A couple years ago I saw an ad for bacon salt and knew that Tony would be all over it. I recently got an email from the company with some of their new products, and Justin of J&D’s Foods was kind enough to sponsor a pre-holiday giveaway here at My Bizzy Kitchen!
I am pretty sure we all know someone (maybe even ourselves!) who think anything is better with bacon. This company even makes lip balm that tastes like bacon! So this would be a nice little bacon basket to the bacon lover in your life. Simply leave me a comment telling me your favorite way to have bacon, whether it is a BLT, or just straight out of the pan. 😀
And bacon gravy, but I couldn’t find a picture of that one on their website. 😀 You have until Monday morning to enter and I’ll pick a winner using random.org. Good luck!
Tony and I had bought a 3 pound tub of cottage cheese at Sam’s Club and it was nearing its expiration date. I’ve heard about cottage cheese pancakes so I decided to make them. The first recipe I tried sucked ass. The pancake never came together so into the garbage it went. The second recipe I tried was fantastic! I adapted this from Whole Foods – I left out the sugar but added sugar free vanilla extract, and subbed the milk for buttermilk and the all-purpose flour with gluten free flour.
Biz’s Gluten Free Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- 1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Mix dry ingredients together. Mix wet ingredients together. Combine and mix well. I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to make each pancake. This recipe made 10 pancakes at 101 calories, 2.9 fat, 11.1 carbs, 3.4 fiber and 7.2 protein for each pancake.
Since I omitted the sugar in the recipe, these were more like savory pancakes – but so delicious. And filling! I ate this around 8:45 and didn’t eat lunch until 1:30! I am submitting this to Christina’s Friday Firsts 😀
I went to the gym with the intention of banging out a 5k on the treadmill using my walk/job method. But I wasn’t feeling the running – my lungs felt tight and I was struggling at 5.5 mph, so I ended up doing a hill climb walk at 10% incline at 4.0 mph for 45 minutes. It was a sweaty walk though! 😀
Lunch was leftover ancho chili and hominy stew – two servings this time since I forgot corn tortillas to make a quesadilla on the side.
Tony sent me an email in the late afternoon: “fried rice?” Tony makes the best fried rice! I had defrosted two pork chops, so our fried rice was teriyaki pork with veggies.
Did anyone watch 30 Rock last night? They had a flash back to when Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) was younger and the picture stopped Tony and I in our tracks because it looked exactly like I did at that age! I give you Biz circa 1979! I thought I really rocked the Dorothy Hamill bob. And what was with glasses back in the day? I remember having like 4 frames to choose from!
So My Bizzy Kitchen will be posting only Monday through Friday. It’s a whole life balance thing. I know you’ll be sitting in front of your computers Saturday and Sunday wondering . . . “I wonder what Biz is doing?” Ha! 😀
Stats for Thursday:
- 1374 calories, 156 carbs, 92 protein, 42 fat and 29 fiber
- 27% of calories from fat
- 45 minute treadmill hill climb 10% incline 4.0 mph
I had a good week – I’ve worked out each day. My weigh in isn’t until Monday so we’ll have to see what the scale says. I still need to drink more water – working on it!
Good luck on the bacon giveaway and have a great weekend. See you Monday! 😀