Winter has well and truly set in and I am surrounded by sick people at work. I am breathing the same air that they cough and sneeze into a thousand times a day. The chances of me escaping this winter illness-free are decreasing by the day. I haven’t been sick since I got the swine flu in Peru three or four years ago and don’t want to break my rather impressive record for staying bug-free. I could suggest they all wear face masks or I could wear a gas mask myself. It might start a trend – a healthy trend. Some suggest munching on Vitamin C, others say drink heaps of water and still others say squirt your throat with antiseptic spray. My method for staying healthy is to eat well, sleep enough and drink a little – yep, alcohol kills bugs. I am not saying this always works but it helps. Keep your immune system strong and hope for the best.
Following that line of thought, I cooked this dish for dinner. I made these fabulous pancakes made with oats and rice flour, which I found on the blog, Delicious as it looks. I did make several changes, using my favourite flours and to get the consistency I liked but go and have a look at her recipe. My version will be in my cookbook. I then piled salmon, salad greens and poached eggs on top with a lovely creamy yoghurt sauce. The pancakes stayed together beautifully and really behaved just like wheat ones so they will become a staple of my recipe repertoire.
Here’s to a healthy winter season.