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Soaked Pancakes from Nourishing Traditions

Soaked Pancakes  from Nourishing Traditions

Soaked Pancakes from Nourishing Traditions

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups freshly ground whole wheat pastry flour (or spelt, kamut flour)
  • 2 cups yogurt, buttermilk or kefir  (I used raw milk with 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 T melted butter

Preparation: Soak flour in yogurt (or buttermilk/kefir) in warm place for 12-24 hours.

After soaking time, add eggs, salt, baking soda, and melted butter.  Add water if necessary to obtain the desired thinness. Cook on a hot, oiled griddle or cast iron skillet.  Serve with melted butter, real grade B maple syrup, raw honey, berry syrup, or fruit butter.

NOTE:  When I first learned about soaking grains, I was nervous.  Leaving grains out with milk overnight?  It sounded like a quick invite for food poisoning.  After many hours of research and many more food experiments, I am a believer.  Soaking grains allows a natural fermentation to occur that increases the absorption of nutrients.  To learn more, check out Whats the Fuss About Soaking Grains by The Nourishing Gourmet.

Weekly Recipe Roundup: Cinnamon Buns, Sweet Potatoes, Girl Scout Cookies, and Honey Lime Enchiladas

Weekly Recipe Roundup: Cinnamon Buns, Sweet Potatoes, Girl Scout Cookies, and Honey Lime Enchiladas

Once upon a time, I didn’t know how to cook.   As newly-weds, we ate stroganoff for dinner every week along with cheesy soup, enchiladas, and cereal.  The day quickly came when I thought one more bite of stroganoff would KILL me.

I hounded people for recipes like a moth begging for light.  My survival depended upon it.

Our stroganoff death-binge taught me one thing.

I like variety.

I rarely make the same thing twice, unless the dish is beyond incredible. When it comes to healthy eating, you have to be willing to “shake it up a bit.”  Living off of lettuce alone may increase your chances of looking awesome in that bikini, but after a while you are going to binge on something not-so-amazing.  Matt Stone in Diet Recovery teaches that dieting is like holding your breath.  You can only hold it for so long.  Eventually you are going to have to breathe again if you want to live.

Changing up my meals makes healthy food exciting.  Plain and simple. It helps me learn my boundaries and avoid the deprivation/binge cycle of dieting.

Here are some of our favorite recipe finds this week:

Now it’s your turn to share.  What amazing recipes did you concoct this week?

How To: Make Baby Formula with Goat’s Milk

How To:  Make Baby Formula with Goat’s Milk

Damaris at Kitchen Corners has an awesome recipe for homemade infant formula and so does Lindsay over at Passionate Homemaker with her Natural Goat’s Milk Formula.  To make my baby formula, I mixed the two of them together, tweaked things around, and created a formula that helps feed “little-miss-hungry” when breastfeeding was no longer an option.

Infant Formula

  • 2 cups goat milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tsp infant probiotics
  • 2 tsp organic maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast

Combine ingredients in a mason jar and stir with a wooden spoon.  Just FYI, the formula only last for 24 hours in the refrigerator.  I can now make this formula with a baby on the hip and a toddler hanging off my ankle.  Its pretty simple once you get the hang of it.

I also supplement with Dr. Christopher’s KID-eMins, Barlean’s O-mega Oil, and a DHA vitamin drop.  Because baby girl’s favorite food is packed with vitamin C, I didn’t worry so much about adding the acerola powder.

One thing is for certain: little girl loves this formula.

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As noted in our disclaimer below, take any and all health information and make your own informed decision.  We are not licensed pediatricians.  If you have any concerns about feeding your child this formula, please consult your doctor.

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