Wholesome Pancakes from a Mix

I know Monday’s – all the fun and chores over the weekend, and here we are back to another Monday.  Today was not so cold and I felt like something fruity.  While I was shopping for cereal yesterday, I found this “Hudson Mill” pancake mix and immediately grabbed it.  I don’t even know what made…

French Toast with Strawberry Compote

After a long 3 weeks out on vacation to my country, when I came back I felt like I want to cook something that is my own comforting food.  It was nice see my friends and family in Sri Lanka and I got to try a lot of traditional Sri Lankan food like appam, traditional…

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger and Orange Zest

Nothing better than a warm soup on a cold winter day.  I have hooked into butternut squash soup since the time I started buying lunch at whole foods market during working days.  In fall, they make one of the best butternut squash soup with apple.  I have already posted a simple version of butternut squash…

Apple Raisin Crepe Pouches in Strawberry Orange Sauce

Ingredients: For the sauce: 4 oz strawberries chopped 3-4 tablespoons orange juice 1 teaspoon castor sugar For the filling: 1 granny smith apple 4 tablespoons raisins 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons ground almond (almond meal) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon For the crepes: 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 egg white 2 teaspoons…

Zucchini Lentil Soup

Ingredients: 3 oz brown lentil 1 medium zucchini (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 small onion 1 teaspoon cooking oil 1 /34 cups vegetable stock 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/8 teaspoon cumin powder 1 1/2 cups baby spinach 1/4 cup whole milk Method: Wash and place brown lentil in a bowl and cover with cold water…

Fiery Red Thai Curry

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste 1 teaspoon light brown sugar 1 cup medium thick coconut milk 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh ginger 1 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 cup thinly sliced carrots 3/4 cup string beans cut into…

Blueberry Drop Scones

Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Pinch of salt 2 egg whites 2/3 cup 2% milk 1/3 cup fresh blueberries Butter for skillet Maple syrup and butter for serving Method: Wash blueberries and leave on a paper towel to dry Mix flour,…

Creamy Maple Oatmeal with Cranberries

Ingredients: 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats 2 ½  cups      water 1 cup milk ¼ cup raisins ¼ cup dried cranberries ¼ cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts Cinnamon Pinch of salt Method: Boil water in a saucepan Once water starts boiling add oats, raisins, cranberries, and salt and cook on medium…

Crunchy Almond Crepes with Orange Sauce

Ingredients: Pancake: ½ cup all purpose flour 1 egg white 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon sugar ¾ cup 2% milk/soy milk 1 teaspoon orange peel Filling: ¼ cup generous whole almonds toasted ¼ cup almond meal/almond flour 2 tablespoon 2% milk/soy milk 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Sauce: 1 cup fresh orange…

Apple Sacks in Orange Sauce

I love crepes especially with fresh fruits.  I have posted many crepe recipes and I wanted to do something totally different in taste wise and display wise.  So I thought of making these crepes with cooked apples.  I added some crushed ginger to the apples to give some spiciness.  Initially I was a bit afraid…