These stuffed bite-sized pancakes will have the little ones jumping for joy and adults feeling like a kid again. The mini pancakes can be made up to three days in advance, allowing for quick assembly when hunger calls.
Made by grinding up rolled oats into fine powder, oat flour is a wonderful whole-grain option for pancakes, waffles, and baked goods such as muffins. If following a strict gluten-free diet, be sure to use a brand that explicitly states that it is gluten free.
In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt. In separate bowl, gently beat eggs and stir in all the milk. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until smooth. The batter should be the consistency of pancake batter; add additional milk, as needed, if mixture is too thick. Let batter rest for 10 minutes.
In skillet, heat oil over medium heat. By the tablespoonful, drop batter into pan and heat until edges begin to curl inward and bubbles form on the surface, about 2 minutes. Flip over and cook for 1 minute more, or until golden brown on the bottom. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil to pan as needed. Let prepared blini cool on wire rack. You should have about 22 mini pancakes.
Stir together cream cheese and orange zest.
To serve, spread about 2 tsp (10 mL) each cream cheese and almond butter on a mini pancake and top with about 2 tsp (10 mL) blueberries. Serve open-faced or top with another mini pancake.
This hearty version of traditional sloppy joes has a tidy helping of sleep-aiding dietary fibre, thanks to its payload of smoky lentils. Swapping out the doughy bun for sweet bell pepper ups the nutritional ante and visual appeal. It’s also superb as leftovers. Smoke and fire Chipotle peppers are ripened red jalapeno chiles that have been smoked and dried. In stores, they’re typically sold in a rich, smoky flavoured adobo sauce. They add fiery, complex flavour to sauces used for pasta dishes, tacos, and any version of sloppy joes.
If you’re hungry for a nighttime snack, then spoon up this creamy, sweet-tart yogurt bowl to help promote some sweet dreams. It’s also a great breakfast option with a little granola tossed on top. The cherry compote can be made up to 5 days in advance. Less is more Many people would be surprised by the amount of added sugar that can be found in flavoured yogurts, including vanilla. A healthier option is to select products that are labelled “plain” and then let natural sweetness come from fruit toppings.
For many of us, turkey is a comfort food that recalls happy memories. This stew is one that is comforting both to make and to eat. Simmered slowly over a few hours, turkey drumsticks deliver rich flavour as well as a huge punch of protein. Tarragon gives it a fresh, bright pop of flavour that balances the earthy richness of the stew. Turkey contains high levels of B vitamins and selenium, as well as tryptophan, which has been explored in recent research for its role in the formation of the mood regulator serotonin. Leftover turkey You can also make this dish with leftover cooked turkey. Simply start the recipe by browning the leek and onion and adding stock, carrots, and parsnips. When the vegetables are tender, add cooked turkey and continue with the recipe [object Object]