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I got this recipe from Hungry Girl, and have made it at least 10 times since I first saw it.  I’ve changed some things in the recipe to make it more to my taste, but you can find the original recipe here. I love this recipe because it’s spicy, filling, and really low in Points.  Plus, it’s super-easy.

Nutritionals: Per 1 cup serving: 172 calories, 3.5g fat, 5.5g fiber, 22.5g carbs, 13g protein – 3 points.  I usually count it for 4 points because I use more turkey (the pkg usually has 1.33 lb) and more corn than the original recipe.

HG’s 10-Alarm Crockpot Chili

this pic has the original recipe ingredients, which I've since modified a bit

1 lb. raw lean ground turkey
One 29-oz. can tomato sauce
One 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
One 15-oz. can black beans, drained, but unrinsed
One 15-oz. can pinto beans, drained, but unrinsed
1 cup Trader Joe’s fire roasted frozen corn (or canned corn, if you prefer)
1 small jar jalapeno peppers
2 bell peppers (in different colors), chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3-4 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
2-3 Tbsp. hot sauce
1/2 oz. VERY dark chocolate (70%+ cacao), broken into small pieces
salt, to taste


Brown the turkey in a medium pan on the stove. Drain excess fat and then add to crockpot.

Add the rest of the ingredients except for the chocolate to the crockpot.  Mix well to combine. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours, and then reduce heat to low and cook for an additional 3 hours. (OR cover and cook on low for 6 – 7 hours straight.)

About an hour before the end of the cooking time, add the chocolate.  Make sure to break it up into little pieces so that it can melt easily.  Stir well.  I know the chocolate sounds strange, but it adds a nice mellowness to the spiciness of the dish.  It’s delicious.

You can add any toppings you like, but I usually add 1/4 cup of 2% shredded Mexican blend cheese.

This is the perfect meal for a winter day/evening.  Its spiciness helps to heat you up, and its heartiness helps to keep you full for a really long time.  I think this would be great for a superbowl party, especially because the recipe makes so many servings!


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Sometimes it really is the simple things in life that make it worth living.

This morning there’s quite a bit of fog/cloud cover, making it feel a bit like autumn or winter.  I know it will burn off soon, bringing with it a glorious, sunny day, but for a little while this morning, it was fun to pretend like it was going to be a cold day.  Days like that make me want to settle in with a hot cup of coffee.  They also make me want to bake.

Since I need to go grocery shopping, but I don’t get paid until Friday, I had to figure out something for breakfast with the items I already had on hand.  I didn’t feel like eggs or cereal or an English muffin.  Nothing really sounded good.  Until I thought about making the Hungry Girl scones that I knew would satisfy my craving.

I checked the pantry, fridge, and freezer, and discovered that I had all the necessary items on hand.  So this morning I made a mixed berry variety of the Hungry Girl 2-point scones, and they turned out great.  I loved the slight tartness of the mixed berries (blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries) in the frozen mix I had from Trader Joe’s.  The scones were a great way to start the day because they’re filling, low cal, and just made me feel warm inside.

download Yummy and good for the waistline, what more can you ask for in a scone?

It felt so relaxing to have the scones baking in the oven as I read the paper and sipped my coffee.  It reminded me that I haven’t made new recipes in a long time.  And I have at least 3 or 4 recipe books, not to mention a ton of Cooking Light magazines, to pour over.  I still haven’t spent time going through them, choosing recipes that looking interesting, and making lists of ingredients to buy.  Since I don’t have too much on tap for today, I think that’s just what I’m going to do.

So, very soon, I should be continuing my “Bella Cooks” series with some fabulous new recipes.  Stay tuned.

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I was at the grocery store the other day and decided to go in search of two new items that I’d heard about.  Thankfully, my local Safeway stocked both of them.

download-1The first one is Chaka’s MMM Sauce.  I had heard about this sauce at my WW meeting; people were raving about it, and I thought that if that many people loved it, it must be good.  I was in the mood for some chicken wings, and decided this sauce would be a perfect way to spice them up.  It was!  The sauce itself has no sugar and no fat, and is only 8 calories per serving! It was delicious.  Slightly spicy, but not hot, and really gave the wings that I baked in the oven a nice kick.  I’ll definitely use this again and again.

download-2 This next item was one that I read about in my daily Hungry Girl newsletter.  I love the way Greek yogurt and honey taste together, so this frozen yogurt really appealed to me.  It is supposed to be like the kind they serve at Pinkberry and other tart frozen yogurt places.  It is decadent and delicious, but at 100 calories and 1.5 grams of fat per 1/2 cup serving, it is a great 2-point treat.  It was refreshing, creamy, slightly sweet, but tart at the same time.  So good!  The only problem with it is wanting to eat more than the serving size because it’s so yummy.  Definitely something I will keep stocked in my freezer.

Do you have any new products that you’ve tried and love?  I’m always on the lookout for new items that can add a little pizzaz to my menu.

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Be forewarned, this is going to be a L-O-N-G post, but I hope it will be worth it, because there’s so much to tell!

The Plan
My friend, Harj, decided that for her 30th birthday this year, she wanted to invite a bunch of her girlfriends to participate in the different Mermaid events taking place at Shoreline Park in Mt. View.  I invited LC to join me, thinking that the 5K would be a great way for us to spend some time together and get a little exercise while we were at it.  I also thought I could count it as my Sunday OYO training for TNT, so it would serve a double-duty.  We registered about a month ago, before I knew about the numbness issue with my feet/legs.  After I got the go-ahead from the doctor, I was looking forward to the event, because it meant that LC and I would have some time alone, just the two of us.

Bib & Goodie Bag Pick-Up
In order to avoid long lines on race day, the Mermaid people set up a bib & goodie bag pick up at Sports Basement on Saturday.  I decided to make the trip out to the store (about 25 minutes from my house, one way) so that LC and I could save time on Sunday morning.  I got to the store, picked up our bibs and goodie bags, only to discover that they had “run out” of the XXL women’s cut shirts we had both signed up to receive when we registered.  They were trying to offer me XL shirts.  Seriously?  If I thought I could fit an XL shirt, wouldn’t I have ordered one?  I was pissed and said, “what do you mean you’ve run out?  Why did we sign up for a certain size if you weren’t going to get enough of them?  This is completely disorganized and ridiculous!”  Finally one of the organizers came over and offered to give me 2 XXL unisex shirts, which weren’t as cute as the women’s cut ones, but at least they’d fit.

img_01471I love the saying on the shirt, don’t you?

The goodie bag is my favorite, though.  I really like all of the inspirational sayings on it:


A Sister Sleepover
Since LC hates to leave her husband with her two daughters too often (they can be a handful sometimes), I suggested that she come over my house Saturday night after she put the kids to bed.  That way, she’d be there for bath and story time, but she could still spend the night so that it would be easier to get to the event the next morning.  Plus, it would be fun to have a sleepover.

In honor of the sleepover, I made a special trip (to the only Whole Foods in my area that carries) it to buy some of the Lesser Evil Black & White Kettle Corn. (Although as I just went on their website to find the link, I noticed that Safeway and Target are now carrying these snacks, too.  Good to know, because I love it, and I hate having to drive all around town for it).  I had a feeling LC would love it, too, so I made sure to buy a bag for her to take with her.

I also thought that no sleepover would be complete without some hot cocoa.  This wasn’t going to be just any hot cocoa, though.  This was going to be the Hungry Girl fake out of the Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa that LC loves so much.  The Starbucks version is delicious, but it’s also 10 points, which is quite a splurge.  The HG version promised to be just as delicious and the point count is only 2.  Much better, don’t you think?  I had the hot chocolate packets and the salt, but couldn’t find the caramel anywhere.  When I told LC about it, she said that she’d stop at Safeway on her way to my house, because she thought she knew where it was.  She ended up buying Smucker’s sugar free caramel and said she found it on the end cap by the ice cream.  Perfect!  She also bought the light can of whipped cream, so we were in business.  We didn’t add the Splenda, because we felt that the chocolate mix would be sweet enough, especially with the whipped cream and caramel.  And boy, was it!  This was one of the most decadent-tasting treats I’ve had in a long time.  It tasted every bit as good as the Starbucks version, and at 1/5 the points!  Well, see for yourself:



Maybe a little heavy on the caramel, but still a low-point treat

Maybe a little heavy on the caramel, but still a low-point treat

After we got in our sugar fix and talked for a couple of hours, we got ready for bed.  Of course, we didn’t make it to sleep until after midnight, and we knew that 6am was going to come very quickly, but it was worth it.  All late-night, chocolate-filled gab sessions are, aren’t they?

Race Day
The morning of the race was a flurry of getting up, drinking coffee, having breakfast, fighting for the bathroom, and getting out the door.  We made it to Shoreline Park without incident (although I did take a left when I should’ve taken a right, but we quickly got back on track).  The weather reports were predicting rain, but we were hoping that it would hold out until after we finished the event.  And it did.  It wasn’t raining at all, but it was incredibly windy.  Given that these marshlands are set right on SF Bay, we knew it would be windy, but the wind was especially strong on Sunday, making for quite a chilly morning.  Still, LC and I had fun getting ready for the race.

My bib number

My bib number

LC's bib number

LC's bib number

We even bought some Mermaid hats, just in case the rain did decide to make an appearance:

LC's hat

LC's hat

My hat

My hat

The 5K
A little after 9am, they announced that it was time for all of the 5K participants to get in the starting lineup.  LC and I took our place among the rest of the women.  A bit off to the side, so that we wouldn’t be in the way as the runners passed us.  I was really excited to begin, but also felt a bit of trepidation, wondering when the numbness would kick in.  Still, it’s always such a rush to wait to start a walk like this.

Waiting for the "Ready, Set, Go!"

Waiting for the "Ready, Set, Go!"

As soon as the race began, everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE took off running.  I’ve never seen anything like it.  Granted, the only other 5K I’ve been in was the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day and most of those participants were just people who were looking to take a leisurely stroll to work off some pre-Thanksgiving calories, but still!  Wasn’t anyone walking in this event?  Even the moms with strollers were passing us by.

I tried to go to that zen-like, “it doesn’t matter if I’m the last one” place that Kelly had tried to tell me about, but I just couldn’t get there.  It seriously bothered me that we were the last ones.  And I don’t mean the last by a little bit, I mean it was difficult to see the people in front of us.  Still, I knew that I shouldn’t try to go too fast at the beginning, before my legs had time to warm up.  LC was a trooper, because I know she could’ve gone faster than me if she wanted to, but she was a great sister and an even better friend for sticking in the back with me.  In fact, she really tried to shake me out of my competitive zone:

Bella: We are the last ones.  The LAST ones!  Everyone else has passed us.
LC: So what?  Who cares?  All that matters is that we’re doing this together and that we enjoy ourselves.
Bella: I know you’re right, but I’m just not “built” that way.  It really bothers me that we’re so far behind everyone else.  I HATE it.
LC: Why?  What’s the difference?
Bella: I hate feeling like I’m not good enough, or not as good as everyone else.  I know it’s stupid, but it’s just how I feel.  Ugh.  Arghhh!

And it got worse from there.

The winds picked up in a major way; so much so that we were really hitting a lot of resistance as we were walking against it.  Again when I complained about this, LC looked on the bright side and said, “just think about how much easier it will be on the way back, when the wind is pushing us!”  I really do love her so much for trying to stay so positive, even though my attitude was crap and I was being such a bitch.  And I hate that I was acting like that, because normally I am a positive person, myself.  I guess this just goes to show how much this whole thing is affecting me.

Then the numbness came, this time worse than it ever has been.  It got so bad that I almost stopped when LC asked me if I wanted to.  Instead, I pushed on, until it got to be too much, and then I felt the tears coming.  I told LC through sobs that I thought we should walk off the trail for a minute so I could stop and rest and because I needed a moment.  I basically had a mini breakdown right there.  I was so glad that LC was with me because I can be my true self with her.  I didn’t have to put on a brave face with her.  I didn’t have to pretend about anything.  I could cry, really cry, and tell her exactly what I was feeling.  I went on and on about everything I had been feeling and thinking and dealing with but holding inside.  LC was amazing, and I think that with her there, I finally knew what I needed to do.

A Realization
In the midst of my crying jag, I realized quite a few things.

First of all, that I was not going to be able to participate in the half marathon.  There is simply no way, at this point, with my injuries,  that I can walk for 13 miles when I can’t even go 2 miles without getting terrible numbness and pain.  No way.  Not even if I continue to “work through it anyway,” as I have been.  It was a relief, really.  I’ve been so angry at myself for not being able to progress in my trainings, and now I could stop all of that self-hate.  I made a mistake thinking that I could do this, at my size.  Which is not to say that I’m never going to be able to do a half marathon, but I know that I can’t do it right now.  And I’m not saying that someone at my weight can’t do one, because they can.  I just can’t.  Not with my current physical limitations.  My body has been trying to tell me something for over a month now, and I am finally ready to listen to it.  I am beginning to accept the fact that I can’t do this.  And that’s ok.  I’m not a quitter if I don’t complete the half marathon.

The other truth that I recognized during my crying fit was that my weight loss has suffered since I began the TNT trainings.  You would think the opposite would be true, that all of the extra exercise would be so good for my weight loss, but it has worked exactly the opposite.  I can’t go fast enough to really get my heart rate up to burn lots of calories, not like I can on the elliptical machine or by doing a workout DVD.  The pain prevents me from going has hard or as fast as I’d like to, and I hate that.  Also, I leave every training feeling so down on myself that I indulge in food to make myself feel better.  Classic “food as self-medication”/emotional eating behavior.  It is all too much to deal with at once, at least for me.  Between teaching the extra class, fundraising and training for TNT, and doing WW, something had to give.  Getting up early every single day was simply not going to happen, so I started sacrificing my Sunday morning WW meetings, which is the last thing I should have done.  Still, because I had stopped counting points, and had started to indulge in some high caloric foods, I wanted to avoid the scale, so it was easy to give up the meetings.  Easy, but the worst possible idea.  I know that I’ve gained weight because I can feel it in my clothes.  And the scale at the doctor’s office displayed a number I thought I’d never see again.

I realized standing there crying with LC at my side trying to comfort me, that I had to make a change.  For my physical health, in terms of the injury, but also in terms of my weight loss and WW. And for my mental health, so that I could stop feeling like a failure every time I attempted to walk.  This was a huge decision, but it’s one that I know is the right one for me now.  I’m going to quit TNT. Of course, I sent in my recommitment forms on Wednesday, right before all of this happened, but I’m confident that if my doctor says I cannot participate because of my injuries, they’ll let me out of my “contract.”

I do feel incredibly guilty because of all of my friends and family members who donated money on my behalf.  I know that most of them wouldn’t have donated if it hadn’t have been for me. But as LC pointed out, “it’s not that you’re quitting because it’s too hard, you’re quitting because you have an injury that is making it impossible.  Plus, LLS is a worthy cause, and the people received a tax write-off, and I’m sure they’ll understand.”  I hope so.

We Completed It!
Once my emotional breakdown was over, I told LC that we need to get back on the track and finish the race.  Which we did.  Feeling so much relief after the cathartic release, I was finally able to just enjoy the walk.  Feeling the sun on my face, the wind whipping around us, and being there with my sister.  (Thank God for her!  I don’t know what I would’ve done without her, and she truly is one of the best people I know).  The scenery was gorgeous, too, and I think we were both finally able to enjoy it:

The SF Bay and marshlands

The SF Bay and marshlands

The trail on our way back.  Quite a journey, metaphorically.

The trail on our way back. Quite a journey, metaphorically.

The "tents" of Shoreline Amphitheatre in the background

The "tents" of Shoreline Amphitheatre in the background

We were both tired, emotionally drained (at least I was), and a bit muddy, but we had come to Shoreline Park to finish the Mermaid 5K and nothing was going to stop us. We made it to the finish line as numbers 282 and 283 to finish that event.  Not the last ones, either, by the way.  It felt good on so many levels to walk over the finish line with LC, one of my biggest supporters, best friends, and a woman who I greatly admire.

As we finished, we were given these great silver charms.  One side says “MermaidRun finisher” and the other side says, “find your happy pace.”  I’m going to put it on my silver chain and wear it as a reminder of the day and all that I accomplished.


The Farmers’ Market
After the excitement of the race, LC and I had been looking forward to the “pancake breakfast” that the website described.  We had thoughts of sitting down (finally!) at a large picnic table, enjoying pancakes with our fellow participants.  Oh how wrong we were.  The pancakes were being handed out on paper plates, and people were eating them standing up, as the rain was beginning to fall.  (Yes, we finished the race just before the rain started).  We decided that we deserved a better post-5K meal than that, so we headed to Campbell to go to Stacks, a great place for breakfast/brunch items of all sorts.

It just so happened that the weekly farmers’ market was also taking place, which was perfect.  We had an hour wait for our table (Stacks is a popular place on Sunday mornings), and we used the time to shop for some farm-fresh fruits and veggies.  The produce was amazing, and we each picked up lots of it.  I got baby bok choy, Chinese broccoli, Fuji apples, pink lady apples, yellow and red bell peppers, and some clementines.  I could’ve gotten a lot more, but I didn’t feel like schlepping it all around, since we had to go back to the restaurant to eat brunch.


I think this is probably the longest post I have ever written.  It’s almost 3000 words!  But I guess there was a lot to write about.  Quite an eventful weekend:  Decadent hot cocoa.  Huge realizations and self-awareness.  Sisterly bonding.  Fresh veggies.  I guess a little something for everyone, eh?

Thanks for reading, if you made it all the way through. I’ll leave you with one last picture.  LC brought me these lilies, straight from her garden, and I absolutely love them.  In a way I see them as a symbol of how I feel now – delicate yet strong, vibrant yet fragile.


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One of my goals in 2009 is to try at least 1 new recipe a week. I have so many wonderful, healthy, lowfat/low-cal cookbooks, and I’m looking forward to trying out a bunch of new meals.

HG’s Crazy-Good Turkey Taco Meatloaf

Nutrition Info: 3 points per serving (1/6 of loaf).  127 calories, 1g fat, 688mg sodium, 7g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 22g protein.

You’ll need the following ingredients:


1 pound raw extra-lean ground turkey (my package was 1.44lbs)*
2 slices fat-free cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese (I used 2%)*
1/2 cup canned sweet corn kernels (I used 1 whole can, since I had more meat)*
1/4 cup chopped green bell peppers (I used 3/4 of a whole bell pepper)*
1/4 cup chopped onion (I used half a medium onion)*
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 packet of taco seasoning mix (I used the entire packet)*
*Because I used more meat and the cheese was 2% instead of fat-free, I counted each slice as 5 points instead of 3.

Makes 6 servings


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cook peppers and onions for 3 minutes over medium heat in a nonstick pan sprayed with Pam.


In a large bowl, combine onions and peppers with turkey, corn, and seasoning mix.


Spread half the mixture evenly into the bottom of a loaf pan (about 9″ by 5″) sprayed with Pam.


Layer the two slices of fat-free cheese on top of the mixture.  (HG recommends trying to keep the slices away from the pan’s edges).


Evenly top with the remaining meat mixutre.

Pour the salsa over the top of the loaf.

img_1768 (That’s the HG cookbook in the background, there)

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

Top loaf with shredded cheese.


Return loaf to the oven and cook for another 15 minutes.

img_1781 The smell coming from the kitchen was heavenly, and the loaf pan was bubbling.  I couldn’t wait to dig into this meatloaf.

I paired this meatloaf with steamed zucchini (with a sprinkle of Romano cheese) and a red potato (with a tsp of whipped butter):

img_1786 Delicious, juicy, flavorful, and filling.  Definitely a recipe that I’ll make again.

Since it makes 6 servings, and I’m only 1 person, there’s going to be lots leftover for future dinners!


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One of my goals in 2009 is to try at least 1 new recipe a week.  I have so many wonderful, healthy, lowfat/low-cal cookbooks, and I haven’t even opened many of them, let alone try out the recipes in them.

This is another great recipe from The Hungry Girl Cookbook.  She mentioned that these scones could be made with any type of fruit you want, like peaches, strawberries, etc.  I should mention that I’m not a baker, so I was definitely going outside my comfort zone on this recipe.  The nice thing about HG’s recipes is that they are very easy and straightforward, taking most of the guesswork out of it.

Hungry Girl’s Snazzy Blueberry Scones

Nutrition Info: per serving (1 scone): 125 calories, 2.5g fat, 181mg sodium, 23g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g protein.
2 points per scone!

For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:


2/3 cup regular oats (not instant)
1/3 cup Bisquick Heart Smart baking mix
3/4 cup blueberries (I used frozen)
1/3 cup light vanilla soy milk
1 TBSP brown sugar, not packed (I used dark brown sugar)
2 tsp light whipped butter, softened
1/2 tsp baking powder

Makes 4 scones.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

img_1727 Combine dry ingredients with butter and mix well.

Add soy milk and stir.  Then fold berries into the batter.  (I put the frozen berries directly into the batter without thawing them). img_1728

On a baking sheet sprayed with Pam, divide batter into 4 mounds.  HG says to make sure you leave room between them, because they expand).


Bake for 10 minutes.

img_1731 I thought these looked undercooked and not as golden brown as I wanted, so I cooked them for an additional 5 minutes.  I have a gas oven, and it usually runs hot, so you’ll want to use the baking time as a guideline, but bake them to your taste preference.

The finished product was really good. Not as sweet as I expected, but definitely satisfying, especially for only 2 points!


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One of my goals in 2009 is to try at least 1 new recipe a week.  I have so many wonderful, healthy, lowfat/low-cal cookbooks, and I haven’t even opened many of them, let alone try out the recipes in them.

So, today I spent a good amount of time perusing a few of my faves, including The Hungry Girl Cookbook.  I went to three different grocery stores today to gather up the ingredients for all of the new recipes I wanted to try out.  I spent $245, but a lot of that was for spices and pantry staples that I didn’t have on hand.  Since I’m determined to try out new recipes this year, I wanted to make sure I had all of the necessary essentials ready to go.

Tonight I made Hungry Girl’s Noodled-Up Zucchini Pancakes

Nutrition Info: 1 point per pancake! 50 calories, 0.5g fat, 295 mg sodium, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugar, 3g protein.

You’ll need the following ingredients:


2 packages House Foods Tofu Shirataki, Spaghetti Shape*
4 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup Heart Smart Bisquick, or any dry pancake mix of your choice
1 cup diced mushrooms
3/4 cup chopped green onions
1 cup egg substitute
1 tsp salt
(my addition: several shakes of Spike seasoning mix)

Makes 15 servings/pancakes

*The House Foods Tofu Shirataki is probably the ingredient you haven’t used before.  I had never heard of them, but found them easily at Safeway in the refrigerated section where they keep the other tofu products.  They come in a bag of water, which is sort of strange and cool, all at the same time.  They have a sort of “squishy,” chewy, slippery texture, but tasted really good in the recipe.  HG says that you should always make sure to completely rinse them and dry them off before using them in any recipe.



  1. Rinse and drain noodles well.  Pat dry. I placed them between several sheets of paper towel, just to make sure all the moisture was removed.
  2. Put noodles in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from microwave, drain excess liquid, and cut noodles into pieces (no more than 3 inches long). Set aside.
  4. Using a Cuisinart (if you have one) shred zucchini and dice mushrooms
  5. Chop green onions
  6. Combine egg, pancake mix, Spike seasoning, and salt in a bowl.
  7. Add noodles, zucchini, mushrooms, and green onions to bowl.  Mix well.  This is essential to make sure that each pancake contains an even amount of each ingredient.  It should look something like this:


Spray a nonstick pan with Pam and set over medium heat.

Evenly place 3  1/3-cup scoops into pan, using a spatula to flatten into pancakes.


Cook until both sides of each pancake are golden brown, flipping several times. I’d highly recommend using a large spatula to flip these pancakes.  The squirmy noodles make them a challenge to flip nicely, unless you have a large surface area.


Repeat this process 4 times, each time removing the pan from the heat and respraying with Pam.

img_1720 These are yummy!!  They remind me of the Egg Fu Yong we used to order from our favorite Chinese restaurant when I was a kid.  Not sure why, because they don’t taste particularly Asian, but they did evoke that memory for me. I’d recommend eating them with some hot sauce, just to give them a bit of a kick.

I made these for dinner, and ate 2 along with a link of chipotle chicken sausage, but these would make a delicious breakfast or light lunch.  They’re very filling.

The only problem I had with this entire recipe was this:

img_1721 Lots of pots and pans!

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