Penelope Silver


Happy, Healthy, Pancake Day!

Posted on 13 February, 2018 at 3:10 Comments comments (0)

We love Pancake day in this house!

I may have mentioned to you all once or twice that I have gastritis, so I have to be super careful with what I eat.

I also really struggle with wheat, some dairy and gluten.


There is no way I'm missing out on such a yummy day though!

So what's the alternative?

I make healthy pancakes of course!


I'll share my recipe below:


2 medium eggs

1 ripe banana

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

pinch of cinnamon or I add 1 drop of doTERRA cinnamon bark oil

1 teaspoon maple syrup


Blend all ingredient up - I use a hand blender.

(you can add blueberries, but I prefer without)


In a frying pan add a little coconut oil.


When the pan is hot; drop a little of the mixture into the pan and cooks until browned on both sides.


These are the lightest, fluffiest pancakes you will ever eat, and you will never want to go back to the other type again!


Let me know how you get on with the recipe. Happy Pancake Day!

National Popcorn day!

Posted on 19 January, 2018 at 1:50 Comments comments (0)

I have fond memories of going over to my Grandma's house and her giving us toffee popcorn. When I eat it now, it reminds me of her, and I get a lovely, warm, fuzzy, comforting feeling of love.

As this website is dedicated to healthy eating, and consciously make healthy eating choices; I am offering you two yummy popcorn alternatives for National Popcorn day today!

As you may know from my Facebook page, I have bronchitis at the minute and so here is a recipe with OnGuard protective blend to help combat seasonal threats.


1 cup popcorn kernels

1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

5-6 drops On Guard Protective Blend essential oil

2-3 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil

ground cinnamon to taste

salt to taste



Air pop the popcorn and place in paper bag.

Melt the coconut oil.

Stir in the maple syrup and essential oils (On Guard and Cinnamon)

Pour maple syrup mixture over the popcorn and shake well.

Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and a touch of salt.

For those sweet and salty lovers like my kids:


1/4 cup yellow or white popping corn

1 teaspoon butter

1 tablespoon honey or other liquid sweetener (or a little more or a little less depending on taste)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Dash of salt



Add corn to a standard lunch-size brown paper bag and fold the top of the bag over twice, pressing the fold tightly, so the bag stays closed.

Microwave the paper bag for 2 - 2 1/2 minutes or until there is a 5-second pause between pops.

Remove the bag from the microwave, transfer the popcorn to a large bowl.

In a small microwave-safe dish, heat butter, honey, vanilla and salt in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or until butter is melted and honey is just bubbling.

Pour the butter mixture over top of the popcorn, tossing to popcorn to coat evenly.

Season with additional salt, if needed.

The girls and I will be cuddling up on the couch tonight watching funny movies, hope you all enjoy your Friday night. Let me know if you make the popcorn!