Monday, October 11, 2010

1% change, volume 2

Are you ready, pizza lovers?! Quinoa haters? 
Well come on, it would be silly to hate quinoa.
It didn't do anything to you and hate is a SUPER strong word.

But here is your second 1% challenge.
What are you buying that you could easily be making?
Here are a few examples: 
pancake mix, pizza, cookies, crackers, bread, salsa, hummus, need I go on?!
Now don't try and make them all in one week - just pick on that you often consume and try an easy recipe.
Literally google, "easy hummus recipe" or "easy wheat bread recipe".
Play around, have fun, and don't be scared!

The thing is - most of these packaged or processed foods are coming packed with high fructose corn syrup, extra salt, additives, preservatives, fake colors, you name it. And there is an easy way to make all of them - so try it! A while ago, our family made this 1% change with pancake mix and started using an easy base recipe that we now both know by heart and make sometimes up to four times a week! It's super cheap, we can double it if needed, add fun ingredients, and we know exactly what our family is consuming!

Here is is: 
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of some sort of milk (almond, soy, cow's, shoot - try some chocolate milk for fun!)
2 tbsp of baking soda
pinch of salt
2 tbsp of honey or sugar
1 egg (or a chia seed egg for vegans)
1 tbsp of butter or oil
try some add-ins: blueberries, bananas, pears, apples, walnuts, pumpkin, dark chocolate! you name it!
Combine dry ingredients & wet ingredients separately, mix well.

griddle up those bad boys. 
to these, I believe I add pumpkin & nutella. 
and yes, I think I already blogged about them. 


  1. To be fair, I think *I* did something to Miss Vaughan to make her hate quinoa. I tried to make it for her once when she visited, but I used home-made chicken stock and it wasn't very delicious. In fact, it was sad. So in that regard, both Angela and quinoa should be upset with me.

    Also, DANG I want that table!

  2. <3 you riss. by the way....i have been say "Qwi-noah" ahhahahaha. i need some serious intervention.

  3. we love homemade things! one thing i do since i'm a recovering mix-aholic, is to combine all the dry ingredients in big batches (like in an empty quaker oats tub) and then just measure out the right amount, add in the wet ingredients, and ta-da.