Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MMMM Pancakes

Colin and I have been LOVING these pancakes lately:

I've made the following SLIGHT adjustments:
4 eggs
1 - 1 1/4 C coconut milk or water
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp honey
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

beat eggs until very fluffy, add remaining wet ingredients and beat again.
combine dry ingredients and add slowly to wet while mixing.
cook in coconut oil on medium.

I was short on coconut milk one day and added mashed bananas to make up the difference. Today I used water instead of milk and found that I needed to add 1 1/4+ C water to get the right consistency.

These are great served with homemade maple fruit syrup (maple syrup with added fresh/frozen chopped fruit brought to a near boil). Strawberry is a classic but I made a banana/pineapple syrup the other day that was delicious too.

We have also been using leftover pancakes as snack sandwiches. I fill them with peanut butter and honey (and sometimes bananas) and slice them into strips.

You can make a large batch at once and freeze the leftovers (in a ziploc bag with the pancakes separated by wax or parchment paper) and then just remove what you need and reheat in the oven, toaster, or skillet. They also keep well in the fride for a couple of days.....if they last that long!

Slow Cooker Ribs with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Tonight I made slow cooker beef short ribs. I've made them in the past with store-bought sauce but I wanted to do something healthier, and yummier. I think I succeeded. Next step is to replace the ketchup and worchester with homemade varieties.

The basis for the recipe came from here:

My altered recipe was:
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 lbs beef short ribs
4 tbs butter
1 C chopped onion
6 cloves chopped garlic
1 C water
1/2 C old red wine/red wine vinegar
1/3 C apple cider vinegar
2 T raw honey
2 T hot sauce
2 T ketchup
2 T worcestershire
1 tsp chili powder

salt and pepper ribs, brown in butter, place browned ribs in crockpot.
add old red wine to hot pan then garlic and onion and briefly cook.
add remaining ingredients, bring to boil, pour over ribs in crockpot.
cook on high 1 hr, cook on low 4 hours.
remove bones, pull meat and return to sauce.

I was feeling in need of some carbs so I served this with garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli.

Food, Food, & more Food!

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