Monday, February 6, 2012

A Real Food Valentines ~ Pink Pancakes


Real Food folks can enjoy colorful, pink and red food on Valentine's Day just like the rest of the world; and be all the healthier for it.  Creation is jam-packed with color, and we get to eat some of it!  There is absolutely no need for artificial, toxic food coloring to ever enter our bodies.  Okay.  Back to a special, nourishing, colorful breakfast.  Our Valentines morning tradition is pink pancakes.  The food coloring of choice?  A lovely, in-season beet.  That's all it takes.  Fear not, the pancakes taste nothing like beets.  It just lends it's lovely color to the recipe, that's all.

Here's what ya do:  simply mix in 1/4 of a cup beet purée (about 1 small beet's worth), either raw or roasted, to your favorite pancake recipe.  I use this lovely sourdough pancake recipe.

So go.  You've got a week to scrounge up a beet.  But while you're out, get a bunch of 'em.  Next up is a pretty, gluten-free Valentine's dinner recipe, and there will be beets involved.  Getcha beet on, y'all!


9 comments:

  1. LadyofthehomeschoolFebruary 6, 2012 at 5:34 AM

    Oh, thanks for Pre-thinking this and giving us inspiration! I am new-ish to whole foods and raw and your site has been soooo helpful :o) Esspecially since you seem to share my love of the special and beautiful!
    I have been thinking about the annual tea party I let my two daughters have and trying to think of ways to do it with more whole food. So far I have experimented with strawberries dipped in raw fudge and those were a hit.....these pancakes may just be on the breakfast menu.
    Keep the inspiration coming, it is very appreciated!

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  2. Thanks so much for this- Great ideas:) I tend to stay away from all "colors" but it is fun for the kids so will have to try this:)

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  3. Thanks, great idea! I have been using strawberries that I puree. Loving my options! :)

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  4. quickeasycheaphealthyFebruary 9, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Love this!

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  5. these are great - thanks for the idea! and by the way, is that butter or whipped cream on top of those pancakes?!? either way, that.is.awesome.

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  6. It's raw whipped cream, but my kids would have loved it if it was butter. ;)

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  7. same here! mine treat butter like it's frosting!

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  8. Love the idea! Totally trying it! I use beet water (water colored from boiling beets in it) to make sprouted rice pink :) Just for fun, hah. I wrote a post about it on my Middle Eastern traditional food blog, midEATS: http://mideats.com/2011/11/cooked-spinach-with-chickpeas-in-red-sauce-sabanikh-bil-hummus/ Take care, Heba

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  9. Awesome idea - my daughter will love this!

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