Banana Peanut Flour Muffins

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RER Pop Quiz: What do you get when you combine ripe bananas… and Peanut Flour? Answer: Happiness, that’s what. Or you could call it  Banana Peanut Flour Muffins, it’s up to you. Recipe: 1 c. Whole wheat flour 1c. Peanut Flour 1/2 tsp. salt 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1/2c brown sugar 1/2 Greek yogurt 2 eggs or 1/2c egg beaters 1 1/2 c. mashed ripe banana 1/3 c. … [Read more...]

Confession Thursday – Coming Clean

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I love confession Thursday because it gives me a chance to Come Clean… Confession #1: I know I said Thursday is a Rest Day, but instead of complete rest I did Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred. It felt good :) After the Shred I made a yogurt bowl with greek yogurt, stevia, cereals, banana, chia seeds and peanut butter. I took coffee to go, but it spilled on me several times on … [Read more...]

Hit The Mother-load

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I hit the Mother’s Load! For various reasons I’ve had a very stressful week. Today after school I picked up Ben from work (carpooling). It was almost 7pm at that point. I had no desire to cook dinner (even though I had tofu squeezing all day). And Ben said he was starving. I talked him out of a burger joint drive though pretty easily, but talking him into my reunited … [Read more...]

Waffle Wednesday with Pumpkin Creme

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Hello and Happy Wednesday :) I started my day with a 6 mile run. I don’t think I gave myself enough recovery time after this weekend’s long run because I can’t seem to shake the soreness in my quads. Tomorrow is a rest day. Deal. In honor of Waffle Wednesday I made Waffles topped with Pumpkin Crème. Pumpkin Crème Recipe: ~1/4 to 1/3c Pumpkin ~1/4 to 1/3c Greek yogurt 1 … [Read more...]

Crash Diets and Crack Almond Butter

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After work I called a friend who is on a diet for some infomercial (ah, good ol’ Hollywood). We chatted about what she’s eating - or rather not eating, and how much weight she’s lost. Let me be open and honest (as always), I am definitely jealous of her weight loss and would LOVE to lose 6 pounds too. But, I am not jealous of being on what I consider, a crash diet. I feel … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy

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The theme of today is quick and easy. I had 5 minutes to make and eat breakfast so I threw cereal, chia seeds and almond butter on top of what remained in my pinapple cottage cheese container. I actually love this combination and plan of getting more pineapple cottage cheese asap! Served with iced coffee. I actually made coffee last night so it would already be cold and ready … [Read more...]

Mexican Meatless Monday – Lazy Leftovers

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Last Night I made a super quick and easy dinner out of these two items – a box of whole grain Spanish rice and a can of black beans. The rice was on sale and I thought I’d give it a whirl. I cooked the rice according to package directions and then added a can of beans. Top with a little shredded cheese if you’re feeling adventurous and serve with broccoli. It doesn’t get … [Read more...]

Where do you eat lunch?

There's cottage cheese under there somewhere

I am eating at my desk today because I only work 5 hours on Mondays and don't get a real break. Then, I head to a long class and lab. I don't think it's a good idea to eat while working, or distracted in general but sometimes it's the only option. This morning I was uninspired and thew together a salad, grapes and cottage cheese topped with trail mix. The cottage cheese/trail … [Read more...]

Steel Cut Oats and Monday Mini-Goals

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Ever since I had them at the airport a while back I have been craving steel cut oats. For some reason I love oats cooked in a big batch. I think they just get creamier than my usual microwaved bowl. Last night I put 1 cup steel cut oats, 4 cups water, 1 banana, a lot of cinnamon and a dash of salt in the Crockpot and set it on Low. I turned it off when I woke up about 7 hours … [Read more...]

Dirty Does It

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After having the Jamba Juice Pumpkin Smash Smoothie last weekend I have been obsessed with recreating it at home. Today I assembled my ingredients and went to town.   Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice are the two main ingredients. I also needed something to sweeten it and make it creamy. For this I decided to use a packet of Vanilla protein powder.   In the … [Read more...]

Peanut Flour Pancakes

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Recently I picked up Peanut Flour from Trader Joes. I’ve been excited to try it ever since. Finally this morning I made my highly anticipated Peanut Flour Pancakes. Recipe: - 1/4c peanut flour - 1/4c oats - 1/2c egg beaters - 1/4c almond milk - 1/2 tsp baking soda, baking powder - dash of salt, cinnamon, chia seeds *I think this makes a pretty small serving, so next … [Read more...]

Boys Do Make Passes…

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I used to think, “Boys don’t make passes to girls with fat asses.” Until I realized that they do. A lot. Especially if you’re wearing something tight over said ass. This morning I was about 2 miles into my run, crossing a small street in front of a car when the male driver gestured to me. I thought he needed directions, which happens often enough that I didn’t think … [Read more...]

Runny Eggs

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I like my eggs like I like my exercise – Runny ;) What? They can’t all be winners folks. I am still craving eggs and tonight I wanted runny eggs with toast for dinner. I don’t make the best looking eggs, but I think I make some pretty good tasting ones.  With a side of my other recent obsession – green beans eaten as fries. Eaten with more ketchup than I’d like to … [Read more...]

I Want To Be Better

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After my failed attempts with other protein powders a reader informed me that a local market – Mother’s Market and Kitchen has my fave brand! I looked it up and it turns out it’s super close to my house. Warning: This place is a dangerous place for a food blogger who loves vegetarian restaurants. I have been to another Mother’s location in Huntington Beach a long time ago. … [Read more...]

Fuel Up Friday

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A couple of weeks ago I bonked hard on my long run. My legs felt dead, my stomach was upset, I felt dizzy and nauseous. It was rough. I had never hit the wall that bad before that. After that run I contacted two RDs  that I know and LOVE - Jenna from Eat Right Around Chicago and Evelyn Tribole, author of Intuitive Eating. One key thing that Jenna suggested, which I … [Read more...]

The Smell of Death

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Contrary to what Bravo would have you believe, the OC doesn’t always smell of money, ocean breezes and botox… Okay, maybe it does a little but that’s not all of it…   Because I always seem to run by a new dead animal on my runs around my Orange County neighborhood. As soon as one dead possum/squirrel/bird/wayward runner is decomposed and has stopped smelling, another … [Read more...]