Orange Ya Glad I Had a Pancake?

December 13, 2007

Look at what I had for breakfast. Get it – oranges and pancake!?! Sorry, bad joke. These titles are hard to come up with!

Breakfast #1

Toast with Smart Balance and jam



I was late getting to the gym, but I managed to get it all in. 30 minutes Stairmaster, 11 minutes ET, biceps, shoulders, abs, and push-ups. 410 calories burned.

Breakfast #2

Oatmeal pancake topped with banana, cinnamon, and PB. I think I solved my fluffiness issue. I prepared just the DRY ingredients the night before so I just had to add the egg whites this morning. Still saves me time but it allows the baking powder to do its thing.


Orange sections, which I diced the night before to save time:


Egg nog tea with skim milk


All together for 400 kcal:


Total breakfast calories: ~500.

I’m not that full, so I hope this breakfast lasts!


Look what was on our grill!!! It makes me want to throw-up just looking at it. I HATE bugs!!!! Particularly: camel crickets, palmetto bugs and big spiders.


See you at lunch!

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1 Emily December 13, 2007 at 8:01 am

Hi! I have tried to make a pumpkin pancake before and it just completely fell apart while I was making it and it became more of a scramble….I dont think I had the right mix of ingredients! Could you tell me exactly what you put into this pancake this morning and .. possibly, how you cook it..and … exactly what you top it with…like do you add anything to the mashed banana…?! Thanks….I think I am pancake illiterate! (if that’s possible!)

P.s…..I HATE bugs too! haha


2 Roni December 13, 2007 at 8:43 am

When did I miss the new blog hosted by YOU? LOL

It looks great!

And girl, you are working overtime, I don’t know how you have time to post all this stuff! It’s amazing!

I may link to you tonight.

Oh and that pancake looks Delish’!


3 Kath December 13, 2007 at 9:11 am

Here’s a link to the Oatmeal Pancake Recipe.

The pumpkin pancake was a lot runnier, but my guess is that you tried to flip it too soon. You need to make sure it will slide around in the pan (do this by just shaking the pan) before you flip it.

BUT – You guys keep reading my mind because my next video post will be an oatmeal pancake!! I’m not sure when, but soon! Hopefully that will help.


4 Kath December 13, 2007 at 9:13 am

Hi Roni!! Sorry I didn’t give you a heads up on the host change – it was quite crazy. I have been super busy, but I always seem to find 10 minutes here and there to blog :)

By the way, your ca-cookies look SO GOOD!!


5 Becca December 13, 2007 at 10:38 am

Your videos are so cute! You should make another one soon!!!

p.s. I love the new site!


6 Anne December 13, 2007 at 11:09 am

Hey Kath!

I had a few random questions. First, where are you finding all these fabulous sounding teas? I’m bored of mine and want to try some new ones :) Also, what kind of sweetener do you use just out of curiosity?

Second, where do you get spaghetti squash? I’d never heard of that before! Also, where do you find the Ezekiel Bread? I’ve never seen that in stores before, sounds tasty.

And one more… can you do a video or detailed description of how you make your fun looking oatmeal? I usually just do cereal or the Kashi instant oatmeal, but am looking to mix it up especially now that it’s cold out and I want something warm :)

Thanks, keep up the awesome job!!


7 Kath December 13, 2007 at 11:15 am


(That’s my middle name :) )

I get my tea at the local grocery store here – Harris Teeter. They have a pretty big selection. I like the seasonal ones by Bigelow (Pumpkin, Gingerbread, Egg Nog) and Celestial Seasonings (Candy Cane Lane, Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride). If you check my Amazon store you can get the Bigelow’s there if you can’t find them.

Spaghetti squash looks like a big yellow football. It’s usually next to the potatoes and other squash.

Ezekiel breads are frozen at my store because they are sprouted grains, so look in the frozen foods. At my local organic store they are refrigerated and I like them better when they haven’t been frozen, but I can’t always get there.

I’m going to do an oatmeal pancake video soon. I can do an oatmeal one after that! It’s pretty simple, but it does take longer than pouring cereal into a bowl. Here’s the recipe ingredients in the mean time:



8 Anne December 13, 2007 at 1:51 pm


Thanks for the quick and thorough response (nice work on the middle name – with an E, too??)!

Only thing you forgot was do you use sweetener in your tea? Just curious :)

There’s a Harris Teeter (affectionately nicknamed “The Teet”) near me… so I’ll have to check out the tea isle. I don’t think I’ve bought tea there before!

Have a great day,


9 Kath December 13, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Yep, Anne with an E!

I use Splenda in my tea. I’m torn with artificial sweeteners – part of me would like to give them up forever, but the other part of me just HATES plain tea!! I don’t sweeten a lot of things (I usually have my oatmeal plain, occasionally with brown sugar or maple and I eat plain yogurt with mix-ins for flavor) but with coffee and tea I just have to have it sweet. I’ve tried to give sweetener up in the past, but it just makes life bland!

We have the Torani sugar-free syrups at our house and they are SOOOO good with coffee, but I just feel kind of gross after I drink them. I’m torn with those too, plus they’re more expensive.

I’ve also tried Stevia and Agave, but don’t really like the taste of those. So splenda it is.



10 Emily December 13, 2007 at 2:19 pm

Thank you! You are a great inspiration! Thanks for making time for your posts each day!


11 Ala December 13, 2007 at 2:28 pm

Hi Kath!

I searched for egg nog flavored tea in my supermarket and they didnt have any, BUT I did manage to try the Candy Cane Lane kind. It is great! I am anxious to try the others too. I should stock up for the year because I don’t imagine they will be around much longer!

I also have tried stevia too and I was disappointed. I had high hopes since it is a natural sweetener, but maybe I just need more time to get used to it? I recently gave up all artificial sweeteners cold turkey…and I try to just use sugar sparingly. I will admit though it is hard when you are used to having splenda in everything from yogurt to juice to tea! Oh how I miss it.

I am looking forward to the next video! You are too cute 😉 I second the reader who said you should get your own TV cooking show!


12 Kath December 13, 2007 at 2:47 pm

Awww thanks, Ala :) I LOVE Candy Cane Lane!! And it’s decaf, so it makes great dessert!!!

Next video coming soon…maybe tomorrow night?


13 Anne December 13, 2007 at 3:27 pm

I’m totally torn on the sweeteners too. I usually use splenda, just like one packet, and the only time I use it is with tea, so I figure it’s probably not too bad. Mmm sugar free syrup is the best… the Starbucks sugar free gingerbread latte is my favorite! sooo yummy.


14 Ala December 13, 2007 at 6:38 pm

Anna- Yeah, I don’t think using splenda in just tea is bad…everything in moderation right? 😉 The thing with me was that Splenda was in tons of foods I was consuming and I didn’t even realize it….yogurts, light juice, popsicles, etc etc etc…they put it in so many foods now. Finally I just had to cut it out and get used to having sugar in smaller portions now. It is hard, but eventually I want to be able to drink tea without sugar! lol…not sure if that will ever happen!


15 andrea December 14, 2007 at 3:15 pm

I want to try egg nog tea! That sounds so good. I have not seen it. Now that it’s getting colder here in NJ, I have been drinking alot of green tea. A new flavor would be great.


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