Sunday, January 22, 2012

Winter and Moving WithYIN - Walnut Pancakes & Tumeric Latkes

Woodland wonders and magic meadows sparkling with snow crystals and long shadows urging us to take a walk and go withYIN.

The Yin and Yang symbols are based in Chinese philosophy.  It is a system designed to highlight opposites and can be used to describe almost anything. 

YIN qualities are: cool, dark, moon/night, intuition,sensitive, expansive, future. Winter is YIN - a time to get slow, be sensitive to ourselves, expand our minds -take time to read more, explore our passions and plan for our gardens and/or design and create projects for the year ahead.  Give yourself permission to hibernate a little, take stock, nurture yourself. Take just one day all for you. Do one thing that gives you that inner YIN time.  It might be yoga, meditating, cooking, or just napping.

I love Sundays for “me” days.  One day of the week to relax, take a bath, light some candles or incense, cook leisurely, read and enjoy the beginning of these longer winter days. Take a foot bath or a luxurious body bath with this easy recipe. I use lavender essential oil for a soothing, stress-releasing soak.

Easy Bath Salt Recipe
  • Mix: 16 ounces all-natural bath salt or use Epsom Salts (good magnesium)
  • with 15-30 drops of essential oil
  • Use 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the scented salts to a bath.  Store in glass jar.

Sundays are great for cooking too - here are few fun recipes for you both easy, delicious and full of anti-inflammatory ingredients. ENJOY!

WHOLE WHEAT WALNUT GOOD-FOR-THE-WINTER-BRAIN PANCAKES    I have been looking for ways to get more Omega 3’s in my diet and discovered this great recipe using walnuts - a real brain food- for a nutritious Sunday breakfast.   For gluten free options, substitute with buckwheat/rice or other flours.

12-14 servings
1 cup whole-wheat flour
2/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
3 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk (more if needed, can sub with almond milk too)
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce – I substituted frozen blueberries in mine
1 Tbls Maple syrup
Vegetable oil, butter or coconut oil for cooking 

Instructions:   Combine dry ingredients plus 1/3 cup walnuts and whisk.  In separate bowl, combine eggs and milk and beat until blended. Add in applesauce and maple syrup and stir til smooth.   Add to dry mixture and stir til moistened. Use about 3 Tbls for each pancake in a 12 inch skillet or per your pleasure.  Enjoy with maple syrup or try a pumpkin yogurt sauce.  for more detail

Great for Morning Noon or Night

I substitute sweet potatoes in this recipe for an added nutritional boost  (great for soothing the digestive tract too!). Turmeric helps fight against the common cold and respiratory problemsfrom

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012  5:30 -7pm
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