Thursday, October 15, 2020

Good Morning Pancakes, Welcome and Lets do this!

Hello my lovelies! I'm so happy to see so many new visitors here at My Rose Valley. Warm welcome to you all. 💕😊 💕 It is cold and nippy outside and after a great start with some delicious Good Morning Keto Pancakes (see recipe below) and a cup of morning tea, I'm ready for this day. 
I suffer from pain in my lower back (arthritis the doctor said a few years ago...) that makes me sleep poorly at night and walk like an old lady in the mornings before warming up, and a couple of weeks ago I had enough and decided to go on a low sugar - low carb routine to kick the inflammation that causes the ache. Already after a week of cutting out all sugars and "bad" carbs the pain has been reduced 50%. I'm so pleased with my progress. If you're interested I'll tell you more about what it is I'm doing different in a separate post, give you some suggestion of my average daily menu and the tips and tricks I've discovered to stick to this routine without falling off the wagon. I don't look at it as a forever and ever diet, it is a tool to help my body recover and get rid of the inflammation more than anything, just so you know. Let me know in the comment field below if you want to know more.
After breakfast I looked out my kitchen window and Ooooopsie!!! I forgot to bring my blankets and pillow inside from the bench last night. The table cloth has blown off and fallen to the ground...😬 Luckily it hasn't rained and it is all dry but cold... I think I'll just leave it there, prepped and ready for a moment of reflection on the bench later this afternoon.
Today I WILL get the job done. I'm determent! It has been so comforting to hear that many of you are procrastinators just like me. It has inspired me to get going with what is holding me back for the moment... No more time to wait for the "right mood" to appear. Sometimes it's just about taking the first step and off you go. Like putting on the trainers and step outside the door for that daily walk even if the "right mood" isn't there yet. Once you're outside walking the "right mood" will arrive and afterwards comes the reward of feeling fantastic. Let's do this!

Makes approx: 8-10 small pancakes
2 eggs
100 g cottage cheese
1/2 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
Butter or coconut oil for frying
Whipped cream or full fat yogurt and berries for serving

1. Mix all ingredients together and let set for 5-10 minutes

2. Heat up butter or coconut oil in a non-stick skillet. Fry the pancakes on medium-low heat for 3–4 minutes on each side. Make them small or they will be hard to flip.
3. Serve with whipped cream (I whip my cream in the Nutribullet smoothie mixer... super quick and easy) or a dollop of full fat yogurt and berries of choice. I use frozen blueberries that I heat up in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. 

Original recipe from

Bon Appetit! 

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  1. I am in procrastination mode too. I wake up with plans galore and before i know it it's 3 pm and i've done nothing AND IT'S ALREADY FRIDAY! I've been off sugar and bad carbs for 2 weeks and I'm improving because the depressed feeling is gone, milk shake cravings are gone, real food tastes good again. So now to deal with the procrastination, and it's not gonna be easy lol. I wish you good luck and days of accomplishment! ann

  2. I too have been on a very low refined sugar and low carb/gluten diet in a bid to ease the discomfort of arthritis in my hands. I've found I can't give them up completely (hello fresh sourdough bread), but cutting right back has made a difference. I would be interested to know more about what you are doing as it sounds like it's helping you. Your pancakes look yummmmmmmy! xxxxxxxx

  3. Oh Annette that is really interesting, I too have arthritis but all over and I also walk like an old lady morning and evening. I would be really interested to hear more about how you are using diet to combat the pain. Funnily enough I made oat pancakes for breakfast today, but I will definitely give your keto ones a go, thank you :) Juanita

  4. I too suffer with chronic pain and would be interested in finding out more about what it is you are doing to see if it would help my health improve. Many thanks RHIAN

  5. Good morning. Just come over from the attic, loving your blog And very envious of your bench.
    I’m very interested in your low sugar, low carb diet. I too walk like an old lady due to degenerative disc disease in my lower back. I have some tests at the end of this week in the neuro physical department of my local hospital and will ask if this diet will help me.
    I look forward to your future posts.
    xx :)

  6. Hi Annette, I'm following your blog already for some years, but never left a comment. I'm living not far away from you. I live in the West of Austria, close to the Swiss border. My husband is an American too, from California. I was happy to find out, that you started blogging again. I have no Instagram account and facebook is used by me very rare. So I'm always happy to find people that still blogs (is that word right). Thanks for your posts and photos and hopefully you find time to continue it for a while. Greetings from Austria

  7. It would be interesting to hear more about your low sugar/low carb routine. It's good that that is working for you.

  8. Hello from another procrastinator!


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