• Fall Foliage, Maple Syrup and Pumpkin Pancakes

    Read about the highlights from our little fall adventure in east coast USA, learn how to make simple vegan pumpkin pancakes and cover them with real maple syrup. Fall in love before winter comes.

    vegan pumpkin pancakes with pecans coconut goji berries and maple syrup

    As you may know, we just got back from the US after traveling to experience the magical fall foliage. This trip was a super spontaneous “mini-moon” that we decided to go on after realizing that the last two months, of wedding planning and getting married, have been pretty hectic. white truck on fall foliage backgroundme at Table Rock trail, Dixville Notch New Hampshire

    This trip was everything we hoped for! Connecting with nature, eating good food, sharing romantic moments and getting tons of inspiration for the year ahead (if you haven’t been following, we just celebrated the Jewish new year a month ago). I came back to Israel packed with energy and with a huge craving for pancakes, and pumpkin, well and also real maple syrup. What can I say? This is my body’s way of combining some of my favorite things about the US - Halloween and Thanksgiving vibes, tall stacks of pancakes, pumpkin and the colors of fall. real Vermont maple syrupreal Vermont maple syruppancake stack bite on a wooden fork

    Our trip started (and ended) in the greatest city of them all - NYC! Since we only spent a few days in the city, I will not be including a full NYC guide here, but here are some of my favorites at the moment:

    • Matchaful- unusual delicious matcha combinations and healthy snacks.
    • Butcher’s Daughter- for a light vegan (and veganish) breakfast with great vibes. If it is a nice day and you’re at the Nolita branch, you could also just grab something from their to-go shop next door and enjoy it at the green and gorgeous Elizabeth Street garden.
    • Nix- a Michelin star vegetarian/vegan restaurant. Great for a date night! Don’t skip the squash dumplings.
    • Union Square Market- always great for fresh produce and other goodies.
    • Bondst- an amazing Japanese restaurant with great veganish dishes. Their agedashi tofu is one of the best I ever had.
    matcha latte drink on a wooden tableElizabeth Street gardenpumpkin dumplingscolorful corncolorful carrots

    After getting our jetlag in order, we were ready to start our road trip to see the fall foliage. Our plan was very loose, but we wanted to get up to Burlington, Vermont, through the White Mountains of New Hampshire and back to New York. Here are the highlights of the trip:

    pink sunset

    Hopefully, if you got this far, you’re ready to eat some pumpkin pancakes. This recipe was developed after I returned to Tel Aviv and wanted to make sure everyone can make it, even if they don’t have access to pumpkin puree or pumpkin spice. I use real pumpkin and a simple blend of vanilla and cinnamon. pumpkin pancake on the frying pantall pancakes stack with pecans coconut goji berries and maple syrup on top

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