Spicy Lamb Stuffed Pancakes and Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Well it is Pancake day and in honor of that I decided to do something special for dinner. While pancakes in the States are traditionally made from a thick batter in England the batter is thinner, more like a crepe. I went for a savory meal tonight and am pleased to share my adventure of making my first ever English pancake meal

Spicy Lamb-Filled Pancakes

Pancakes
3/4 c. plain flour
Pinch salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup of milk
5 tbps cold water
3 tbps butter, melted
olive oil for frying

Filling
2 tbsp olive oil
half a pound of lamb mince
1 onion, peeled, chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled, chopped
2 jalapenos, chopped
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp tomato purée
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup of polenta
1 eggs, beaten, for egg wash

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Turkey Burger with Avocado and Salsa with Tofu fries

My husband and I started a diet plan together at the beginning of this year, and while I did get my inspiration from the Sonoma Diet it is a diet that I created especially for us. And for the first time have enjoyed actually sticking to it. It has been an adventure for me to find creative ways to eat the things that we love just healthier. Because being healthy shouldn’t just be in the short span that we choose to diet it should be something that we incorporate throughout our whole lives. Now it would be unrealistic of me to say I am never going to eat those foods that I love that are bad for me, in fact that is what my down fall always was. If you tell me I can never have something ever again then that is all I want. No, depriving yourself for life is never the solution. And with my husband and I down 15 pounds between us I should say so far the plan is working.

Last night I felt like i did it again. It had been a while since we were able to enjoy a good old fashion burger and chips so I created an alternative for us that proved to be amazing. It truly was the best burger I have eaten in a long time and while I miss potatoes I was delighted to find that the tofu fries taste fantastic, my husband loves them.


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