Buckwheat Pancakes with Cricket Flour!

Buckwheatandcricketpancakes

Making these pancakes was easy; taking a picture of them wasn’t.  Food photography is hard!  Anyhow, I discovered buckwheat and now I am in love.  Buckwheat is so nutritious and full of protein, fiber, and magnesium which we all could use more of.  Another thing going for is that it is low in phytic acid, so it is a bit easier to digest.  It’s not even a grain!!!  I had no idea.  To make them, I mixed together 3/4 cups buckwheat flour, 3/4 cups water, 1 big banana, and a couple tablespoons of cricket flour.  I used coconut oil and fried them in an iron skillet which makes them even better!  Next time I make them, which will probably be tonight, I am going to add more cricket flour because I was a little too shy with it.  Lastly, when you make these, use real grass-fed butter because life is too short to eat the crappy stuff.

Save Squash Seeds and Roast Them!

I was in the process of scraping the seeds out of my delicata squash to throw away when I paused and realized that if pumpkin seeds are good, other squash seeds are probably good too!  It amazes me how many ridiculous things I do simply out of habit.  I am learning how to be more mindful and every now and then I wake up to whatever task I am doing.  I try to be in that moment completely and ask all sorts of questions like, “Why am I doing this?”, “What part of my task could be unnecessary?”, “What if I tried something different?”, “How can I make this task easier?”.  I believe habits are a wonderful thing and often important to happiness, but every now and then, pause and wake up to what you are doing and ask questions….something like roasted squash seeds could happen:)

Remember to soak them in order to get all of the nutrition you can out of them before you roast them.  Soaking makes them easier to digest as well.  Check out this blog “The Radiant Life”  for more information and a guide for how to soak all kinds of nuts and seeds:That’s Nuts! A Complete Guide to Soaking Nuts and Seeds