Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Today is Food Day!!!

I just love the sound of that! Who can't love a name like Food Day???

Straight from the site here's a little more info:

Food Day is a nationwide celebferry_plaza_farmers_market_sf.jpgration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food Day, created by Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life. Food Day takes place annually on October 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice. The ultimate goal of Food Day is to strengthen and unify the food movement in order to improve our nation’s food policies. Join this push for a stronger, more united food movement by signing up to organize or attend Food Day events in your community.

Check out their web site and if nothing else, take some time today to think about how you eat and learn where your food comes from!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

Well it's nice to finally feel like eating and blogging again! Sorry it's been a bit since my last post. I'm 22 weeks pregnant now with #3 and he/she gave me a bit of a rough go around for the first trimester (and then some)! 

I tried this recipe today for lunch with the kids and it was awesome. These pancakes are sweet enough to skip the syrup, saving lots of extra sugar. And because they are 100% whole wheat, they make a pretty heathy meal.

Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

3/4 cup milk
2 tbs white vinegar
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbs melted butter 
2 apples (washed)
cooking spray 

First, prepare the batter. Add the vinegar to the milk and let it sit for 5 min. Stir all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add in milk mixture, egg, vanilla and butter. Stir until just blended.

Slice the apple and remove the cores with a melon baller (or knife). Heat pan on medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Dip the apples one at a time into the batter and place on the pan. Flip when golden on one side and cook through. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve! 

My kids loved these! Both polished off about 4 in no time!