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Showing posts from August, 2014


I've never had a desire or an opportunity thrown at me to purchase or try tofu. In the recent months, my nutrition side of my brain has been active and I've been making more sound food choices at the grocery store. I would love to say that I've dived right in without any looking back at the processed sugars and "bad-list" foods available, but I do feel good about the steps I've taken and slowly my family will come along with me.
I have significantly reduced our intake of meat for two main reasons: to help me stay within my grocery budget and I don't feel like our bodies need to eat meat regularly. Meal planning is much more of a challenge (a fun one) without a meat as the center of each meal. I have been pleased with some of the meals I have created though and my joy is full when I hear my husband say something like, "I'm actually enjoying this!" Although I could do without the "actually" in there. 
Last week, I cooked with tofu f…

Whole Wheat Pancakes

I love wheat. I also love pancakes. This is a great new recipe that I altered to make dairy-free. I've made them many times now. I love them so much that this recipe justified going and buying an electric griddle to increase my pancake making efficiency (these photos were taken prior to that purchase). 
Here's the recipe:
Makes about 10 medium-size pancakes (just enough for our young family of four eaters):
In a small dish, combine and let sit for approx. 5 minutes: 2 cups milk (I use almond milk) 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
In a large bowl, whisk together: 2 eggs 4 Tbsp coconut oil approx 2 Tbsp raw honey
Add curdled milk mixture and mix.
Add and mix until moistened: 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt
Mixture will be thin but slightly lumpy. Oil your heated pan or griddle with coconut oil and cook about 2-5 minutes on each side, until perfectly golden and cooked through. 
Optional additions to batter: cinnamon, mashed bananas or othe…

Beautiful Wheat Bread

I've gotten much better at my whole wheat bread and I wanted to re-share THIS GREAT RECIPE. It gets easier and better with practice! You can use this recipe for 2 loaves of bread, rolls or cinnamon rolls.