What’s for Breakfast…how about experimenting?
Cooking is an art but it also is a survival skill. Cooking is not about following recipes exactly nor having thousands of recipes to choose from, it’s about feeding yourself and your family. Since I live alone with my two dogs and therefore no one else cooks for me, I modify recipes for smaller portions and to my taste.
One of my recent experiments was to make garlic popcorn – I love garlic and I love popcorn so I thought I’d try to make it work. Still working on this, and will post about that when I am done experimenting. This morning when I opened the fridge to decide on breakfast, the peanut butter jar was staring me in the face!
Then it hit me: pancakes with peanut butter and orange marmalade. I was already figuring out what to do. All I wanted was one pancake so this is what I did to make one pancake:
¼ cup of your favorite pancake mix
1/8 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut milk
a pinch of cinnamon powder
a pinch of ground nutmeg
a drop of olive oil
1 heaping tablespoon of your favorite peanut butter (I used Adams crunchy peanut butter).
1 heaping teaspoon of your favorite marmalade or jam
Place all pancake ingredients in a bowl and mix it up. Pour it all into a greased frying pan on a low setting as one pancake. Cover the pan with a lid and check it in a few minutes. If the top is still liquidy and bubbles have formed, wait another couple of minutes before you turn it over. The pancake should look dry not shinny. After you have turned it over, place a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter on top of the pancake and cover the pan with a lid. After two minutes, look at the pancake, if the peanut butter has started to melt a little, the pancake is done. Put it on your plate and add a heaping teaspoon of orange marmalade (or your favorite jam) on top and start eating.
If you use a commercially available vegan pancake mix, then this is a vegan recipe. If you use a non-vegan mix, this is vegetarian recipe. Check the ingredients on the box or bag of the mix you are using to confirm the ingredients – most commercially available mixes are not vegan.
If you’ve got a great cooking experiment, I’d love to hear it.
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