.
2. Combine all dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl and stir with a whisk to break up Β  Β  Β  Β  any lumps.
3. Place “buttermilk, egg, and spinach in a blender (I used my Magic Bullet) and process Β  Β  Β  Β  until smooth.
4. Stir green goo into the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.
5. Pour batter into skillet over low-medium heat (makes 3 medium-sized cakes)
6. Cook cakes until batter starts to bubble (about 5-6 minutes), then flip and cook for Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  about 2-3 minutes on the other side.

Cheezy Packers Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted cashews
  • 2-3 yellow sweet mini peppers (about 1/4 cup, diced)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Feel free to add additional spices according to taste.

The cakes came out springy and fluffy with a nice earthy taste (due to the buckwheat flour) that paired excellently with the cashew cheese sauce and the smooth buttery avocado. Topped with a little Mrs. Dash Southwestern Chipotle (not pictured) and it was a definite tailgate party at my kitchen table!

Hope everyone that is watching the game tonight has a great time! I don’t have cable so I’ll be chillaxing with the Netflix tonight, but you better believe I’ll be hitting up the net for commercial replays first thing tomorrow. I swear, that’s the BEST thing about the Superbowl…oh, AND the food! πŸ˜‰

Are you a football fan? Who are you rooting for to win tonight?

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27 Responses to Green & Gold

  1. Oh wow. Those pancakes are REALLY green. πŸ™‚ I LOVE IT! πŸ™‚

  2. Those pancakes are beautiful! I don’t care who wins- I just found out who was playing! I guess now that I know a Wisconsin team is playing, I’m rooting for them because I like cheese too πŸ™‚

  3. I like football but totally neglected it this year due to school… I’m definitely for the Packers to win this one though! My roommate took me out on a sushi and ice cream date, so I got to see a little of the game while we were out.

  4. beautiful! ❀

    I only cheer for the patriots and the FSU Seminoles. I'm boring ❀

  5. Mrs. Fish says:

    Big football fan here! I’m more of a college football fan. Go Buckeyes.
    My husband is from Pittsburgh, so he bleeds black and gold. So we are rooting for the Steelers tonight! πŸ™‚

  6. inmytummy says:

    Haha, sounds like good reasons to me! I don’t care about football either. I do like cheese though.

  7. Those green pancakes are very neat and loving the cheesy sauce too, perfect for the Packers’ win!

  8. Green Bay all the way! Loved your cheese,head breakfast Heather.

    My favorite commercial thus far has been a local one – the mall walker TN lottery commercial. Hilarious!

  9. OMG. So cute and clever! Now that’s a foodies way to celebrate your favorite team!

  10. Namaste Gurl says:

    Green pancakes with avocado…. and cashew cheeze sauce? Girl, this savory pancake recipe has my name written ALL over it. I’ll definitely give these a shot in the near future, when I have some extra time, now that I’m starting school πŸ™‚ Ashley got me into using buckwheat, so I’ve been using the lovely grain a lot πŸ™‚

    No superbowl for me this year- just half time commercials πŸ™‚

    • Love the commercials! I bought some buckwheat not too long ago. I think I’m going to start experimenting with it this week! I can’t wait to make one of her buckwheat bakes! Good luck with the start of school today girlie!

  11. AHH LOVE these pancakes!! too too cute!

  12. Gill (snaxandthecity) says:

    woah awesome pancakes! LOVE the green-ness! never thought of putting spinach in pancakes…must do!
    I hardly even know what the SB is, but I hope your team wins!

  13. Uh, this could make me a football fan πŸ˜‰

    Looks delicious and beautiful as usual!

    I was semi half rooting for the packers because a) one of my good friensd is a packers fan b) i hate the steelers because they won against the seahawks a few years ago and the refs were idiots. the one and only time i actually watched the superbowl (it was boring, honestly).

  14. janetha says:

    OH MY GOSH. this post is incredible, i can’t wait to show marshall.

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  16. Kayla says:

    GREEN PANCAKES!!! I get waaay to excited about green foods. I can’t wait to make these!!

  17. Haha! How were they? Idk if i could down savory pancakes! They look beautiful though!

  18. I love your reasons for supporting your team – and I LOVE your green pancakes!
    Definitely bookmarking them and the pictures are gorgeous πŸ™‚

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