Today, although my foot is still in a hard cast and I cannot put any weight on it, I decided to take charge and get back into the kitchen. After all, I had just read what Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has to say about taking charge:
“Who are you? Waiting quietly within you is a Presence, a Force, a state of Consciousness that gives you power to overcome mental and physical limitations in your life power to harmonize and change discordant situations, power to create and to achieve goals, power to experience peace and joy regardless of the circumstances around you – power to be who you really are.” (Seven Steps to Inner Power, page 3)
All right – armed with these positive feelings, I made my way into the kitchen – sliding down on my rear the 20 stairs. I wanted to make something easy, yet very comforting. I found the perfect recipe for that here: http://glutenfreeeasily.com/gluten-free-mug-pancake/
I absolutely love the idea of mug muffins, mug cakes, mug anything.
I wanted to experience that joy mentioned above, and so I set to work. As I was assembling the ingredients, I saw some lonely black berries in the refrigerator, and right away I had an idea. What if I made that mug pancake with its own sauce/syrup in the mug? Hmmmmmm. I heard Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s voice in my head ” how are you going to find out unless you try? What do you have to lose?”
I put some maple syrup on the bottom of the mug, and added some black berries, and microwaved that for a little less than 2 minutes.
I mixed the rest of the ingredients (substituting coconut oil for the butter) in a separate bowl
and poured it over the “sauce” in the mug/ramekin.
I cooked it according to the directions, and the most delicious pancake with built-in syrup was ready!
The flowers, by the way, are a gift from Shirley, the originator of this recipe, and a dear friend. After 10 days, they continue to provide great enjoyment!