Well, my boys made it home from camping in caves over the weekend. B held back a little from the more in depth, messy, tiring activities, but came home raving over the food they ate while they were there. Let's just say they ate many pancakes which I believe is a staple at every scout camp out. He is taking prednisone these 5 days which you may already know can cause extreme hunger cravings. Well, last night as B was drifting off to sleep he asked if I could please make more pancakes, so I promised my precious, sleepy, hungry little boy that I would.
I made these buckwheat pancakes. B was a little worried at first that they wouldn't taste good. He could see the darker look to the flour. They are all used to me making altered versions of pancakes. I have just never settle for the white flour boxed kind. Not pointing any fingers, it's just true. Anyway, I have been trying for some time to eat more variety of grains and decrease our gluten intake, not go gluten free, mind you. I am on a mission to use more cancer healing food on a daily bases. This is nothing new for me, I have had a heart for wholesome cooking since I became a mom, but I have regrouped my efforts more toward cancer curing here at this cancer fighting home.
According to Nourishing Traditions, Buckwheat is a fairly neglected grain, falling under the non-gluten variety, valuable for it's high content of cancer preventing nitrilosides.
After loading it with organic butter (only bought due to sale and coupon) and good priced real maple syrup, I let out my breath when I heard B report that they were quite good! Next, I am hoping to order some buckwheat groats for the freezer so I can grind them into flour and pre-make large amounts of pancakes and waffles for my freezer using my Bosch mixer. For now, I bought a buckwheat pre-mix from Bob's Red Mill. I need a little simplicity some days and I know you all know what I mean there.
I hope to share some more here with you soon. Tell me what you are doing to eat more wholesome? My friend Stacy is making yogurt which I plan to try very soon!
I have to tell you all that B sat down after eating two of these and made a very important observation; he said that he noticed how my pancakes made him feel more 'filled' after only two verses the 5 he had to eat while camping. This was a good opportunity to teach regarding white flours, filling whole foods and blood sugar spikes!