Easy Apple Pancakes, and Spinach & Mushroom Frittata – day 7

We are trying new recipes and foods, and they are so awesome! If we hadn’t have taken up this challenge I would never have made Apple Pancakes or Spinach and Mushroom Frittata, but they are YUMMY! I’m so glad we are doing this!

Usually on a Sunday morning we make french toast, we have done for years. White bread, dipped in egg, fried in butter, doused in (fake) maple syrup. Yikes, it makes my teeth ache just thinking about it. So this morning I made Easy Apple Pancakes instead. I’m in LOVE! The recipe is slightly adapted from Sarah Wilson’s recipe in “I Quit Sugar”. I’ve added cinnamon, kept the skin on the apples, and omitted the stevia. I wanted to see how sweet the pancakes are without any added sweetener at all, and I think they are perfect just the way they are. We had them with sliced banana and cream. Actually these are so good that I was convinced to whip up a second batch with the family waiting at the table this morning! Oh what a way to start the day. From our double recipe we have about 6 pancakes left over which I’ve frozen. In the past The Man of the House has popped frozen pancakes in the toaster as an after-school snack for the kids. Sure beats a muesli bar or a biscuit.

Easy Apple Pancakes

Dinner tonight was roast chicken and vegetables. I specifically did not take a photo because I suck at roasts! The veges came out more steamed than roasted. What’s the secret, because no one has told it to me! Oh well, I’ll have to leave roasts up to The Man of the House – what a pity.

I did a shop up for the week ahead today as well. I think it’s the cheapest shop I have ever done?! Sure we have some meat, eggs, carrots etc etc already in the fridge, but having a meal plan and a shopping list to match really helped. No surplus goodies in the trolley except good deals like this leg of lamb which will be for next week. Also we are only eating meat 3 times a week (and fish once) which I’m sure will cut down the grocery bill. There is also no bread in this weeks shop. We are eating loads less bread, with having Egg Cupcakes and spinach for breakfast (no toast needed), and vegetable slices for lunch, the bread is just not getting eaten like it was. It’s amazing to notice the differences in just one week.

Sunday Shop 2

And I did a Sunday Session in the kitchen again. I made our roast tea, as well as Kumara, Pumpkin and Peanut soup, Spinach and Rice Cake, and Spinach and Mushroom Frittata. All these recipes are from Alison & Simon Holst’s “Very Easy Vegetarian Cookbook”. I’m super impressed with both the soup and the frittata, not so sure about the rice cake yet. I’ll see how that goes before posting the recipe.