In truth, my real recent loves are you guys.
But since I can’t plaster you all into a computer screen (well I probably could, but I’ve never been good with technology – and probably not without cramping all your killer good looks) I’m here to share some other recent loves.
I just feel like partying today. So here’s to it!
This pancake mix from Vitacost.
Now of course, nothing beats homemade or single serving pancakes from scratch, but when your mornings are pressed for time and allllll you want are a stack of nice fluffy pancakes, these babies have been life savers. I’ve eaten more pancakes in the past month than I have in a year – all because it can now take me less than 3 minutes. All I need is almond milk, egg whites, the mix and poof – perfect pancakes plated up and ready for all my toppings. The ingredients are incredible: Brown rice flour, garfava flour (garbanzo, broad beans), baking powder,natural vanilla flavor, salt and xanthan gum. Bam. Loving these.
These Chocolate Greek Yogurt Snacks from Nutster
Strawberry, almond, greek yogurt and wafer filled chocolates. Such a yummy and unique little snack that I’ve been munching on all week.
Vitamin C packs
So good – especially at this time of year – for keeping up my energy and immunity. And help all those neurotransmitters zoom about.
I FOUND THEM. After years of hearing about the Celestial Holiday flavors, I finally spotted them when at home for Christmas. Who knew they are more of a western Canada thing?? Regardless, thank you Safeway. Sadly, I did see the flavor “sleigh ride” which I’ve been wanting to try, but foolishly did not buy it on my first trip to the grocery store thinking, “oh I’ll get it later this week.” Yeah…. Not smart. I went back and of course they were completely sold out. But these other 2 have been just lovely. Bengal spice is not a holiday flavor but it is soooooo good.
I’m still having my cup of Tulsi every night, but I’ve been loving these during my rehearsals through the day.
No surprise here. These nuggets will forever have my heart (get it get it?)
Howww did I forget about maca? I somehow let a bag of this stuff go unused in the back of my pantry for over a year. Fortunately, I’ve now updated my post on hormone health to include this – rather obvious – super ingredient, and have given it a proper resurgence into my diet as part of my health goals. Hormone balance, libido and healthy skin… come at me. I’ve been adding maca to my oatmeal and smoothies and hope to try it in some baking soon. My favorite this week was by far this maca peanut butter smoothie bowl. It was like a malty, caramely, peanut buttery frosty. Topped with magic.
1 cup vanilla almond milk + 1 frozen banana + 1 tbsp peanut butter + 1 tbsp maca powder + cinnamon and vanilla
Topped with toasted buckwheat, cacoa nibs and candied ginger. Inspiration from Georgie.
My new oatmeal strategy
This may all be old news to everyone else, but I’ve finally hammered down my own strategy to make the perrrrfect, most creamy, huge bowl of oatmeal in next to zero time. Seriously. So creamy.
This was my favorite bowl of the week: “Caramel” Apple Peanut Butter. Soo creamy.
1/3 cup oats + 1.5 cups water + frozen banana + 1/2 apple + 2 tsp maca powder + salt + cinnamon
Topped with peanut butter and hemp seeds
How to make yourself feel like an adult when eating a kiddie meal
Aka adding cauliflower and schmancy salmon cakes to your kraft dinner.
Pulse cauliflower in a food processor. Throw in the pot with the cooking pasta and drain. It becomes one with the pasta and sauce so you don’t even notice its there.
Kraft Dinner + Cauliflower + Salmon Cakes
Did anyone else grow up putting canned tuna with your macaroni and cheese?? This is what we had evvvverryyy sunday when my dad would make his super fancy after church lunch for us (macaroni noodles + cheese whiz baby). When I made these salmon cakes, all I could think about was pairing their fishy goodness with KD. So that’s what I did. It brought me right back to those mac and cheese tuna days of my childhood. This dinner was da bomb. And no, this is not Annie’s. This is real Kraft Dinner. All the way.
Suz’s balls. Er, turkey meat balls. MAKE. THESE.
Spinach + zoodles + ricotta + artichokes + marinana sauce + turkey meat balls + parmesan
There’s more to the images! I cropped them to fit within the post so check out the source to see the rest
“Today is a good day to try…” Oh Quasimodo.
“…To invent your own lifes’ meaning is not easy… but it’s still allowed…”
Until then – I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, whatever you have planned. Football fans? Enjoy those tights. Rawr.
Any new favorite products or tips you can share with me?
Tuna in your KD?
What are you excited for this weekend?