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Adelle Davis’s Buckwheat Pancakes

1 packet yeast
1 1/2 c warm water, milk, buttermilk, yogurt
1 T sugar or molasses
2 eggs
2 T fat (oil, butter, etc)
1 c buckwheat flour
1/2 c wheat germ (gf option: ground flaxseed)
1/2 c powdered milk
1 T salt

Stir the yeast into the warm liquid. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, wheat germ, milk powder, and salt. Add the sugar, eggs, and fat to the yeast mixture. Stir in the flour blend and allow to rise, covered, for 30 minutes in a warm place or overnight in the fridge.

Heat a griddle over moderate heat. Spoon the batter onto the griddle. Flip when the bottom is lightly browned and the top is bubbly. Serve with fruit.

Does gluten stay on door handles?
Yes, along with fridge handles, keyboards, mice, and other implements that aren’t frequently washed. Instead, wash your hands with soap and hot water. Not hand sanitizer, actual soap and hot water. You can also wash the door knobs…

Can I freeze root vegetable mash?
Potatoes generally don’t freeze well; other roots vegetables do okay. Revive it when reheating by adding a little fresh hot milk or butter and stirring it vigorously.

Dressing Up Dinner Plates?
Fresh herbs are always a nice touch, or a sprinkle of a spice mixture, grated citrus zest, or freshly ground black pepper. Any edible green leaf can be used to highlight a main dish (think a slice of lasagne on a bed a fresh spinach, or grilled fish on a leaf of rainbow chard). Texture can be varied using items like curly chicory (frisee), curls of carrots, or a chiffonade of something appropriate. Napkins and placemats are easily laid out beforehand, and don’t affect the flavor of your food. Centerpieces can range from a simple bowl of squash or apples to elaborage flower arrangements or fine art. You’ll probably find better advice on setting a table elsewhere…

Top 5 Search Terms

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Who knew I talked about food poisoning so much??