Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday Strawberry Pancakes

Sunday was Mother's Day, and since I saw my mom last week, I didn't get to see her this weekend.  I made some pancakes in her honor!

When I woke up, all I could think about were pancakes.  They are neither low-carb, or diet food, but there were strawberries in the fridge, and they wanted to be put on something and slathered with maple syrup.  So, I started scouring pinterest for a simple pancake recipe, and I came across this one, which boasted a small serving size.  Usually, when I make pancakes, I made huge, thick ones, and we have tons of leftovers.  This morning, I wanted to make just enough.

I followed the recipe for the most part, using coconut milk, vegetable oil, and adding some additional spices like nutmeg.  These turned out to be REALLY good pancakes.  The batter wasn't too thick, so the pancakes were really light and fluffy.

I'm not sure if you've noticed by now, but Josh and I eat on a little island in our kitchen.  The space opens into our living room (well, it's all one space really), so we usually have Conan or the Daily Show on while we're eating.  This morning, Josh was playing FarCry 3 (which we beat after breakfast).

I remembered that I had the chocolate balsamic in the pantry, so I put a little of that on the pancakes.  They were SO freaking good.  A little ice cream and I could have called this dessert (and I think that I will actually do that tomorrow).  The pancakes cooked really well on the griddle.

We both had 3 medium sized pancakes, and there were 2 baby pancakes left over (for ice cream later, mwhahahaha).  This was definitely a Sunday treat.  I only wish I could have shared with my mom.

I spend the morning studying and puttering around in the back yard, and so for lunch I decided to finish off the Beyond Chicken salad.  I think most of my servings from this were pretty large, so I think the recipe could have lasted a few more lunches.  Man, it was good, though.

I seemed to eat most things on lettuce this weekend.  For dinner, we broke out the rest of the taco night food and had taco night part 2.  I am DEFINITELY going to be doing the walnut puree again, even Josh liked it.  He thought it would be good as a dip for parties, and I totally agree.

I think it was definitely a good weekend for food.

On an up note, I am feeling back to normal, so I am returning to yoga!  (YAY!)  I really haven't felt like myself since I had to take a break, and I'm very much looking forward to going back.  If anyone lives in the Little Rock area and would like to check out the studio, there's an open house Friday from 6 pm - 8 pm.  There will also be food and puppies!

I have also been thinking about going back to running (or penguin waddling as Josh lovingly calls it).  I took it up a few years ago and trained enough to do a slow half marathon, but all that long distance running gave me a lot of feet pain and burnout.  However, I think I would like to get in the habit of doing 2 miles a couple days in the morning.  I miss the clear headed alone time that running gave me, and honestly, I need to work more cardio into my workout schedule.  So, until June, I just plan on upping my walking and trying to make it to yoga 3x a week.  In June, I will roll out a new workout schedule that involves more cardio.  I don't have any plans to run any races or anything like that.  I just want to move more.

I always get some depression issues in the summer, which I know is weird, but I will be trying to work through them with fitness and clean eating and talking about them here.  I refuse to let another summer go by while I'm stuck moping around in the house.

Does anyone else get backwards SAD?  I haven't met anyone else that gets depressed in the summer instead of the winter.

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