These Pancakes have been a real life line for me! After finishing the elemental diet to treat SIBO and Leaky Gut a few weeks ago, i struggled with the biphasic diet and reintroduction phase. Also having salicylate intolerance means that my list of allowed foods is even smaller than the already very restricted biphasic diet. I lost a lot of weight, and being already slim, this was getting really hard on me. My doctor then told me that i could have buckwheat and make pancakes with it. Well, that was all i needed to hear :) off i went, bought organic buckwheat....and the rest is a love story!! i cannot get enough of my breakfast since then and my mood has shifted a 100 degrees as well as my energy levels!
If you are at the end of the biphasic diet phase 1 and feeling good, this pancake recipe is for you! If you have salicylate intolerance as well, this is one amazing breakfast that won't cause symptoms :)
I hope you enjoy it as much as i do...and without further ado, here is the recipe:
2-3 tablespoons organic buckwheat flour
100gr. unripe banana
enough water to make the mix quite runny
(if you don't need to watch your salicylate intake you can use almond or oat milk instead of water)
1/2 teaspoon aluminium free bicarb soda powder (optional to make them extra fluffy and thick)
1 teaspoon Carob
2 tablespoons of Maple Syrup
Mix buckwheat flour and baking soda (if using soda) , then add the egg. Mix both together with a fork until there is no more little lumps and bumps, then add the water.
Cut the banana in small pieces. In the meantime, heat your pan on the stove on medium heat, adding a little bit of sunflower oil.
Add the pancake mixture, then lay the banana pieces on top while the mixture is still wet. Flip half the pancake over the other, let it sit for another minute and serve onto a plate.
simply mix the carob powder with the maple syrup, drizzle over the pancake....and ENJOY :)
i have been eating a plantbased diet for the last 7 years and only today decided to add eggs to my diet. This has been a funny desicion to make but after eating them and feeling really good in my stomach and digestive tract i am going to let this be the first ever recipe on my new blog :)
Eggs are totally free from salicylates, which is why i chose them. The last few days i had a lot of reactions to foods i didn't even know contained salicylates. Now i feel like i have something i can have as a save breakfast, covering all diets, the SIBO biphasic diet, the low fodmap diet and no salicylates....WIN,WIN :)
2 medium eggs
a handful of Rocket
5 organic, preservative free dark olives ( green olives are high in salicylates)
salt to taste
Whisk the eggs in a bowl, add olives and Rocket leafs and put it all in a pan. I added no oils to not add more salicylates. This meant i had to scrape a bit more as it all sticks to the pan easier, but it's worth it!
add salt to taste and voila, yummy, gut friendly breakfast for even the most sensitive guts there are :)
5 years ago i became very ill. Feeling absolutely fatigued, weak and not myself anymore i started on a journey to find out what was 'wrong' with me. Never did i imagine that i would be here, 5 years later, starting a blog about gut health and how to get better by eating ( and not eating) certain foods.
It's been a journey of seeing specialist after specialist, receiving more and more diagnosis on the way, I could have left it at that, accepting the diagnosis of ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, EBV & Cytomegalow virus , Mold toxicity and CIRS. And there is validity to those diagnosis and i know i do have these illnesses. But what i couldn't accept was that, no matter who i saw, they all told me that there was nothing i could do about it, there is no cure for any of these illnesses, and to just come back in a year to see if science had figured out a way to help by then.
Being who i am, i couldn't just sit still and do what all these doctors said, to just get used to being this ill. i have researched and talked to many others who suffer from the same conditions. I have joined many facebook groups, wanting more knowledge and talking to others in the same boat.
I also am extremely lucky to have an amazing GP and Naturopath whom i can trust, and she has been a life line more than once. Together we have figured out that i have SIBO, systemic candida, and leaky gut and salicylate & gluten intolerance on top of all the other things ( or was it them starting it all of in the first place....bit of a chicken and egg situation ) These illnesses can be the root cause of many other conditions i have, but none of the specialists i saw ever even asked me about my digestion, gut health or bowel movements.
So here i am , 5 years on, on another journey of healing my gut in a bid to heal all the inflammation in my body. I have completed a 14 day elemental diet fast, and am slowly slowly reintroducing food. Having so many intolerances it is really hard to know what is ok to for my gut and what isn't. This has inspired me to create a blog where i write about the food i can eat, share recipes and help others to take a chunk out of the guess work of what one can eat when you can eat hardly anything at all.
My recipes are based on the SIBO biphasic diet, created by Dr. Allison Siebecker, my portions are measured according to the Low Fodmap diet of the Monash University and i stick to low salicylate foods.
I really hope you get something out of this blog, may it help you feel less alone, more nourished and supported.