I have mentioned before, I adore breakfast dates; going out for your first meal of the day is the best! After a night out, recapping laughs and shenanigans over pancakes and eggs benny; maybe with an adult beverage… Unfortunately, not many options for grain free breakfasts around town, so I have to make my own. I don’t mind, these pancakes are better than the gluten ones in my opinion. Carrot, blueberry and lemon. Yum!
Sadly the people watching at my house isn’t nearly as exciting as sitting in a diner. In addition to being a people watcher I have a not-so-secret love of hipsters. If I were cooler I could be accused of being one. I like craft beer, underground bands, beards, and I sometimes take my mac book down to Starbucks to blog. I have to tell a couple hipster jokes:
Why did the hipster burn his lip on his half calf, extra shot, double wet, macchiato? (made up drink, do not try to order this)
Because he drank it before it was cool (haha).
Why don’t hipsters like rivers?
Because they are too mainstream (haha). I am wildly amused by all things hipster.
Listening to the radio on my way to work I learned that hipsters are no longer hip!??! The CBC was talking about a new movement called Normcore. Does it make me a hipster that I know about it? How is that for irony? Normcore is basically the art of cool without coolness. An anti-style movement. No name brands, ultimately no specific style. Picture: Jerry Seinfeld, jeans, t-shirts, maybe some flannel, new balance sneakers, perhaps a fanny pack to carry your things. A style that is “Dangerously Regular.” All I could think was holy crap, my Dad has just become the most fashionable person I know. He has always been a maverick of cool, custom button downs (he ripped the sleeves off himself), and whatever was comfortable. After retiring and going gluten free, he has lost weight and his clothes are all baggy. All this adding to the “style.”
I find the entire concept entertaining. The desire to be an individual just like everyone else. Knowing it’s only a matter of time before they are making designer Normcore clothing. Personally I think it’s a great concept, don’t judge people by what they do, or do not, wear. But will the consumer-driven society we live in let it fly? Will kids turn up their noses at $100 T-shirts for a 4 pack of white Haynes? Or will supply and demand drive up the price of plain t’s and pleated pants? If you are looking, I bet my Dad has a pile. Well, not really a pleated pants guy. I talked to him on the phone about his Normcore style and he said: “Most people can’t stand to be that comfortable, and if everyone starts dressing like me, I’m not changing.” I think he has nailed the attitude. I was explaining to Dad that subscribers to this style philosophy are called “K-holes“. He replied with, “Well… by far not the worst thing I have been called.”
Whether you are: Hipster, Normcore, Baby boomer, Straight edge, Gen X, Y or Z, these pancakes are delicious. We should drop the labels and eat. Happy Brunching.
- ½ cup grated carrot
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp coconut milk
- 4 eggs
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp ghee
- Combine grated carrot, lemon juice, coconut milk, puree in a blender or food processor.
- Add lightly beaten eggs.
- Sift together coconut flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda, add to mixture.
- Fold in blueberries.
- Spread the ghee over a griddle or flat bottom pan over medium heat.
- Pour pancake batter and cook each side approximately 2 min or until golden. (My mom taught me that when you pour the pancake batter into the pan, to watch the batter bubble and when the bubbles in the center would pop and not fill in, it was time to flip).