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February 08, 2015
Hooray, It’s Pancake Sunday again! Or at least that’s what I’m calling it. I found some great recipe inspirations online and decided to come up with my own simple recipe. These pancakes are grain, gluten, dairy, nut, and soy free. Here’s my version of a classic American breakfast for those with dietary restrictions.
Cut and quarter plantain lengthwise and peel skin off. Throw plantain pieces and 2 eggs in a blender and blend until you get a creamy consistency which will take about 30 seconds to a minute. Batter should have small bubbles in it. Set it aside for another minute and let larger bubbles appear before you scoop it into your pan.
Bring a frying pan to medium heat. Add about a teaspoon of butter or coconut oil and swirl it around until it coats the pan. You can use a pastry brush to get it evenly across the pan.
Add 1/3rd cup of batter and turn heat down to low medium. Cook for about 2 – 4 minutes until bottom of pancake is browned and edges become defined.
Flip the pancake and cook for another 2 minutes or so until the bottom side becomes golden brown.
Garnish with butter, banana slices, and coconut palm nectar or anything you like. For a sugar free version sprinkle ground cinnamon and nutmeg on top with a generous portion of coconut oil or butter.
Makes 4 large or 8 mini pancakes.
March 23, 2020
December 21, 2019
With a vast drop in temperature, darker skies and rainy days, winter is the most yin of all the seasons. It is associated with the kidney and bladder organs, the color black, the element water, the emotion fear, and salty and bitter flavors.
December 06, 2019
Goji berries are one of the most well known Chinese herbs in the US. Used for over 2000 years in China, they were first mentioned in the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, the oldest known book on Chinese herbs in 200 BC. They are prized for their ability to tonify blood and yin without causing stagnation. Consumed daily in China as a food and herbal medicine, goji berries are revered for their anti-aging properties. They are used in many beauty tonics.