Protein Pancakes

A friend of my husband introduced this recipe to us. And while my husband has only tried it once, I make these quite often for breakfast, even making them to take to work for lunch.

Quote Monday #10

A persons true wealth is the good he or she does in the world - Mohammed
I always admire those that strive to do the right thing & like to consider myself one of them.

Pinterest Clean Up

While you haven’t seen my personal my Pinterest boards, I have a few pins there (1,068 to be exact at the moment). I think it’s time for me to clean some of them out & update them again according to what I like & what I will actually use/draw inspiration from.

The Plan:

  • create some new boards to make things a little more specific & easier to find
  • delete irrelevant pins
  • check all the links go to the correct source

Visit Life By Kathleen’s profile on Pinterest.

Mexican Coffee Pudding with Kahlúa Whipped Cream

A while back, I had some cream in the fridge but didn’t seem to have a use for it. So I did some googling & came upon this recipe. Lucky for me, I had everything it required.

1/2     cup packed brown sugar
3       tablespoons cornstarch
3       tablespoons coffee powder
1/2    teaspoon cinnamon (plus additional for sprinkling)
2       cups milk
1 1/4 cups chilled heavy cream, divided
1       tablespoon Kahlúa or other coffee-flavored liqueur

  1. Whisk first 3 ingredients and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in heavy medium saucepan.
  2. Whisk in milk and 1 cup cream. 
  3. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly.
  4. Divide among 6 small bowls. Cover and chill until cold, about 4 hours.
  5. Whisk 1/4 cup cream and Kahlúa in small bowl until peaks form. 
  6. Spoon atop puddings & sprinkle with cinnamon.

Quote Monday #9

You might have to fight a battle more than once to beat it - Margaret Thatcher
I’m sure nothing would get done if people gave up after the first try. Some people wouldn’t have children. Some people wouldn’t finish high school or university. Some people wouldn’t make it to the top of their field. Some people wouldn’t do the right thing. And sadly, some people might not live to see another day.

Quote Monday #8

Never judge a book by its move - JW Egan

I have finally jumped on the Divergent bandwagon. I actually don’t think I’m that late either. Although, the best thing about being late to jump on the bandwagon is the remainder of the series has been published & I don’t have to wait to find out what’s next (besides waiting for it to be available at the library).

I picked this up from the library on Wednesday night, after waiting for a few months. (I currently have 3 books on hold at the library & another 6 checked out)
I only get a chance to read when I take my lunch break lately as my other time outside work is devoted to crochet & household duties at the moment. But of course, that may change if I am unable to put this book down!

I am only up to chapter 3 but like it enough to want to know what happens next. It’s always hard starting a new book; learning the characters, the setting, new words.

Peanut Butter Quinoa Bites

Peanut Butter Quinoa Bites
– 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
– 1/2 cup oats
– 1/2 peanut butter
– 3 tablespoons honey
– small handful chic chips
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Form into balls on baking tray. Bake for about 10 minutes.

You can also add other nuts or dried fruit. Some of these have dried cranberries.

Quote Monday #7

Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I really need it - Swedish ProverbI remind my husband of this quote every now & then. You know those days when nothing appears to be going right & the world seems to be against you? Losing your temper at the drop of a hat & moping around hating everyone? Those are the days I need someone to tell me to stop, take a deep breath, relax and then give me a hug, even if I have been saying horrible things.

Growing Leeks

Last week I experimented in the kitchen and purchased lots of things I wouldn’t normally buy. Prawns, lemongrass, coriander, sesame oil, fish sauce, leek, and whole red chillis.
A few of the items still had their roots attached and it got me thinking. I had seen that you could put spring onions in a glass of water and they would regrow. There should be no reason why anything else with its root intact would be any different.

Growing Leeks

I did a bit more research and found not much equipment was required. In most cases, just a glass of fresh water and a sunny spot was all it should take.

A shot glass was the perfect size for the leek. It wasn’t too wide, so the leek would sit upright. It was deep enough to fill with a little bit of water. The perfect spot was the west-facing window from the kitchen.

I did notice that you need to change the water almost daily. The water did get smelly if left for too long. And after a really sunny day, it would evaporate. Harley was quite curious about it at first, giving it a few sniffs. He soon lost interest and left it to be.

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Here is the leek after being the in water for one week. It was sliced cleanly off but has grown quite a bit in a week.
I have also put some coriander in some water but I can’t tell if it is making any progress. I’m not too fussed if it doesn’t take off. I’m not sure what I would use coriander for.
I also have some garlic cloves that seem to have sprouted in the cupboard. I might pop them into some soil and see what happens.


Quote Monday #6

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die - Buddha

I think a lot of wise quotes have come from Buddha & this is one of them. I liken this quote to getting angry at bad traffic. There is nothing that can be done about it & it will probably leave you in a bad mood for the rest of the day. So it’s best to just let it go & move on.