CNY2NYC Group Run and Healthy, Healing Gluten Free Pancakes

by Joanne on November 2, 2012

UPDATE:  NYC Marathon CANCELLED.  Read this post and STILL run for a good cause.

For some people running ING NYC Marathon is a life long dream.  Imagine the disappointment when the runner is faced with the option of whether to run hoping for the best in the aftermath of disaster or defer an entire year, after all those months of training.  It’s a tough choice.  It’s tough not to consider the folks that are trying to recover from storm damage. The farthest thing from their mind is supporting a marathon.  But on the flip side, the marathon brings in millions of dollars each year.  This year, the marathon will donate $1 Million or $26.20 for each of the more than 40,000 runners expected to participate in the race. The Marathon Race to Recover Fund will support a number of charities involved in relief efforts, including the Mayor’s Fund and the American Red Cross.

Local runners who were prepared to run NYC but believe they could be of greater assistance by staying home are hosting a 26.2 mile run, OR LESS, whatever you can do to help support the American Red Cross relief efforts.  Details were sent to Utica Roadrunners but all are welcome.

CNY2NYC Group Run…

to support the Red Cross Relief Efforts for those affected by Sandy

Please join us as we run 26.2 miles (or less, if that’s what you’re up for) along the Canal Path starting in North Utica  Sunday, November 4th at 8:00 am

There will be limited support for this untimed run, so please plan accordingly.

We would like to encourage at least a $20 donation for the Red Cross.


Good luck to all who decide to run in New York City this week.  Bless those in their recovery efforts. 

Pancakes: Healthy and Gluten Free

Gluten Free and Vegetarian pancakes. What a way to start the day!  Based on a recipe from Yummly.

Millet is the grain of choice in this pancake recipe.  Why?  It is high in protein and gluten free.

Millet is considered a whole-grain food which protects against cardiovascular disease and  diabetes as well as certain types of cancer. Another health benefit of millet consumption is a decrease in the incidence of stomach ulcers. Whole grains, such as millet, may also provide protection against childhood asthma. Source

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The following recipe makes 8 pancakes.  *Make sure to keep them small because these are a bit heavier than regular flour based breakfast pancakes (but still as good!).

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  • 2 cups millet flour
  • 4 TBS sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 over ripe banana (or use 1/2 can, about 7 1/2 oz., 100% pumpkin)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 6 TBS canola oil
  • 1 cup water

Combine the dry ingredients from flour to salt.  Stir in the spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg).  Add the banana, oil and water and mix to combine.

Pour about 1/4 cup at a time onto a hot skillet sprayed with non stick or rubbed with vegetable oil.  Cook for 3 – 4 minutes or until bottom side is done then flip and cook another 2 – 3 minutes until done.  Serve with maple syrup and enjoy.  *They will freeze if you wrap up well.

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Mmmmmm! Love pancakes!

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  • At 2012.11.03 15:33, Pam said:

    They did the right thing by cancelling the marathon. NYC needs to concentrate on helping those in need recover from Superstorm Sandy. That’s great there is a fundraising effort specifically for runners to help out!
    I love millet, this recipe looks great. I’ll have to try it soon, I love that they are also dairy free too!

    • At 2012.11.03 20:14, claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine said:

      I have to say it felt like I was reliving the whole 2004 Hurricane issues we had here but my heart was home .. I have so many that were effected in New Jersey too absolutely horrifying! Who would ever think this could happen there. Well I sure am glad my fellow Uticans and family are doing ok. Of course this isnt a blessing of such misfortune to have to donate all that money but God bless them that they did the right thing. Great post Joanne you have a big heart … hope they get a ton of donations… its time for everyone to help need…

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