Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Easy Pancakes

It’s a gorgeous Saturday morning. The kind where you want to have a stack of pancakes, some fresh fruit, and a tall glass of juice out on your patio. So, that’s exactly what the Pickle Family decided to do.

Let it be known that Papa Pickles is usually the one who whips up breakfasts during the weekday morning whirlwind. His smoothies are A1 and I’m hoping that he’ll do a guest post sometime and share some of his recipes. *hint hint to Papa Pickles*

I’ve never been all that great at making pancakes and I have no idea how people get them so perfect and round. I have finally learned, though, that the key for me is to make smaller ones so they are easier to flip. Hats off to all your expert pancake flippers out there! Let’s just say that mine might not be pretty but they sure were tasty!

Breakfast is served!

So if you are looking for a nice, basic (yet tasty) pancake recipe look no further and bookmark this page for your weekend morning cravings.

Easy Pancakes

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

3 Tbsp sugar

2 Tbsp oil

1 egg replacer*

1 cup soy (almond, hemp, rice etc) milk

1 Tbsp vinegar

Mix ingredients together in a container you can use to pour the batter onto a preheated pan.

Garnish with syrup, Earth Balance, fruit etc. We actually used chocolate chips right into this batter. Extra sweet and yummy.

*Egg Replacer

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 Tbsp flour

3 Tbsp water

Combine in a small bowl and mix together with fork or wire whisk until foamy.

How easy is that? Yummmmm.

What is YOUR favorite weekend breakfast?


Snack o’ the Week: Tempt Ice Cream Bars

There are a lot of things that are important to the Pickle Family and we love, love, love our food! These days, once Mr. Pickles has called it a night, Papa Pickles and I will come up with a “snack plan” to munch while we enjoy a little bit of grown up time before crashing into bed ourselves.

This week’s pick is something I didn’t even know had hit the shelves. We are already in love with Tempt products so it was a no-brainer for us to pick up these little babies when we saw them at Whole Foods last weekend.

So creamy. So good.

We chose vanilla with fudge swirls but they also have a variety of other flavors we can’t wait to try. Besides these being really yummy, they are only 100 calories per bar! The trick to only eat one. 😉

The Best Baby Gift Ever

I am so fortune to have so many wonderful friends and family who love me and were excited for the little pickle to be born. At the baby shower, I got just about everything we possibly needed (and things I didn’t know I was going to need!) and more. Adorable clothes, fun toys, and must haves like the stroller and car seats were all ready to go before baby arrived. I was set!

The best gift, though, that I would recommend to anyone is one that wasn’t on a registry or one I even gave much thought to at all. Pre-made meals. Yes, that’s right — FOOD! Nana Pickles was on the ball and knew I would have my hands full with feeding the little guy and changing his diapers (how many could one person go through in one day anyway?!) that I wouldn’t be up for making meals when I got home from the hospital. Thank goodness for the wisdom of Nana. Honestly, those meals saved me those first few nights home. I didn’t have to think about what I was going to have to eat (I was lucky to even shower), I just opened the fridge and pulled out the next meal and I was happily noshing.

So, if you are about to have a little one or know someone who is about to have one of their own, trust me, food is the way to go! Casseroles, pasta dishes, soups and stews, breads and fruits are all great choices.

Taco Soup!

Here are a couple ideas to get you started:

Super Simple Corn and Potato Chowder

Tasty Tamale Bake

Taco Soup

Pizza Casserole

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Even having just one meal prepared for the day you come home with baby is a life saver. Trust me…life saver!

Do you have a quick and easy recipe to recommend for new parents who have nano seconds to cook? Share them here!