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What We Do In The Shadows trailer, and some Flight of the Conchords news

September 4, 2014 Leave a comment

What We Do In The Shadows is the new “vampire mockumentary” from Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (director of some Conchords episodes plus the feature Boy). If the trailer is anything to go by, it’s earned its reputation as a legit horror comedy like Shaun of the Dead. Won’t be released in the States until Halloween, but I’m definitely going to go see it.

In other Conchords news, there has been talk of the boys pulling together 4 episodes for HBO. Jemaine said it was a go, then he said no, then who knows. If it shows up on HBO, you’ll hear about it.

Meanwhile, watch old episodes of Flight of the Conchords. You’ll be glad you did.

Oatmeal and Cream of Wheat Pancakes… a tasty healthy alternative

September 1, 2014 Leave a comment
Isn't it purdy? :)

Isn’t it purdy? 🙂

If you’re like me, you loooooove buttermilk pancakes with a passion. Its a weakness. But what to do if you’re trying to eat cleaner and healthier? Buttermilk pancakes on the regular won’t fit into that equation, moving into the “once in a while treat” zone.

Here’s a healthier, lower in fat version of the real deal, using whole grain ingredients like oatmeal and cream of wheat and nonfat milk instead of buttermilk.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dry Cream of Wheat
  • 1/4 cup dry oatmeal (1 minute quick cook variety)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • powdered cinnamon (optional)

Directions: Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, then add in egg and milk and mix again. Let the mixture sit and heat up the pan with your choice of cooking spray or 2 tsp canola oil. When the pan is heated up, pour in half of the mixture. It’ll be pretty thick so you’ll have to spread it around a bit in the pan for a thinner pancake. Flip over when browned. Yields: 2 large pancakes.

Enjoy… I sure did 🙂

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