Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Low Glycemic Egg Free Dairy Free Pancakes

So I set out to create a delicious pancake that my entire family can have. I combined three pancake recipes to create my new one. I was very hesitant to try it even though I was the one who made it. I was quite pleasantly surprised. I thought it tasted better than the local diner's pancakes which are good. I was shocked. I am going to try it differently next time but for now here is the delicious recipe!!

Low Glycemic Egg Free Dairy Free Pancakes

• 1 cup All Purpose Flour(next time I will use a more allergy friendly flour)
• 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
• 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
• 1/4 teaspoon Salt
• 1.5 Tablespoons Agave
• 1 cup Coconut Milk
• 1.5 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
• 1.5 teaspoon Vanilla
• Add Handful of blueberries or allergy friendly chocolate chips

~Whisk the dry ingredients together
~In Separate bowl mix wet ingredients together
~Slowly whisk wet into dry until blended together
~Heat pan to med-high (I use a cast iron skillet on #4 setting on electric stove)
~Pour vegetable oil on pan...Oil well because the batter tends to be sticky
~Pour batter on pan(make them small otherwise they get too doughy)
~Add your blueberries or chocolate chips to each pancake and cook
~In between each batch make sure you re-oil pan and spatula
~Enjoy!! :-)

Allergy Family

So we have known since our baby was about 8 weeks old that she had a corn allergy, which is no fun. Just this week we learned that my hubby (in addition to his onion, cilantro, and cinnamon allergies) is also allergic to Eggs, Dairy and peanuts. He also has to be on a low glycemic diet. This makes things a little more interesting in our household. Here come my adventures in cooking/baking Clean Eating! :-)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


So I did my meal planning for this week on Saturday. My plan was to go grocery shopping on Sunday afternoon during the baby's nap so I could leave her with the hubby and get the shopping done quickly and with accurate precision to stay on budget. We have a $100 a week grocery budget for the hubby, myself and the baby (this excludes diapers and formula but does include her solid foods and snacks). Sunday came and went and no grocery shopping was done. Then Monday came and I was determined to get the shopping done but then school work needed to be done. There I sat at 11:00 pm finally done with school work and in need of groceries but was not about to get out of bed and go grocery shopping. Then I remembered how when I was pregnant and on bed-rest how I had done Peapod, which is a grocery shopping and delivery service our grocery store (Stop & Shop) offers. I remember it being wonderful. So I began my grocery shopping at 11:30 pm and was done in about 20 mins. It totals your groceries as you go which is so extremely helpful when trying to stick to a budget. One of the recipes I had picked had some rather expensive ingredients when added together so I made a change and was able to quickly find another great recipe that would work with what was left in my budget. I don't mind being honest and telling you that even though our budget is $100 a week, I normally spend closer to $150 and then say it will just come out of next weeks budget but it never does. Once I finished my grocery shopping I was so proud of myself for staying on budget. Yes, they do charge a fee for delivery but it is so worth it to me to pay $10 to have someone else do the shopping and delivery and bring all the groceries in my house and up my stairs. My total including delivery $100.79. :-)

It was so wonderful and took such a huge stressful burden off me and helped me stay on budget so well, that we decided that is how we will shop from now on. Although in the future I am going to try to meal plan and grocery shop two weeks at a time so that I am only paying two delivery charges per month instead of four.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Welcome to my blog. I don't have a lot of time to update often but I do enjoy posting from time to time. I am a full time Mom and wife to a beautiful 8 month old and a wonderful hubby of 5 years. I am in school to become a Nurse, which is a life long dream of mine. I am also trying to loose about 50 lbs. which may take a very long time at the rate I am going. I am also learning how to be a frugal house manager, meaning I am trying to do a better job of managing finances and saving money on groceries, meal planning quick and easy, healthy meals. These are my goals but its hard to do all that and be in an intense Nursing program along with all else. However, everyone is busy and trying to save money so I guess we are all in the same boat. It is important that we learn from each other. :-)