Chocolate Chip Pancakes and Hummus (no, not together, sillies!)

Then again, hummus and pancakes could be good together…I mean, a pita isn’t that different from a pancake, right?

Ok, anyway…before I get to the food, I need to send huge thanks to three amazing bloggers and friends : Celine of Have Cake, Will Travel, Ricki of Diet, Dessert and Dogs and Diann of Eat’n Veg’n Vegan Food & Recipes. These three amazing ladies are participating in The 60-Day Project of birthday gifts for my mum, and their goodies have arrived safely chez elle (to her house). I spoke with Mammafish Sunday morning and she was giddy with birthday delight : Celine’s gift arrived on her actual birthday (what timing!), and Ricki‘s and Diann’s packages arrived the following day and she got to open them at her birthday dinner! She just loved everything and was marveling at your thoughtfulness and talent! You are all very appreciated! Merci!!!


I was feeling the need for some comfort food, and pancake brunch on Sunday is as good an excuse as any. I’ve made Chocolate Chip Pancakes before, but they often ended up burnt, or a little too done. These delicious pannycakes were perfect: fluffy and ever-so-chocolaty, and you’ll find the recipe in the upcoming 500 Vegan Recipes. You could smother them with jam or even peanut butter, but we went with maple syrup, of course…

Another test recipe which is more than worth mentioning is the Traditional Hummus :


I tend to fancy myself as a bit of a hummus snob, and seem to always have some freshly made in the fridge, but I have a confession to make kids : I have never, ever, had such creamy and silky smooth hummus. Ever. And it’s easy-peasy. So there. I don’t know what I did to get to be a tester for 500 Vegan Recipes, but I’m one lucky Shellyfish! I recognize the above photo has the personality of boiled potatoes, so how about this one:


And to end this post on a happy note I’d like to share this gem, in honor of National Poetry Month (in the U.S.). This is one of my favourite poems. Washington Post writer Richard Thompson compiled some classic “Bushisms” and penned this oeuvre back in 2002 (I think). I am incapable of reading this poem without laughing out loud.

Make The Pie Higher

I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It’s a world of madmen and uncertainty
and potential mental losses.
Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the internet become more few?
How many hands have I shaked? They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish can coexist.
Families is where our nation finds hope, where our
wings take dream. Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher! Make the pie higher!

I don’t know about you, but I’m thankful that the human and the fish can coexist! Now got knock down the tollbooth and have a happy Sunday.

22 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Pancakes and Hummus (no, not together, sillies!)

  1. Chocolate pancakes….mmmmmm! And hummus is something that I make and eat constantly, always great to find a new recipe.

    That poem is AWESOME! Now, If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go put food on my family.

  2. YUM! I have never eaten chocolate pancakes, nor made hummus at home. I will have to give both of those a shot (especially the second one… I LOVE hummus!).

  3. You really are the luckiest…all those recipes! Can’t wait until the cookbook comes out for the rest of us slackers. 😉

  4. Oh, where to begin?? First I must stop laughing. . .

    I’m so glad Mommafish liked the gifts! And thanks again for allowing me to play along–so much fun! 🙂

    Those pancakes look amazing (and love your Happy Carrot Face)! Now let’s all be thankful that the humans and the fish can coexist. I, for one, am heading back to the kitchen in an attempt to make the pie higher!

  5. What a funny poem. And a funny bowl of hummus!

    I’m so glad your mom is enjoying her birthday, as she should! Too bad she couldn’t enjoy those pancakes for breakfast with you. They look soooo delicious.

  6. Oh Shellyfish…you are delightful. I’m so glad that fish and humans can coexist.
    I just posted about the hummus that I entered in a humm-off this weekend. My recipe ended up winning! I don’t know if it could compete with Celine’s recipe but I had fun creating a new hummus variation. Did their recipe use a food processor or a blender to get the super smooth texture?

  7. Chocolate pancakes are the ultimate comfort food. I dare you to drip syrup on top!

    The Bushisms poem made tears stream down my face, especially the pitbull and pie lines. And I must know what context “knock down the tollbooth” comes from. 😀

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