Sunday, January 31, 2010

Whole Grain Pancake Mix

My beautiful friend and sister, Donna, wanted this recipe so I just thought that I would share it here.

1 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. other whole grain flour (I usually use oatmeal ground up into a flour in the food processor or Vita-Mix but any other grain will do)
2 t. sugar (optional)
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt (I use sea salt.)

This part of the recipe can be doubled, tripled, whatever. I usually make eight times. That gives me enough for eight recipes. If you decide to double then just scoop out 1 and 1/3 c. of mix for each recipe.

To the above, I add:

1 generous cup kefir
1/4 c. milk
2 eggs if large or 3 if small
1 T. oil (I use olive)
1/4 t. vanilla (I never measure)

If you want to, you can also add ground flax seed, blueberries, apples, pears, cranberries, sesame seeds or whatever suits your fancy. You could even add apple sauce for the milk and oil if you wanted to.

As you can see, you can be very creative with this so that your family doesn't get tired of it, but it is still essentially the same mix. I keep the mix refrigerated.

Monday, January 25, 2010

This Little Light of Mine

I am not eloquent in my writings.

In fact I'm just plain short and sweet when it comes to saying things. Ask my friends.

Sometimes I'm not even sweet...just short.

But, I beg you. With all sincerity, do not miss this article by my dear precious Sister, Lygia.

The Burning Light

If you desire to fan the flame. If your pilot light has blown out...even momentarily...please take a small moment

and read.