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Pumpkin Harvest Pancakes

I love Hemp Hearts ! They’re a great nut substitute high in protein, Omega 3s and other essential fats and vitamins.

I stumbled across this Pumpkin Harvest Pancakes recipe on Adam Hart’s Power of Food website. Many of his recipes feature Hemp Hearts as he credits his new found wellness to this Super Food.

WHERE TO BUY HEMP HEARTS
Check out Roger Snow’s Hemp Heart products on www.hemphearts.com/ and send your order to roger@hemphearts.com.

9 one pound tubs fit in their packages. $10 each plus shipping. I’m interested in trying the new fat reduced/high protein Hemp Heart Flakes, $11 a tub.


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Gingerbread Pear Cobbler

GF Gigi's GF Gingerbread PearCobbler

GF Gigi’s GF Gingerbread Pear Cobbler

I like crunchy Pears.  My daughter likes soft ones.  My husband loves Molasses, especially robust Blackstrap Molasses.  We all love Gingerbread.   There’s something wondrous and comforting about Molasses, Cinnamon and Ginger.

I’m a big fan of Gluten Free Gigi.  You can try her Gingerbread Pear Cobbler using ‘s her GF Flour Blend.  It’s still my old Standby 90% of the time.   I only made a few minor adjustments.  I reduced the Sugar and added texture by adding Green Stevia and Candied Ginger.  Maybe next time I’ll try fresh grated Ginger for extra zing.  It worked well in this GF Pumpkin Pie.


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Golden Butternut Squash and Wild Blueberry Pancakes

Gem Squash

Gem Squash

I used to hate anything green when I was a kid.  Now, I’m all over vegetables.  I’ve only introduced myself to a variety of  squashes recently. I love Kobucha the best.  I roast wedges with garlic oil, pepper medley, rosemary and a drizzle of maple syrup.  So good I even eat the rind !

The last time I was at the Kamloops Farmers Market I picked up two small Kobucha and Gem Squashes. Both were green and speckled but the Gem Squash had a lighter, wetter flesh similar to zucchini.  I wanted to put my cooked Gem Squash leftovers to good use.  I found Gluten Free Gigi’s Golden Butternut Squash and Wild Blueberry Pancakes  recipe.  I  increased the squash to 1 Cup.   I misread the recipe and included the Coconut Oil in the batter plus threw in the extra yolk on hand .  I usually have light Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes daily, so I used frozen Raspberries instead of Blueberries to change things up.  This forgiving recipe worked out well…my teenager even ate 2 without complaint !

Golden Butternut Squash Pancakes

Golden Butternut Squash Pancakes


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Teff Waffles or Pancakes With Carmelized Bananas

Teff Waffles or Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas

Source: Whole New Mom  Adrienne adapted a recipe found in Whole Grains, Every Way, Every Day  by Lorna Sass.

Fire up the waffle iron for a special sweet treat on the weekend. Teff Flour is one of my favourite nutrient-dense, gluten-free flours.   If you make a double batch, you can have them during the week days too.  Make the waffles slightly under done, freeze them,  then pop them in the toaster as needed.


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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

This forgiving recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Muffins offers up a light, moist chocolate snack.  You can use a tad extra zucchini, less oat bran or more sugar to suit your taste.  After I read nasty things about artificial sweeteners, I’ve stopped using Splenda and Brown Sugar Splenda. I’ve had good results with alkalizing Green Leaf Stevia and potassium rich Coconut Sugar.  If it’s not on hand, there’s always Brown Sugar !

Eat plain or frost with a healthy Nutella substitute.  I use a stiffer version of  Mike Geary’s Healthy Chocolate Pudding Recipe which is on the 6 Pack ABs website, one of my favourite Blogs.  It’s high in protein and good fats using Coconut Milk, Almond Butter, Avocado and Protein Powder.  Note: I used grass-fed, Stevia sweetened Kaizen Protein Powder, both Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream flavours.  Delicious !