How has everyone’s Sunday been? Mine has been great also- thank ya for asking
Mine began with a nice snuggly morning in bed with the bf. Sleep-ins are no longer an option thanks to a very annoying, constantly howling dog in the house above us. Once we got up I made him a quick bacon and eggs for breakfast before we ventured off to the grocery store. This weeks’ dinners have been planned and we’ve bought everything we need Oh and my favourite buy from that shop- almond butter! It’s tasty and quite oily, so it needs lots of mixing. It seems easier to not overdo it also for some reason and has a subtle sweetness to it (Don’t worry pb, I haven’t replaced you just yet).
Once home I whipped up my brekky- and it was a real treat today. Crepes! I had two- one savoury and one sweet- or as I referred to it: main and dessert I thought I’d share the customised recipe with you that I adapted from Food. I simply altered and removed some of the ingredients that I saw unnecessary etc. These were perfect for me, because I basically see crepes as a vehicle for toppings and additional flavours. So here is my basic crepe recipe:
Makes 2 crepes.
- 4 tablespoons of wholemeal flour (can use white if preferred)
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons of milk
- Shake of the salt shaker
- Canola oil spray
Mix all the ingredients together. Turn a non-stick frying pan on medium heat after spraying a quick spray of canola oil spray. Cook one crepe at a time.
Voila! Easy peasy. I was amazed at how well the crepes went- they were nice and bendy and didn’t break as I rolled them (as pancakes would). I was also amazed at how easy they flipped- no sticking whatsoever They weren’t as heavy on the stomach either and felt like a nice, light and might I add healthy alternative.
Below is also some options for a sweet and savoury crepe (I had these this morning).
- One basic crepe
- Mixed vegies of preference (I had broccoli, cauli & carrots)
- Spinach leaves
- Tiny dash of sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
After steaming the mixed vegies, place all the ingredients in the middle and roll. Place as much or little as the crepe allows and as you want.
- One basic crepe
- (approx) 1 tsp of almond butter (or nut butter of choice) (It looks like alot in the picture but that is the wonderful thing about almond butter- it’s quite thin and runny so spreads really well- more bang for ya buck!)
- 1/2 banana sliced
- 1 tsp of nuts (I had peanuts)
Spread the almond butter in the middle of the crepe, sprinkle with nuts and layer on banana slices. Roll or fold.
I must admit I was pretty impressed with the staying power too- and you get the best of both worlds- good wholesome vegies and a sweet ending
After breakfast we went to Loganholme (our original plans of a long walk via Kangaroo Point Cliffs were stomped on by the dreary weather which decided to turn beautiful later on in the day). First stop was Mrs Flannerys- this is an organic, whole foods type store which is ridiculously expensive (and of course I love it). I wish I could afford to buy more- but here is $23 worth of purchases.
I’ve been desperately wanting coconut flour for ages so I can finally make one of Foodie Fiasco‘s amazing recipes! Stevia has also long been on my want list and I finally decided to cough up the money (ahem, $10!) for this tiny bottle of natural liquid sweetener. Oh and the cashew butter? Isn’t it obvious. Nut butters = the bestest.
Then we were off to Loganholme Hyperdome where we browsed the shops momentarily before getting lunch. I opted for my favourite- Sumo Salad and the bf went with borang Subway. I got a medium sized container split three ways with the mushroom pearl barley risotto, moroccan roasted vegies and this rice dish which I don’t know the name of (my bad). After, I was
dragged taken to the new Spiderman movie. Although I felt it dragged out and was slightly slow in sections, I definitely preferred it to the first one with Tobey Maguire (ahh I just dislike him as an actor). It probably helped that the new Peter Parker was adorable as and it featured Emma Stone, who is just incredible (anyone else in love with her quirkyness?).
As we drove home we realised how beautiful the day had gotten so we decided to go for a quick run. And guess who won? Not me! Although I easily kept up and recovered in no time (unlike someone haha) I noticed my stride is tiny. It’s like non-existent. SO that’s what I need to work on pronto before the Brisbane Running Festival in a few weeks. Any tips for improving a (very) beginner runner’s stride?
Then we moved onto making these bad boys.. (which should be called good boys, you’ll see)
I’m such a tease ain’t I? Did I need to make the photo that large? Yes I did!! (Recipe to come soon, so stay tuned). Oh and need more incentive? Around 100 calories a piece, deliciously fudgey, lower in sugar, no butter, oil or other naughty fats, white & dark choc chip bits and pecans. Oh stop it, no I will not marry you.
We were also feeling a little creative with dinner and opted to combine a variety of spices ourselves, instead of a pre-packaged sachet, to season our beef mince for chilli con carne. We omitted the beans that you typically add to chilli con carne and instead had a side of sweet potato mash (simply mashed sweet potato- nothing else needed trust me), and steamed broccoli and cauliflower.
Shortly we are going to watch The Expendables- as the second one is coming out (guess who is being dragged to that too -.-) and I’m told I must be updated beforehand. So that’s the last little bit of my weekend and I’m squeezing every last drop of fun-ness I can out of it haha.
Have you baked with coconut flour before? If you’ve seen the new Spiderman, what did you think? What is your favourite nut butter?