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Farmer’s Market strawberry pancakes

I used one of my finds at the St. Matthew’s Farmer’s Market to make some really tasty pancakes on Sunday!

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Well, pancake rather. I ended up making one big one instead of two smaller ones. I used the Hodgson Mill Buckwheat mix and added 1/2 cup unsweetened soymilk (for the milk), 1 tsp Ener-G egg replacer (for the egg) and 2 tbsp applesauce (for the oil). Josh didn’t want any, so I had leftovers the next day.

The texture was a little different (fluffy but kind of gritty) but I think that was the egg replacer. In the case of pancakes, flax egg works much better 🙂

But they were still tasty, including the Farmer’s Market organic strawberries!

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I have a lot more fun products, recipes, and whatnot to share with you guys, so much that it is starting to pile up on me. But I like the way the blog is going right now. Simple posts and more of a foodie feel, as opposed to a food journal. I’m past that point in my life now, so my blog should follow me. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Banana walnut chocolate chip pancakes

On Sunday morning, I like to make a special breakfast for myself, which usually means something like pancakes, waffles or French toast. This Sunday was no exception!

Believe it or not, I somehow managed to let myself run out of peanut butter (don’t worry, I have more now) so I had to work with what ingredients I had on hand.

What occurred was an amazing breakfast!

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I used 1/4 + 1/8 cup of Hodgson Mill’s Buckwheat pancake mix. I added 1 tsp Ener-G egg replacer, 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, and 1/4 cup + a splash of unsweetened rice milk and combined.

I also smashed half a banana and put it in the pancake mix. I cooked them over medium heat until they were done and then topped them with chocolate chips, walnuts, the other half of the banana and syrup.

Even without peanut butter, this breakfast made my day!

Do you like to make a “special” breakfast on the weekends?

Snow, waffles, ambience

We got a few inches of snow overnight and into this morning. I had a fun walk with Suzie!

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Last night when we were waiting for it to start snowing (we stayed home and cozy), I had decided to make waffles in the morning!

My parents tried this mix recently and didn’t like it. I was bummed for them, but it worked out for me. 🙂

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I used 3/4 cup of the mix and then added 1/2 cup soy milk, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup applesauce (for the egg) and 1/4 cup pumpkin (for the oil and flavor).

Plus some pumpkin pie spice, I almost forgot that!

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The batch made about 5.5 waffles, so I had two drizzled with peanut butter and syrup and topped with a lovely banana.

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Yumalicious!

Coffee was a must have, especially after my frigid trek outside (it’s in the single digits with the wind chill right now).

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Just French vanilla coffee and soymilk. The way I like it 🙂

Right now, I’m listening to the “New Age Ambient” station on Pandora and thinking of doing some yoga on my own. It’s quite relaxing, I like to listen to it at work too.

Eventually I’m going to have to venture out for a while to my mom’s and the grocery store. But I’m taking my sweet time!

What are your plans for the day?

Food fight

Good Saturday morning blog friends! Its a beautiful one here in KY, lots of sunshine and 60 degree temps 😉

For breakfast this morning, I felt like making  a weekend treat, so I used up the rest of my Hodgson Mill pancake mix. I followed the directions exactly (I usually omit oil but I went for it this time, trying out my new Crisco Canola oil with Omega 3) and threw in some chocolate chips for good measure.

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Served with some peanut butter and light syrup on top. Sadly, the syrup has HFCS but once its used up its gone. I cannot be a waster, I’m sorry. I also had some OJ fortified with calcium. Believe it or not, this is a cup. I measured it out in another glass and then poured it into the pretty one. It made me feel like I was drinking more than I was, plus it was visually pleasing.

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So, in regards to the title of this post…

Last night at the grocery store, Josh and I severely disagreed over butter. We have tried several kinds including the Land O’Lakes whipped butter (best according to eBrand Aid), Smart Balance, Promise, and Kroger brand spreadable butter…all of which contain no trans fat or hidden trans fat. But he claims they all “taste like crap” and what he really wants is I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Meh. I don’t use it that much so I guess I shouldn’t care, but still.

Did you know that on the front of this container it claims “trans fat free” but you can clearly see in the ingredients that it contains hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated soybean oil! Ugh.

I know its not easy for someone who eats unhealthy stuff like my husband to go to eating like me, I don’t expect that. It took me 2 1/2 years to get to where I am today and I’ve only been working on him for a few weeks now. But if I can’t even get him to switch out his trans fat butter substitute, how in the heck am I going to get him to do anything else? 

I just want to say, you ladies out there who’s husbands or boyfriends already eat healthy and even eat similarly to you, YOU ARE SO LUCKY. And I am so jealous! Its frustrating when you want to help someone but they are so unwilling to compromise. Thank goodness I have enough control over myself that his behaviors aren’t triggers for me.

I however, caved as I usually do, and decided he could use that nasty stuff, if he gave up the Fruity Pebbles (which also have hydrogenated crap). I swear, its like living with a child sometimes 😉

Speaking of children, I had a good time reading blogs while eating this morning, including the latest in Sarah’s household. Those girls are the cutest ever!

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I’m off to do a quick yoga session and get ready before an orientation meeting I have to go to…we are signing my dog up to be “therapy” for people in nursing homes. We’ve often called her the anti-depressant dog because she just has that effect on people 😉 Here’s a cute pic of my sweet Suzie:

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Have a great Saturday everyone!