Sunday, January 27, 2013

Oh Happy Day! Almond Flour Pancakes!

Yesterday, we took advantage of the sunny, above-freezing day to head out to do a few errands.  Most exciting was our first trip down to the P.A. Bowen Farmstead a few miles away from us.  It's owned by Geoffrey Morell and Sally Fallon Morell, co-founders of the Weston A. Price Foundation and authors of Nourishing Traditions. The farm has a small store open most days of the week, full of high quality meats from their farm, raw milk cheeses, alpaca knit products, local crafts, etc.

We only bought a few things, but I was very impressed by what's available and we will be making at least monthly excursions for more.

For now, we bought a package of ground beef, a pork tenderloin, and a beef brisket - the last two specifically should provide us with two or three separate meals, which brings the cost way down into the reasonable level.

While out on our rounds, we also managed to find a low side table/bookshelf we've been looking for for awhile - two shelves, glass front doors covering them, and it's painted red, which just makes me happen.  Michael needs  to put it together, and it's just nice to have that project solved!

By dinner, we were tired and wanted something simple and 'comfort food' oriented, and it seemed like a great time to try Wellness Mama's Easy Almond Flour Pancakes, with some breakfast sausage on the side.  We do dairy, so we used cream-topped whole milk rather than almond milk.

The recipe is easy, and also really good.  And it makes plenty so don't double it.  I did, and I was making pancakes for a looong time, and am now contemplating how to use the leftovers.

Mine also came out thinner so I think a bit less milk next time is in order, along with maybe whipping the egg whites separately, and folding them into the batter after.

We added some Vanilla Chai Spice from The Spice House to the batter, and that was a good addition.  Topped with a bit of maple syrup and we both spent the evening spontaneously grinning and exclaiming "We can have PANCAKES!"  Oh, happy day!

I've got our meals planned out for the next week, and I'll post links to the posts, with recipes on this entry as I go:

Meal Plan, Jan 27 - Feb 2

Slow Cooker Lamb Shoulder Loin Chops with
Sauteed Spinach and Artichoke Hearts

Dessert:  Leftover Almond Flour Pancakes, with Apple Butter and Whipped Cream

Cheeseburger Soup
Herbed Grain-Free Biscuits


also: begin brining brisket for Saturday

Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Sauteed Apples


Pork and Veggie Stir-Fry (using leftover pork)
Cauliflower "Rice"

No leftover pork!  We wound up nibbling on cheese and liverwurst on rice crackers, and pickles. Hah!

Roast Cornish Hen
Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Moving this to next week.
Instead, Sausage Quiche with Spinach

also: Make grain-free cookies
pour candles

Saturday - Imbolc
Paleo Corned Beef Brisket
Roasted Veggies
Custard and cookies for dessert

Shared with:
Craft-O-Maniac MondayMotivate Me Monday, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, On the Menu Monday,That DIY Party, Mix It Up Monday, Marvelous Mondays, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Make Your Own Monday, {Gluten Free} Weekly Meal Meal Plan, Nomday Monday, Menu Plan Monday.


  1. Those pancakes look wonderful! I just pinned them to a gluten free pinterest board so more GFers can find them!

  2. Oh those look so good. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  3. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)