Cottage Cheese and Blueberries

One of the things that this chef is doing is trying to cut down on his tonnage. In light of this I’ve been out playing basketball and feeling a bit better if not feeling a bit trimmer, yet. But one thing I’ve also been trying is more ‘healthy options’ especially in the morning. Today’s post is not so much a ‘recipe’ but a ‘something to try’. But I’ll try and write it as a recipe…

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Combine the ingredients in a nice breakfast bowl and refuse to share it with anyone!

Have a happy and healthy morning…

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

I was talking to my Mom the other day, and some how it came up about freezing milk. And then I thought that buttermilk freezes and thaws rather well and being that it does, why is it that I’m not enjoying buttermilk pancakes as often as I like. I was in the city the other day and got a really nice price on blueberries, so… this morning I’m off to make some buttermilk pancakes for brunch.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 21/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter

In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Beat the eggs with the buttermilk and melted butter. Combine the dry and the wet ingredients into a lumpy batter, being careful not to over mix. This is really something best done by hand and not with one of those electric mixers because if you if you mix this batter too much you get these rather flat and heavy pancakes. You don’t want to beat all of the air out of the batter.

Heat some butter in a skillet over medium heat. Spoon 1/3 cup of batter into the skillet and sprinkle the top with some of the blueberries. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Drizzle, yes drizzle not drown these with some REAL maple syrup and enjoy with some tennis or Grand Prix racing live from Monaco and a mimosa.

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