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Gluten Free Pancake Recipe

One of my favorite breakfast foods is pancakes. Since going gluten free, I’ve had pancakes less often than usual. For awhile, we were buying Pamela’s Ultimate Baking and Pancake Mix but it got to be too expensive. I just couldn’t justify adding that into our food budget. I had to come up with some recipes that would be gluten free using items we normally had on hand. I have an awesome gluten free pancake recipe that has been tested and endorsed by those who are not even gluten free! Gluten Free Pancake Recipe (serves at least 2 people) -2 cups ground oats (you can use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats for gluten free oats) -2 cups plain yogurt or full fat milk -2 eggs -2 Tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil -1/2 teaspoon of salt -1 teaspoon baking soda -1 Tablespoon of sugar 1.  Mix the ground oats and yogurt or milk. 2. Add the eggs, butter, salt, baking soda, and sugar.  I make sure to let this mixture sit for about 20 minutes so the baking soda will […]

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Are CSAs Worth the Cost?

A few months ago we purchased a Groupon for a service that works similar to a community supported agriculture program (CSA).  I was excited because for $15 we would receive a box worth $35 that contained mostly local and organic produce.  The first time it arrived, we were excited to get into it and see what we got.  Right off the bat we noticed that the organic strawberries were all moldy and inedible.  I told Mr. Money to email them a picture explaining what we got and see what they would do about it.  They said they would credit our account $5 toward our next purchase.  As you probably guessed, I hadn’t planned on purchasing another box due to the cost and the fact that they sent us rotten strawberries. We decided we would give it another try, and in two weeks we were charged $30 for the box (they took the $5 credit off).  The box was much better this time, with no rotten produce.  However, I decided that for the price we could do much better if we […]

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Strawberry Leaf Tea

We have strawberries growing in our garden.  The delicious, juicy, organic berries taste more flavorful and amazing than any other strawberry I’ve tasted.  There’s something about going into our backyard and picking fresh strawberries and then eating them within seconds that is just wonderful.  Unfortunately, our strawberry raised bed is not very big, and it seems that every year we have many strawberry greens and leaves but not as many berries.  It is super sad, but not much I can do at the moment as we really don’t have any extra room to plant more strawberry plants. I don’t know what got in to me, but the other night I started wondering if the strawberry leaves are edible.  A quick search indicated that they are not only edible, but highly nutritious!  Imagine that, greens being good for you. 🙂 I brought some of the leaves inside, boiled some water, and steeped the strawberry leaves in the water for about 15 minutes.  If you wanted a stronger tea, you could leave the mixture overnight in your refrigerator to maximize the benefits.  […]

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