Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Old Time Favorite...
These are straight from the side of the box and super simple! Here is a link to the recipe. In all honesty, I think I used the off brand...Crispy Rice, but honestly I love that you can really use just about any cereal you like! The kids bust me on the off brand, but eat them just the same. I did use Earth Balance instead of butter. That is all I had to change. I know the picture is kind of washed out, but I think it adds to the retro feel of the bars!

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Saturday, October 18, 2008
Light and Fluffy...
Pancakes can be kind of tricky at home. Getting the just right fluffiness that you get from your favorite breakfast place is not that easy, but these came out so light and fluffy...you can have your favorites without the stomach ache now! My littlest one, Max, had a breakfast request not too long ago and I was happy to jump in the kitchen for this one! These came together in no time and we were very happy after this meal!

Buttermilk Pancakes

1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup White Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup soy buttermilk (1 TBSP lemon juice + enough light soy milk to make 1 cup)
1 tsp light Smart Balance, melted
1/4 cup liquid egg substitute

Lightly spoon both flours into measuring cup and level. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Pour wet mixture with the dry mixture. Stir until combined. Poor batter onto a hot nonstick griddle or skillet that has been coated with cooking spray. Flip pancakes when little bubbles star to form on top and the edges look cooked. And enjoy!

This made 9 pancakes for me (I used 1/4 scoop).

60 calories/pancake

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Monday, October 13, 2008
Sweets 100!!!
I was looking around, as I usually do, and came across the Sweets 100 list at Veggie Girl's blog. I found this one to be quite interesting because sweets are sometimes the hardest to get right going dairy free (and healthy). I like the idea behind this one because it gives me some ideas on things I need to start working on! Besides, I think it is fun to see what people have tried! So, here is mine!

First, here are the rules:

1.) Copy this list into your site, including the instructions!

2.) Bold all of the sweets you've eaten--or make them a different type color.

3.) Cross out any of them that you'd never ever eat.
(I will leave mine in regular type)

4.) Consider anything that is not bold or crossed out your "To Do" List.

5.) Optional: Post a comment here linking to your results--or just post a comment letting us know how many you've tried, or what you're going to try next!


And now, here is...

1. Red Velvet Cake

2. Princess Torte

3. Whoopie Pie

4. Apple Pie either topped or baked with sharp cheddar

5. Beignet

6. Baklava

7. Black and white cookie

8. Seven Layer Bar (also known as the Magic Bar or Hello Dolly bars)

9. Fried Fruit pie (sometimes called hand pies) - I want to try this one baked

10. Kringle

11. Just-fried (still hot) doughnut - Ya gotta love Krispy Kreme!

12. Scone with clotted cream

13. Betty, Grunt, Slump, Buckle or Pandowdy

14. Halvah

15. Macaroons

16. Banana pudding with nilla wafers

17. Bubble tea (with tapioca “pearls”)

18. Dixie Cup

19. Rice Krispie treats

20. Alfajores

21. Blondies

22. Croquembouche

23. Girl Scout cookies - I was a girl scout and these have a special place in my heart!

24. Moon cake

25. Candy Apple

26. Baked Alaska

27. Brooklyn Egg Cream

28. Nanaimo Bar

29. Baba au rhum

30. King Cake

31. Sachertorte

32. Pavlova

33. Tres Leches Cake

34. Trifle

35. Shoofly Pie

36. Key Lime Pie (made with real key lime)

37. Panna Cotta

38. New York Cheesecake

39. Napoleon / mille-fueille

40. Russian Tea Cake / Mexican Wedding Cake

41. Anzac biscuits

42. Pizzelle - the illustrator introduced me to these and they are a family favorite

43. Kolache

44. Buckeyes

45. Malasadas

46. Moon Pie

47. Dutch baby

48. Boston Cream Pie

49. Homemade chocolate chip cookies

50. Pralines

51. Gooey butter cake - pumpkin to be exact and dairy free!

52. Rusks - I do love zwieback!

53. Daifuku

54. Green tea cake or cookies - I have made these as a gift, but did not try them

55. Cupcakes from a cupcake shop

56. Crème brûlée

57. Some sort of deep fried fair food (twinkie, candy bar, cupcake) - never!!!

58. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting

59. Jelly Roll - reminds me of my daycare days

60. Pop Tarts - a classic and my favorite (Low Fat Brown Sugar) is dairy free!!!

61. Charlotte Russe

62. An “upside down” dessert (Pineapple upside-down cake or Tarte Tatin)

63. Hummingbird Cake

64. Jell-O from a mold

65. Black forest cake

66. Mock Apple Pie (Ritz Cracker Pie) - this is one that I made in Home Ec in high school

67. Kulfi

68. Linzer torte

69. Churro

70. Stollen

71. Angel Food Cake - an all time favorite

72. Mincemeat pie - I made this for my father-in-law one year for Thanksgiving

73. Concha

74. Opera Cake

75. Sfogliatelle / Lobster tail

76. Pain au chocolat

77. A piece of Gingerbread House

78. Cassata

79. Cannoli

80. Rainbow cookies

81. Religieuse

82. Petits fours

83. Chocolate Souffle

84. Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)

85. Rugelach

86. Hamenstashen

87. Homemade marshmallows

88. Rigo Janci

89. Pie or cake made with candy bar flavors (Snickers pie, Reeses pie, etc) - I used to make an ice cream Heath bar pie

90. Divinity

91. Coke or Cola cake

92. Gateau Basque

93. S’mores

94. Figgy Pudding

95. Bananas foster or other flaming dessert - The Illustrator makes a killer bananas foster!

96. Joe Froggers

97. Sables

98. Millionaire’s Shortbread

99. Animal crackers - oh how I miss these!

100. Basbousa

I can honestly say that I am impressed with the things I have had and am now ready to work on the ones I have not!

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Saturday, October 4, 2008
Sausage and Peppers...
It does not happen often, but sometimes I have to go for the quick and easy. This was one of those times! The illustrator is always on the look out for new and different options for me when it comes to faux meat products. I think, more than anything, he gets a kick out of seeing how far I will go not to eat meat, but still get my daily protein allowance! So, he was at the store and decided to pick up a package of Tofurkey Italian Sausages for me. I am always a little apprehensive when it comes to eating prepackaged meat substitutes. Honestly, these were pretty good. They have a little kick to them and a nice sun dried tomato flavor. So, I decided to brown a sausage with some peppers and onions. This was a really good and quick meal! My only real complaint with a lot of prepackaged foods is that they are way too high in fat and calories. I avoid them most of the time, but when you need something quick it is always nice to have things like this on hand!

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