Maya’s Pancake Adventure

I’ve been having little miss Maya help me in the kitchen lately. Last night we made a pot roast in the pressure cooker and this morning PANCAKES!

  

I like to make tons of pancakes at once and then freeze them flat on cookie sheets. Once frozen I vacuum pack them and keep in the freezer. Then they are ready to grab and pop in the toaster for a quick healthy breakfast. 

   

 

We made banana, apple cinnamon and blueberry pancakes. 

  

We made them all from scratch. We even grinded our own flour from organic wheat berries. She had a blast learning ingredients and how things worked and came together to make batter. 

   

 

  

We made a large bowl of the batter without the goodness. Then we split the batter into 3 smaller bowls then added the mashed bananas to one bowl, Apple and cinnamon to another and lastly the 3rd bowl with blueberries.

   

I have a few pans going at once then cooking time is cut in half!

   

Pancake Base – makes about 8-10

• 1 c whole wheat flour (or 3/4c wheat berries ground into flour) 

• 3 tsp baking powder

• 1/2 tsp sea salt

• 1-3 tbl organic surgar

• 1/4 tsp nutmeg

• 1/2 tsp baking soda

• 1 egg or 1/4 c egg substitute

• 1 1/2 tsp coconut oil 

• 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

• 1 c non-dairy milk

• 1-2 c of fruit of your choice

Blend all the dry ingredients in one bowl and wet into another. Combine dry and wet ingredients until batter is smooth. If too thick then add more liquid. If too wet add more flour.

Enjoy for many breakfasts!! 😀

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Carrot Juice – Yummy!

So 25 lbs of carrots later! I got two huge bowls of carrot pulp for baking and 16 cups of organic, fresh carrot juice. I like to freeze my juice in bulk then take one out the night before for an awesome drink the next morning! 

I got this 25lb bag of organic carrots from the store for $5! Because a lady who ordered them decided she didn’t need them and a bunch of carrots were broken into chunks. Fine with me, that meant I didn’t have to chop so many up to fit through the juicer!

I think it’s time for some carrot breakfast muffins!

  

STRAWBERRIES

I bought 2 cases of fresh strawberries for $1.98 because some were starting to go bad. After sorting, cleaning and disposing of the bad strawberries and leaves I filled a one pound container filled with compost matter! That’s it! I couldn’t believe it. So I actually got 15lbs of strawberries for $1.98. I’m good with that! 

So now maybe I’ll make a strawberry pie and freeze the rest! 

And that’s exactly what I did…we will eat one and I will freeze one for later!

   

 

Leftovers Frozen for Quick Later Meals

So I like to make big dinners and freeze the leftovers in jars for a quick meal. Label each jar and make sure to write the date too. I vacuum seal my jars with my food saver, before freezing. Helps with freezer burn.

Last night I made Sweet Potaoe Enchiladas with corn and black beans! Leftovers made 4 quick meals!

  

SUGAR!!!

SUGAR!!!

An Example: Grams and Teaspoons of Sugar

People often want to convert sugar from grams to teaspoons because grams are listed on the Nutrient Fact labels of processed foods, and it’s easier for those of us who are used to Imperial units to mentally picture a teaspoonful of sugar instead of a gram of sugar. One teaspoon of granulated white sugar is close to four grams. If you buy a bottle of cola with 44 grams of sugar, you would divide 44 by 4, which is equal to 11 teaspoons of sugar. That’s a lot of sugar – and a lot of calories with no additional nutritional value.