October 3, 2008 at 11:00 pm
I usually eat oatmeal for breakfast in the mornings because I am sleepy and lazy at seven o’clock in the morning. It’s easier to dump a packet of oats in a bowl, add water and microwave it than to prepare an omelet or scrambled eggs. However, the protein in eggs is good for me and keeps me fuller longer, so I sometimes make peanut butter crepes on the weekends. They’re pretty quick too, though I have to clean more bowls, beaters and skillets later.
I grabbed this recipe from Erin Shea’s site, Lose the Buddha over a year ago, though she calls them peanut butter pancakes. I prefer to call them crepes since it sounds more egg-like. I’m sure someone will tell me why it’s absolutely erroneous for me to be calling them crepes, but I don’t care, they’ll always be crepes to me. I also doubled the recipe because I am tall and hungry.
Peanut Butter Crepes
1 large egg
5 egg whites
1 Tablespoon Splenda (or sugar or another sweetener)
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
Combine ingredients in a blender [...]
August 20, 2008 at 8:07 am
I ate Splenda straight out of the bag a couple nights ago. Considering how frequently I ate Tang crystals or hardened rocks of brown sugar as a kid (and an adult), it’s odd that it’s taken me this long to consider eating the artificial sweetener straight up. It wasn’t as good as sugar or Tang. After all, Mary Poppins didn’t sing, “A spoon full of Splenda helps the medicine go down.” However, it had the same texture as cotton candy, which I found to be surprisingly delightful. I’d stick a spoonful in my mouth and as my saliva seeped into the bulked-up mix of strange chemicals, it would collapse into a clumpy, ball of sweetness on my tongue. Why hasn’t anyone ever mentioned that before? Am I the only nut who has eaten the stuff raw? I wonder if Splenda could develop a zero-calorie cotton candy. I’d try that at the State Fair.
I’m not recommending that anyone start eating Splenda by the bagful. Even the sleaziest salesman alive couldn’t argue that it has any nutritional [...]
August 5, 2008 at 8:08 am
Sometimes I feel like a Magic 8 ball because readers ask me a lot of questions. (At least they don’t shake me for the answers.) I don’t mind answering, but by far, the most popular question is, "How is your skin?" (In second place is, "How did you start running?" and a close third is "How do you stay motivated?") I’ve written entries to address all of these questions to save everybody some time, but recently I’ve received a couple follow-up questions on the skin entry. People want to know if my skin has tightened up any over the past year. The answer? I don’t think so.
It’s hard to be completely certain since a change like that would be subtle. I don’t think I look any older than I did a year ago. And a year ago I didn’t think I looked any older than the year before. However, I do keep aging and 20 years from now I’m sure I’ll look older than I do today. The skin however, is still somewhat loose, particularly [...]
September 3, 2005 at 11:12 pm
Italian-Style Crustless Cheesecake
South Beach Diet Phase 1
Makes 8 servings
1 lb. container part-skim ricotta cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract
8 packets Splenda
Handful of slivered almonds (optional)
Preheat oven to 325F. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray. Mix the first four ingredients in a bowl until fully incorporated. Turn into the prepared pie plate. Add almonds on top of mixture (optional) and bake 45-60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack, and then chill. Refrigerate until serving time.
Your little sister can put her hair in pigtails, put on a Catholic School girl outfit and sing with her hair brush in front of the mirror like Britney Spears, but that doesn’t make her Britney Spears. This recipe is trying hard to be cheesecake, but it just ain’t cheesecake.
It’s not bad really, but I think I would like it better if it were called “Cheese Pie” or something. When I hear “Cheesecake” I get some delicious expectations which this just didn’t live up to. It’s just – off. But [...]
September 3, 2005 at 11:03 pm
I’ve switched into a recipe mode again, so I’ll be trying out some South Beach Diet compatible recipes and reviewing them on the blog. First up:
Peanut Butter Cookies
South Beach Diet – Phase 1
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup Splenda
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix ingredients together. Drop teaspoon sized balls onto greased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.
These cookies were pretty good, but you definitely need some milk nearby to get the dry taste out of your mouth. I found it pretty amazing that you can actually make cookies without flour. They’d probably taste better with the flour, but these weren’t bad at all. Bonus points for being quick to make.
The only problem I had was that I couldn’t eat just one. I wanted to eat 4, which included more nuts than I should be having in a day. I have this problem with all cookies and small serving food though. Whenever I make whole wheat bread, I end up chomping on 3 slices or half the loaf.
Final Assessment: I won’t throw [...]