harder and harder these days to promote good nutrition at home, since so many
of the products that kids and other family members are exposed to are full of
complete and total crap. Don’t even get me started on school
lunches. (More on that some other time.) So there are times when it’s
useful to sneak in some nutritious foods without your kids (or others )
My son is
pretty adventurous in his eating habits. He loves sushi, eats bean-spread sandwiches
with relish (enjoyment, not pickles) and demands
chicken livers at New Years. My daughter, on the other hand, is a
completely different story. If she could live exclusively on
cheese-flavored wheat flour paste, she would.
the areas that I always seem to get into conflict with the rest of the family
is pancakes. I like “weird” pancakes. Whole wheat,
cornmeal, buckwheat, barley flour, you name it. And I tend to throw in
things like flax seed meal, wheat germ, soy flour, and other (IMHO) interesting
ingredients. Since I took up the low-glycemic
lifestyle 2 years ago, the last thing I’m down with is pasty white
doesn’t go down well with the rest of the gang. My wife asks for “regular”
pancakes, and my son begs for no more “healthy” pancakes.
discovered, however, that crepes are apparently exempt from these
restrictions. I make what my wife calls crepes, and I grew up calling “roll-ups”
with all the weird ingredients I want. Bring on the flax seed, bran, soy
protein, you name it, and no one seems to be too bothered. Of course,
when you roll said crepe around enough butter and applesauce, there’s
only so bad it can be. I continue on the path of pancake experimentation,
but for now at least I have an out.
been meaning to try some yeast-risen pancakes or waffles. I used to do
that fairly often, but haven’t in ages. I noticed that in this
months Cooks Illustrated,
there’s an article on yeast-risen waffles, so I’m feeling re-inspired.