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A fast and easy recipe.  Enjoy these as breakfast or with as a savory base for dinner.  Experiment, feel free, and have fun!
Gluten Free Crepes –
1 cup coconut/almond/hemp milk
2 eggs
1/4 tsp xanathan gum (found in the baking section)
2/3 + cup of gluten free flour (I blend my own from sorgum, teff, tapioca, buckwheat, arrowroot, brown rice, etc. – but you can by a pre-made mixture)
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup sunflower oil (canola works well too as does walnut, grapeseed, etc)
Dash of vanilla extract
…I believe those are all of the ingredients off the top of my head…
1. Place them all in a blender and liquify  (or mix by hand until all the lumps are gone)
2. The batter should be very thin and runny but with more consistency than water – add more milk if it’s too thick or add more flour if it’s too thin…
3. Heat a crepe pan, skillet, or any pan that you can access the side of the crepe easily with – to medium-high heat.
4. Pour about 1/4 a cup of batter and smooth into a skinny-big pancake with the flat side of a large spoon
5. Cook on one side until small bubbles form in the crepe or until the sides of the crepe start to lift off of the pan
6. Flip (WEEE!! – hard) and cook for about 30 seconds to a minute on the second side
Use your favorite toppings – I like to grind hazelnuts, sprinkle coconut flakes, pour maple syrup, and spread on apple butter for a few…

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Hello everyone.  Women’s Voices For the Earth – a great grassroots organization out of Missoula, MT recently distributed a publication on cleaning products and their effects of our health.  Please take time to read it and think about your daily exposure to these substances.  There are many alternatives that are equally as useful for cleaning your spaces.  Please read their wonderfully written report at: http://www.womenandenvironment.org/

” How too Clean may Be Hazardous to Our Health

Powerful antimicrobial chemicals (also known as disinfectants) are increasingly found in household cleaners, from laundry detergent to kitchen cleaners to handy wipes.  Yet research has shown that some of the most common antimicrobial chemicals used in cleaners could have serious health consequences. Exposure to these chemicals has been linked to potential health impacts from simple irritation of the skin, eyes, and respiratory system to hormone imbalance, immune system impacts, asthma, and potential reduced fertility. The overuse of disinfectant chemicals also contributes to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, more commonly known as “superbugs.”  The truth is that in most households, the need for routine disinfection is rare. Scientists agree that soap and water are effective for most routine cleaning jobs, and research has demonstrated that safer alternatives, such as vinegar and borax, have antibacterial properties that may be used in place of harsh chemicals. Also, other steps can be taken to prevent the need to disinfect in the first place.”

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