“I don’t have to tell you I love you. I fed you pancakes.”
I used to think of pancakes as something romantic, indulgent and naughty. Something only eaten occasionally. Something I always burn.
Eventually, pancakes became that rare, non-healthy thing which someone else would prepare for me. Preferably a partner. To even more dramatise the whole story.
What a sad past! Luckily the things changed.
Today I still see pancakes as romantic and indulgent. BUT I also know that they can be healthy and very easy to make. No burning involved. Plus, you can even feed your partner.
I really love how the whole philosophy around food has been changing. As we learn to better listen to our bodies, we also start to better understand what and when our bodies need. We learn to eat (and live!) more intuitively. The body naturally wants to thrive and support you in your life. It wants to be nourished well and taken care of with respect and love.
Plus, with the minimalism movement the whole cooking becomes more simple and fun, using a few natural ingredients of good quality, while enjoying the process. Because pancakes means joy, pleasure, lightness and celebration of LIFE.
All that being said, let me share with you my favourite recipe for what I call pancrêpes, as the consistence is somewhere between pancakes and crêpes.
What do I need? for 2-3 persons
2 dcl oats (I use fine ones)
2 dcl water or milk of your choice
2 pinch of salt
2 Tbsp lemon juice or apple vinegar
1 tsp lemon zest from organic lemon
2 eggs (preferably organic)
vanilla (optional)a little bit of oil for frying
What do I do?
In a bowl mix all the ingredients together. I use hand blender for this. Let the batter rest for at least 15 minutes. You can make a short meditation meanwhile, for adding some extra good vibes into the meal. Chances are, this is the most important ingredient.:) Then fry in a pan with a bit of oil. I found out that the pan is very important. I like to use teflon non stick pan and I only use oil for the first pancakes. Once a pancake is ready I like to place it in a baking form with a lid, while I make the reminding ones. In this way they keep warm and soften even more. Serve with your favourite toppings. I really recommend the combination of green yogurt, orange jam and melted extra dark chocolate. I also like to use erythritol instead of sugar, as it is a natural sweetener with many health benefits.
I really hope you will like these pancakes as much as I do! May they remind you of the sweetness of life and never forget it!
I will close this post with some great words of Jack Kerouc.
The world you see is just a movie in your mind.
Rocks dont see it.
Bless and sit down.
Forgive and forget.
Practice kindness all day to everybody
and you will realize you’re already
in heaven now.
That’s the story.
That’s the message.
Nobody understands it,
nobody listens, they’re
all running around like chickens with heads cut
off. I will try to teach it but it will
be in vain, s’why I’ll
end up in a shack
praying and being
cool and singing
by my woodstove