Strange Eats and Two Recipes

Yesterday I deep cleaned the kitchen – I washed walls, cabinets, the oven, the dishwasher – its kind of like the domino effect, you clean one thing that leads to another.  I almost didn’t want to mess it up to make anything, but that lasted about five minutes 😀

I had a pint of blueberries I needed to use up.  My pumpkin pancakes are my favorite pancakes to make, but that calls for evaporated skim milk and I didn’t have that.  So I decided to see if I could use vanilla soy milk.

Blueberry Vanilla Soy Pancakes (printer friendly version here)

Makes 10 servings – Each pancake: 139 calories, 3.4 fat, 24.4 carbs, 1.2 fiber and3.3 protein)


1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
12 ounces vanilla soy milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil and 1 large egg
1 cup blueberries


  1. Mix dry ingredients together. Add milk, water, egg, oil and mix until well combined. Add blueberries and mix gently.
  2. Let batter sit for 15 minutes for fluffy pancakes. Use just shy of 1/2 cup measure to make 10 pancakes.

I love this measuring glass - I bought it at Goodwill for .99!

My cleaning continued until all of a sudden I could feel my blood sugar start to drop – I was right, it was 49 😦   Four squares of leftover pizza saved the day!

While I was cleaning I had my tomatoes simmering on medium low.  I had saved two pounds of tomatoes from the giant boxes I got last weekend and put them in the freezer.  I defrosted them overnight, then just simmered them for about 30 minutes until they got soft.

After I added the cream, I tasted the soup and while it was good, it needed a kick.  I went to my spice cabinet and wheeled around my lazy susan until I landed on this:

1 teaspoon was perfect

Cream of Curry Tomato Soup (printer friendly version here)

Makes 6 servings (1.5 cup serving: 117 calories, 8.5 fat, 7.3 carbs, 2 fat and 4.3 protein)


2 pounds tomatoes
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon curry powder
10 basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Slice fresh tomatoes and quarters. Add water and chicken broth and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft.
  2. Remove from heat – add cream, curry powder, basil leaves, salt and pepper. Use a stick blender and puree until smooth.

This is so good!  When I was tasting it Tony asked “are you making nummy noises?!”  Yes I was!  Tony doesn’t like tomato soup, so its all mine! 😀

Here’s where the eats get weird.  I had a work party to go to – the house was gorgeous, in fact if I could have spent my entire time in her kitchen, I would have!  Let’s just say I had a bit of kitchen envy.  I wasn’t staying for the dinner portion, so I had about an ounce of chips and salsa and three taquitos that were being handed around.

When I got home, Tony had a late lunch and wasn’t very hungry, and at that point I wasn’t very hungry either.  We ended up not eating anything – well, except for when my blood sugar dropped, I was forced to eat a carrot cake muffin – sheer delicious perfection in one bite!

On plan for today:

  • bake bread
  • bike ride
  • finish laundry
  • relax!

17 thoughts on “Strange Eats and Two Recipes

  1. The tomato soup looks delicious! Also can’t beat the 99 cent measuring cup at Goodwill. I love that store and am not ashamed to admit it!

  2. Pouring rain here today – sad, I was looking forward to a nice, gentle bike ride around!

    Does your pumpkin pancake recipe make 10 as well? Happy Sunday 🙂

  3. I absolutely love carrot cake and that carrot cake muffin looks amazing. It’s the best kind too, with the chopped nuts in the frosting 🙂

  4. That soup sounds good! 🙂

  5. Good for you on the deep-cleaning! Things are crazy around these parts, and I found that scrubbing my apartment yesterday helped make life seem easier.

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  6. The pancakes sound super delicious and so does the soup! Scrumptious carrot cake muffin too!

  7. I always get in the mood to cook after I’ve scrubbed the kitchen! Crazy!

  8. Whoa! did you make those muffins? Holy yum. I’m baking bread today too (honey oatmeal)–it’s just about ready to go in the oven!

  9. Strange or not, I think both look pretty darn awesome like all your food does!

  10. The tomato soup sounds good, but I would have to share with Ryan because that is one of his favorites, assuming a grilled cheese is served along side. 🙂

  11. Everything looks fantastic. Woah, you got a deal on the measuring cup, you sure can’t beat that! Tomato soup looks yummy! 🙂

  12. I would like to eat the food you make. It all looks so good! And I want to make pancakes now.

  13. When am I comin over to enjoy one of these great meals with you. Always look so delicious.

  14. […] lunch I had a bowl of my cream of tomato curry soup – it tasted even better than the day I made it.  On the side – a red pepper and […]

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