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 whole wheat flour|
|1||tablespoon brown sugar|
|1||tablespoon baking powder|
|12||ounces vanilla soy milk|
|2||tablespoons vegetable oil and 1 large egg|
- Mix dry ingredients together. Add milk, water, egg, oil and mix until well combined. Add blueberries and mix gently.
- Let batter sit for 15 minutes for fluffy pancakes. Use just shy of 1/2 cup measure to make 10 pancakes.
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.
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)
|3||cups chicken broth|
|1||cup heavy cream|
|1||teaspoon curry powder|
- Slice fresh tomatoes and quarters. Add water and chicken broth and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft.
- Remove from heat – add cream, curry powder, basil leaves, salt and pepper. Use a stick blender and puree until smooth.
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!
- bake bread
- bike ride
- finish laundry