THE REAL COST OF CHEAP FOOD
So, since I'm really in to "good, quality, whole and natural foods", I came across this article in Time Magazine that tells about some of our food woes here in the United States. I think the article will open your eyes about how a lot of our "cheap, processed" food is made/grown, etc......here it is:
AND here's another recipe. This one I can only give credit to Bryan for. He took a few recipes and combined them to make pancakes that aren't too fluffy, messy, and actually taste good! We've tried to make them as "healthy" as possible, but they still use a little white flour. We just make sure we get the UNBLEACHED white flour for the times when something really just needs to be made using white flour.
We haven't experimented TOO much with this, but I'm thinking you could substitute other flours for the cup of white flour without too much trouble. *since this recipe is adapted from others, if the consistency isn't quite right you can add more of whatever you think would work!
1 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
2 T. Buckwheat Flour
2 T. Flaxseed Meal
3 T. sugar (we use xylitol)
1 1/2 T. Baking Powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs (preferably free-range, organic!)
3 T butter, melted (preferably organic!)
1 tsp vanilla
MIX dry ingredients together. Mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl, then combine with dry ingredients. Use a well-heated griddle for best results. Top with yummy maple syrup.