Buttermilk Pancakes Made with Spelt Flour

Do you like pancakes? I absolutely loooove pancakes. Do you know what I don’t like though? I don’t like that pancakes can be very high glycemic, especially if they are made with regular white flour. And if they are soaked in fake maple syrup, oh my goodness, don’t even get me started!

buttermilk pancakes made with spelt flour

That’s why I am always on a look out for pancake recipes that are a bit healthier.

I say a bit healthier because even though these pancakes are made with whole spelt flour, I still wouldn’t eat them every day. But hey, we all want something familiar and comforting every once in a while, right? So no, I am not going to deprive myself.

I love my pancakes with some maple syrup (and I mean the real stuff) or honey. My trick to using less of any sweetener: serve the pancakes with fresh berries. Fresh berries are always so flavorful, you won’t notice that you are using less syrup. To make the meal even more balanced, I always serve my pancakes with some nut butter.
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Roasted Eggplant and Feta Dip

Roasted Eggplant and Feta Dip

I absolutely love Mediterranean food. It’s not only delicious; it’s also mostly low gi, so for me it can’t get better than that. Eggplant Dip is probably one of the most popular Mediterranean inspired dishes. There are many different ways you can prepare it. I love roasting all the veggies together because it’s easy and… 

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Turkey Meatballs in Red Pepper Sauce

Turkey Meatballs in Red Pepper Sauce

I learned how to cook this red pepper sauce, when I was living in Austria. I had a friend who would cook the most amazing stuffed bell peppers with this super delicious red pepper sauce. This time I decided to pair the sauce with turkey meatballs and it turned out amazing! Don’t worry about the… 

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Quinoa Chili with Veggies

Vegan Quinoa Chili with Veggies

January is the perfect month for chilis. Just grab a bowl and cozy up on the couch with a soft blanket, warm socks and (in my case) a dog who is determent to sniff the bowl. No, Toby, there is no meat in there because it’s vegan. Another great thing about this chili is that… 

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Mulled Wine (Gluhwein) with Rooibos Tea

Mulled Wine (Gluhwein) with Rooibos Tea

I don’t know how about you, but I just can’t believe Christmas is next week and this is officially my last post this year. Over the holidays, I will be taking a few weeks off to spend more time with my family and make plans for the next year. 2014 was an amazing year for… 

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Chocolate Cookies with Sesame Seeds

chocolate cookies with sesame seeds

I guess, I am late with holiday desserts and baking this year. I was so much into creating fall recipes for the last 3 month that it was hard for me to switch into the holiday mood. Since we only have a couple of weeks until Christmas, there won’t be many holiday recipes on the… 

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Hearty Ground Turkey Soup

Hearty Ground Turkey Soup

Even if you are tired of all turkey recipes by now please don’t skip this one. I know that this time of year you will appreciate a bowl of healthy, filling and comforting soup. This soup is full of lean protein and veggies and is super flavorful. Make a big batch and enjoy it for… 

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Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Veggies

Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Veggies

I don’t know how about you, but I often forget to eat greens during the fall and winter months. We naturally crave warm and comforting foods when it’s cool outside and often don’t feel like eating a salad. Because greens are so healthy and full of nutrients we need year around, it’s a good idea… 

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Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup

Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup

I like recipes with short ingredient lists like this Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup. All you need is a butternut squash, olive oil, maple syrup and some spices. Just put it in the oven and you have a delicious side dish or a topping for a salad. This recipe is easy to make… 

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