I want the Olympics to be year round.
Not very viable, right? I wish they lasted longer, anyway.
I have been glued to the television. Tennis has me on the edge of my seat and makes me want to play again. Beach volleyball, same. Swimming is exciting and I wish I knew how (yeah, really. Long story). Archery reminds me of 7th grade PE class (I was good!). Fencing is just awesome. Awesome.
All of it has been motivating for me – energizing my workouts and my whole day. I miss the camaraderie of being involved in team sports, it has been years and years. I am inspired by the passion and the drive, and I have been moved to tears (not just from the medal ceremonies and the “mom commercials”).
I celebrate every athlete, from every country. I want to make them pancakes.
Perfect fluffy pancakes with cherries from my tree. These could get a medal.
adapted from spinach pancakes
dairy, egg, soy, and gluten free, vegan
makes 8 medium pancakes
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted*
1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup agave (or sweetener of choice)
*cherries will be less than 1 cup when puréed.
In blender, purée cherries until smooth. In mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and xanthan gum, stirring out clumps. Whisk in the cherry puree, water and agave, combine completely. Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop batter onto an oiled skillet over medium low heat. Pancakes will not bubble, flip after a minute or so and cook other side (less than another minute).
Have you been watching the Olympics? What is your favorite event?