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Sooo sorry to any of my subscribers that got a gazillion notifications today!!! I had no idea that Polyvore was posting every single thing I clipped to the site! I have removed the random posts and am changing my settings. So sorry about that. I know I would get pretty dang annoyed if I were subscribed to someone’s blog that posted spam type things like that!
Other than that little debacle, hope everyone has a great week. Happy Hump Day!
What kind of uniform do you don everyday to kick some butt? Are there any items you feel are essential to gearing up for your day? Here are a few things that I consider “must haves”:
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Moving away from packaged items and overly processed foods as much as I can (with my current resources) I decided to “clean up” my son’s favorite meal.
After a few misses, most notably buckwheat pancakes- which everyone hated(YICK!), I found simple from-scratch recipe from allrecipes.com that looked easy enough to make even healthier. They turned out fluffy, though not as light as white flour pancakes seeing as whole wheat (ww) flour is much more dense. Also, a lot cheaper in the quantities I needed!
I was able to add in a few healthy things, and also leave out some of the not so healthy stuff.
(add any fruit in the batter or topics you like!)
1 cup whole wheat, or flour of your choice. I used 1/2 ww, 1/2 white all purpose flour
2 Tbs baking POWDER (this will help the pancakes fluff a bit)
Dash of salt
2 Tbs sugar, or equivalent of whatever sugar substitute you like
*whisk dry ingredients briefly
Add 2 Tbs no sugar added apple sauce (in place of oil)
1 lightly beaten egg (or egg substitute like Egg Beaters)
1 cup of milk of your choice (any fat content, almond, soy or rice milk)
Mix together. Add flour if the batter is too thin for you liking, likewise with milk if it’s too dry. Pop onto your griddle as normal!
*VIOLA* A healthier alternative to America’s favorite breakfast!
Makes 4-6 medium size pancakes. Double the recipe for more.
TIP!~ If you have an empty ketchup bottle, keep it! After it is cleaned, you can dispense the perfect amount of batter on the griddle this way and store any left over batter for the next day!!
1/2 tsp of MILLED flax seed can be added for extra fiber!
I did half/half with my flour because I only have the most basic whole wheat flour at my disposal. The consistency is just too dense and grainy with the type of flour I have to do all ww. Unbleached flour is of course much healthier as it has not been processed and lost most of it’s nutritional value. I used what I had.
I am still learning the differences in how food is processed, so I will just share some links so you can read and decide for yourself what flour you’d prefer to use.
I have transitioned my family into a simplified version of a “clean eating” diet. Namely, I try to by as fresh and whole of foods as I can find with my limited resources. If I must by packaged foods, I make sure that the ingredients have as little chemicals and man made ingredients as I can get with that product. For things we consume quite a bit of, I have tried to create my own versions of these recipes.
I am working on an upcoming post on ways I eased us into eating this way and how I incorporated some healthier options for us. I have LOTS of recipes, tips and tricks that I have picked up and want to share!
*Also coming up:
~My Favorite DIY Laundry Detergent!
~All Natural & CHEAP Fabric Softener
I’m sorry that I haven’t posted in months. We had a death in the family in September, and I have been slowly getting back into the writing/creative groove. I think what kept me going was my new found love of cooking and “frugal homemaking”(more on that to come). The night we got the news about my amazing brother in law being taken from us, I was nervously baking and creating in the kitchen to keep my mind falling apart. The secret to it all, I’ve found, is to always keep moving. Even when you’d rather just melt into the floor.
The past couple of months have been filled with lots of growing, grieving, wringing my hands trying to figure out how to help from so far away, and finally it hit me is all I can do is keep myself afloat so I’m the last thing that my family needs to worry about with so much already on their plate. To be that positive voice on the other end of the phone that they needed to hear.
So, keeping busy, I have been! I am planning to play catch-up very soon and post tons of recipes that I have tried and loved, some new interests that I have procured, some reviews on some beauty related things, and of course a few more of my “mental vacations” that keep me going.
I’m happy to have a few new subscribers as well! Those little notifications I get in my inbox have helped me regain my focus on why I started this blog in the first place. Maybe I can help some of you with whatever life may have thrown your way this past year (or decade- who knows what the next person may be going through) and inspire you to always keep moving! That’s exactly where this blog’s name came from. The constant cadence that is life, with or without us. I made a choice, a few days before I created this blog almost two years ago, to move with “life’s rhythm” instead of letting it move on without me. I hope that anyone reading this that feels like maybe their life is spiraling, moving on without them, or even falling apart, realize that you can overcome anything. All you have to do, is find what makes you tick. Find even the smallest thing that brings a little light to your day and run with it! Along the way, I’d be willing to bet that you just might find yourself ! I have many many more things to say on this particular subject, so I will save all that for an upcoming post about what I’ve figured out this past fall. For now I will just wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I’ll be back again soon!