Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pancakes on a Monday

& More
Good Eats Wednesday


Photo by Nicolette.
Taken on the canal bank of Amsterdam.


What started off as a great raw attempt, really ended up as more fresh fruits and veggies, which isn't a bad thing. But after a few days with minimal meat, things sort of went the other direction. Plus we had a couple of frustrating days with cable AND internet issues in our building. Getting a service man to come out has been a real nightmare. (If you follow me on Twitter, you may have even witnessed my little "hissytweet".) Anyway, we survived by doing normal things again like: date nights, reading books, going to the beach for ice cream, and even walking to our neighborhood Chinese restaurant for dinner. My hand regained circulation from not spending every waking hour on my computer, and even I hit the gym!

But I decided that I will remain raw-inpsired at least 3-4 days per week, because the energy from it feels great! Plus I still have not purchased anything from Starbucks in about 4 weeks. Go me! Two cups of green tea in the am, and lots of water. Oh and did I mention we are currently doing this Garden of Life Perfect Cleanse now? My first cleanse... yikes!

But I did manage to make a few items this week that were a delightful success and consumed in moderation with a healthy dose of veggies on the side ;)

Ribs
    Rubbed with Smoked BBQ Rub from The Spice & Tea Exchange, followed by a coat of Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce.



Veal Marsala
  
Prepping...

Voila!

I finally played around with my new food processor too, which I made fresh salsa and smoothies. No photos, sorry, was having too much fun. I think I may have found my new best friend!

But Monday came around, like it does every week, doom and gloom, and though I fought the craving, I had to have blueberry pancakes for dinner for some ultimate comfort food. However, Bisquik makes a gluten-free mix that is pretty decent, and didn't give me a stomach ache afterward.




This may be a new way to cure a case of the Mondays!

What's been on your menu lately?

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8 comments:

  1. Those ribs AND those pancakes look so fabulous. I'm officially hungry, haha!

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  2. Amazing. Totally in love with your last pic. You did not purchase anything from Starbuck's (you go girl!) but now I'm starving, and I was supposed to be on diet. Ouch. All the best, talk soon
    http://wedding-planner-costa-azzurra.blogspot.com/

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  3. Oh my gosh, that BBQ is taunting me...it's so hard to find good bbq here!

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  4. amazing...especially pancakes
    i've been doing a lot of tomato based things, chili, minestrone, chicken bruschetta bake, ect. hope your wednesday has been wonderful :)

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  5. All that delicious food, looks so good. It's a good thing I've already eaten (HA)
    Nothing as good as that though.
    May the rest of the week go well for you.
    Dottie

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  6. The ribs, the ribs, my gosh the ribs. I have not had red meat in a long while.... and pancakes... you know I have a soft spot for pancakes...literally...

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  7. I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

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  8. My God. I'll have what you are having. Hope you are having a great week! (I'll have one, too.)

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