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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Pancake Variations

Music: Giselle by Adolphe Adam**

Today's smoothie: organic parsley, frozen mango chunks, banana, bit o'avocado

Sunday is Pancake Day in this house (you knew that already, right?) and Jim is the pancake king (again, you knew that). Here are two delicious variations he whipped up these last two Sundays.

Biscuit-like pancakes made with slices of pear (pared just using a potato peeler) folded into the batter. This is now my preferred pancake recipe, courtesy of that amazing woman, LuAnn Bermeo, and her Amazing Meals cookbooks ( You must buy her books! They are all you need to eat well forever and ever.

The next pancake recipe Jim made was from Supernatural Cooking by Heidi Swanson. We had some leftover brown and black rice (yes, that's rice, black rice!). You just sprinkle a bit on the griddle, then pour the pancake batter right onto it. A great way to get extra grains (even though the flours we use are pretty darned packed with them already).

I made some of LuAnn's Oat Sage patties to go along with today's pancakes. Actually, I made extras to freeze for later use. You would never in a million years believe that these were NOT meat! I mean it. So good!

**From age 3 to 16, I studied ballet. While never showing signs of promise (ha ha ha), ballet instilled in me great discipline, control, and a love of classical music and dance (Thanks, Mom!). In Giselle, I danced the role of one of the villagers in the famous Maypole dance with the Fairlane Ballet Company, way back in the 1970s.

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