Sunday, January 9, 2011

I love Sunday's

  I was up with the kids at 7, though I didn't actually roll out of bed till closer to 7:30.  We made buttermilk oatmeal pancakes (I'll post this recipe because it's my favorite) like we do every Sunday morning.  I was out of syrup so I used agave nectar AND the kids didn't even notice the difference.  I also made my own version of a compote de baies, made from frozen berries and chia seeds.  It's so easy and really healthy.  Next Sunday I'll post a picture, I couldn't find the camera this morning!  I'm not sure why I'm going on and on about this, except that I don't think I've mentioned before that I LOVE COOKING!!!  When the stars align and the kids cooperate and let me work my art in the kitchen I am so happy.  I dance to music while cooking :)  Now as a side note, any idea's what type of happiness this is???  I think the mood or intrinsic type of happiness. Anyway getting back to it.  My love of cooking is a relatively new apparition in my life because up until a year and half ago, I thought cooking was a hassle and basically I did things in the kitchen as fast as I could and I thought that was success.  But as I learned about nutrition and health I really took my diet into my own hands (and not the hands of the processed food industry, oh. You should watch FOOD INC... it's eye opening).  And low and behold 105lbs lost and maintained for 6 months now!  So I guess it was a natural transition that cooking/baking would bring me a sense of joy.  I'll have to save that rant for another blog... ohhh the anticipation.  Heehhehee  I can't wait to tell you all about how terrible processed food is, and how amazing my green Kale drinks are. I guess cooking is an intrinsic happiness because even though I'm not doing it, I'm thinking about it and it is putting me in happy mood. 

Ok so just for fun to my readers.  What activities, other than the obvious bedroom one... brings a smile to your lips, lightens your heart and just brings up your mood, even though you aren't doing said activity.  ..... PS.. I was talking about sleep... what were you thinking :P 

Oatmeal Buttermilk  Pancakes

2 1/4 C               Buttermilk
1 1/2 C               Rolled Oats (not the instant kind)
1/2 C                  All purpose flour
1/2 C                  Whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp                 Brown sugar
1 tsp                    Baking powder
1 tsp                    Baking soda
2                         Eggs
3 Tbsp                Oil (preferably veg oil but I use grapeseed oil)

- Pre-heat element or cook top to medium
- Pour the buttermilk over the oats and let stand for 5 minutes
- mix the rest of the dry ingredients and in a separate bowl mix the eggs and only 2 Tbsp of oil
- Pour both wet ingredient bowls over the dry and stir gently until combined (do not overmix they will turn into Frisbees)
- use the rest of the oil for the pan
- Use 1/4 c measuring cup to pour batter onto pan

NB.   I actually set my microwave timer for 3mintues and flip them when it beeps, then set it for another 90secs.  They always come out perfect :)


  1. Only you would have no syrup but be well stocked with agave nectar and chia seeds. Where do you even come up with this stuff?

    Activity that puts a smile on my writing? playing with my kids? (although all 3 of these activities get boring after a while)

  2. Jen, Mark went out and bought maple syrup yesterday afternoon :)