Chard isn’t the most popular green leaf in my local area, in fact it’s a little difficult to find at times, but when it’s on the shelf I pick it up. Second only to spinach in nutrients, it’s the only beetroot-related vegetable I devour. Here’s a simple, and in my opinion, best recipe for a quick, healthy and delicious side.
I haven’t been slacking off, I’ve just been quite busy with the day to day stuff that is life this past week! Last night S and I decided to go out for dinner instead of cooking at home, quite frankly neither of us felt like putting forth any effort — it was a long, tiring day. We stopped at one of our local diners, Kountry Kitchen, on our way back from checking on the horses. I knew that it was Shrove Tuesday, but I’m not Catholic so it didn’t really matter. Around here’s it’s commonly referred to as Fasnacht Day — if you’ve never had a fasnacht, well, imagine a yeasty doughnut fried in pork fat. Cover it in powdered sugar and you’ve got a fasnacht. A lot of bakeries around Lancaster make them with corn starch or mashed potatoes instead of flour. Anyway, I digress. In other parts of the world the day is called Pancake Day and because of this my meal choice was preordained. The Kountry Kitchen makes the most awesome pancakes in the area, cinnamon bun pancakes! Now I’ve just recently tried replicating these at home and I’ll share my recipe, but there’s something I’m missing. It’s just not quite the same but delicious none the less. If you’re ever in the area, you’ll just have to order these for yourself for the real deal. It’s probably on the same measure as grandma making her recipe and someone else following it to a T and it just isn’t right. Weird cooking enigma, right? Oh well, diners and grandma’s all need to have their secrets I suppose. Enjoy!
I wanted a recipe that was quick, delicious, simple and ViSalus Challenge friendly for this week. Pizza has always held a special place in my heart but it’s impossible to get all the flavors I love without it being dreadfully tasteless or incredibly bad for you. Well, this isn’t perfect but it’s great for a snack or a light meal. Right around 220 calories, 4 grams of fat, 28 grams of carbs, 3 grams from dietary fiber and 8 grams of protein. A little carb heavy, but hey, this isn’t Atkins! This could also make a great appetizer for your next party!