okay...i'm officially declaring it "recipe week" here. although, i post a lot of recipes, but not a week's worth. in the last 3 days or so, i've mixed up several things that i thought were blog-worthy and hope you'll find them helpful.
one of the things i love about my midwives is that they are so much more than that. they are counselors, nutritionists, dietitians, herbalists, mentors, so on and so on. i am encouraged to eat 80g of protein a day during pregnancy (including 2 eggs per day) along with a ton of other healthy stuff (maybe that's another post?!?) to promote good health for me and baby. good nutrition is essential for a successful homebirth, and protein is so crucial for the development of babies and energy for moms. SO -- you may notice that all of these recipes focus on protein!!! :-)
today's recipe comes from a friend/neighbor. i've been wanting to try it for sometime now and just kept forgetting about it. it is adapted from the More with Less cookbook.... click here for printable version.
in a blender or bowl with wire whisk, whip together:
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 T. sugar
1/4 c. oil
1/2 c. milk
1/2 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon (optional)
C was helping me make the pancakes this morning and she told me she was going to fly...her way of flying struck me as really funny so i grabbed the camera and had her do it again...
okay...this is an example of what NOT to do...
those beautiful pancakes above turned out like this...
yeah...it looks like a pancake battleground. reason: too much batter and a griddle that was not greased enough. SO -- make SMALL pancakes, and be sure to oil your griddle well. these are stickier than regular pancakes. you will see below that i went with a smaller amount and they turned out much better
overall, these were pretty good...my husband still says he prefers regular pancakes, but i think he was a little grossed out once i told him WHAT the secret ingredient (cottage cheese) was. :) i will probably make them again, if only as another breakfast/snack option for me to get in some protein. i ended up using about 1/2 of a 1/3 cup measuring cup to pour the batter out, and it made about 16 pancakes. that means they have about 3.5g protein each. i want to try making them with whole wheat flour, with would bump them up to 4g of protein each.