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Aimer La Nourriture
Do you know what the French phase “aimer la nourriture” translates to in English? If you do, congratulations, you know more French than I do. I had to use the handy dandy Google translator in order to know “aimer la nourriture” means “to love with food.” This easy sweet and savory crepe recipe helps you do just that!
An Edible Love Language?
So, whether you are fluent in a foreign language or not, I’m sure many of you have heard of the 5 love languages. If not, let me briefly describe what they are.
The author, Gary Chapman, studied the way that people express and feel love over the course of many decades. Chapman was able to break love down into 5 categories. They are words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. If you and your partner speak different love languages, your relationship may suffer. On the other hand, if your are in tune with your partners love language, your relationship will flourish. If you’d like to know more, you can order his book for yourself here.
I’m no expert, but I would hypothesize that Gary Chapman left out one very important love language…food.
Universal Love Language
I believe that food can be used as a universal love language. You can show someone you care, even if there is a language barrier, through a meal. Just look at how much love has been given as a result of programs like meals on wheels, convoy of hope, or foreign family sponsorships. The gift of love through food is a powerful one.
We don’t have to look very far for examples of love through food. As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, our attention focuses on all the things mothers do for us. Cooking being one of them.
The large majority of families will take their mothers, step mothers, honorary mothers, or mother figures out to eat as a way of showing their love. Taking the mother in your life out to eat ensures that she gets a day off from cooking and all the cleaning that goes along with it. You are loving her through food.
Love Her With Your Food
For me, gifts are more about the thought and effort put into them than the gift itself. The act of gift giving is just that…the act. Not the result. So, this year, I propose an alternative version of “to love with food.” Instead of braving the crowded restaurants and long reservation times, what if you cooked for your woman at home?
Even if your homemade meal doesn’t turn out perfectly according to plan, the amount of love, effort, and planning that went into it will surely show how much you care. Just as long as you don’t forget to do the dishes that is!
The crepe recipe below is an easy, healthy, completely customizable way to show your mother, wife, or daughter some love this Mother’s Day. You can make them sweet or savory and fill them with all of your special ladies favorite things. Serve them as a breakfast in bed or with a “mom”-osa on the side. Show her how much you love her with good food. You can’t go wrong!
Happy Mother’s Day from Messy Masterpiece Blog!
Easy Sweet and Savory CrepesCourse: BreakfastCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Medium
- Sweet Crepes
3 large eggs
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
2/3 cup almond flour
1/3 cup arrowroot starch
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
Dairy free cream cheese
Fillings and toppings of choice (berries, Nutella, SunButter, bananas, maple syrup, honey, or other)
- Savory Variation
Use the sweet crepes recipe but with the following modifications…
Reduce honey to 1 tbsp
Add 1/3 cup chopped green onion, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1/4 tsp garlic powder to blender
Dairy free cheese
Fillings of choice (Bacon, ham, egg, veggies, salsa, or other)
- For both sweet and savory options, place all ingredients except cream cheese, toppings, and fillings into a blender. Pulse a couple times, then blend on medium until thoroughly blended.
- Heat a small crepe pan on medium heat. Place a tsp of dairy free butter in the pan. Tilt the pan, or use a spatula, to spread the butter so the pan is evenly coated.
- When the pan is hot, pour enough batter to coat the bottom of the pan. Tilt the pain in a circular motion to evenly coat the pan and evenly distribute the batter. Try to keep the batter thin, but thick enough to not tear when flipping.
- When the bottom is brown and the top mostly dry, carefully use a rubber spatula to loosen the sides of the crepe. Work the spatula underneath and quickly, but carefully, flip the crepe. Cook for another minute to make sure the crepe is cooked through. Flip finished crepe onto a plate and repeat until all the batter is cooked.
- Spread the dairy free cream cheese thinly over half of each crepe. Fill with desired fillings and carefully fold into quarters. If you prefer, the crepes can be rolled instead of folded. Top with toppings and enjoy!