Friday, August 26, 2016
Feature Article: Our Favorite Pancakes
Weekly Winners: Marilyn Prock, Fern Groth, Nesonya Parker, April Pickott
Hello! And how did it get to be Friday again? We hope your week has been wonderful. We are leaving at 1:00 today with a few other members of our Church congregation for Baton Rouge, Louisiana to help with “mucking out” after the flooding there. It’s a 7 hour drive there, and we will be camping, providing our own food, (hello canned stewed tomatoes and beans!) with no real amenities, we’re told. We’re up for the adventure and thrilled to be able to serve! Oh, my, our hearts are broken with the loss these dear people are experiencing! I’ll send some pictures next week. We’ll be back Sunday night and there will be no delays in getting orders to you :0)
The last of the special offer for capsules have been mailed, and we’re so glad so many of you took us up on that!
Have a good weekend, and stir up some of our pancakes for a very special breakfast or supper this weekend! Love,
Woo-Hoo-For-You! Marilyn, Nesonya, April and Fern!
We love connecting with you on the phone! We just never know what we’ll hear. This week, a visit with Jon Parker in Utah, told us that not only are things SO much better in the regularity department, his aggravating every-other-afternoon headaches have simply vanished! Gone! Isn’t that just the best? And Arlene Bascom told us that although she started out with the tea for herself, her husband has joined her — for which she is most grateful for him AND for her. Halitosis, or bad breath, had been plaguing her husband, and after starting the tea … it’s gone. And their bathroom is much, much fresher … what a good good guy, to support his wife in this request. Kudos to the Bascoms!
Another email friend asked if the tea is suitable for cats and dogs, to which we say YES! YES! YES! Whether your much-loved Fido or Puff is constipated, lethargic, itchy, or coughing up fur balls — the tea can be VERY helpful! Either sprinkle some of the used herbs on their moist food, or put a little tea in their water. As always you have to play with the amounts a bit, but the tea has brought more than one aging pet to a happy, rejuvenated place. A teaspoon or so of concentrate for an average sized cat is a good place to start, then add more or less. You know what to do! You just have to fiddle with the amounts for a few days … LOL
Dr. Miller is continuing work on his dog vitamin, and you’ll be the first to know about it!
Our Favorite Pancakes
|The older we get, the more we are inclined to simple cooking and eating. The whole food plant based approach at ForksOverKnives.com suits us to a T!
Although making the switch at the beginning takes some effort, the more you eat this way, the better it all tastes! It’s easy and cheaper, too. Healthy eating at home 90% of the time means that when we do eat out, it’s much more special … although as time goes by we find ourselves almost always choosing the vegetarian options even when we eat out. Not in a weird way, but in that’s what tastes the best, and feels the best in the hours afterwards as we process what we’ve eaten.
These are our absolute favorite pancakes. They are filling and delicious. You will NOT be hungry after enjoying them for breakfast or supper. We’ve served them to guests who don’t even seem to notice the missing eggs and sugar.
(Makes 1 Dozen Pancakes)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 Tsp. baking soda
1 Tsp. baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 cup water
1 cup non dairy milk (How we love our almond milk!)
2 egg replacers (egg beaters OR 2 Tbs ground flaxseed with 6 Tbsp. water)
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
Optional: Chopped walnuts and raisins, 2 Tbsp. or so of each
1) Combine flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a medium sized mixing bowl.
2) In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to blend the banana, milk, water, egg replacers and maple syrup
3) Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir just enough to remove lumps. The batter should be pourable. If too think, add a bit more milk or water.
4) Preheat a nonstick griddle and using a 1/4 cup measure, pour small amounts of batter onto the heated surface. Cook until the top bubbles. Turn with spatula and cook the second side.
Serve with unsweetened applesauce, a bit of sugar-free syrup and lots of cinnamon! YUMMMM!
We’re on our way to go make sure our tent and camping gear are ready to go … and hope you’ll have a safe and happy weekend!