It’s been so long, my browser’s autocomplete was no help in getting to chowza.wordpress… AND I had to punch in my password manually.
But instead of reflecting on the blog as a proxy for mortality, let’s cut right to the recipe.
I’ve made these pancakes a few times in the past week or so, working from and tweaking the recipe along the way. It could probably use a little more adjustment, but I like this variation enough for now :).
1 large egg
6 tbsp flour (2 tbsp coconut, 4 tbsp almond)
1 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp pumpkin
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp coconut milk
1 tsp raw honey
1/4 tsp salt
Optional: 1/2 cup (can be varied to preference) blueberries
For the flour, I used two tablespoons of coconut to four tablespoons of almond; I didn’t want the mixture to get too dry on account of the coconut flour.
Bonus: I’ve also been experimenting with the same mixture as muffins. Still a WIP (a little more dryness via more coconut flour might help), but they’re pretty decent!
Pictures courtesy my lovely wife.
Earlier this week, I stopped in at Tom Naughton’s Fat Head blog, as I do relatively often. While there, I took in My Thanks To The Dietary Guidelines Committee. This post takes the form of a thank-you missive to the USDA for continuing to promote nonsensical dietary advice–advice that could end up indirectly providing Tom’s own kids with a competitive advantage in life by virtue of their admittedly superior dietary upbringing.
It was a vegan lovefest over at Harpo Studios this week. La Grande Dame got a large integer figure–378, in fact–of her staff members to sign up for a one-week “vegan challenge” at the behest of Kathy Freston, who apparently wrote a book and as such has earned the right to terrorize at least 378 hard-working TV-industry folks and, by proxy, approximately 11 billion hard-watching TV-viewer folks.
No wonder we waste so much food. We’ve forgotten how to relate to it, on the most basic and the most complex of levels. We’ve spent so long, both as individuals and a society, as consumers in thrall to a food system that has abstracted us from nature, clouding our innate understanding of it as well as our ability to draw on it for nutrition and sustenance.