Because it meant I would get pancakes too.
- 2 2/3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups skim milk
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, oil, and milk.
Stir wet ingredients into dry (keep batter a little lumpy).
Grease a skillet (I used Pam) and heat on medium.
Pour 1/2 cup of batter at a time onto skillet.
Let cook for several minutes and flip when bubbles start to appear on top of the dough. Cook on second side for several minutes until golden brown.
← using a mani/pedi gift certificate →
←snippin’ a free herb garden from my dad’s front yard →
← hosting my very first grown-up dinner party →
← baking the healthiest blondies ever →
← style trolling on Pinterest in preparation for the end of tax-free week in MD→
Sooooo…..about that baked vegetable pilaf.
Making it was fun and it tasted amazing. But it was during the part in between that disaster struck.
As I went to put the dish in the oven, I glanced at the recipe instructions one last time and realized I needed a lid for the casserole dish (the directions called for one).
Welp, I didn’t have a lid, so I made a makeshift one using two glass lids for the 9x13in dish. One was from a smaller casserole dish and the other was my crock-pot lid.
35 minutes later, I took the pilaf out of the oven and squinted in confusion.
The handle on the crock-pot lid had melted.
In a huff, I grabbed the other glass lid with my non-mitted hand and immediately felt the shock of HOT. I quickly threw the glass down into the sink and turned on the cold cold water to run my burned fingers under.
Then I heard a large SNAP.
Maybe I need to go back and read Cooking For Dummies.
Lesson learned: always read ALL of the directions before you start a recipe.
Have you ever had a baking or cooking fail? What happened?
I know for a fact that this main dish/side dish is super healthy because I found it in my Eat-Clean Diet book.
I’m so glad I did because it is most definitely delish. Did I mention this recipe is also sups easy to make?
The perfect trio.
I am really liking these quinoa bakes, if you can’t tell!
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 carrot,chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1/2 cup bell pepper (any color, I used red and green) chopped
- 1/2 cup corn
- 3/4 cup uncooked couscous
- 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray casserole dish with olive oil.
Cook couscous and the quinoa.
While the grains are cooking, heat olive oil in a medium skillet. Add onion, carrot, celery, pepper, and corn. Cook until onion is translucent.
In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked grains and veggies. Stir in vegetable stock and salt. Pour mixture into casserole dish.
Cover casserole dish with lid. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Grains are cooked when all water has been absorbed.
Thanks as always to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!
I think my allegiance has officially shifted from Whole Foods to Trader Joe’s.
A year and a half ago, I used to do my weekly grocery shopping at Giant. I would get golfish and diet coke and call it a day.
When I started eating clean in January 2012, I started shopping at Whole Foods – meaning I was spoiled with ridiculously nice looking produce while simultaneously spending a small fortune.
Talking with friends last week brought me back down to Earth that people my age should be shopping a little more $$ conscious wise, and Trader Joe’s is the perfect compromise. Foodie and organic, but waaay more affordable.
I’m glad I used Whole Foods during the time that I was really figuring out how to eat healthily, and now that I know what shit like agave nectar is I’m more comfortable with choosing what to buy in a jumbled assortment of food.
With everything costing about half of what it would cost at Whole Foods, I am able to simply buy more at Trader Joe’s. I have enough room in my budget to try new flavors that I may not like or buy fruit that I normally wouldn’t buy, like tomato and basil hummus.
And there are awesome Trader Joe’s brand items that are not only cheap, but utterly delicious. This pecan praline granola is seriously the best granola I’ve ever had.
Chia seeds at Whole Foods = $9.99. Chia seeds at Trader Joe’s = $4.99.
Wanna know why I never went to the Trader Joe’s near me and opted for the more expensive Whole Foods? I thought you had to pay for parking in the nearby garage to park at the Trader Joe’s.
Turns out parking is free.
Where do you grocery shop?
Are you on team Whole Foods or team Trader Joe’s?
← buying all of my groceries this week at Trader Joe’s and saving some moolah →
← finding out one of my friends works at lululemon and gets a 40% discount →
← inheriting a free set of dumbells →
← trying a trendy new restaurant that grows its own herbs →
← braving swampy DC and sweaty myself silly on an evening run →
Woohoo, it’s Friday!