In case you’ve been living in a cave in the last couple of months, British chef Jamie Oliver has taken on the major challenge of changing America’s way of eating. He has documented his efforts in the TV series Food Revolution that was aired in April/May on ABC.
I have been supporting this Food Revolution thing, though I thought the way the American show was edited felt a bit gimmicky (not at all how Oliver’s British TV series feel), simply because healthy eating shouldn’t be an option but rather a way of living, everyday. I won’t write an essay about it but cooking from scratch isn’t hard, if you plan your meals and make all your grocery shopping for the week in advance. Oliver has all kinds of easy recipes to try for those who feel a bit scared of tackling their stoves and since the start of his series, he has been challenging his Food Revolution followers to try one new recipe he posts in his Twitter feed every week. He asks the cooks to post pictures of their achievements and even awards the best one with a prize.
This week, the recipe really appealed to me: easy One-Cup Pancakes. It’s been such a long time since I’ve made pancakes that I think the last time I made them was from a mix (and they weren’t good). Oliver’s recipe was so easy, I just couldn’t resist. You simply mix one cup flour, one cup milk, one egg, one teaspoon baking soda together and voilà! Of course there are endless variations you can make from this basic recipe, that’s what’s best about it.
Today I decided to put berries and pecans in the pancakes while they were cooking, I stacked them with bananas and served them with vanilla and maple goat milk yogurt and pure Quebec maple syrup. Oh and a small side of bacon, of course.
Next time, I will be making them with mangos and white chocolate. And the next, strawberries, kiwis and dark chocolate. How would you make them?