Indian Borscht

December 26, 2006 at 8:27 am (B plus (3 stars, like a lot), Indian, Meyer & Romano, Other, soup)

This soup is unusual and sophisticated—slightly sweet, slightly spicy, with layers of subtle flavors. It’s good served both hot or cold. Based on a recipe called “Sweet-Hot Beet Soup” from Second Helpings from Union Square Cafe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oatmeal Walnut Pancakes

December 26, 2006 at 4:25 am (A (4 stars, love), breakfast, Derek's faves, Grains, Other, Quick weeknight recipe, Soymilk)

Based on a recipe from the McCann’s Irish Oatmeal box. These pancakes have a hearty, nutty flavor, but are still quite light and fluffy. Derek and his father claim these are the “best pancakes ever.”

In a large bowl combine:

  • 1.25 cups quick cooking oats, or regular rolled oats blended to a coarse flour
  • 1 cup lowfat or nonfat yogurt, unsweetened
  • 1 cup skim or lowfat milk or plain soymilk
  • 1 tsp. sugar or honey (omit if soymilk or yogurt are sweetened)

Stir in:

  • 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 scant tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Add and mix well:

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

Add:

  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Use 1/4 cup batter per pancake.
Yields: 13 four-inch pancakes
Serving size: 3-4 pancakes

About 100 calories per pancake.

Rating: A-

Derek: A-

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