Fizzy = Fluffy

by HEAB on January 29, 2010

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In case any of you missed it, yesterday was National Blueberry Pancake Day, and as promised, I celebrated at lunch with a new pancake recipe.

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I whisked together 1/2 cup blanched almond flour, 1 egg, 1/4 cup seltzer water, 1/4 tsp baking powder, a pinch of salt, and some cinnamon. I then added 3 whipped egg whites to the batter for a little more volume. My toppings were butter, a little syrup, and some frozen blueberries warmed up on the stove-top and then mashed. I read that seltzer water will make your pancakes light and fluffy, and it did. These were really good, and as much as I love my protein cakes, it was nice to eat a plate of pancakes that tasted like…well, they tasted like actual pancakes. Protein powder tends to give them a rubbery taste. No worries Jay. I still love ya! :)

Today was my last official workout with Lindsey. It was a fun month, but I won’t lie. I had no qualms when it came to packing up my dumbbells after today’s workout. I’ll write a formal wrap-up Monday as that is our last official “weigh-in”. No working out for me this weekend, but I’m hoping to fill February with lots of yoga and walking. In fact, I can’t wait.

So, to all of you pancake lovers out there, please share your best pancake tip with me, but first, I shall share one with you. I was having the hardest time with my new pancake griddle. After greasing it, my pancakes would smoke like crazy whenever I made them leaving this horrible burnt smell in our kitchen for hours afterwards. Well reader Carolyn suggested that I let my griddle warm up on low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes and then keep the heat on low when frying my pancakes. Apparently, I was using too high of a temperature, and turning the heat down has made a world of difference, and I don’t even need to grease the griddle with anything. After I’m done, I simply let it cool and wipe it off with a damp cloth. Thanks Carolyn!

Don’t forget to order your Jay Robb. This promo code expires this Sunday.

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To everyone getting snow, stay warm my friends. I wish I could bring each one of you a mug of HEABified hot chocolate. :) Even Nashville is blanketed in white, and it’s still coming down.

Speaking of chocolate, did you guys know that Marla is giving away some Scharffen Berger? Have you tried it? In my opinion, it’s some of the best chocolate out there. Click here for a chance to win.