To be quite honest, I feel as though I have lost my touch with food creativity and photography, though I very much hope I am wrong, as it has proved to be one of my greatest current passions! After returning from Fiji, I must confess that I have been spending far too much time indoors, sitting in bed, watching television shows, and believe it or not this is a sign of “laziness”- an extremely unhealthy characteristic. I know it is hard for us to admit that we exhibit this undesirable attribute, but nevertheless it is true, especially in this modern age.
Laziness, “The quality of being unwilling to work or use energy”, and this trait can present itself differently in each one of our lives. Maybe it’s a school project you planned to start working on the day before yesterday (a.k.a procrastination), sitting on your ass all day waiting to be given a job, an unfinished task you had agreed to complete or yet another ineffective New Year’s Resolution. Whatever manner laziness takes form in your life, you can bring this to an end. Take note that laziness it the unwillingless to work, not the inability. Therefore, the first step you need to take to overcome it is to convince yourself that whatever you have to do is worth your time and effort, take initiative! This is your life, if you’re not going to call the shots, then no one will.
So what am I going to do? Starting from today (no more excuses, postponing or avoidance) I am going to get back into a healthy routine. Spending adequate lengths of time with friends and family, building stronger relationships, breathing in the fresh air outside and appreciating the beauty of nature, sleeping for longer hours, following my exercise regime, and of course indulging in the vegan lifestyle of abundance and love!
Now, tell me, what are you planning to do to make today different from yesterday?
Sweet Vanilla Pancakes
2/3c. wholemeal flour
2/3c. + 1tbsp. non- dairy milk
1 banana (mashed)
1tbsp. vanilla essence
1/2tsp. baking powder
1/4tsp. baking soda
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Ensure that the banana used is ripe and mashed so there are no chunks.
2. Heat pan on low heat and grease with oil (e.g. coconut or olive oil). Dollop desired amount of batter onto the pan- depending on how large you prefer your pancakes and shape into a circle.
3. When small bubbles begin to form on the surface of the pancake, carefully flip it over and remove from pan when both sides have been well cooked.
4. Continue cooking until all batter has been used up.
5. Add your favorite toppings to the pancakes and serve immediately.
Love, Jenny xxx