It’s the Easter Long Weekend: Keeping it Casual with Hamburgers and Buttermilk Pancakes

The Easter long weekend starts today, and while this post is going out we will be eating pancakes for breakfast (actually I hope we get to sleep in a bit longer!).  Pancakes are our favourite holiday/weekend breakfast.  They are easy and can be adapted to almost any dietary restrictions.  This recipe comes from the Martha Stewart website, and I just made my own tweaks with the flour and method.  The same goes for hamburgers, my second recipe.  These hamburgers  are really yummy and easy to make; perfect for casual BBQs this weekend (weather permitting).  And when you make them up you can add whatever you can have.

I hope you enjoy your long weekend, however you choose to spend it.

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Buttermilk Pancakes

Serves 9
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Sweet Things
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Website Martha Stewart
Yummy buttermilk pancakes.


  • 1 cup plain white flour
  • 1 cup plain wholemeal flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • Extra butter (for cooking)


1. Sift the flours, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and sugar together in a medium sized bowl, adding the husks back in.
2. In a separate bowl combine the eggs, buttermilk and melted butter.
3. Add the liquid ingredients to the flour and whisk to combine, the batter should have small to medium lumps.
4. Melt a little bit of butter in a hot frying pan. Pour a 1/2 cup of batter into the frying pan and cook until there are bubbles on the top. Flip over and cook until the bottom is golden. Repeat for the remaining batter.
5. If you want to serve the pancakes all at once, preheat the oven to 100°C (Low) and keep the pancakes warm in the oven wrapped in foil.
Serve warm with your favourite toppings.
Buttermilk Pancakes


Low Chemical / Failsafe


Serves 5
Prep time 50 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
Easy, delicious hamburgers.



  • 500g mince (chicken, beef, lamb)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1/4 cup rice or bread crumbs
  • pinch salt
  • 100ml light cream cheese

To serve:

  • 5 bread rolls or hamburger buns
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Chickpea dip (refer to recipe)


1. Combine all the ingredients for the hamburger in a medium sized bowl and mix together with your hands until it is well combined.
2. Put the hamburger mixture into the fridge for 30 mins.
3. Divide the meat into 5 parts and roll each part into a ball, then flatten to 1cm thick.
4. Store the hamburgers in the fridge until ready to cook, or freeze for longer storage.
5. Cook on the BBQ, grill or frying pan.
6. Serve on a bun with chickpea dip and lettuce, plus any other allowed ingredients.


Low Chemical / Failsafe


  1. If moderate salicylates and amines are tolerated you can use Tzatziki dip instead of chickpea.
  2. If moderate salicylates only are tolerated include grated carrot and peeled cucumber in  the hamburger.
  3. If eggs are tolerated, add a fried egg to the hamburger.
  4. If amines are tolerated use pork mince.
  5. Serve with no-tomato sauce, pear sauce or pear and vegetable sauce.

Refer here for the recipes for:

Chickpea dip

Home made bread crumbs




Image courtesy of  debspoons /


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