Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
What a bizarre tradition really! This day is known as Mardi Gras in France and Pancake Tuesday in Britain. In Christian traditions, it’s the big feast before the start of lent, prayer, penance and fasting in preparation for Easter.
It all started in the 7th century of the Common Era (about 600 A.D.) when Pope St. Gregory forbade Christians from eating all meat and animal products during Lent.
This prompted all Christians in England to use up their supply of eggs, milk and butter by making pancakes. In Europe, they made waffles, crepes and desserts. The English named it Pancake Day, and the French called it Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is French for ‘Fat Tuesday’.
What if we made a delicious but healthy pancake recipe for Pancake Tuesday and let’s make it a not so Fat Tuesday!
Apple, Quinoa and Kefir Pancakes
This recipe is gluten-free, sugar-free, very high in protein and has a low glycaemic index and packed full of nutrients and goodness. And Yummy!
With Love Julie-Anne