I Was Going To Call This Post “Food as Art!”
I don’t think I’ve seen anything that quite made my mouth water so much, well maybe that meatloaf last week (Paleo Meatloaf)
So I suppose you want to know if it tastes as good as it looks… Ohh yes.
This is the Paleo diet recipe I used
- 2 Eggs
- 1 ¾ Cups (414 g) Almond Flour
- Pinch of Salt
- Add A Few Pinches Of Your Favorite Spice(s) According To Your Taste
- 2/3 Cup (166 ml) Sparkling Water
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Coconut Oil For Frying
- This is incredibly simple.
- Whisk up the eggs and add to a bowl containing all the dry ingredients.
- Once you’ve mixed up these add the water and continue to stir gently.
- Simply heat the coconut oil in a pan and add some of the batter turning every minute or so until ready.
- That’s the pancakes made, now add fruit and drizzle with honey or maple syrup if you are feeling decadent. You can also sprinkle with cinnamon if it takes your fancy
Now there must be an ingredient here that stands out the moment you read the recipe: sparkling water. You may have heard it somewhere from someone and thought that it is such a fancy word for water. But this type of water is not just fancy it is actually a great ingredient for most type of Paleo recipes, from soups to salads to baked products.
Sparkling water is also known as carbonated water, soda water or club water. This water “sparkles” because of the bubbles caused through carbonation. You’ll probably notice this in sodas, where bubbles appear when you open the containers and fizz or effervescence. But sodas are bad. So does it mean sparkling water is also bad?
The answer is no when it comes to soda drinks they have other chemicals and tons of sweeteners dumped into them. Sparkling water basically is only water to which carbon dioxide or CO2 has been added. Yes, it fizzes like sodas but it is still just water, perhaps even healthier. Some studies suggest that because of the CO2, sparkling water is very hydrating and also helps in locking calcium in the bones.
Aside from making beverages more interesting, sparkling water is also great for using in other Paleo diet recipes, including pancakes. Here are a few reasons why:
Sparkling Water Makes The Food Colorful
When using sparkling water, it preserves the color of the vegetables. The carbon dioxide in sparkling water preserves the color, texture, and crispness of the vegetables. There are also some who would swear that the sparkling water can even give vegetables a stronger taste.
Sparkling Water Helps Retain The Vitamins
Because the food gets preserved, you also get to preserve the vitamins and nutrients that are present in the vegetables, fruits or even meat. This means you get to enjoy more health benefits from the Paleo diet food you eat and can assure you that your body will effectively be provided the nutrients, minerals, and vitamins from the food you eat.
Sparkling Water Helps Batter Rise
Remember that sparkling water is filled with carbon dioxide, so having this in your baked foods will help the batter rise. The result of the CO2 in sparkling water added into the batter makes a spongy and soft baked product.
Sparkling Water Decreases The Use Of Salt
Sparkling water is usually salty, so you will need little need for salt. Salt is Paleo, but it must be used as sparingly as possible. Salty foods are not approved in Paleo so having an alternative is important. Reducing the salt in the recipe without affecting the taste is already a great reason for anyone who wants to enjoy a good and healthy food.
Sparkling Water Make Sauces And Soups Foamy
Want to have a little more volume in your sauces and soups? Add sparkling water! The bubbles or fizz from the sparkling water will give a foamy effect to the soup when added just before serving.
Sparkling Water Is A Great Alternative For Wine
You may have encountered recipes with wine as an important ingredient. However, not all people can afford cooking wine. Having sparkling water, which is far cheaper, becomes a great alternative for these Paleo recipes. It yields the same taste and also provides a healthier food you and your loved one can enjoy.
Sparkling water is not only a refreshing, it is also a great alternative for people who want to do more in their recipes. Experimenting with sparkling water can be great, however, you must understand that not everything may work out with it. Being careful with what you experiment is a must, even for sparkling water. Enjoying this recipe with a sparkling water can definitely make your morning, lunch and dinner meals better and more scrumptious!