Monday, April 7, 2008

Pancakes without the Poisons

Regular readers of this blog know that I am an advocate for organic foods. I believe that reducing our intake of pesticides, chemicals, growth hormones, antibiotics, synthetic fertilizers, and genetically modified ingredients can contribute to a healthier life over time. Plus, organic food production is more earth-friendly because it follows renewable resources practices to avoid stripping the soil over time.
I Want Pancakes...but hold the Poison
This past weekend I decided I was in a mood for pancakes, so I went to the store to pick up a few ingredients. I generally keep the pantry well stocked, and have all the basics for cooking and baking. I needed some fresh fruit, juice, and milk. I saw a box of organic buttermilk pancake mix. I glanced at the giant box of Bisquick pancake mix nearby, and my mind imagined that it was teeming with chemicals and bad things, and with that my mind was made up. My hand gravitated toward the box of organic pancake mix, which I rationalized when I saw it was also on sale! Excellent, I thought, organic AND on sale. I already had a bag of organic flour back home, but for some reason I wanted to use the mix. My mind was made up- this seemed like a much easier option for me.

Back home I assembled all my organic ingredients: soy milk, eggs and vegetable oil. I had my secret plan to make the world's healthiest pancakes...


Drawing on my skills back from childhood chemistry class, I carefully mixed everything, precisely as indicated by the instructions.

OK they weren't perfectly shaped, but who cares, that made them more charming, I thought. Soon they were done-just in time to quell my gurgling stomach.

I added a touch of organic pure maple syrup, peeled an organic orange and I was good to go! It was a delicious breakfast and hit the spot. It sure is easy cutting out all those chemicals and junk. I am a culinary GENIUS! (cue evil laugh: Mmmmuuuhhhahhhaa!)
-Rick Rockhill

22 comments:

jackie said...

when can I come over for some organic pancakes???

Hamilton said...

is the white party worth going?

Ginormous Boobs said...

Can I join the pancake party with Jackie?

Rhodester said...

you ARE a culinary genius! I'll be there in ten minutes..

Olivia said...

I'll take a wild guess and say you like them then? :P

I love pancakes, well, crepes actually (Crepes Suzette anyone???) and I've recently discovered something that I will miss very much when I come back to the US: "oatcakes" which are actually very light crepe style pancakes made in Staffordshire:
Staffs Oatcakes

They feel healthy and go well with sweet or savoury fillings. Personally I like to roll them up with butter and honey (more so than maple syrup).

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oboy pancakes! well i like ANY cakes! ha ha ha

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

TWISI said...

make a stack for me

afod said...

I'm never going to look at my Krusteaux pancakes with chocolate chips the same ever again.

Lois Grebowski said...

yum, I would love some pancakes... I love them!

Seamus said...

...and breakfast will be served again when???? ;)

Casdok said...

Mmmm looks and sounds good. I also try and be organic.

Seraphine said...

Haha, even if they aren't perfectly shaped, they look delicious! In fact, they look even better not being exactly round because they have character.
I don't know why "having character" sometimes has a negative feel to it (Q. Is he handsome? A. I'd say his face has character), but I mean that in the best way.
Seriously, those cakes look delish!

Joshua said...

Those do look good but.... I really like my chemicals and junk in my food ;)

minijonb said...

i'd like to hire you as my personal organic chef. nice work!

WAT said...

God damn, they're all out of shape but I'll have some anyway. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

whimsical brainpan said...

Those look great!

...now I'm hungry

The Ambiguous Blob said...

Ha! I totally knew you were a hippie- wanting to go to Joshua Tree and junk.
Though I am not a hippie, I do love organics. They don't taste any different. Except the peanut butter- it's way different than the man-made chemically stuff. I like the latter more because it's not all oily (that I can see).

LouLou! said...

You are an amazing and frighteningly creative man!

snowelf said...

Totally a culinary genius!!!
Those look waay nummy!!

--snow

Diane J Standiford said...

I'm having my home health aide learn to make these. Your blog is going to make me fat. May need to consult Dr W. next week.

Sheila said...

It is amazing that organics have expanded so fast. Nice post.

DvS said...

Looks good. My wife and I recently signed up for a CSA box through Be Wise Ranch here in San Diego. We got our first box of organic fruits and vegetables last week. They were fantastic.

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