This post is a little delayed and I do apologize. But I will keep the wording from when I wrote it on Monday.
It was a sad week last week, a women very close to my cousin and a wonderful lady that was always so warm and welcoming to my family passed away. She went peacefully, but it was still a sad loss. I have fond memories of her making my cousin and I apple pancakes and teaching me inappropriate words in German. My cousin lost her Oma, I lost a caregiver. As I got older, I wasn’t in touch as often, but she was always so full of smiles when she did see me. In memory of her, I woke up early Friday morning and made a healthy take on something that I always looked forward to when going to her house. Apple Pancakes.
Ingredients: Yields 6 servings
- 3/4 C whole wheat flour
- 3/4 C whole wheat pastry flour(or use all purpose flour)
- 2 t baking powder
- 1.2 baking soda
- 1/2 t of salt
- 1 T honey
- 2 large eggs
- 2 C almond milk (or any other low fat milk)
- 1 medium apple, cored and shredded
I used granny smith apples as she was everyone’s granny 🙂
Directions: Heat apple in a heat safe bowl, cover and place in microwave for 90 seconds till apples soffen. In a large bowl, whisk all dry ingredients. In a small bowl mix all wet ingredients. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry and mix till combined. Add apples and continue to mix till all combined. Heat skillet and pour 1/4c of batter, heat till bubbles appear and flip.
Something Oma always did was sift icing sugar on top
And heated pure maple syrup.
She may not have made it with whole wheat, but apple in pancakes will always remind me of her. I just added extra fiber 🙂
Now bring it back to today, it started off slow and rainy but now it’s sunny. Got quite a bit done..including editing those photos above. Just took me longer for some reason. When I am down I blast music and have a solo dance party in my kitchen. Yeah you heard me correctly, dance party in the kitchen. Music, dancing and the kitchen all my favorite things 🙂 And I indeed did have a dance party when the sun came out! I asked George to join…
Guess he wasn’t interested in a dance party today? Maybe next time 🙂
Today’s workout was something new. It was by Bodyrock TV. I have been watching their videos on youtube for awhile. The idea of workouts at home can be quite appealing. Especially on the weekend..long weekend at that. So I gave today’s a try. I don’t have a sandbag. But I used a 5kg bag of rice I bought for $7. I will need to make minor adjustments to the exercises as I actually don’t have any of the equipment. They also have adjustments for you as well. SO no big! I used my gymboss app on the iphone. Worked out perfect! I will probably keep these as an option for me in the future.
Well the house is looking quite in the need of some cleansing. Saturday night cleaning? Yeah, I rock it like that.
My number one song on my gym playlist right now:
Questions: What do you do to make yourself feel better? Or what crazy thing do you do that is quite embarrassing but don’t care?
P.S for those of you that found me from the Manitoba Food Bloggers Bake Sale for Jamie’s Olivers Food Revolution Day and are looking for my Ancho Chili Chocolate Brownies, I will post the recipe tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by 🙂