I wore this outfit this past week and I was excited to wear these adorable shoes. I have had these shoes for a couple years and I think I have only worn them twice. They are so cute, but I never really new what to wear with them. Looking back I don’t know how I didn’t know how to pair them with one of my many outfits, yet I never did. These shoes are another fun fine that my mom purchased for me. I am so lucky to have a mom with good taste, who still buys me clothes and brings me gifts. I hope you all are having a fabulous Sunday! I am off to lay out by the pool and hang out with my family!
Get the look:
(makes 10 small pancakes = 2 to 3 servings)
For the Jam:
1 cup blueberries, raspberries and blackberries medly
1 tbsp Stevia
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp organic strawberry jam
For the Pancakes:
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp Stevia
1 tbsp Chia seeds
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup almond milk (or your choice of milk)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 organic egg
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp canola oil or grapeseed oil (optional)
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
Egg Whites – 2 (optional: well whipped for more fluffy pancakes)
For the jam put your stove on medium-high heat, add berry medly to a small pot. Add the juice and lemon zest of 1 lemon and add the Stevia. Continue to stir and let the berries break down. Once the berries have been heated through, about 4 minutes, add strawberry organic jam. Cook for an additional 3 minutes to reduce and allow the mixture to thicken. Once the berry jam has thickened, remove from heat and set aside. The jam should thicken enough, that when you put some on a spoon you can run your figure down the back side of the spoon and the jam will stay sperated.
For the pancakes mix your dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl: whole wheat pastry flour, basking powder, baking soda, salt and Stevia. Add the chia seeds and mix. Set bowl aside.
In a seperate bowl combine the wet ingredients: ricotta cheese, almond milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, canola oil, egg, lemon juice and lemon zest and mix well. Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently mix with a whisk. Do not overmix. In a seperate bowl wisk two egg whites until frothy and then gently mix into the batter.
Heat a nonstick pan on medium heat. Use a little oil or spray to coat the bottom of the pan. Use a 1/4 cup to drop the batter onto the nonstick pan or a ladle. Allow the pancakes to cook on each side until golden brown. Make sure you cook these through to avoid uncooked batter in the center. Add a stack of pancakes to a plate. Top with berry jam (or maple syrup)!
1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…
Hello! I hope you having a good day! Do you ever have those overwhelming and tiring days? But then there are those days where the weight is lifted and relief is provided, right?! I feel like I huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders today. I manage a retail store and my inventory has been off for several months and I couldn’t figure out why. My associate’s and I have completed live inventories and have checked the numbers, but when I go back into the system they are off again! I have been spinning my wheels for months, not sure how to explain it to POS System provider and continually blaming myself for the mistakes. I was very fortunate today to have the VP of Sales and a Business Analyst assist me in a live inventory of the store and fix all of our inventory issues! I am so relieved and overjoyed that its all fixed now. We spent 5 hours counting and correcting the system! I am a happy girl right now, to say the least!
Anywho, this past Saturday evening I decided to try a new recipe that I stumbled across online, I honestly don’t remember where I found it, but I was excited to try it! You have to prepare this recipe the night before, that way you can enjoy it for breakfast the following morning. I was intrigued to try this recipe, because I eat homemade oatmeal every morning and it was fun to see a creative recipe for it! I have to say, I liked the texture and the taste. The taste was a little different than I expected, but this is a recipe you can totally adpat to your taste- buds. The best part is oats are so good for you!
A few reason to enjoy oatmeal….
- Oatmeal has been said to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
- The soluble fiber in oatmeal absorbs a considerable amount of water which significantly slows down your digestive process. This result is that you’ll feel full longer, which helps you control your weight.
- Oatmeal may help reduce high blood pressure. The reduction is linked to the increase in soluble fiber provided by oatmeal. Oats contain more soluble fiber than whole wheat, rice or corn.
- Oatmeal contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates and iron.
In the morning the oats will have absorbed the milk and yogurt – making the mixture thicker!
1/3 cup uncooked rolled oats (not instant, not steel cut)
1/3 cup organic almond milk (skim milk)
1/3 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
1/2 cup fresh fruit
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tbsp unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries)
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of Stevia (I sprinkled a 1/2 packet of Truvia, to sweeten!)
Mix uncooked oats, almond milk and yogurt together in a bowl. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap or store in an air tight container and leave in the refrigerator overnight. The consistency will be soupy after this initial mixing.
Overnight, the oats will absorb the liquid from the almond milk and yogurt, and the mixture will expand and thicken. This absorption process, in essence, “cooks” the oats. In the morning, top the mixture with nutritious add-ins of your choice. The possibilities are endless! I personally added raw almonds, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/4 cup dried cranberries and 1/2 tsp of Stevia (Truvia)! This is an awesome high-protein, low-calorie, satisfying breakfast!
Try it out and let me know what you think!
Good Morning! Happy Monday! I have been meaning to share this recipe with you and I truly forgot. On Christmas, we always make a big breakfast, it has been a tradition sense I was a little girl. This year instead of biscuits, eggs and bacon, we decided to make french toast, eggs, and bacon. French toast is so good, especially when you use a thick sliced bread cinnamon swirl bread. French toasts reminds me of my Grandma. She always made the best French toast. French toasts is super easy and doesn’t take very long at all. I find making French toast is much easier than pancakes. Be sure to try this recipe, its so yummy!
1 thick slice loaf of cinnamon swirl bread (or bread of your choice)
4 Large Eggs
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
Butter or EVOO for coating griddle/skillet
Pure Maple Syrup
On a cutting board slice your loaf of bread into thick 1″ slices (my bread was already pre-cut). In a large glass bowl, crack 4 large eggs, pour 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream, and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon. Whisk all the ingredients together. Drizzle EVOO into a large griddle or skillet pan and place on the stove on high heat. The key is to get your pan very hot and then turn down the heat to medium heat once ready to grill. With the ingredients all whisked together begin dredging the thick slices of cinnamon swirl bread. Place the bread slices, one at a time, into the bowl, letting slices soak up egg mixture for a few seconds, then carefully turn to coat the other side. Dredge only as many slices as you will be cooking at one time (for me I cooked 4 at a time). Transfer bread slices to griddle or skillet, heating slowly until bottom is golden brown, takes about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Turn and brown the other side. Serve French toast hot with butter and warm pure maple syrup.
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Good Morning! I had a stressful week. Work has been crazy busy! I got a work email late last night that I had to wake up early this morning to take care of. I was stressed all night about the email and I was able to resolve the issue this morning, which made me feel a lot better. Because I was up so early, I was able to do one of my favorite things, which is to make breakfast on Saturday mornings. Since, I woke up early to take care of business I had the energy to make my gluten free pancakes with chocolate chips. I also enjoyed my coffee while watching Gossip Girl! What a way to start my Saturday morning! LOL! How are you spending your weekend? Tonight, I will attend a murder mystery dinner that takes place in mid-evil times and then off to have drinks with my best friend and our husbands! I hope you all have a good Saturday, I plan on it!
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