About Me

My name is Christine. I'm a visual artist, musician, traditional storyteller, DV survivor, and have been a fulltime caregiver for an individual living with various diagnoses. After my marriage, I learned how to play various instruments, started exploring various means of creative expression, worked with at-risk teens/families, volunteered with the local crisis lines, participated in starting up a family resource center, completed my BA, furthered my studies towards becoming an art therapist, managed homes for adults living with disabilities, and facilitated therapeutic music/art sessions. I was doing everything I could so my children and I could have a brighter life, present and future. My physical health, however, continued to show evidence of too many chronic stressors over many decades. This blog is about my journey in discovering peace and better health by meeting life in the most basic and, in my opinion, the most rewarding of ways - by focusing on the riches of simplicity. If you're a new visitor to my blog, you might be interested in starting here: Finding the Riches.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Still Figuring Out The Details

"One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things." 
(Henry Miller)

The Environment; Our Environment

In our home, we use vinegar and baking soda for cleaning. There is no vehicle in our driveway except when friends stop by.

We try to stay as clear as possible from processed food products, though the items from the food bank fall mostly under that category and we appreciate the availability of all food bank items.

I'd like to eat primarily organic food but that's a bit tricky for low-income families. I'm looking forward to having a bit of a garden on our deck again this year ("Deck Gardening"), and though we don't have storage/freezer space, we're working on our plan for this year's community garden and are looking forward to having homegrown produce throughout the Summer.

I'm also thinking of picking up a few extra seed packets this season to see if I can grow some produce indoors next Winter. If you've done so, I'd love to hear from you!

In the meantime, we are aiming to focus mostly on "The Clean 15" for the next while and see how we do. I'll keep you posted on our progress!

That said, today's recipe is a GFCF snack using packaged rice crackers.

2-Ingredient, Snack-Size GFCF Pancakes


24 Rice Crackers (I used Superstore's plain, "no name" crackers)

3 Eggs

That's it!
I used my "Magic Bullet" and first made the rice crackers into crumbs then blended in the eggs. I spooned the batter into a non-stick frying pan and cooked just til the batter seemed to start firming up, then flipped them over. Watch that they don't burn.
****This recipe only makes 8 very small pancakes, each about 2 inches in diameter. They were perfect with honey!

A few months back, I was craving french toast and didn't have any gfcf bread in the house, so I coarsely crunched up some rice crackers, mixed in some eggs, and poured the mixture into egg molds in my frying pan. They were pretty good, and I've turned to that often as a french toast alternative. 
One day when I was recovering from some sort of something or other, I wanted something more along the pancake line, and knew I needed something with protein that would be light on the stomach and wouldn't take long to make. These worked out to be a perfect solution. Obviously this doesn't work well for families having a big pancake breakfast, but that's not healthy anyway! These are great as a snack or as part of a meal.

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