This morning, my husband said he wanted an “extravagant breakfast.” Since he had really never said this before, I decided to entertain his idea, despite the fact that it’s the middle of the work week and I wouldn’t be able to partake in the extravagance.
You see, my husband is Primal. He eats meats, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and a bit of fruit. That means no grains and legumes–basically, a low carbohydrate lifestyle designed after the ways of pre-agricultural, pre-industrial, paleolithic, or “primal” man. About a year after marriage, he wasn’t liking the rounder guy in the mirror, and decided to make a change. Being the nutrition-obsessed person I am, we found this diet together after much research. We started out going Primal together; he lost 40 lbs and got all kinds of things sorted out with his health. He has never felt better. The incredible results empower him to stick to it: a real display of ideal diet success.
I wish I could say the same of my Primal experience. Immediately after the switch, I gained weight, could not get rid of digestive woes, and just felt sluggish overall. I gave it a good, 6-month shot. And I eventually came full circle, back to being vegan. My husband and I are truly living proof that no one diet works for everyone.
So, this morning, I made him some Primal pancakes, recipe courtesy of Elana’s Pantry, a great blog for grain-free eats.
Silver Dollar Pancakes
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
grapeseed oil, for cooking
- In a large bowl whisk together eggs, water, vanilla and agave
- Add almond flour, salt and baking soda and mix until thoroughly combined
- Heat grapeseed oil on skillet over medium low to medium heat
- Scoop 1 heaping tablespoon of batter at a time onto the skillet
- Pancakes will form little bubbles, when bubbles open, flip pancakes over and cook other side
- Remove from heat to a plate
- Repeat process with remaining batter, add more oil to skillet as needed