I followed this recipe for "Hot apple pie pancakes," using whole wheat pastry flour, 1 packet of stevia, and almond milk. I actually meant to add oil but completely forgot, and I didn't miss it at all. Pancakes are not my specialty so I was a little unsure of how these would turn out, but they were absolutely delicious.
Before I cooked the pancakes, I cooked chopped apple pieces and a sliced banana in a bit of coconut oil on the stove for a few minutes, until they started getting slightly brown and soft. This really brought out their natural sugars, so it was the perfect pancake-topper. I also put some sunflower seed butter and cinnamon on top of the pancakes, along with the cooked fruit.
I used this fun cappuccino maker to make myself a cuppa joe. I found it at Bed Bath & Beyond years ago (while I was shopping for a present for someone else, naturally). It had been a display piece so it didn't have a box or manual, but it was super cheap - I think around $18, and it retails around $90, so I couldn't pass up the deal. I thought my dad could figure out how it worked, and sure enough, I left it on the counter while I was out of the house for an afternoon, and when I came back he taught me how to use it :)
|So much foam!|
|It was a tasty brunch that kept me full until mid-afternoon! This is a very rare occurrence, I assure you.|
|The right half is what it looked like after I used a fork to scrape out the "spaghetti" pieces, and the left half is what it looked like right out of the oven.|
|I thought it might take some time to get the technique down, but it was super easy to just use a fork and scrape from the outside edge toward the middle, and the "spaghetti" strands came right out!|
|I topped the spaghetti squash with this pasta sauce (made locally in Ohio) and some nutritional yeast.|
Was it really necessary to tell us not the touch the wet paint? I think a simple "Wet Paint" sign probably implies that warning. Although the other day I was leaving for school and grazed some wet paint in the stairwell, and the painter had to wipe off my coat with a rag... In my defense, there were no signs up at all. Perhaps the painter added that extra warning for me. Hmm.
A new season of the Amazing Race started tonight! I love that show, and I also love when things start mid-season. Is anyone else an Amazing Race fan?
Well, time for me to clean up around here and get ready for a new week. Back to the grind! Hope you all had a great weekend :)
Song of the Day:
"Shadow People" by Dr. Dog. This entire album, Shame, Shame, is really excellent; the songs are catchy and upbeat, and they have an old-school sound.