Pancakes, Pickled Radishes and I take on Tony’s Fried Rice!

My boss that I make breakfast for had dental procedures the day before so I decided to make soft pancakes for breakfast, just in case she was still sore.  I am loving non-fat buttermilk these days, so I decided to make another pancake.

Banana Flax Seed Pancakes

  • makes 10 pancakes, 2 pancakes per serving: 274 calories, 3.7 fat, 292 sodium, 50 carbs, 3.4 fiber and 8.8 protein


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1.5 cups non-fat buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 banana, sliced

Mix everything together and let the batter sit for at least 15 minutes.  Mine sat for 30 minutes while I was posting my blog yesterday.  I used my 1/3 measuring cup and once I poured the batter in a pan, I put 4-5 slices of banana in the pancake, pushing down so it would stay when I flipped it.  The bananas get caramelized that way – so good!

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Thanks to everyone who left comments yesterday telling me to get my ass to the gym.  Before I left, I took all the names of people who commented and made Wordle out of it and hung that up as inspiration to make myself work harder, knowing that I have all of you as cheerleaders!

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I did a new spin app, and this one was for “intermediate/advanced” spinners.  Yikes was it hard.  There was a five minute hill climb in a seated position!  But I pushed through because of you guys.  I told Carrie I felt like an asshole because she’s recovering from surgery and is dying to work out and hasn’t gotten cleared to run yet.  And Lisa who is recovering from “runners knee” so I just need to shut the fuck up and get to the gym because I can. Open-mouthed smile 

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I did a 7 minute cool down for a total workout of 45 minutes – nice!  When I got back in the car I checked out the temps – crazy that just a few weeks ago it was snowing!

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So over the weekend I made pickled radishes.  They were part of my “tasting plate” I made yesterday, but I shared a couple with my boss, so only one made it on my plate.  Even if you don’t like radishes, but love pickles, these are for you.  The pickling takes out the peppery bite, but they are crunchy and pickly and dare I say it?  Amazeballs. Open-mouthed smile

Pickled Radishes

  • 2 bunches of radishes (I had about 20)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon pickling seasoning (or just peppercorns)
  • 4 cloves of garlic

Wash the radishes and cut the top and bottom off.  I decided to keep mine whole, but you can slice them if you want.  Put in a quart mason jar with the garlic.  In a sauce pan, add the water, vinegar, salt, pickling seasoning.  Bring to a boil, until the salt dissolves.  Pour into jar.  Let cool and then refrigerate overnight.

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Pickling could not be easier – I need to figure out what else I could pickle!  Have you pickled anything before – do share a link! Open-mouthed smile

My lunch was what I like to call a Tasting Plate.  Or, throw shit in a bag!  Shrimp cocktail, grapes, carrots, cucumbers, tzatziki dipping sauce.  When I eat a lunch like this I have to split up my insulin because it takes me so long to eat!

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So I decided to take on Tony’s fried rice.  I mean, I’ve seen him make it dozens of times, how hard could it be?  Well, I won’t make that mistake again.  I didn’t get the crunchy bits that he does and I used . . .low sodium soy sauce.  The horror!  I am not a “salty” person, so I thought it was good, but Tony said “something is off.”  That’s when I told him I used low sodium soy sauce.  From now on, I’ll let Tony make it!

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Here’s a trick to find out if your oil is hot enough.  Not sure if you’ll be able to tell in this picture, but if you put a wooden spoon in oil and bubbles form around it, your oil is hot enough.

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I also added sriracha and broccoli to mine.  If it were up to me, I’d have 10x more veggies, but Tony likes just the carrots, bean sprouts and water chestnuts. I will never mess with your stir fry again Tony! Open-mouthed smile

I have my quarterly diabetes doctor appointment this morning, so I am taking my lunch at 10:15!  I’ll have to do something tonight to work out – it’s so nice out, I may walk or run.

And . . . it’s WI Wednesday.  Not surprised by this number at all, and consider it still in the realm of maintaining . . . I am up .8 from last week and back in the dreaded 170s.

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I know what to do, but turns out I really, really like cheese.  And beer.  And wine. Open-mouthed smile

Make it a great day!


46 thoughts on “Pancakes, Pickled Radishes and I take on Tony’s Fried Rice!

  1. Nice job working out yesterday! A walk/run sounds great later today – I’m going to try to go at lunch since I have to work until 8 tonight. Those radishes looked yummy – you make it look so easy. 🙂

  2. WHOO HOO FOR A WORKOUT!!!!!!!!! I need to go this evening, but I also need to run a metal detector for something I lost…… 😦 I would love any prayers and good vibs from anyone to help me find it……….
    HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. See, it’s good to let Tony keep a master meal…it gives you an excuse to allow someone else to cook dinner for you!

  4. Love the last sentence because I could have written it. Man I love my glass of wine!

    I love it that you made a wordle of all the ass-kickers and brought it to the gym.

  5. I never knew that oil trick before! I always just toss something in and hope it sizzles haha
    I loooove fried rice, and I love adding as many veggies as possible too!!! YUM looks delish!

  6. itzyskitchen

    I love that you brought all of your cheerleaders with you to the gym! That is just rocking. Too cool. Tasting plates are the best. I am so a little bit of everything kind of girl. I have trouble settling on ONE thing for a meal. Now I want a pickle!

  7. Pickled radishes look delish, as does the tasting plate (aka: throw some shit into a bag0!

  8. Way to go with your workout! And those pickled radishes look really beautiful & tasty.

    I may have used your phrase “throw shit in a bag” yesterday at work, but the context was much less delicious than your lunches of said description! 😉

  9. Jenn@Cooking Aweigh the LBs

    I have exactly 1 egg left and might have to make those pancakes for breakfast! 🙂 Glad you hopped back onto the exercise wagon! Hope you got to enjoy some sunshine today outside!

  10. So glad we could motivate you!!! Nice job!!! 😉

  11. I love the color of the pickled radishes! You can pickle anything you want! And way to go on the workout!

  12. I LOVE to make pickled veggies – last fall, I snagged my grandmother’s recipe for pickled beets and got 6 jars out of our CSA beets. I gave two jars away, and then I have been eating the rest. I have about 1/3 of the last jar left in the fridge. I am trying to make it last until fall, but who am I kidding? It’ll be gone by the end of the month! I also have a good recipe for bread and butter pickles, but it’s been a few years since I’ve made them. My grandpa really likes pickled herring, but I’ve never been able to get over the idea of eating (or making) pickled FISH!

    I will try to remember the pickled beet recipe and send it to you! 🙂

  13. missmelbryant

    I’m making those pickled radishes; I just fell in love with radishes all over again, so this will be perfect!

    Check out this link I think you’ll enjoy it–it was one of Saveur’s blogs of the year winners.

  14. Go you on the workout! I also made it to the gym yesterday, WOO! 🙂
    Also – those pancakes look awesome!!

  15. Never thought to pickle radishes….that sure is a pretty colored jar! I’m sure you can pickle just about anything you want…pickled eggs, mushrooms, vegies, of course pickles, beets and cabbage, fish, pork, etc. Probably even pickled cheese, you name it, it’s been pickled.

    Neat idea bringing your cheerleaders with you to workout!!! Every time fried rice is made in your household….I feel I should make it here…one of these days it will be on the menu. Have to get a wok. Interesting idea about sticking the end of the wooden spoon in oil to see if it is hot enough…..a must try!!

  16. I just knew you would work out! 🙂 I have to make those radishes this weekend, they sound and look soooo good!
    I made Tony’s fried rice last week, and it turned out great, crunchy bits and all! I did add a few more veggies tho, I love peas and celery in it.
    I love buttermilk, I use it a lot and love the tang, especially in cornbread. Got to make those pancakes too, so many recipes to try!! 🙂

  17. I see my name! I see my name! Glad I am a motivator. And I LOVE tasting plates. I eat them all the time in the summer.

  18. I found myself back in the 180’s this week, a place I swore I would never be again. Freaking cheese, why does it have to taste so damn delicious?!

    • I know, right?! And Tony and I are going on vacation and I keep checking out all the restaurants I want to eat at – I am probably going to gain 10 pounds that week! (I am secretly hoping that my step-son will want to work out sometime though!)

  19. Love the wordle! Nice job on the workout. I’m not ready for that kind of weather. Today is perfect, high 60s and sunny. I could have run all day, but this kitchen floor isn’t going to clean itself. I hope you get out for a run/walk tonight.

  20. I have made the pickled radishes before they are so good. If you like cauliflower try pickling that….delish! Glad you got in a good workout. Cheese is one of my biggest downfalls. I pretty much sneak some everyday 😛

  21. Glad you made it to the gym, good for you! Those pickled radishes look lovely. I think radishes are one of the most beautiful vegetables!

  22. I saw that it was snowing in Nebraska today, I hope that weather isn’t coming your way! I just made sauerkraut and all I did was sprinkle 3 tbs of sea salt over a shredded head of cabbage, work the salt into the cabbage with my hands until I could squeeze water out of it and then shove it in a jar. Keep it at 50-70 degrees for 4-10 days and try it every couple of days until it is sour enough for you. Once it is sour enough, pop it in the fridge. Easy Peasy.

  23. MUST make those radishes…I think that I wold do better at losing weight too…but I love beer, chocolate, and yep….cheese..

  24. I’m going to try those pickled radishes!!
    I use low sodium things because of my blood pressure 😦 Wish I didn’t have to!

  25. Bob loves radishes, and I love anything pickled…..I should try this! It’s being added to my to-do list, along with making sauerkraut and salsa! This summer–I swear!

  26. I am the only one in my family that likes radishes. When I was a kid we used to get the icicle radishes and I can’t find those anymore. But I am totally trying these. They sound so good. And you should be telling me to get my butt out for a walk. But it’s crazy snowing today and I’m afraid it is headed your way.

  27. We love radishes, but we’ve never pickled them. Your photos are gorgeous by the way. They look red and brilliant!

  28. Your inspiration Wordle made me smile – what a great idea! I can’t think of any better inspiration than from friends 🙂

    I’ve tried blueberries in pancakes but not banana. I know what I’ll be trying next!

  29. Wait, pickling is that easy? I need to try that out! I love fried rice but can never get it right. Still waiting for a video of the Master making his version- get that man on tape:)

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