Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chocolate Coconut "Ricottage" Pancakes

These are crazy good and much deserved after the horrible night I had... once again I slacked on my water intake and paid the price by spending the night in the fetal position writhing in pain on my bathroom floor with a kidney stone attack.

Post-ops: Drink your water it's not an option!

Thank God for leftover pain meds because that was the only thing that saved me from a very expensive ER trip. Needlesstosay, I am pounding water today and I vow once again to do better. I know I've said that before. In the warm weather I do much better with water but when it's chilly. Ugghh. It's hard.

I'm taking it slow today. I'm still hurting and have a gnarly migraine.

Anyway... enjoy the pancakes and drink your water.


Shelly's Chocolate Coconut Pancakes

1/4 cup Ricotta Cheese (I used whole milk ricotta)
1/4 cup Cottage Cheese (I used pre-mixed Pineapple Cottage Cheese)
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons Whole Wheat Flour (I use Arrowhead Mills Multigrain Pancake Mix)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding Mix, dry
1 Tablespoon (plus 1 Tablespoon for sprinkling) Unsweetened Coconut, toasted

Toast unsweetened coconut in a 350 oven for a few minutes stirring occasionally. Set aside.

Whiz ingredients in mini food processor. Spray pan with non-stick spray. Cook on low till golden, add an additional sprinkle of toasted cocounut, flip. Cook till done. Serve each pancake with a drizzle of SF Maple Syrup (I use Cary's). Makes 4 small pancakes (pictured) or 8 silver dollar size.

You can add a drop of SF Almond Torani Syrup or almond extract to make them "Almond Joy" Pancakes or top them with sliced bananas to make "Chocolate Monkey" Pancakes. Yum.

These 1/2 cottage cheese, 1/2 ricotta pancakes are my new favorite way to make pancakes. My pal Doris (Darsi at OH) came up with a great name for them "Ricottage Pancakes." Thank you because 1/2 cottage and 1/2 ricotta was a mouthful.

12 comments:

Shrinky Inky said...

Thank you for the reminder to drink our water - i am like you, when it's warm i'm fine, but when it's not (and it's often not here) then it's a real chore. I made some decaf sun tea lately and am having an easier time with that.

hope you feel better soon, i know kidney stones are horrible!!

Neptune Beach said...

Michelle, I came to your blog from Maija's fat farm...after googling "fat farms". I think you look lovely and congratulations on your success! I'm a frustrated dieter on many levels - too many to share but I want to keep trying. I would like to lose 80 lbs but my cardiologist says 50 will be fine. Either way I've been on a roller coaster weight ride since about 1993. I have a blog here too...I work full time so I am slow to load up photos and post but am enjoying being here when I can. Stop by when you can. I'll be back to get recipes!!! Thanks! Smiles, Susan :)

Neptune Beach said...

I forgot to say I hope you feel better...!!!

Danyele said...

You poor thing - I know what you mean about the kidney thing. My last episode was the week before Xmas - passed 2 stones in a week and then ended up with a 3 week long infection. I'm trying my darndest to keep up with the water, but it's SO HARD. Hang in there and keep on sipping ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle - I can relate with the stones - had a 4mm one which I hope is gone - but have the pain meds just in case! - Water is tough to get in, but like you said we need to get it in!
Karen from New Jersey

Lindsey said...

so i am moving to new york city in august and cant wait to be in the vicinity of a farmer joes!

Michelle said...

Thanks guys. It was a hideous night. I'm feeling better kind of like I was kicked a bunch of times in the pelvis area. Ughh. Drink your water my friends :)

I stinketh not!! said...

thanks for the link to your site. i'ts wonderful to know you can still eat great food. I will be back often to check up on new food ideas.

BTC said...

Michelle - Hope you're feeling better. Never had kidney stones, but know them to be quite painful. Am still eating leftovers from your Basil Primavera Casserole - yum! Even dear husband loved it!!! Tonight, Chocolate Ricotta Pancakes - may become our Friday night special.

Take care,
Betsy

AJ said...

You make me sooo hungry. I am only 32 days post op, so I can't enjoy these yet, but soon, oh so soon!

AJ said...

Ms. Eggface,

I have a little question about this recipe. Does it make one or two servings? I can barely eat half of this.

Michelle said...

Betsy, So glad you guys enjoyed it.

*****

AJ, I don't give portion/serving sizes on my recipes (for the most part) because what I can eat as a 22 month post-op will vastly differ from someone 2 weeks, 2 months, etc. I leave that up tp you and your medical posse to decide. At my house it makes 2 servings. Me and a big eater non-op. HTH.