Friday, May 13, 2011
Yesterday, I went back to Blogger, only to find out that it was down again! And it remained down all last night and all this morning. So, I am done.
I have migrated my blog to wordpress. I'm sorry for the confusion, but I think that wordpress will by much more stable and will ultimately be a better platform for me.
You can find my blog here.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
|Please ignore my gross feet.|
Microwave Carrot Cake Protein Muffin
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp crushed pineapple
1/2 cup eggbeaters all whites
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp splenda (or 1 packet)
2 tbsp shredded carrots
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
Nonstick cooking spray
1 tbsp Philadelphia whipped cream cheese
Take a soup or cereal bowl and coat the inside with nonstick cooking spray. In the bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and splenda until combined. Add the crushed pineapple, egg whites, shredded carrots and chopped walnuts and mix. Place in the microwave and cook for approximately 3 minutes (may take a little less or a little more time depending on your microwave). The muffin is done when the sides pull away from the bowl and the center is firm but rebounds when you touch it. Invert the bowl over a paper plate and run a knife around the edges until the muffin releases from the bowl. Top with cream cheese and eat!
I may have also drizzled a bit of honey over the top. I have a serious sugar problem. It tastes like carrot cake and it's good for you. Since the lovely Ida was so impressed with the nutrition info on the last recipe I posted, I thought I would add it to this one too!
|Nutrition without toppings|
So, what do you all think? Any ideas for variations? Am I a crazy person? Do you like my toenail polish (purple polish and green flippys, best combo ever!)?
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
|Cashew butter/pasta sauce|
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Of course, the first order of business when I got home was to reacquaint myself with the pantry! Living in the dorms with only the amount of food that can fit in a mini-fridge means that whenever I come home I am amazed by the cornucopia of noms in the pantry. You better believe I nom'ed on some greek yogurt and fresh fruit and veggies as soon as I got home.
After I ate my fill of wonderful, full-sized fridge food, I turned my attention to Mother's Day! Now, for those of you that don't know me, I have pancakes for breakfast on Sunday, Mother's Day is also on Sunday. So, what did I do to show my appreciation for my wonderful mother on this special day? I made her special Mother's Day pancakes from scratch!
I adapted the recipe for these pancakes from the Chobani website, which makes my favorite Greek yogurt and added some awesome toppings for a brilliant, healthy, breakfast. And since I was blessed with the infinitely amusing gift of a Williams Sonoma pancake pen this Christmas, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make them heart shaped!
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup eggbeaters
- 1 1/2 cup (2, 6oz Containers) Lemon 0% Chobani Yogurt
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- vegetable oil cooking spray
- cherry jam
- powdered sugar
I am going to try and post more frequently now that I am not writing finals and moving, so look for more posts coming soon!
Friday, April 29, 2011
2, 25-30 page research papers
3 written finals
32 books from the AU, Georgetown, George Washington, and...believe it or not...Brigham Young University Libraries
6 hours of sleep per night
= A very tired, stressed college student
And what is the best cure for stress? Food, of course! My mom, cousin, and aunts visited D.C. a couple of weeks ago and I wanted desperately to take them to Founding Farmers. It's an awesome restaurant in the city that focuses on really fresh, delicious food. It's also incredibly popular and, apparently, difficult to get into during Cherry Blossom season and we weren't going to wait the two and a half hours it would take to get a table.
The moral of the story? We left, Founding Farmer's-less and found a different restaurant. However, my wonderful Aunt Mo must have seen the raw disappointment in my face at the prospect of missing out on the opportunity to eat at FF, and so she sent me a gift card to go and eat there with my friends (thanks Aunt Mo!).
So, I needed a post-finals, post-paper, celebratory dinner and I only had one place on my mind. We made reservations, got dressed up (my roommates picked out my shirt because I apparently cannot be trusted to wear anything more fancy than a t-shirt and jeans when left to my own devices), and headed to Founding Farmers!
We had a lovely meal, consisting of a couple of shared appetizers.
An amazing fried green tomato with goat cheese spread and a cornbread skillet with honey butter. The roomies and I were so famished that I totally forgot to take pictures before we dug in, but you guys get the idea. I followed this yumminess with some FF butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage sauce.
Founding Farmers makes their own pasta. That's right, they fresh make the pasta every day and then fill it with magnificent pureed butternut squash. It was great, simultaneously salty from the parmesan and sweet from the squash. But it wouldn't have been a true night out if we had stopped there.
Beignets. When we ordered them, our waitress said that it would take an extra fifteen minutes for them to make the batter and fry them up. Freshly fried sugar covered beignets? I would wait forever.
Yeah, it's a pretty cool place. I'll be dragging people back. A lot.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I would usually rather not eat snack bars. I find that many of them have a lot of chemicals or weird additives that I am not a huge fan of. That said, around finals time (now), I need snackage. I need lots of snackage. Snack bars are easy, healthy, and usually pretty high protein. I always keep some around my dorm room (and one in my backpack) in case of emergency or extremely low blood sugar. Sometimes, these little guys can be a lifesaver (hello, class from 9:55-2:00). So, I thought I would share some of my favorites.
The first one is a bar that I tried relatively recently. It's a Kashi Go Lean Crunchy bar. I got the Cinnamon Coffee Cake because all of their other flavors have chocolate in them and I am not a fan of chocolate in my snack bars. I liked this one, but it was really sweet. Seriously, it tasted exactly like coffee cake, with all the sugar that implies. The stats on this one are pretty decent for a snack bar. 160 cal, 8 g protein, 5 g fiber so it will keep you full for a long time!
So, that's it! Bar hopping at it's finest. I have finals all next week, so I predict that I will be surviving on these bad boys for a while. But, at the end of the week, I get to go to FOUNDING FARMERS!!! It's an amazing restaurant in D.C. and I am so excited. I will definitely post a review when I get back!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
This place is cool for so many reasons. The first is that I actually knew about it before any of my friends did because my dad and I had found it when were in D.C. for college tours, so it makes me feel like a local. No big deal, I know this awesome hole in the wall falafel shop, etc. The other reason it’s awesome is because you can get food there that looks like this.