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Tuesday is Pancake Day for many. So....I practice. Not the kind of Scotch I'd prefer, but....

 

" Scotch pancakes (also know as drop scones) are smaller and thicker than the crêpe-like pancakes we enjoy on pancake day. Like American pancakes, they can be stacked and enjoyed with fruits and honey, but traditionally they are served with lashings of jam or melted butter. For a fruity variation, try adding lemon zest to the batter and sprinkling some raisins into the pancakes as they cook."

 

https://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recipes/scotch-pancakes-recipe?utm_campaign=1422837_02-03Pancakes&utm_medium=email&utm_source=GreatBritishChefs

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To honor Pancake Day, I went to a real American frontier recipe:

 

Sourdough Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

You just take the sourdough starter and thin it to batter consistency with milk or water, beat in an egg, and fry little pancakes (called silver dollar pancakes).

Add this caramel sauce:

https://addapinch.com/caramel-sauce-recipe/

 

For diet reasons, I added a little soy flour instead of egg to bind the pancakes (or leave it out and make crepes) and good oil to the caramel sauce instead of butter.

Was just as good.

Yum!

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On 02/03/2019, 14:08:03, Metall said:

To honor Pancake Day, I went to a real American frontier recipe:

 

Sourdough Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

You just take the sourdough starter and thin it to batter consistency with milk or water, beat in an egg, and fry little pancakes (called silver dollar pancakes).

Add this caramel sauce:

https://addapinch.com/caramel-sauce-recipe/

 

For diet reasons, I added a little soy flour instead of egg to bind the pancakes (or leave it out and make crepes) and good oil to the caramel sauce instead of butter.

Was just as good.

Yum!

I will be making pancakes tomorrow. I fancy some savoury pancakes as well this year so will make minced beef, bacon and mushroom pancakes.

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I made French toast - it is so easy and simple. Much easier than pancakes and works great with a big bread loaf that is starting to get dried-out/stale (I hate to waste food):

 

 

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My mother, not famed for her cooking and to be pitied for her rather antagonistic attitude towards food in general, rarely made pancakes.  It was far too easy to make French toast for a family of seven.

Pancakes and waffles were each once-a-year treats.

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I am lazy and cheat sometimes and do pancakes German (or Dutch?) style,  huge pancake baked in the oven.  And no house smelling of burnt butter.  

 

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Ratatouille, lots of aubergines, courgettes, peppers and tomatoes, onions. Herbs of choice. Sauté gently together and then pour into dish.

Cover with  mixture of breadcrumbs and grated cheese. 

Bake in oven 20-30 minutes.

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I'm very much enjoying this thread, because it's my non-sexual porn site.  I've lost 40 pounds since September by not eating this kind of food.  It all looks and sounds delicious, so thank you all!
My secret - eating less, consuming healthier calories, circuiting indoors for 2 1/2 hours/day (13,000+ steps), and drinking many cups of water a day. 

Remember when Edina said to Saphy on Absolutely Fabulous, 'I wish I could lose weight.'

Saphy said, 'Mum, you could lose weight if you'd just exercise more and eat less.'

To which Edina responded, 'Hah!  If it were that easy, everyone would do it!'

Well, I decided I don't want to die fat, and that got me started.  If I'd known earlier about drinking lots of water and pacing my house like a tiger, I'd be done by now and ready to die happy. 

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9 hours ago, katheliz said:

I'm very much enjoying this thread, because it's my non-sexual porn site.  I've lost 40 pounds since September by not eating this kind of food.  It all looks and sounds delicious, so thank you all!
My secret - eating less, consuming healthier calories, circuiting indoors for 2 1/2 hours/day (13,000+ steps), and drinking many cups of water a day. 

Remember when Edina said to Saphy on Absolutely Fabulous, 'I wish I could lose weight.'

Saphy said, 'Mum, you could lose weight if you'd just exercise more and eat less.'

To which Edina responded, 'Hah!  If it were that easy, everyone would do it!'

Well, I decided I don't want to die fat, and that got me started.  If I'd known earlier about drinking lots of water and pacing my house like a tiger, I'd be done by now and ready to die happy. 

 

I made half of the amount in the recipe for the two of us, less meat, trimmed the fat and poured of excess, skipped the wine (apple-juice instead).

The ribs aren't from tortured cows, same goes for the milk and the cheese.

Usually, we only eat once a day.

 

Been there, done that - eating so little that I needed an intake of less than 600 Kcal a day to slim at all. Tired all the time and ill-tempered. Never again.

 

When my mother died, I lost 35 kg within a few months without changing my eating-habits (not much anyway as my body still was in hunger-mode). I gained part of it again later, but no yo-yo effect like formerly. Still not the kind of diet I'd recommend.

 

And if my late mother-in-law hadn't lost so much weight, she may not have lost her mind and still be alive.

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Well Katheliz, a hearty congratulations!! And you did it over the hardest time of the year - Winter Holidays! A double congratulations is in order!

Keep up the good work. But remember, spoiling oneself never hurts either, once in a while... :)

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23 hours ago, katheliz said:

pacing my house like a tiger,

 

That is a great picture. I hope it continues to go well and that you are eventually pacing your house like an average sized tabby cat :).

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14 minutes ago, kiplette said:

...pacing your house like an average sized tabby cat :).

Haha!  Thank you, @kiplette.  It's a long time since I've looked even this svelte, and let me say, from your mouth to God's ear.
Definitely not from my mouth back to my hips! :D

 

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12 hours ago, food mom said:

...spoiling oneself never hurts either, once in a while... :)

Actually, @food mom, the way I spoil myself is to buy the next smaller size of blue jeans! :):)

 

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Richly spiced red lentil curry with coconut milk

Potato, spinach and onion in spiced tomato curry

Pumpkin, peas and cheese in a creamy curry sauce

Basmati rice 

 

Best part (besides the eating) was getting the timing right so everything was ready at the same time whilst entertaining friends and having a hair cut :D

 

Worst part was the paucity of leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

 

 

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My company yesterday had catering for an event, and afterwards gave me an entire unopened (thus still hygenic) bucket of chickpea potato coconut curry!

Nice, but not much punch and slightly hard chickpeas, so I gently recooked the curry with liberal amounts of garam masala, ginger, and of course chilies. Needed my biggest pot for that. ;-)

Let it simmer for several hours to marry flavors and form the tasty oils on top. Yum - this will fill my freezer.

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Friday fish- salmon fillets - Lined a baking tray with grease proof paper.

Fish on tray, plus sliced courgettes and green beans,  chopped onions and mushrooms. And any other veggies at hand!

Brush with oil, season to taste. I like mixing paprika and curry powder, with pepper and tarragon. Sprinkle over, add slices of lemon, or orange.

Bake 20  minutes at 200c/ 400f.

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Monday is left-overs.! So, used cooked  chicken- slice, add to sautéed  chopped onions, peppers, mushrooms. Spice up as hot as tongue allows or wants.

Meanwhile , oven baked potatoes. ( I microwave first, then finish in oven to get crispy skin.)

Serve the baked tatties with chicken mix scooped into centre. Top with a spoon of sour cream. Side salad of choice. ( But always has to include avocado).

 

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