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I heart Blueberry Pancakes

21 Jul

My husband has a bit of a food crush on “food mob.”  I’m not sure how exactly he stumbled upon Chef Niall Harbison but I’m sure glad he did.  One of the recipes he’s easily mastered are the pancakes.  For quite a while, I was into the idea of creating great whole wheat, flax, super healthy pancakes.  While I still enjoy healthified pancakes,every now and then I long for simple, original pancakes.  These are amazing!  The blueberries provide a wonderful surprise sweetness.  The original recipe calls for white chocolate chips.  I think they make the recipe a little too sweet (since syrup is a requirement of my pancakes) and would only add them as an extra special treat for a sweets lover.

Apparently, I’ve also been informed that the pancake base (minus blueberries) can be used as a crepe  batter.  I’m always into a BOGO deal!

Blueberry Pancakes

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 eggs (Egg Substitute)
  • 1/2 cup skim organic milk (may need to add more to achieve desired consistency)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, eggs, and milk.
  2. Whisk until smooth/creamy consistency is achieved (think cake batter)
  3. Add baking powder and combine
  4. Lightly coat large frying pan with nonstick spray
  5. Using a ladle, fill ladle half full to make silver dollar sized pancakes (or bigger if you wish!)
  6. Ladle mix onto pan over medium heat
  7. Let pancakes begin to cook, 1 minute or so, then add blueberries on top
  8. Once edges begin to crisp and batter starts to show bubbles, flip pancake
  9. Cook until lightly golden

Tip: The most difficult part of pancake making is figuring out the right consistency.  Not every time will be the same.  It becomes an art. Sometimes, the batter may be too runny, in which case, adding more flour will fix the issue.  Other times, its too thick, which means adding more milk to fix.  Don’t get discouraged!  It may take a couple of attempts to achieve the perfect blueberry pancake.

Check out the chef’s videos at http://revision3.com/foodmob. I love his no BS attitude toward food (and the slight bits of cursing will catch you off guard)!

Ingredient Remix

13 Jul

I HATE to waste food (especially good food). Last night I cooked up Skinny Spinach Calzones and had a little bit of baby bella and mozzarella left over. This was the inspiration for a super quick yummy breakfast.

Scrambeled Egg Sammy with baby bellas and mozzarella

  • 1 egg (or egg substitute), whisked
  • handful of diced baby bella mushrooms
  • handful of shredded part skim mozzarella (or fat free mozzarella)
  • pinch of Mrs. dash (optional)
  • 1 Arnold Select Sandwich Thin (honey wheat)

Spray small pan with cooking spray and heat over medium/high heat. Add mushrooms and cook until color darkens. Add whisked egg and cook through. While egg is cooking, toast sandwich thin. Top sandwich thin with egg/mushroom mix and shredded mozzarella. If you would like it a little bit more salty, add a pinch of Mrs. dash. I personally enjoy the flavors of this breakfast minus salt. Enjoy!

Tip: I keep a bag of Arnold Select Sandwich Thins in the house at all times. They are great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also, at 100 Calories, 1 Gram of Fat and 20% your daily value in Fiber they are a great alternative to bread!