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Jennifer Robbins Silver Dollar Pancakes

Jennifer Robbins Paleo Silver Dollar Pancakes Recipe

http://www.predominatelypaleo.com

INGREDIENTS

2 Eggs
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup non dairy milk (I use almond milk)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of salt
**I also like to add in 1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup enjoy life chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium/high heat with about a tablespoon of oil.
  2. Combine all of the pancake ingredients in a bowl (except for the chocolate chips), and stir, whisk or blend with a stick blender until the batter is smooth. Add in the chocolate chips and stir once more to combine.
  3. Spoon the pancake batter into the hot skillet, spacing the pancakes at least 2 inches apart.
  4. Cook the pancakes until they begin to bubble, about 2 to 3 minutes and then flip them to the alternate side for another few minutes.
  5. Remove the cooked pancakes from the skillet or griddle and serve them with coconut whipped cream and a few extra chocolate chips if desired.

Yield: 6 silver dollar pancakes

 

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Turmeric, Carrot, Pineapple Juice

Turmeric Juice

INGREDIENTS

  • 2-3 knobs turmeric

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 8 carrots
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 apples

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prepare the vegetables by washing and removing any produce stickers.
  • Chop the apples and orange into pieces that will fit in the feed chute of the juicer.
  • Core the pineapple and cut it into quarters…use one quarter and remove outer skin and chop flesh into pieces small enough to feed through the juicing chute.
  • Turn on the juicer to the appropriate setting and push ingredients through alternating between the carrots, turmeric, apple, orange, and pineapple.

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Pancakes and Turmeric Shots with a Side of Rest…

Another day has passed here on the homestead and well I can’t imagine why at 8:00pm I am in bed with toothpicks prying my eyes open saying I can do this, I know I can stay awake until 8:30pm…I can’t be the only one right…Every single one of you had to have been woken up by your energizer bunnies at oh wait for it…5:30am, right?  This is totally normal…well I may use a sliding scale for normal.

We started off the day by going out to say good morning to our little chicks and may have given them a little scare as a tiny hand reached in and picked one up, well maybe pinched one up by the neck and another by their wing all while saying…”did you sleep well little girl, I’m so proud of you for staying in your bed all night.”

After “loving” on our girls, we headed inside to make pancakes and managed to have breakfast ready for daddy by 7:30 right as he walked into the kitchen…now that may or may not be a lie and since there is a chance he could read this, it will be more fun for you all to speculate.  On the menu was Paleo Chocolate Chip Silver Dollar Pancakes (Paleo Kids Cookbook by Jennifer Robbins) , Blueberries, Applegate Chicken and Maple Sausage and at the request of the little energizer bunny 1 cold freshly juiced turmeric shot and of course when you have a shot you must cheers!!!

Next on the list was getting dressed and out the door for church in you may have guessed it…15 minutes!!  So as I am brushing my teeth the little tike comes in and says, “mommy don’t I look beautiful in my princess dress?”  Now I was really thinking OMG you are a wreck right now full of flowers on top and different flowers on bottom and then never mind the shoes that may or may not be a few sizes too small with the laces cinching her feet in like a sausage meat being stuffed in the casing, but with the biggest smile on my face out came..”Oh you look gorgeous sweetheart you did such a wonderful job picking out your clothes for church today!”  Then a few minutes later I over hear my fashionista husband ask her, did mommy like your outfit, did she say it was okay.  Of course I couldn’t say anything at this point, but I think if part of my face hadn’t been frozen by Botox, it just might have been saying what my lips had wanted to.  Oh how I wanted to change that outfit, but I did refrain and so when we arrived at church today, not only did we look like a mismatched orphan, but the little energizer bunny ran into church screaming, I want a lollipop mommy, I want a lollipop.  Well you know when you are two and the youngest in the congregation by a good 10 years, one of the “grandparents in church” is bound to lower that lollipop basket for you to reach in and with your greedy little hands grab not one but THREE yes you read that right.  At any rate, we have a lollipop to enjoy during services to keep us quiet right…oh no!  As there is a pause during one of the prayers miss energizer bunny proceeds to start informing the congregation how she LOVES blue lollipops!  You only thought stuffing something in their mouth would keep it from opening!  Hahahahahahaha FAT CHANCE!  Now you aren’t as mortified, but still plenty embarrassed as the men serving at the table begin passing the offering plate and your Jesus Loving toddler, burst out, “Jesus is coming…I have money for him momma!”

Once we returned home nap time went off without a hitch and it was time to have a day of REST!  Well I put the husband to work on the chicken coop I want remodeled for the girls while I supervised.  I also told him of my plans to paint it to which he replied, “What??? You are going to paint this thing?  I thought I told you I didn’t want it to stand and out and have to look at this ugly thing?”  To this I lovingly replied, “Oh it will be so Chic once its finished you will be begging the Chicks to come down and hang out with them!”

Well we rounded the day out with a little visit from the neighbors grandson…you just can’t pass up on some cute toddler pictures!

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2 year old, errands, visitors, and a little what the cuckoo…

Life with a toddler is ALWAYS eventful…well that might quite possibly be the biggest understatement to come out of my mouth.  Anyhow, you just know what kind of day it might be when you wake up to “I’m the boss, not you mommy” and all of this is well and fine in the confines of the compound, but when you have errands to accomplish with THE LITTLE BOSS, challenges might present themselves.

I’ll begin by saying by the time we made it out the door, 10am was approaching only 2 hrs behind the planned departure time…go figure.  1st stop today was Walmart where we needed only a couple things…spray paint and jeans to be specific…an hour later, a few offended patrons, 1 mortified mommy and 5 cans of spray paint we were off to the next stop…but let me back up here.  While we were in the store most people just smiled at us, but we did encounter the few who thought and looked at me like I might very well have just escaped from the state hospital down the road and with good reason I might add.  I was a little scared of what was peering back at me in the mirror this morning too…again some days you just know laughter is the way to go.  There was no chance anyone was going to miss this LITTLE BOSS at ANY of our destinations today.  As we made our way to the paint, she asked, no yelled “why is that old lady riding on that thing?  What is that thing?”… a motorized shopping cart, then we tried to spray paint ourselves, and rounded out the visit by passionately waving our arms in the air and screaming “my bow, my bow, I want my bow, I don’t want it in the trash”…the bow meanwhile in her hand the whole time.  Now might you see why they thought I had escaped from down the road?!!

Off to Petco we went because the poor dog was almost out of food since he needs to be fed at least 4-5 times a day according to the LITTLE BOSS…not quite sure why I auto ship when you just never know if a bag is going to last a month or two weeks.  Life gets interesting when your 2 year old pushes the food bag over the top of the cart just enough to pad the edges and then proceeds to think its a slide. A coronary or at least a slight stroke is possible but when it is followed up with you narrowly averting a canine beef stick passing between teeth while you pay for the dog food, I’m just not quite sure how I was still standing…you can’t make this stuff up!

As we entered HEB our last and final stop of the morning…somehow let me just say I always seem to attract well meaning, sweet people who are just looking for some conversation…maybe today it was because they thought I belonged down the road?  Of course we didn’t walk 2 feet inside and it happens…did you know asparagus is suppose to be not only snapped but peeled ladies and gentlemen, because now that you do, you can file that under some major culinary knowledge and know that some folks can talk about asparagus for longer than it takes me to shower and dress a 2 year old.  Luckily we were able to politely move on through the store and begin checking out when the LITTLE BOSS found the top of a green onion and proceeded to “tickle tickle tickle” the bagger with it…#absolutelymortifiedmommy…thank goodness that was our last stop and that poor young man was so understanding and even amused.

Alright so you can only imaging how I might have been looking forward to nap time and maybe a nice/calm afternoon…well as we drove home we learned we would have a visitor later in the afternoon.  Usually, I am down for socializing especially when it is with someone over the age of two, but today of all days…thank goodness naptime lasted more than 30 minutes today and we only had to potty once and not 5 no make it 15 times.  So I was able to start reading/researching/thinking about my week old baby chicks…oh common you all know you want to read about chickens when you get 5 minutes to yourselves.  Anyhow, I am on Pinterest and I find and interesting article regarding raising chickens and I come to the part where after about a week old the chickens will need to stretch their legs by letting them RUN AROUND IN YOUR LIVING ROOM…wait, yes folks they wanted me to let these 12 little chickens run around in my living room…Do they all think I belong in the State Hospital today????  Well I won’t lie I did give some thought to doing it while my Mother In Law was here just to see what the reaction might be but I decided the reaction wasn’t worth my sanity or the mess I would have to clean up.

Thank goodness the husband made dinner tonight as I finished up juicing for the week and oh the irony of having BBQ Chicken after a day like today…

 

 

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Let the fun begin!

My name is Tiffany and I am a light- hearted, fun loving, adventurous gal living in Texas with my husband, baby girl, dog and newly added 12 chicks. Things might get a little cuckoo 🤷🏼‍♀️. Thank you for visiting Simply Tiffs! I hope you enjoy little glimpses into my crazy yet fun-filled life at the “homestead” or “compound” (as a few of my friends lovingly refer to it 😂) and have a few laughs with me along the way!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton