Today is National Pancake Day, and since I missed pancakes for breakfast, I figured I’d make some for lunch.
Introducing… Savory Pancakes! I don’t know how my brain came up with this recipe. I know the ingredients look strange, but trust me – it was SOOO delicious.
The Savory Pancakes pack a veggie, protein, and fiber PUNCH – hidden inside are goodies like sweet potato, tomatoes, and feta cheese, and they are topped with black beans.
Ingredients (for 4 pancakes / 2 servings):
- 1 small sweet potato
- 3/4 cup whole wheat pancake mix
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons canned sundried tomato
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (I used a basil and tomato flavored feta cheese)
- 2 dashes pepper
- 4 dashes chili pepper
- Sprinkle salt
- 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed, drained, and warmed
- Wash sweet potato, stab with fork, wrap in paper towel, and microwave for 4 – 5 minutes until soft. Remove and peel off skin.
- Chop softened sweet potato into tiny chunks.
- Mix potato and all other ingredients (except black beans) in a medium bowl.
- Heat and grease a pancake griddle.
- Scoop out pancake mix into 4 medium-sized pancakes.
- Cook on both sides, plate, and top with black beans.
I INHALED these pancakes. You will definitely be seeing them again! Sometimes, experiments in the kitchen just work.
I had my pancakes with a side of snow peas:
I rarely blog about my drinks (unless they are really caloric and/or alcoholic), but I have a cup of french press hazelnut coffee with half and half every morning, and a few cups of tea throughout the day.
The Husband and I are obsessed with tea. OBSESSED!
We have all sorts of neat tea gadgets:
As well as six different flavors of tea in our pantry. I love Rooibos Chai the most, but English Breakfast, Earl Grey, and Peppermint are other favorites!
I tried to give up caffeine once on the blog, and it was a DISASTER. I went off coffee and switched to tea only for three days, and then I cut everything out for the rest of the week. I was MISERABLE. I practically attacked the coffee maker on Day 8.
Not only do I love the jolt of caffeine, but I love the rituals of coffee- and tea-drinking (I prefer loose-leaf tea over the bagged stuff).
Additionally, caffeine can help your athletic performance, which is why I never have an early morning workout without drinking a cup of coffee first.
Are you a coffee or a tea drinker? Could you give it up? Would you want to!? Have you broken the caffeine habit and how did you do it?
I drink OBSCENE amounts of coffee and tea. I would hate to give it up. It’s all decaf, though, so I don’t feel too bad. My favorites right now are Whole Foods French Vanilla decaf coffee, decaf english breakfast tea, and Trader Joe’s bedtime blend tea