I'm starting my first post for the New Year off with a bang. A big mean, green savoury pancake bang. None of this detox, fluffy salad stuff is going on here. I want some real food with substance and I wanted it colourful, full of flavour and drenched in hot sauce. Lot's and lots of hot sauce to be exact. Anyone else with me? Healthy food does not have to be bland and boring. These Green Monster Pancakes will still tick the health kick box with some hidden goodies in the batter make sure you add a fried egg on top and oh golly gosh you have some excellent tucker right there. Forget sickly sweet pancake offerings at breakfast time, whip a batch up of these Green Monster Pancakes.
I haven't made any resolutions this year, in fact, I don't think I've made any in a long, long, long time. Honestly, they aren't worth it. I just relish the squeaky clean year ahead and enjoy a fresh start. I am just so happy to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 to be honest. The last half of 2015 was a nightmare - one of us was always sick, I was overworked and stressed, and I felt like I was failing at life. I think I limped over the line to celebrate Christmas, and even that didn't end up being a celebration. We went to the Sunshine Coast with hubby's family and all shacked up in a house together. However, a nasty bug was lurking in the wings for everyone. Think 17 people in one house for a week all coming down with gastro during that time. It wasn't exactly a relaxing holiday.
I had some time to ponder leading up to the new year and decided that although I wouldn't be making any resolutions, I needed to make some necessary changes to help balance out life. Like learning to say "No", working less (ha), playing more, stopping to smell the roses and learning to enjoy the little things. It sounds all wonderful and fanciful but I will regularly be reviewing where I am at in life this year instead of letting things pile up on me and drowning me in a pit of despair. Wish me luck I might need it.
I was pleasantly surprised that J.D was all for creating his own pancake wrap. He skillfully topped his pancake with his favourite salad options and some grated cheese. I topped his with some scrambled egg and helped him wrap it all up into an edible roll. I find he is more willing to eat new things that he can take part in creating even it's just putting the end touches to it like these pancakes.
If you do, make these don't forget the hot sauce. Lots and lots of it!