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Monday, March 8, 2010

what am I making Monday


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!

Side note:
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!

1 comment:

stacy said...

yum, your pancakes look great! i need to venture out and try some different grains.

and thanks for the shout out! :o)

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.