FRUGAL (but still healthy) FAST - RECIPES!
quick prep / easy clean-up
Breakfast or Brunch!
1 cup flour.
Simply mix all of your ingredients together to form a silky batter.
Heat skillet over medium. Melt a little butter in pan. And pour 1 large spoonful of batter into pan - repeating until you've covered entire pan without over crowding.
Flip once you see a bubble forming in each cake.
Cook for another minute on other side. Repeat until you've gone through all your batter OR store remaining batter in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
I LOVE CREPES...I'm not sure why I was afraid to try and make them for so long! What was I afraid of? After making the batter It took a few tries but now that I've got the hang of them the only trouble is that we can't always agree... between pancakes and crepes. One boy wants pancakes the other crepes! Oh well!
My DELISH Crepe Recipe
Heat your cast iron skillet on medium. melt a little butter in it. Make sure you coat the bottom of the pan so that your crepes wont stick!
Get a soup ladle spoon and spoon about half of a spoonful onto the pan ( I normally have each child do this for their own crepe/pancake...they love the pouring). Then carefully wrap a dish cloth around handle and use handle to swirl the batter evenly along the bottom of pan.
After about a minute carefully flip crepe and cook another minute.
Place crepe on a plate fill it with fresh chopped fruit then roll it up! The fiber from the fruit fills the kids up! A little butter and drizzle with REAL maple syrup or honey. No fake-o crap!
TIP #1 Make little crepes at first. It makes it easy to get a hang of it!
TIP # 2 On Saturdays I always make enough batter for two mornings worth of crepes. Makes Sunday morning that much easier!
SEASONAL PAN-ROASTED VEGETABLE SALAD TOPPED WITH AN EGG.
In their version they use poached eggs. Which you could do too. But I don't have the patience (or the time) necessary to poach eggs. So I do the over medium eggs instead. Just as delicious. I add a bit of butter to the top of each bowl. So when you crack into the egg and the yoke mixes with the melted butter it creates a delicious sauce for this dish!
Evenly divide in bowls.
Then in same pan crack four eggs. Over medium style. Lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.
Insanely Garlicky (not deep fried) FRIES!
Wash 2 potatoes well, keeping skins on chop into fries. Melt a quarter stick of butter in your cast iron skillet. Add potatoes, flipping once or more. Cook until tender. Season with sea-salt and pile them high with fresh chopped garlic. SO GOOD!
~ 2 cups of seasonal vegetables cut rustically into 1 or 2 inch pieces
~ Spread vegetables out evenly on a cookie sheet
Roasted Vegetables are a great side dish. You can add them to a salad. Enjoy with brown rice. Hearty and healthy!
MOROCCAN MINT TEA
~ 8 fresh mint leaves per cup of tea
Kabocha Squash Coconut Soup
1 kabocha squash
Simply chop up squash into 2 or inch pieces, remove seeds - leave rind on. It's completely edible.
Simmer in enough hot water to cover squash. You might have to add more water if it cooks out. Once squash is tender add your can of coconut milk and your maple syrup. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne. Garnish with fresh mint leaves. And enjoy!
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