Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Pancakes
This mix is simply the best. With emphasis on the 'simply'. I have tried many different brands and searched high-and-low for ingredients without corn or nut flours or starches and found the best solution in Namaste Food mix. Namaste Food mix has minimal ingredients and the right mixture of gluten-free flours that give these pancakes a great texture and yummy taste without all the added sugar found in most mixes. Since my son can't have eggs, corn, dairy or nut (which is in many other dry mixes), this mix, along with my modifications, make it a healthy, safe and delicious alternative for our family.
1 bag mix of Namaste Foods Waffle & Pancake Mix
1 tbls honey (you don't need this but it adds a hint of sweetness)
2.5 cups of rice milk or water
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 cup of applesauce
2 tbls grapeseed oil
This recipe is for the 2 batches that come in the bag. You can easily half this if you want to make the second batch for another time. But these freeze really well and are just as tasty toasted in the toaster the next day!
Puree the bananas and milk/water in a blender (or magic bullet) pour into your mixing bowl. Then add applesauce, oil and dry mix along with the cinnamon and honey. Mix well.
Add a little extra milk/water if mix is too dry or thick.
Top with your favorite syrup, fruit, honey or eat them plain because they are that good alone.
Potato Ham Soup with Kale
This yummy soup is hearty, tasty and very filling. Because of the simple ingredients, it doesn't take long to throw all these items together and let them cook while you multi-task. And it tastes even better the next day when re-heated on the stove.
I always try to find organic and/or local produce and nitrate-free, free-range, organic-fed meats when possible.
Makes a 3qt pot-full! Around 4-5 servings.
2-4 cups of Kale, cut/chopped into small pieces
(any kind of kale--each time I make this I try a different type of kale)
1 large white or yellow onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves diced
2-3 small potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
(or get yellow or red potatos and leave the skin on!)
32 oz of chicken or vegetable broth (gluten free, organic, low sodium)
5-7oz of ham (I like Beelers brand because it is nitrate, gluten and casein free)
Himalayan sea salt
2-3 tbls of olive oil
Optional: fresh herbs, oregano, thyme, parsley may be good
Warm the oil in pan and add the garlic, onion and some sea salt on medium heat. Let them cook till they start turning a golden color and the onions start to become see-through. Then add the broth, potatoes, ham and kale. Add the salt, garlic salt/powder to taste and let cook on medium uncovered for 35-45 minutes. Add the optional herbs 20 minutes in if desired. Keep soup from a rigorous boil, instead try to keep it at a low boil and drop to simmer. The soup is done when you can slice through the potatoes and the kale is limp.
GLUTEN FREE • CORN FREE • NUT FREE • DAIRY FREE
Elev8 Wellness Suggestion:
When can I have this?
Intense weight-loss: once every ten days in evening on a workout day
Weight-loss: in evening, workout days, twice a week
Maintenance/health: 5 out 7 evenings, 1 out of 7 afternoons
Performance/Mass Gaining: Anytime after activity, morning, noon and/or evening.