Wednesday 6 March 2019

I will be there now.

In Wales, of course "now" means sometime fairly soon, but I will be there to read through my blog list.
I just had to tell you about dinner. Oh My Word. It was one of the best meals that I have cooked and eaten.

I watched the Budget Slimmers this morning while having my breakfast, it was recorded on Tuesday so Pancakes were on the menu. Not just any old pancake though.

These were Vegan, super healthy and very easy.

2 cups of red lentils, soaked for at least 3 hours in cold water. I only had 1 1/2 cups so made it up with Buckwheat. Then left them  to soak all day.

I made a sauce of peppers, onions and mushrooms sweated off in some oil, the BS used frylight, Then I added some milk, you could use non dairy but I had none, and some soft cheese (again this could be non dairy) with herbs, a good grind of pepper and a little salt. Once this came to simmer I left it to cook on.

I then drained the lentils and tipped them into a bowl, added a tsp of salt and one of baking powder then whizzed it up with my wand blender till smooth.

About a 1/3rd of the mix went into a separate bowl for later.

To the main mix I added some fine diced white onion, some garlic powder and a good tsp of Cajun Seasoning and gave it a good stir. I cooked this mix just like the American thick pancakes but for around 5 minutes on each side. Served with the sauce and some extra mushrooms, sizzled in a little olive oil it was amazing.
I thought the SO was going to eat his plate at one point.

The remaining mix is covered and in the fridge, tomorrow I will check it out and then try a sweet version. I will mix in a tsp of powdered sweetener and a drizzle of syrup and then cook as before, with some warm berries I think they will be just as good.

I have been making more of the scrap mats for dogs bowls and am heartily sick of dark fabrics, so they have been put away for a while.
As light relief I have been stitching lace to white on white fabric, all from the scrap bins. I want to make some lavender bags to tuck in with my yarn and fabrics, and they may as well be pretty. Tomorrow I will be cutting the bits out and assembling the bags, the more that I sew the more fabric I seem to have.
I just have one heel left on the socks, and will be doing that soon. I have found an audio book on Firefox and am listening to Mary Poppins, I somehow never managed to read the books and am thoroughly enjoying being read to.

Second childhood perhaps.

                                 TTFN                                Pam


  1. Could you send me some mojo, Pam. I seem to have run out? You really are an inspiration with all that you do.

    1. I would if I could Catriona, I have far too much at the moment to fit with the time that I have.

  2. Everyone deserves to be read to. Enjoy.

    God bless.

    1. My Grandfather taught me to read by reading the newspaper to me and pointing out the words. By the time I started school I was reading voraciously, my teacher told my Mum that I had a reading age of 12 plus.

  3. That took me right back to being a child growing up in Wales. We used to say 'I'll be there now in a minute'. I had completely forgotten about it.

    1. some people here add the "in a minute" on the end. It just depends on what area they come from. I have slipped into using it, along with "there you are then".

  4. Your pancakes sound delicious.

  5. The pancakes sound delicious. Its amazing the local colloquialisms that are picked up when you live somewhere awhile.


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