Big Stack Of Passion + 10 Random Things About Me!

March 11, 2012 · 56 comments

The title of this post was changed several times….and if you could have been a fly on the wall with the conversation between my hubby and I!  Let’s see, first here is some of the conversation:

Me: I think I should name this “Tower Of Penzance!” (But I prononuced it wrong, due to  random fact #2 below)

Hubby: What did you say? 

Me: Tower of Penzance

Hubby: It is Pirates of Penzance, and Tower of Pisa….

Me:  Well alrighty then!  What should we name it now?

Hubby:  In a excited tone, and with a little dance, “BIG STACK OF PASSION!!!!”  

So there you go, the name was born!  We could have just said Corn Cakes with Passion Fruit Greek Yogurt….but that is soooooo yesterday!!!

I have been craving pancakes for like two weeks now.  My hubby is not a big pancake fan, so I don’t make them much.  This weekend I decided to go for it, and kick them up a bit.  You know how much I love Chobani Greek Yogurt?  You can see some of the recipes I have created with their beautiful yogurt here.  I will be updating my recipes this week so you can see all the fun I have had with their products.  A few weeks ago they sent me some samples of their new flavors.  The passion fruit and blood orange flavor are nose-to-nose now as my favorite flavors!

For the pancakes, I used less milk and added in the Greek yogurt.  The batter needed a little moisture so I added in some water too, so this recipe is “healthier” than the original one I had that included butter in the batter.  I love in each bite of the pancakes  you bite into a passion fruit seed, it was fun!  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did the last two days.

The reason there is no syrup on my pancakes, is because I am not a fan of syrup.  I like putting applesauce on my pancakes, but this weekend I dipped them in more of the passion fruit yogurt!

Big Stack Of Passion
 
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Fluffy corn pancakes with the flavor of passion fruit in every bite!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ¾ cups AP flour
  • ¾ cups masa
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup half and half (or any milk)
  • 6 oz container of Passion Fruit Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 egg (or one more 6oz container of Chobani)
Instructions
  1. In medium bowl - mix together milk, yogurt, water, and egg.
  2. In small bowl - mix together both flours, baking powder, and salt. Then mix with wet ingredients in medium bowl.
  3. Use a nonstick pan and heat to medium-low, lightly oil pan or use small amount of butter.
  4. Use a ½ cup, and place about ½ cup of batter on pan. If you have big enough pan, you can make more than one at a time. Let it cook until the dough side looks rough in appearance, and bubbles have pretty much stopped forming. Should take about 1 to 1½ minutes for each side.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
This recipe made about 8 big pancakes. So could serve 4-8 depending on family. You could use whatever flavor Chobani you love!

As I continue to update CafeTerraBlog, I decided I would start sharing more about me.  And share pictures of me, so you can get to know Cafe Terra!

What perfect timing, Sweet Ally tagged me in a post yesterday on Facebook.  She awarded me with the Kreativ Blogger award.  Here is Ally’s post on random facts about her, I was tired out after reading hers, LOL!

So I decided this was a perfect time to share some facts about me.

1.  Before I had my career in food, I was working on a career in broadcasting. I worked as a disc jockey for two radio stations in Michigan. My dream was to work as a disc jockey in New York City….NOW I want to do something food-related in New York City!

2.  My parents discovered after I was born I had a severe hearing impairment. It continues to worsen every year. My parents taught me when I was learning to talk, to read their lips. I now can read lips beautifully. I remember when my parents were watching a movie, and could not figure out what an actor was saying. They called me into the room to figure it out. :-)

3.  I love tattoos, and if I had my way would have so many more. I have 8 right now! I am working towards getting a tattoo of my late cat Paco, he will be in black and white, with green eyes on my arm!

4.  I chose to not have kids, my furry babies are my kids. I am a big supporter of rescuing animals. All of my animals have been adopted. Juno- the neighbors across the street moved, and left her behind. Ode’ (pronounced – O-Day – which means “from the road”) I found wandering in the desert when I was working. Tuki- I adopted from a rescue group, his litter had been left in a dumpster. Paco was adopted from the Humane Society. I even adopted an Egyptian Spiney Mouse from the Humane Society. Rescue- Opt To Adopt!!!!

5.  I was in an accident in Michigan with my Ford Ranger, I slipped on black ice. I flipped my pick-up truck upside down in a ditch. I only injured my pinky.

6.  I wrote a children’s book in my Senior year of high school, I did the illustration and all. I would love to publish it someday….wink, wink, wink!

7.  I am not a fan of reality tv, BUT I am addicted shows such as Burn Notice, Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Sliders, 24, Supernatural….the list could keep going I guess!

8.  I am not a patient person, which is bad sometimes.

9.  I do not like chocolate really, I eat it…..but I really don’t love it. I know, I know, your all are thinking I am crazy! I may be…..

10.  Maybe the most fun I have had as a food auditor was when I audited a huge amusement park in California, and a swanky hotel in Las Vegas. At the swanky hotel I met a chef and chocolatier who had won awards on Food Network, Chef Vincent! (He won the chocolate dress challenge on Food Network.)


Here are the six lovely bloggers I pick for the Kreativ Blogger Award:

The Vegan Yack Attack

The Little Loaf

The Ardent Epicure

Go Bake Yourself

Living Mostly Meatless

Cooking With Books

I know that we are only supposed to tag six bloggers, but I am adding in a bonus name because I love her!

French Whisk

I hope they all share a little about themselves, they are all truly fantastic!  Thank you again Ally for the award, it means so much to me!

Do you like pancakes? What is your favorite way to eat pancakes?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

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  • http://twitter.com/nella22 Marnely Rodriguez

    Oh what a fun stack of passion! I seriously LOVE passion fruit (called “Chinola” in the DR!) and thanks for tagging me, I will get on it! 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I wish I could find Chinola here in Charlotte, but I am having no luck:-(  Someday! Thank you sweetie for always being amazing:-) Love and Hugs!

  • http://deelicioussweets.blogspot.com/ Deelicious Sweets

    These pancakes sound awesome!  We love our pancakes and we make them almost every weekend.  It was fun reading more about you.  Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your award!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! Hugs, Terra

  • Michelle

    wow, these look great…although i’d have mine bathed in syrup :( i just can’t resist. and we love pancakes, my fav are buttermilk. 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I have to agree, buttermilk pancakes pretty much ROCK!! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.frenchwhisk.blogspot.com/ Allison

    Thanks so much for the love Terra! I’m all blushy now!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      You are welcome sweet Allison!  You deserve it, you are wonderful:-) Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      You are welcome sweet Allison!  You deserve it, you are wonderful:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://yummychunklet.wordpress.com/ Yummychunklet

    Yeah! Reading lips is a great skill. No need for closed captioning that tends to skip over words anyway. Great post, and congrats on your awards!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! Yeah, I use close captioning if the volume has to be down, but it doesn’t always work:-p Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! Yeah, I use close captioning if the volume has to be down, but it doesn’t always work:-p Hugs, Terra

  • http://lisamichele.wordpress.com/ Lisa

    Love that huge stack of flapjacks, they look fantastic!  I can only imagine how great the passion fruit yogurt makes them taste.  Also loved learning more about you – I really love that you adopted all of your fur babies.  I’ve got 2 adopted ‘kids’ myself :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I love that you call your furry babies “kids” too!  My kids make my life pretty fantastic:-) The pancakes were so tasty! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.asianinamericamag.com/ Betty Ann Quirino @Mango_Queen

    I love love this post. First, the Stack of Pancakes…you got me there & thanks for the recipe, I must make this. Then all these things about you but we didn’t know…nice to know all these about you! Thanks for sharing all these, Terra. You’re such a warm and lovely friend! Someday, we’ll sit and sip some coffee together and enjoy telling more stories like this! Hugs!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Definitely someday we will enjoy a dessert along with a cup of coffee:-)  Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://tasty-trials.com/ Karen

    I love reading posts like this. Blogs are so much more fun when you learn stuff about the person writing it. And I also love the story of naming this post. ha!
    I’m not a huge pancake lover either, but these with yogurt sound absolutely amazing!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      The corn and yogurt, make the pancake much different, and so yummy! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://litebite.in/ Sanjeeta kk

    Love that passion fruit topping over that huge pile of pancakes..and its really nice to read and know more about you Terra. You are courageous and I like your love for animals. Warm hugs.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! Sending hugs your way:-)

  • EA-The Spicy RD

    That was so fun to learn more about you Terra, especially the part about the tattoos :-). My hubby is like yours-not a big pancake eater, but my kids love ‘em (me too :-), so I usually make them on the weekend. I have an idea for your favorite yogurts….there is a pretty good recipe for gluten-free scones on the back of Bobs Red Mill sorghum flour. The recipe calls for yogurt in the batter, and I’m thinking the Passion Fruit or Blood Orange yogurt would be be super yummy in the scones :-). Have a wonderful week!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I agree, the passion fruit and blood orange yogurt would rock in the scones!!! Thank you so much! Sending you lots of love and hugs:-)

  • http://damndelicious.tumblr.com/ Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    I loved reading about the ten random things about you. We have so many similarities! I hate reality shows too, and I LOVE 24 and Burn Notice. I love 24 so much I plan on naming my future dog Jack Bauer :) I have no patience which is the worst when you want to make fresh bread. And I don’t like chocolate. I don’t hate it but it’s not my favorite thing in the world.

    As for these pancakes, WOW. Adding in that passion fruit chobani is genius. Well done!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh how fun!  I think naming your dog Jack Bauer is a great idea:-) Thank you so much for stopping by, I really enjoyed reading your blog! Hugs, Terra

  • http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/ Choc Chip Uru

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful shout out my friend – congratulations on an amazing pancake delicious post and on receiving the much deserved award!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much love!! Hugs, Terra

  • FiSh SzeHui

    what a hearty breakfast you had there! added yoghurt really makes the whole platter tastes way better :)

    Latest: Meh-meh Goats 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I so agree, yogurt does make everything better:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://profiles.google.com/lizzy.do Lizzy Do

    Mmmmmm…your pancakes look fabulous. And I prefer fruit over syrup, too! Great random facts, Terra…fun getting to know you a little better :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://mariscakes.blogspot.com/ Mari

    I love the passion fruit with pancakes, I’ve never thought of having them together which is odd since I like them both :) It was great to get to know more about you. Have a wonderful week.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      The passion fruit in the pancakes is pretty fantastic! Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

     I think Big Stack of Passion is a great name for these pancakes!! Oh, and I also love Buffy and 24!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      YAY, another Buffy fan!!! I am a Buffy addict, the best show EVER!! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • Karriann Graf

    Funny how I’ve been craving for pancakes too! Lovely breakfast you got there ;)

    “Happy Cooking”

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/cethniceatz Cheap Ethnic Eatz

    Love the corn cakes, was just talking to someone about these last week. And a great way to get to know you better, especially since we just ‘met’ lol. Believe it or not we have one point in common: car accident landing upside down in a ditch. My sole injury was 4 stitches to a knee.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I am so glad we met, I love your blog! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/betit19 Richa

    Those pancakes look delish Terra. Thanks for sharing so much with us. Thank god you just injured your pinky.. Its amazing that you were a disc jockey! Oh i enjoy a chocolate too, but do not really love it. :) so u r not alone.:) Love your rescued critters! I was fostering some death row dogs last year.. gotta get back to it again.. such adoptable pups would otherwise be euthanized.
    Take care. Did you try out the banana bread bar :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.roxanagreengirl.com/ Roxana Greengirl

    I have not missed an episode from 24. Too bad they are not filming anymore :(

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I enjoy 24 on Netflix now, love reruns:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com Georgia The Comfort of Cooking

    What a bunch of interesting little tid-bits about you and a beautiful stack of pancakes to compliment them! You have a beautiful blog here, Terra. Thanks for stopping by so I could find you!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • Junia Kim

    wow terra, i loved learning about you. thanks for sharing :). i didn’t become a lover of chocolate until i graduated college. hehehe. and i love how you made these pancakes with chobani yogurt!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.tastygalaxy.com/cook/ TastyGalaxy.com

    Wow, Terra, love those pancakes! Love that you are using yogurt in them, sounds delicious. 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      They are really delicious:-) Thank you so much! Hugs,Terra

  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Magic of Spice

    Yogurt in pancakes is pure genius! I bet they are unbelievably moist…will have to try this :) 
    Loved reading your 10 things…Egyptian Spiney Mouse? Really? :) And a huge congratulations on your award! Thanks for including me, as a coincidence today is our 2nd blog birthday, and I am working on a post that will include awards and such :) 
    Thank you so much, hugs!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      My Egyptian Spiney mouse was precious, his name was Tut!  Thank you so much! Hugs,Terra

  • http://shescookin.com/ Priscilla

    Sweet! The  pancake love in our house is reversed – hubs loves them, me not so much. But I like what you’ve done to lighten them up. It’s also interesting to know more about Terra :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.creative-culinary.com/ Barbara | Creative Culinary

    You are too cute…love the pancakes but even more…love the insight into YOU. I would not have figured you for so many tattoos…or cats!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Tattoos rock, such a fun way to share what you love, and who you are:-)  I can’t imagine my life without a cat in it, they are so sweet and snuggly:-)  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.orgasmicchef.com/ Maureen

    Perfectly timed post.  I have HEAPS of passionfruit ripening on the vines outside and my next door neighbor (who gave me the plants) came over with a garbage bag of passionfruit.  There’s only so much pavlova and passionfruit sorbet I can eat.  Pancakes come to mind!  These look great.  Loved learning more about you.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I am soooooo jealous right now….I cannot find passion fruit anywhere here, so frustrating!  Let me know how the pancakes are with fresh passion fruit, I bet they will be AMAZING!! Thank you so much, Sending hugs, Terra

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