(makes 10 small pancakes = 2 to 3 servings)
For the Jam:
1 cup blueberries, raspberries and blackberries medly
1 tbsp Stevia
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp organic strawberry jam
For the Pancakes:
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp Stevia
1 tbsp Chia seeds
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup almond milk (or your choice of milk)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 organic egg
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp canola oil or grapeseed oil (optional)
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
Egg Whites – 2 (optional: well whipped for more fluffy pancakes)
For the jam put your stove on medium-high heat, add berry medly to a small pot. Add the juice and lemon zest of 1 lemon and add the Stevia. Continue to stir and let the berries break down. Once the berries have been heated through, about 4 minutes, add strawberry organic jam. Cook for an additional 3 minutes to reduce and allow the mixture to thicken. Once the berry jam has thickened, remove from heat and set aside. The jam should thicken enough, that when you put some on a spoon you can run your figure down the back side of the spoon and the jam will stay sperated.
For the pancakes mix your dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl: whole wheat pastry flour, basking powder, baking soda, salt and Stevia. Add the chia seeds and mix. Set bowl aside.
In a seperate bowl combine the wet ingredients: ricotta cheese, almond milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, canola oil, egg, lemon juice and lemon zest and mix well. Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently mix with a whisk. Do not overmix. In a seperate bowl wisk two egg whites until frothy and then gently mix into the batter.
Heat a nonstick pan on medium heat. Use a little oil or spray to coat the bottom of the pan. Use a 1/4 cup to drop the batter onto the nonstick pan or a ladle. Allow the pancakes to cook on each side until golden brown. Make sure you cook these through to avoid uncooked batter in the center. Add a stack of pancakes to a plate. Top with berry jam (or maple syrup)!
1 Peter 1:3
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1 3/4 cup
1 tsp guar gum
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tsp organic honey
2 egg whites
1 tbsp safflower oil
1 tsp cinnamon
Optional: Gluten Free chocolate chips
Place all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Using a whisk, mix dry ingredients well. Add milk, honey, eggs and oil. Whisk until all ingredients are well blended. Add more milk if necessary to make batter runny. Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup pancake batter on a hot griddle or frying pan coated with cooking spray; at this point if you want to make a few with chocolate chips – sprinkle the chocolate chips on the wet side of the pancake. When bubbles form on top of pancake, flip. Cook until golden on both sides.Read More
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6 cups of organic golden potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes (you could always use left-over mashed potatoes too!)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tablespoon of freshly chopped cilantro
3 1/2 cups of panko bread crumbs, divided
1 large egg, lighty beaten
1/2 cup of pepper jack cheese (or the cheese of your choice)
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup organic butter, room temperature
1/4 cup organic sour cream
3 tablespoons EVOO
(Skip this section if you have left-over mashed potatoes or…) In a large Dutch oven, add the potatoes and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; then reduce heat, and simmer until tenders about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain well and add to a large bowl.
Mash the potatoes with the minced garlic clove and salt and pepper. Gold in 2 1/1 cups of the panko, the egg, cheese, onion, butter, and sour cream. From the potatoes mixture into 3-inch patties. Put the remaining 1 cup of panko in a shallow f=dish and dredge the potato patties in the crumbs.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, add the potato patties, and cook until crisp and form nice brown grill marks, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Arrange on a serving platter or dinner plate immediately.Read More