Food is a vital part of my lifestyle, for obvious reasons like sustenance. However, I also enjoy preparing it and enjoying the fruit of my labour thereafter. Most often high fat-low carb take priority, because it keeps my body healthy and me happy. After experimenting with several banting/paleo/primal pancake recipes, and searching for ingredients that appealed to me the most – here is my take on a gluten free, delicious banting pancake!
Makes 8 small pancakes.
What You Need
- 1/3 cup Tapioca flour
- 1/3 cup (plus 2 tbps) almond flour
- 1 tbsp flaxseed powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 medium ripe banana (mashed)
- 60ml milk (cow’s, almond or coconut)
- 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Butter or coconut oil, for the pan
- Maple syrup/Honey and bacon to serve
- Put all the dry ingredients through a sieve (Some almond flour will not go through, just pop it into the bowl)
- Mash the banana to ensure that there are no lumps and then add it to the mixture.
- Add all remaining ingredients and give it a good mix till combined and quite smooth.
- Add a little oil or butter to a cast iron pan or non-stick griddle. Once the surface is greased, spoon in the mixture.
- Wait for little bubbles to appear, then flip.
- Enjoy with butter, maple syrup or honey and bacon/chacon/macon on the side.
You can add any of these extras below and create your own version:
- Cacao nibs
- Chia seeds
- Nut butter
- Ricotta cheese
KAJAL TALKS ROSE GOLD GLAM
Kajal Bagwandeen, TV Presenter
You no doubt recognise the beautiful Kajal from your TV screens. This hard-working presenter, actress, dancer and model (who also has a BCom Honours in Accounting FYI) has chosen our glamourous Rose Gold collection as her ultimate look this season. "Rose gold has such a beautiful, feminine yet versatile quality. I love the understated glamour." Her tips when it comes to wearing this look are to treat it like any other gold. "Don’t shy away from it because you’re unsure what to pair it with," she says. "It goes with anything. It’s beautiful with neutrals, warm colours and pastel shades."
WHY KAJAL LOVES SUMMER?
Once we crossed the border, all we could see was a sandy dirt road flanked by the beautiful bush and swamp forests – so you do need a 4×4 or a 4×2 at least!
If you decide to fly to White Pearl Resort, you would need to fly into Maputo and have the option to be collected by helicopter or vehicle – (either from Kosi Bay or Maputo). When we arrived, we were whisked away and welcomed by friendly staff and a magnificent view! The azure ocean looked ever so enchanting.
The interiors are predominantly white, paired with pale shades of blue and grey, with beautifully textured chandeliers and lamps.
All suites are fresh and inviting and have a breathtaking view of the Indian ocean. The opulent décor also reflects the beauty of the sea. You have a choice of either a beach suite, or a pool suite. Both are luxurious, with their own private pool and an unforgettable view. It wasn’t surprising that I fell in love with the “beach cottage” feel of it. You even get your very own private butler, who is available to take care of all your needs. What a treat!
My father in law enjoyed his dives and he was well taken care of by Jazz and Lorenzo. (Dive master and assistant at the time) At 71 years of age, he started diving earlier this year and is now a rescue diver. A true inspiration to us all! On the way back from their final trip they encountered the biggest school of dolphins I have ever seen! (I watched this from our suite) Watching them play in the distance while the ocean glistened was a feast for our eyes.
The grounds and interiors are wonderfully spacious and well designed.
I particularly loved spending time in their main bar with an all-white theme and a terrace that leads right onto the beach. A magical walk on the beach and around the sand dunes, after watching the sunrise was food for my soul each day.
I have no doubt that we will frequent this gem. It is certainly worth a visit, you will not regret your stay here.
Ponta Do Ouro, a small beach side town is close by, you can take a drive to a nearby beer shack to enjoy a drink while watching the sun set, visit a few rustic restaurants or take a stroll through an open air market.
They do offer special rates for South African residents, so don’t delay! Your next getaway is waiting for you at White Pearl Resort, Ponta Mamoli.
Note: Suite photos borrowed from www.Whitepearlresort.com