Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Recipes: Tasty Yogurt Pancakes

I grew up eating pancakes for breakfast at least twice a week. I liked them plain (I HATED syrup and my mom refused to buy REAL butter) so the taste was really important to me. As an adult, I searched for YEARS to find the perfect recipe but could stand up to my refusal to use white flour, refined sugars, or tons of oil. A few years ago, I found it.

This recipe started out as the Silver Dollar Pancake Recipe from the Joy of Cooking. I have adapted it to use whole grain flour, raw sugar, and greek yogurt (in place of sour cream). What I like about this recipe is that it uses very little flour, and no added fats (except for the oil on the griddle and the fats in the eggs and yogurt). The bulk of the batter is yogurt and eggs, yet the result is a really delicious pancake.

Dry Ingredients:
1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 1/2 T raw sugar
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda

Wet ingredients:
1 C greek yogurt
2 eggs
1 t vanilla

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (for the pan)

Combine the dry ingredients and set aside. Combine the wet ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until just mixed. This batter is thick.

Using a large spoon, drop small sized pancakes onto a hot skillet coated in virgin coconut oil. Cook on one side until you see bubbles forming along the edges of the batter, flip with a spatula. Due to the thick nature of this batter, I use the "wiggle" test to be sure they are cooked through. Using the spatula I press gently on the middle of the pancake. If it moves side to side, it is not yet cooked through.

If I am cooking for myself and my two little girls (5 and 7) I make one batch and usually have a few left over. If I am also cooking for my husband, I make two batches and usually have enough leftover to store in the refrigerator for one more breakfast for the girls.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Cut and Ready to SEW!

Train Themed Giant Fleece Ball - $50.00

Each ball is 14" in diameter and features 12 panels. The theme will be carried out as follows.

1 panel with a NAME

4 panels with theme related words ("All Aboard", Toot, Choo Choo, Chug)

3 panels with Train Cars

2 panels with Railway signs

1 Panel with Train Silhouette

1 panel with railroad tracks

Unless specified this ball will come in r...

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Friday, April 06, 2012

Custom made to fit You!

Adult Skirt Custom Size Bits Recycled Jersey Skirt - $75.00

I got a little bored making straight panel skirts, so I started getting a little more inventive. This graphically stunning skirt is the latest from my spring/summer line. It is made from little bits of recycled tops and jersey scraps. They are patchworked together to create this colorful an fun skirt that twirls and sways beautifully as you move.

I have collected beautiful colorful jersey tops for two ...

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Cut and ready to Sew!

Personalized Giant Fleece Ball - English Horseback Riding Themed - $50.00

These balls are huge! They are made from soft fleece and stuffed with fiberfill. Babies can flop on them and big kids can too. This ball is about 14" in diameter.

This order is for ONE custom giant ball made with English Horseback Riding themed appliques. The price includes the following:

1 -Personalized panel

3 - Theme related words (the ball in the photo says "cross co...

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