I am incredibly sorry, but if I’ve made a recipe up today I just don’t have the capacity to remember everything, nor the time to dedicate to try and remember everything. It’s been a really long day. I did some apartment hunting and found a couple more really good prospects, so we’ll see how this turns out. I’ll call them and let you know how it goes!
Cardamom Pear Pancakes
Makes About 8 pancakes
- 4 medium pears, cored and finely chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1 cup all-purpose white flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the pears, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a large baking dish, mix together pears, brown sugar, butter, caradmom and nutmeg. Roast for 40 minutes or until pears are soft and golden brown, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from oven, set aside.
- For the pancakes, in a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt.
- In another bowl, beat together buttermilk, egg, butter and vanilla. Pour into dry ingredients and mix until just combined (do not overmix.)
- Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat with cooking spray.
- Pour 1/3 cup batter into skillet. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of pears on top of batter.
- Cook until little bubbles on edges start to break, flip and cook other side until golden brown.
- Serve pancakes with remaining roasted pears and honey or maple syrup.
*I have a thing for cardamom. The pear sauce made out of this was amazing, really light, not a ton of sugar. I added cinnamon and almonds to the pancakes. Super yummy!
Asparagus Lemon Avocado Soup
If anyone desperately wants the recipe to this, I will try hard to remember, but otherwise just rest assured this has no meat or stock in it (I made it with pureed avocado, cilantro, pistachios and water). And it WAS delicious. Hehe.
Dried Mango Yogurt and Veggie Couscous
I made this awesome concoction from pureed dried mango and yogurt with a little lemon zest, brown sugar, soy sauce, tarragon, curry spices, and rice vinegar on some sauteed onions, peppers, peas and mushrooms. I put all that, along with some extra chunks of dried mango, on some couscous. YUM!!!! Yeah I actually wish I could remember the amounts I put in this because it was incredible. Dried mango was on a sale! YAY!
So after calling some of the places, I may have a stab at a couple of them. There’s a nice sounding second-floor 1 bedroom that includes heat for $430 a month. There’s another complex that a close friend of mine lives in thats a 2-bedroom for $450, but includes nothing else. So I’d have to pay gas, electric and I’m told the coin-operated laundry there is expensive. But it would be nice to have 2 bedrooms. I dunno…I think I’ll schedule a time with the less expensive place to go see it. I have to cut costs wherever I can and I think the inclusion of heat/gas is really nice. I will have to ask him how warm he keeps it in the winter. Being a second floor place would be good as heat rises and all, so I probably wouldn’t be as inconsolably freezing as I was when I lived in the basement of a comparable building up the road. But that guy kept the building at like, 64 degrees in the winter. So I will ask what the guy usually keeps the heat at.
Exercise: 1 hour at the gym