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Ok I am in a MAJOR BLOGATHON MOOD. You can take your time and read a post a day if you like and then pretend like I blog everyday!
I have been whipping up lots of bloggie treats and as we speak Kath Eats Real Food’s Sweet Potato Lentil Garam Masala Deeeelite! is in the slow cooker!

~PHOTO FROM KATH’S AWESOME BLOG~

OMG SO EXCITED

So here is some of the latest eats of mine. I am really enjoying the Micheal Smith Mantra of cooking without a recipe. I get inspration from my bloggies and then wing it usually. Here is an example!

The darling Tina at Carrots and Cake made these Sweet Potato Oatmeal Pancakes
Very Healthy!
Ingredients:

* 1/3 cup dry oats
* 1/3 cup mashed sweet potatoes
* 2 egg whites
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* Pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
Directions:
* Combine all ingredients and blend wellÂ
* Divide batter in half and create a pancake on greased fry pan
* Cook each side of pancake until lightly browned; repeat for
second half of batter
* Recipe makes 2 small pancakes

My version however ended up being the following!

1/3 Cup of Dry Oats
1/2 cup of Pumpkin
2 Egg whites
1tsp of baking powder
1tsp vanilla
1tbs of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Ginger (nice and spiced!)

Here is the finished product:


They sort of fell apart but with the touch of almond butter on top it was perfectly fine. You get lots of protein from the egg whites and the oats without all the buttery fat and processed flour of regular pancakes. PLUS PUMPKIN IS A SUPERFOOD. So all in all it is a fun alternative to your morning bowl of oats.

For lunch this has been happening alot:

This is two big servings of my delicious mix up of veggies and protein. In this mix is the Simply for Life Garden Veggie Sausage. In this mix there is also:
*Spray of Olive Oil (see below)
*Cauliflour
*Belisle Coleslaw Mix
*Carrots
*Mushrooms
*Red Pepper
*Fresh Tomato
*Spinach
*Onion
*Garlic
*Canned No Salt Tomato
*Mrs Renfros’s Habenero Salsa
*Sirachi at the end

I tend to cook the sausage in the oven first before cutting it up and adding it to the mix up.

Directions:
Throw the oil, garlic and onion in to sautee them until they are soft.
Then add the veggies you have that will take the longest to soften. In this instance it would be the carrots and cauliflour. Then add the items that will take a moderate amount of time (peppers and coleslaw mix). Then add the softies, cooked sausage, tomatoes, spinach, salsa, mushrooms. Everything cooks evenly and optimizes the nutrition as everything is not cooked to the point of mush.
Then you can spice it up to your preference. I love sirachi. It packs a major punch though so be careful!!

I found this olive oil mister that makes it alot easier to go light on the oil. Not that I feel bad about using a tsp of oil here and there but this makes the oil spread out nice and evenly. In fact later today I will be hugging some Olive Oil for Chocolate Covered Health’s Hug a Fat Month Challenge This lovely is trying to promote GOOD FATS and make it so we aren’t running scared from fat. Instead she wants us to give it big hugs!! I love it!

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