I made some buckwheat pancakes this morning for the first time in my life.
I added way, way, way too much salt but otherwise they were perfect!
but wait till you see what I started with.
They call these buckwheat groats.
(I know where do they come up with these names.)
I buy these organic at our local coop.
This is what they look like in grain form.
This is a "kitchen mill".
Something my momma is borrowing me.
I can make flour from all kinds of grains with this thing.
It's very, very loud and startles the entire household when I turn it on because is sounds similar to walking outside and being blasted by a hurricane.
Seriously, it's really loud and sometimes fun to scare
the kids who might be walking nearby when I turn it on.
Ha, Ha, just kidding, I wouldn't do a thing like that, would I?
But it's amazing how THAT (above)
Can turn into THIS (below)
It looks just like white flour.
I've ground up spelt and made spelt bread.
I've ground up millet and made millet meal (kind of like malt-o-meal)
and have also put it into bread.
The kitchen mill has opened up a whole new world for me and has me excited about the healthy food possibilities with using different types of grain.
Freshly ground grain is much better for you,
and, gosh, it's so easy to grind it up.
So, I took a recipe off a box of buckwheat in the store and modified it to make it "clean", although I'm still not sure if baking powder is clean...same with corn starch.
Here it is:
1 cup of buckwheat
1 tsp of corn starch
4 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of salt (no, no, please don't do this use 1/4 tsp of salt)
1 egg beaten
3/4 cup of water
2 tsp of olive oil
The batter had kind of a pasty texture to it.
It was thick and poured slowly.
I was able to make 11 1/4 pancakes with a double batch.
Should I really post this picture of me?"
Now, if you would like to see what my husband
looks like when he makes pancakes, click here.
Plus I was stuffed.
They were very filling.
And I'm sure it would have tasted wonderful if it didn't taste like I was licking a salt lick.
(Cows use salt licks. They are big blocks of salt.
Hey, don't make fun. I know I'm producing milk, but I'm not a bovine.)
So, next time I make these...I will use much less salt.
But I'm really curious about making some spelt pancakes,
or millet or some other grain out there.
Didn't I tell you that my diet this time around would be fun?
So, my breakfast this morning was:
2 pancakes-140, 4 tsp of peanut butter-133,
1 small bacon slice-25, 2 large eggs-140,
and 1/2 a glass of orange juice-55=493
I took a day off from working out, although I still might do some push-ups.
My calories so far today are 1,353.
I hope you're all enjoying your weekend.
Oh, I forgot to add that I lost another pound this morning,
so that's five pounds lost in five days.