Saturday, February 26, 2011

saturdays are inspirational

I thought it would be great to have Fridays off this semester. But I usually end up spending the day in my pajamas, half-heartedly trying to clean or do homework, always leaving everything half done. The good news is that it makes me all the more inspired on Saturdays. This morning, I made it to the thrift store, the drugstore, and the market by 2:00.

Before that, I spent about an hour ogling various food blogs. They are my new ultimate inspiration. Trying to keep my sanity without sugar, I've rekindled a love for beautiful sweets. So when I got home, I made these...


Sugar-Free Chocolate Crepes (from Family Fresh Cooking)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup egg substitute*
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup evaporated skim milk**
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp powdered stevia
1 tbsp melted butter

*A note on egg substitute: This is made basically from egg whites and we use it because it's cholesterol-free and lower in calories than eggs. You can use 1 egg instead.
**I used this because we had it around. The water and milk can be replaced with 3/4 cup of any kind of milk (dairy, almond, soy, etc.).

Whisk all the ingredients (really well...those lumps are a pain). Spray a large frying pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Pour nearly 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan and swirl to spread. Test the crepe by lifting the edge, and after a couple of minutes, flip.

I filled mine with low fat farmer's cheese, no sugar added jam, and topped with fresh raspberries.


P.S. Those green glasses and that cake platter cost me less than $10 at Urban Renewals. Good day.

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