Monday, October 29, 2012

whole wheat pancakes with pompegranate

I was skimming my pancakes tab in google reader and saw this recipe that interested me. I subbed almond flour in for the walnut flour. I also didn't have a full cup of almond flour, so I added the oats. I didn't have any applesauce, so I put in some plain yogurt. The story is, it turned out great. Delicious pancakes without having to go to the grocery store!
recipe adapted from Good Things Grow
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Mix the dry ingredients together in a big bowl. If you do not have almond flour you can take almonds and put them in your food processor until a flour like texture.
In a small bowl mix the eggs, milk, yogurt, and maple syrup. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Don't over mix!

A drizzle of maple syrup and sprinkle of pomegranate arils is all you need! I got my pomegranate arils from Costco.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

snacks with sisters

This is what happens when my mom pulls stuff together for a quick lunch:
beets from her garden
cheese slices
rice chips
apples and almond butter
carrot slices


Monday, October 22, 2012

family crossfit and crepes

Two things you'll get at my parent's house: an early morning gym time and crepes. 
On Saturday morning we got both. 
Egan's workout went like this:
50 pushups
50 lunges
50 squats
50 push presses
50 kettle bell swings
50 second plank
50 mountain climbers
50 abs

Saturday, October 20, 2012

apple crust-less pie

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I met my family for dinner on a Saturday night and decided a crust-less apple pie would do. I just did this. I recommend some ice cream or whipped cream on the side. I also would have liked some crunch on top, but then it would have been more like a crisp and less like a pie. But who writes the rules anyway?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

smoothie shake


What's the difference between a shake and a smoothie? Is it ice cream?

I've been craving a shake for a couple weeks now, but not the kind with ice cream, the kind with peanut butter and banana and cocoa and almond milk. My New Roots has a milkshake recipe that I LOVE (here), and that's what I've been wanting.

Egan introduced me to this new place called Cafe SuperNatural in Salt Lake City. It's very healthy (plant-based, mostly raw, and gluten free). We shared a cacao shake last Friday and it satisfied my shake wishes in a big way.

I've been on this soaked steel cut oats kick for a few months now and this week I made the switch to morning smoothies for breakfast. My favorite combination feels more like a shake/smoothi. combination. Maybe just because of the chocolatey-peanut buttery addition.

Breakfast Smoothie
I don't measure anything, I just eye ball it to make 1 tall glass.

almond milk
greek yogurt
frozen berries
banana (frozen or ripe)
pitted date
1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon cacao powder

blend* away.

*for the record. I love my Ninja blender. I got it for my birthday this year.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Featured// Roxy Marj

Roxy featured Nova on her blog today!!! She said a lot of nice things.

I've been looking at her blog for awhile now and I'm so in love with her art. I've yet to meet her in person but her sweetness, creativity, and simplicity is evident on her blog and I can tell that she's the real deal.

Her etsy is packed with pillows, prints, plates, posters, and more. Have you seen her envelopes? I have stared at her envelopes so many times trying to decide which one. Even the way she wraps her orders is art. Take a look!
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

a finish

Last Saturday was THE day, the day I had been training for all summer. I finished the St. George Marathon, all 26.2 miles. I crossed at 3:54 and with medal around my neck I chugged a chocolate milk, grabbed a slice of bread, ate a plate full of fruit and wandered around till I found my sister and friends. It was a great the 'I did something really hard today' kind.
Since the race I've been trying to figure out life post structured training. It's a little weird to not have certain miles hanging over my head each day. I miss it, but I am still riding off the marathon high. Maybe I'll run another one someday because I still love running!

on my marathon playlist: