One of my newly-created Sunday rituals is to listen to The Splendid Table podcast while working on a meal or other kitchen project. After a weekend out of town, a little Sunday ritual was exactly what I needed when we got home yesterday evening.
To the sound of Lynne Rosetto Kasper’s fabulous chuckle (Tate loves to make fun of her), I set to work.
First order of business after being away from home is to check on my ferments and make sure I am not nearing an over-carbonation catastrophe.
and kombucha were right on track.
I ♥ bubbles so I let my brews ferment at room temperature until they are light and fizzy but it’s possible to take it overboard and end up with the shaken-warm-soda-like eruption that ends in a sticky mess on the counter.
But the bubbles are worth it. 🙂
Dinner was combed together from the near-empty fridge and muffins were mixed from the freezer and cabinets.
These babies turned out to be a complete failure in the filling department but otherwise they are awesome.
They were filled with an almond butter and banana combo but I guess the ratio of fat to fruit was off because the filling was totally absorbed into the muffin and I couldn’t even taste a hint of it in the center. 🙁
Delicious and so-quick breakfast
I won’t even bother with the details for the filling since it was non-existent!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp ginger powder
Whisk the dry together in a medium bowl.
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 very ripe banana
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- good sized knob peeled fresh ginger
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 egg
Puree all ingredients except egg in a food processor until banana and ginger is fully incorporated, add egg, pulse until mixed. No food processor? How do you cook?! Sorry. You could mash the banana by hand and grate the ginger.
Add wet to dry, mix until batter forms, add 1 chopped apple. Fill muffin cups until just full. Kinda random but this batter made 7 muffins, without filling you could probably do 6 big ones or 12 small.
Bake for 25 minutes in a pre-heated 375* F oven. Take out, let rest for 5-10 minutes, remove muffins and set on cooling rack.
Each large muffin contains just under 200 calories and is an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Today will be full of fitting in errands and exercise between patients at the clinic. We got the morning off on the right foot with an active commute
Note Tate’s raised left arm, that would be a cup of coffee. There’s talk of rigging a cup holder to his bike but I think he prefers to be able to drink it en route. 😉
There’s a lull in patients so I think I’ll head upstairs to the studio and flow through a few Sun Salutations. If you are in the area, I am subbing a 12pm Vinyasa class tomorrow here at Core, come play with me!
Hope your weekend was fantastic, have a great Monday!
We had beer explode hops all over our basement yesterday!!
Walk this afternoon??
yuck! Walk tomorrow afternoon?
I love to follow along on your fermenting adventures because I am not brave enough to attempt them myself! 🙂
What are you scared of? The good bacteria keeps the baddies at bay!
Love that you’re making your own fermented drinks. I don’t think I have the ovaries to try it.
Love the colour of the kefir spritzer. So pretty!
And can I just say I’m totally jealous that there is outdoor cycling going on at your end! We’re supposed to get 10 cm (about 4 inches) of snow later this week, and we already have lots. Yuck.
This Virginia weather is a new experience for me and so far it’s awesome, mild winters with blue sky days and enough snow to keep it cozy. We’ll talk again in the summer when it’s HOT and HUMID! Keep your head up, Spring is inevitable! 🙂