As I mentioned in my last post I had baked some muffins. Pumpkin Double Chip muffins, to be exact.
I found the recipe in a Taste of Home magazine that I was flipping through at the library while waiting for DS’s game to start on Sunday. I knew right away it was a keeper and quickly jotted it down on a scrap of paper. As usual, I made a few changes so here they are:
- Took the sugar from 1 cup to 3/4 of a cup
- Used a 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce in place of the 1/3 cup of oil
- Used a 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters instead of 2 eggs
- Omitted oat flour entirely and used ALL whole wheat
- Used 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips in place of the 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Completely omitted the cinnamon sugar topping
Not that I have the original recipe to compare mine to, but these were fantastic! I ended up with 21 muffins and the fam and I have have been making quick work of them!
Second on the agenda would be my eats. And I have been consuming some awesome ones! I seem to be on a real rice kick lately. You’ll see that in just a minute! This was the last 2 pieces of my multi grain bread turned into eggy French toast. Mmmm…
Leftovers from dinner above and below! LOL
Honey Crisp!! Above is the most amazing meal I’ve eaten in awhile! Caroline’s Coconut Black Beans with Mango. Try this….it will change your life. Seriously. And as Caroline advises DO NOT skip the coconut butter!! This was served over white basmati rice. Perfection. This was the fam’s meal tonight. This morning I put a (frozen) turkey breast in the crock pot with some veggies to make some stock and meat for tonight. Because meat tends to get tough after being boiled I knew I needed to put it into something on the saucy side. This pasta dish is quick, easy and creamy enough to perk up dry meat. Simply prepare 2 Sidekick noodle packs (whatever flavour you like) according to package directions. Just before the sauce is thickened add a few cups of shredded turkey or chicken meat and 2 cups of frozen peas. Bring back to temperature and serve. Kids lurve this! (The stock is currently cooling in the fridge and will go into the freezer later on). This is what I whipped up for myself tonight: Leftover peppers and sauce, peas and turkey served over brown basmati rice. Yum yum!
Do you love coffee? If so you really should go visit Kelsey for a great giveaway on some organic plain (and flavoured) coffee. And while there it will totally be worth your time to check out her muffin recipes. I made some of the espresso chocolate chip muffins and they were da bomb!!
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