Healthy pancakes with taste!

A few years ago, while on vacation in Arizona, my family and I wanted pancakes without all the fuss (read flour, etc.). At the time, we found a recipe that only called for bananas and egg. They were okay, but were nothing to get excited about. Recently, my eldest daughter led me to the Simply Delicious (link at the top of this page) recipe for banana/oat pancakes. These are phenomenal! They are so quick and easy, and the ingredient list is manageable – 2 bananas, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt in the blender. The texture is great and the taste is really good. It’s so much like original pancakes, that we have also started experimenting with typical add-ins such as blueberries (I add a splash of lemon juice or zest to keep the flavour authentic) or chocolate chips (maybe not the most keto add-in, but they are delicious and fun for the kids).

I enjoyed this recipe so much that I often will check out other recipes from the Simply Delicious site. I particularly enjoy anything that I can adapt and use for my own needs.


Mi Casa Es tu Casa

My family recently bought take out from Casa Mexico. I had the opportunity to visit in person with a friend and we loved it!

From the whimsical (slightly cliché, but fun!) decor, including sombreros and “Nacho Libre” style masks on the wall, it is not the most elegant restaurant, but it doesn’t need to be.

I knew that I would enjoy the meal when I found horchatas by the pitcher on the beverage menu. (Perfect accompaniment to any traditional spicy meal, horchata is a spiced milk beverage served on ice. I’ll admit a curiosity as to what horchata would taste like as a hot drink, frothed? Mmm…).

There was almost too much selection for the vegetarian palette, so I went traditional and had the vegetarian enchiladas with both green and red sauce (divorciada). A perfect balance between spice and flavour.

My least favourite part of the meal was dessert. The dulce de leche was tasty, but a little dry.

Overall, the service was great, the food wonderful and the decor a lot of fun. It isn’t the cheapest, but it is reasonably priced.

Next time, I hope to go on a Friday (mariachi band!)