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Beet Crepes

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This past Sunday, the pastor of the church I go to, rode onto stage in an 83 year old Harley, and opened up a new series by challenging us to pick a word -one word- that would help us get a better life. He shared his word suggestion of “resilient“, and used Harley Davidson as a company that stood firm and made adaptations to thrive – inspite of the depression and other challenges.

For me, a “box on wheels” (whether that be 2 or 4 wheels) is a means for getting from point A to point B – so the whole 83 year vintage Harley didn’t intrigue me at all – but his word suggestion did! As my daughter and sat in the parking lot waiting to leave (our church is huge), we got into a conversation as to who the most resilient person we know is – and we both agreed that that person has gotta be my mom!

Wowzers - look at the color of this crepe mix!
Wowzers – look at the color of this crepe mix!

Other than to mention my mom’s cooky measuring methods, I don’t think I have shared a whole lot about her – so here goes…

 My mom wasn’t born into a wealthy family, and after her dad’s untimely passing, money was tight and things were very tough – so, my mom went to work at an extremely young age. A few years after she met my dad and got married and my sister and I were born, Sri Lanka was ravaged by the Riots of 1983, with looting and burning and killing spreading through businesses and residential neighborhoods like a Tsunami! I don’t remember much other than being in a car with my mom (when the riots broke out) and looking out and seeing buildings on fire and people walking around brandishing axes! Those early years were a blur, but I also remember my mom, in her quest to give us a better life, transferring into a job that sent her -and all of us- overseas to Abu Dhabi! Since I can remember, she has sacrificed, been firm and stood resilient through all adversities – just to make sure we had a better life than her!

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As my daughter and I talked more (it takes a while for 2000+ people to clear out of a parking lot), we figured we needed to come up with our own word that would help us be better – for the next 3 months at least. My daughter decided she needed to work on “consistency”; and I think I need to work on “community”.

With that said, and inspired by my blogger friends Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health (who is kicking off her “blogger of the week” series TODAY), Suzanne @ A Pug In The Kitchen (who asked for recipe suggestions to recreate) and Charlie @ Hotly Spiced (who traveled the world through the recipes of fellow bloggers)…

I am thinking of picking a recipe from one of you amazing bloggers in this “blogging community” I have grown to love, and, recreate it – WITH BEETS (maybe)!

I might do this once a month; giving my mystery ingredient posts a little break…

Or…

Once every 2 months…

What do y’all think?

Do y’all want to send in recipe suggestions?

I asked my daughter for her opinion and her sassy answer was that I should have picked “decisive” as my word!!!

And then she mentioned she could give me a more concrete answer with a belly full of BEET crepes stuffed with apples and pears for lunch!

Beetroot-Crepes

So – only fitting I share these with y’all!
These beauties are totally gluten free as I used Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour….and seeing I have a picky teen who used to detest beets as a young one blackmail me into making these now… well…I guess y’all know these are THAT good!

[Tweet “Easy and gluten free AND teen approved Beet Crepes @BobsRedMill @RunninSrilankan”]

What do y’all think about my fellow blogger recipe doctoring -with or without beet- idea?

What would be a word y’all picked that would help y’all have a better life?

 

Beet Crepes

Beet Crepes

Yield: 10

Delicious and gluten free beet crepes with a light yet hearty apple and pear stuffing!

Ingredients

  • For the Crepes:
  • 2/3 cups pureed beets, 1 beet roasted for 45 minutes and then thrown in a blender
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free flour
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For the apple/pear stuffing
  • 1 apple cubed
  • 1 pear cubed
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • juice of 1 orange

Instructions

  1. For the crepes:
  2. Place the beet puree, milk, eggs, butter, flour, honey, salt and vanilla into a blender and give them a whirl till well incorporated.
  3. Add 2 large spoons fulls of batter to a greased and heated up pan and swirl till mixture coats the bottom.
  4. Flip and cook 20-30 seconds on opposite side
  5. Repeat till batter is used up
  6. For the apple/pear stuffing:
  7. Add orange juice, apple, pear, butter, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar to a pan and let simmer over low hear for 15-8 minutes till liquid is absorbed
  8. Assembly:
  9. Place 1-2 tablespoons of stuffing on a crepe and roll each end in, top with honey and almond butter or any other topping of your choice.

Did you make this recipe?

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 Disclosure: I received a package of Bobs Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour to sample but was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.
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Jennie

Saturday 12th of March 2016

My celiac daughter always needs more veggies, so was happy to find this recipee. They didn't work as crepes for me- they fell apart, so I added an extra cup of millet flour and made them mini pancakes instead. I also added 1/2 cup sugar and omitted the salt because I cheated and used a tin of beets (instead of roasting my own) and they were pickled beets. But they're asking for thirds, so I think my changes were ok :)

Daniela @FoodRecipesHQ

Wednesday 21st of January 2015

HI Shashi, thanks for sharing with us the dramatic story of you and your family leaving Sri Lanka. As for the word that could improve my life, I would probably adopt "confidence". I really need to work on that side... p.s. Your beet crepes look great.

Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul

Thursday 15th of January 2015

Super pretty crepes, and amazing story about your mom. Resiliency, community, and consistency all wonderful traits to lead a great life :)

Ashley

Thursday 15th of January 2015

Your mom sounds like a pretty remarkable woman Shashi! And I love the words that you and your daughter picked.

And these beet crepes... my goodness the color! I've actually never made crepes (shame shame!) and really need to give them a try!

Bam's Kitchen

Thursday 15th of January 2015

Vibrant and beautiful! I think these crepes are so delicious that they could be a great breakfast, lunch dinner or anything in between. Your mom is an amazing person and I think she has passed on some of her resilience to you as you are strong and resilient and take life as best as you can with the challenges in front of you. Pinning for sure!