Thursday, March 8, 2012

P is for Plenty

Jenny Matlock

So today the letter is P and it made me think of Mr. Popper's Penguins.  Have you seen it?  It wasn't too bad actually.  I bring it up simply because Mr. Poppers assistant's name is Pippy and she talks in this tongue twister like way where just about every word begins with P.  I was pretty interesting to see what she would come up with each time, you should check it out.  

Anyways, that's not what I came to blog about today cause my theme is recipes!  So I made a few easy ones this week, let's get this party started!

First on the list is Petite Pizza:-)  

There are 2 of them there and they were tasty!  These are easy peesy, can be catered towards the individual and fun for kids and adults alike.  I used some low fat wheat tortillas as the crust.  Yes, that makes these some mighty thin crust pizzas but you can roll them when you eat them if you'd like.. I don't mind the thin crust.  On that I spread some tomato sauce.  You can use any kind, make your own mix or buy a jar of pizza sauce.  Then simply top it with your favorite toppings.  For these I used chopped jalapeno, mushrooms, turkey pepperoni (on one), turkey sausage (on the other) and a low fat Italian cheese blend.  Delish!

Next I made a couple juices.  Pineapple, Yellow Plum, strawberry, mango and lemon made this love pink drinky drink:

I kept 1/2 as that and then to the other 1/2 I added cucumber, carrots, celery, and beet so that I had a dessert drink and then this mixed one:

Ok, it's juice and not really P related but there were some P ingredients so there:-)  

Last but not least is the Protein Pancake I've had on my list to make!  So good, healthy, and filling. Here's what you need:

1/2 Cup of oats
1/2 Cup cottage cheese
1/4 Cup egg whites or 1 egg
2 Tbsp hemp/flax seed
1 Tsp cinnamon
1 Tsp vanilla extract
1 Tsp almond or coconut extract

Put all those ingredients in a food processor and blend until pancake batter like consistency.  Next take a small pan, heated with a little Pam sprayed in just in case.  Spoon in the batter and spread it out to the size you want.  I had a small pan that was the perfect size to I spread it to fill the pan:

The batter is enough to make 2 good sized pancakes.  If you want you can make 1 large one or several smaller ones than pictured above.  These pancakes turn out pretty thick but if you make them in a large enough pan with space you can thin it out more or you can make them smaller and thin then out also I suppose.  Cook it on 1 side then flip to the other and cook.  They cook pretty quickly so mine got a little brown but I did put a little extra cinnamon in so a lot of that brown is from that cause they didn't taste burned:

Now you can top these how ever you'd like but since they are meant to be healthy it would be a shame to slather them in butter and sugary syrup!  When a friend made them and let me try she topped them with some pomegranate and blueberries with a dollop of Greek yogurt.  That was good.  I chose to make a topping with strawberries, a little light vanilla yogurt, and some fresh squeezed orange juice.  So good!  

I even had extra topping that I put in the freezer for a nice little treat another day:-)

So there ya have it.... P's a plenty, hope you enjoyed.... and hope you try some and enjoy:-)

8 Unleashed voices:

bluegrassnotes said...

Yum, lots of those look good. I'm especially interested in the drink that had beets in it -- always looking for delicious ways to get more veggies...

Jo said...

mmm, i love little homemade pizza's and pancakes ... and your drinks sound delish!!!

Cathy Kennedy said...

We love pizza! Unforunately, I don't make home-made pizza too often as it's so time consuming. There for awhile I made flaxseed pizza crust for myself, but I haven't done that in some time. I really need to get back into doing this, though. Thanks for sharing your recipes with us!

Sue said...

That pancake looks interesting...and healthy!


Judie said...

Rod's on his way out to get us a Papa Murphey's pizza, but now I see I can do the same thing with those w/w tortillas!! Thanks!!!!

Ali Mc said...

great eats! at first I thought that red drink might be blood and you were really a vampire. I'm glad I kept reading on ;)

anitamombanita said...

homemade pizza is wonderful and those pancakes look pretty tempting.

Jenny said...

Pizza is always particularly hard for me to resist!

I think you can definitely make it healthy with a little attention to detail!

Thanks for another delicious link for the letter 'P'.


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