Monday, November 10, 2008

energy shift

now with all the election drama in the history books my brain is having time to think about other things. i watched top design on bravo and i love that show!  i'd like to think with tens of thousands of dollars i could do all sorts of amazing home design.  i realized that after moving in there are some redesigning i'd like to do in my house.  i wish i had money to buy a new kitchen table, a new computer desk, a desk or drafting table for myself to have some work space, some sort of storage for the kitchen, and some art work.  my energy is flowing and dreaming all around, but i'm a little short on funds for all these dreams right now.  then i feel guilty because i really have more than i need but i guess that's they way of the world.  i'm still going to move around some things and see how it works.

we had the most delicious dinner the other night.  we bought some pumpkin gnocchi at the italian deli by our house and were trying to figure out the sauce that would best complement it.  one of the blogs i follow had a recipe for great pumpkin pasta and it was delicious.  we obviously used the gnocchi instead of pasta and hot italian sausage instead of mild but oh man, it was totally decadent and delicious.  kiko said it was worth at least $20!  i need to learn how to make some good pictures of the food i make.  

yesterday morning i made sweet potato pancakes:


2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup cooked sweet potatoes, mashed
1 egg
1/3 cup all-purpose flour (use graham flour for a nice taste!)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup milk (or more)

Mix sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl with egg. Stir in the flour and add the baking powder.
Add up to 1/3 cup of milk, stirring. Stir in 1 tbsp butter.
The mixture should have the consistency of thick, lumpy sauce like an "instant" pancake mix
Place a non-stick or heavy iron skillet over medium heat on top of the stove and add 1/2 tsp butter.

Spoon batter into the skillet and cook until bubbles rise to the surface of the pancakes and break. Approx. 1 to 2 minutes.
Using a spatula, flip the pancakes and cook another 2 minutes.
Remove pancakes from the skillet and keep warm on a covered plate in the oven. Freezes Well!

i got it of this site for healthy toddler food.  i doubled the recipe and added cinnamon, nutmeg and a little vanilla and used a gluten free pancake mix instead of flour.  they are super delicious!

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

MMMMmmmmm.... going to have to try some hypoglycemic variations on those. I use tons of pumpkin/squash in my cooking, it's one of my main starch substitutes, but it gets old to eat it the same few ways so I'm always looking for new ways to use it. Course, now I have to figure out how to make pumpkin gnocchi since we don't have that Italian deli by our place here in Penang! :) Maybe I can use my spinach gnocchi recipe and substitute! Happy cooking! :)