When I grow up, I want to be Jamie Oliver
His website has everything you could ever want in good, easy, healthy food! From vegan recipes to the most indulgent chocolate desserts (and these blueberry pancakes). One of the first cooking shows that I watched was his, years ago and I have always identified with his food philosophy which is essentially about good, simple, healthy food and balanced meals.
My philosophy to food and healthy eating has always been about enjoying everything in a balanced, and sane way. Food is one of life’s greatest joys yet we’ve reached this really sad point where we’re turning food into the enemy, and something to be afraid of. I believe that when you use good ingredients to make pasta dishes, salads, stews, burgers, grilled vegetables, fruit salads, and even outrageous cakes, they all have a place in our diets. We just need to rediscover our common sense: if you want to curl up and eat macaroni and cheese every once in a while – that’s alright! Just have a sensible portion next to a fresh salad, and don’t eat a big old helping of chocolate cake afterwards.
A MammaChef Jozi FAQ
One thing I am asked very frequently, especially when people see me for the first time, is how I eat the foods I cook and stay slim and healthy looking. They always use one example in particular – pasta! Everyone knows how much I love my pasta!
The simple answer is, yes I do eat everything I cook! The key here is balance, lots of variety, fresh and seasonal vegetables full of nutrients and all that wonderful stuff. I stick to complex carbs, wholewheat pastas, sourdough breads, brown rice etc. I limit myself to one serving, I eat sensibly during the day and we have treats occasionally – we don’t have dessert with every meal.
Now that I have cleared that up, I will give you the wonderful, light and fluffy, super duper easy recipe for these beautiful blueberry pancakes!
The Easiest Blueberry Pancakes
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1 extra large free range egg
- blueberries – as many as you like
Mix together the egg and milk, then combine with the flour. Whisk until you have a smooth consistency and no (or just a few little) lumps.
Add blueberries directly into the batter if you like. I added mine afterwards.
Use a small measuring cup to pour batter into a pan, over medium heat. Leave enough space in between so that your little pancakes can spread out without running into eachother.
Cook for 1-2 minutes on one side, until bubbles have formed on the top of the pancake. Flip over and cook on the other side for another 1-2 minutes, until just nicely golden.
Great for a Sunday morning breakfast!