Happily, I noticed our local grocery stores have an expanding selection of organic fruits and vegetables, and even limited kinds of meats. In order for me to take charge of my health, a growing awareness of the food monopoly pitfalls was an absolute necessity!
I am simplifying food preparation and finding easier recipes, all gluten-free. As I talk about eating healthy, more and more people are responding to me by saying, “My doctor told me to eat less bread.” Or “My doctor advised me to go gluten-free.”
Even the fact that regular conventional practitioners are giving advice related to diet is a significant shift, when at an earlier time, they might have suggested a drug to cover up an undesirable symptom — or a cream to cover up an eczema outbreak (for example). That’s all my “old” family doctor ever did, until I replaced her with a refreshing Functional Medicine Doctor.
Even more importantly, once I opted for organics, food began to taste noticeably more delicious. The crisp is crispier, the tang is tangier, the range of taste is enhanced into a new dimension of experience!
Here is an example of a really tasty breakfast pancake, which is grain- and gluten-free. (I originally found it on the internet, but the link has since been blocked by Pinterest, saying the site has spam.) Anyway, I now have it memorized, so here is the recipe, without spam:
Grain- and Gluten-free Banana Pancakes
1/2 organic banana
1 organic, pastured egg
1 teaspoon organic Black Chia Seeds (optional — added by me, for fiber)
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 tsp organic vanilla
1/2 tsp organic baking powder
Blend together until smooth.
Fry in skillet for 5 minutes on each side on medium-low heat. My burner is set at 3 and I use my cast iron skillet.
Yield: makes 4 small pancakes
Yes, believe it or not, that’s it! So simple, it takes ten minutes in the morning to prepare and cook this lovely breakfast consisting of one protein and one starch. On weekends I have also doubled the recipe to share with my partner. I add a bit of butter at the table. I am not crazy about adding syrup, but my partner enhances his breakfast by adding some organic Maple Syrup.
This recipe can also be classified as “paleo food” because it is grain-free.