Sometimes things don’t always go your way.
Sometimes you let a big exam get the better of you.
Sometimes your bike gets stolen and there’s not much you can do about it.
Sometimes dinner is a complete and disastrous, inedible flop and you must turn to Plan B (peanut butter and honey sandwiches).
Although these times adequately SUCK, these times are the most important: these are the times that define you.
During these times, I like to remind myself that everything is going to be super duper!
I can get down pretty darned easily. I can also pull myself back up almost just as easily. How do I do it? I fill my day with the things that make me happy: I talk about food with my best friend while we run to the gym for an intense workout. I take deep breaths and reflect on the positive things, which are sometimes as minuscule as being all warm and snuggly in bed. I stand over the stove top and whip together milk and oats until they cook down into breakfast. I sip tea with my man and we laugh like crazy!
The My answer is always happiness.
So whatever makes you happy, do that.
Besides looking rather happy themselves, these pancakes sure do make me happy. And they for damn certain made my body happy after half marathoning last weekend.
OH YEAH, I ran my first half marathon! Ran that bad boy in 2:10:45. I’m pretty proud of myself for just running the whole thing. Never did I ever think that my body could do that. And there’s another thing I’m thankful for: my health and body capabilities (and my knees!).
recipe from Wild Yeast Blog
recipe yield about 14 cakes
Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl:
511 g rye sourdough starter
2 tbsp raw sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to spoon batter onto a greased hot griddle. Cook until bubbles appear, then flip and cook another minute or two. Serve with fried eggs seasoned with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Leftovers are also delicious slathered with almond butter and eaten with a ripe Fuyu persimmon, hunk of 85% dark chocolate, and large glass of milk!