Sunday, November 10, 2013

"Cheesy" pancakes and 5 min. homemade berry jam

I'm really not very good at eating breakfast.
In fact I usually prefer to sleep 10 min. longer hehe...
But I really should be better at getting a good start to my day, so this weekend I made a whole heapful of cheesy pancakes and packed a bunch in the freezer, so now I have breakfast for every day this week....

The recipe is quite versatile, så you can make your own versions, sweet or savory...
it's up to you....
As we're trying to cut back on wheat and flour they're made with psyllium husks instead ...Oh and just as an extra treat - i'm posting my 5 min. berry jam recipe as well....
Just you wait - bet you never thought it could be this easy!

Pennies "Cheesy" Pancakes

makes 8-10 small yummy pancakes (6-8 bigger)

1 tub of cream cheese (I used philadelphia- 200g)
2-3 tbl. sp. of Sukrin (sugar substitute)
Vanilla (or salt if savory)
Cinnamon/Cardamom (parmesan for example if savory or other flavour - garlic, parsley etc.)
4 eggs
1½ tsp. baking powder
2 tbl. sp. psyllium husks

Add all of the ingredients, eggs one by one and last the psyllium husks. Let the batter rest for 10-15 min. to gather (psyllium needs time to absorb the liquid).
Bake on a pan and ENJOY!

The recipe can also be used for waffles!!

Now... as for my Berry jam, I have an absolute favorite jam, from when the northern Sweden - "Drottningsylt" which is a jam made of raspberries and blueberries.... are you drooling yet?? actually means "Queens jam" in other words - Jam fit for a Queen!! ;)

Pennies 5. min. Berry jam

½ cup of frozen raspberries
½ cup of frozen blueberries
4 tsp. chia seeds
Stevia powder (or other sugar substitute)

This is literally the easiest recipe ever! 
Combine and let sit in the refrigirator for 45-50 min. 
Smother pancake/waffle in jam and FEAST!

Hope you enjoy!

Pennie :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Home-made Ketchup

So we're trying to cut back on processed foods and sugary condiments, and I had a whole lot of wonderful tomatoes from my autumn garden - so I wanted to try and make my own ketchup.

My DH (dear husband - not to be confused with my SH stupid husband, hehehe) loves his Heinz ketchup, so this is going to be a tough thing to replace in the kitchen - but here goes.....

Pennies Home-made Tomato Ketchup

1 big jar

1 finely diced onion
1 clove of garlic (or more if you're afraid of vampires) ;)
2 tabl. sp. olive oil
2 cans of diced tomatoes or equivalent of fresh tomates (around 400g)
100g of koncentrated tomatopuré
½ tsp. of cayenne pepper
3 tbl. sp. white wine vinegar
3 tbl. sp. of raisins
1 diced apple
3 tabl. sp. sugar (or sugar substitute - i used Palm sugar)
salt and freshly grated black pepper. 

Sauté the onions in the olive oil in a pot on medium heat, until the onions are clear and soft. (Do not brown them).

Add the rest of the ingridients and let it all simmer for about 30 min. until the consistency is nice and thick. Taste with salt and pepper and palm sugar. 

You can keep it chunky or run it through the blender to get it more smooth. 

Hope you enjoy!!

Pennie :)