Hey! Happy Friday!
I’m glad there are a few other Pirates (of the Caribbean) fans out there – I definitely agree that the Orlando Bloom eye candy is a plus.
Random fact – did you know that you can change your Facebook language to ‘pirate.’ Totally random, and totally weird. But hey, it could be fun!
I spent the majority of Thursday running errands, cleaning, and enjoying the little thing I like to call the sun. Welcome back warmth, you were missed. Please say you’re here to stay.
While I worked outside, Adam rode his bike up and down our road. We’re fortunate enough to live in a cul-de-sac that’s relatively free of traffic – so he can ride without me putting on my worry-wart pants (okay, so I put them on no matter what – but in this case they’re extra small).
Adam discovered that he can use my Garmin to track how far and how fast he’s riding – I think I’ve created a technology monster! He spent about 20 minutes trying to beat his best speed! Each time his speed improved, he said “oh my gosh, I feel so amazing right now!” Adrenaline junkie?
It’s taken minimal effort and my plants are still alive and kicking – woo hoo!
Mom, you were right. Tending to my plants is therapeutic and calming!
I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s actually a good type of amnesia because then I can rediscover old favorites!
This time I used my chickpea flour to make a vanilla socca eggcake (inspired by this delicious protein muffin)!
The lovely vanilla flavor is all thanks to the super generous people at NuNaturals. They sent me an amazing array of products to try. This is only the beginning – more recipes to come!
So how about that vanilla socca eggcake?
- 1/4 C. chickpea flour (garbanzo bean flour)
- 1/4 C. egg whites
- 1 T. vanilla almond Vega shake n’ go smoothie mix
- 2 T. coconut milk
- 7 drops NuNaturals liquid vanilla stevia
- 1/4 t. baking powder
Simply whisk together all the ingredients. Add the mixture to a bowl misted with nonstick spray. Microwave for about 2 minutes!
This was dense and delicious – but it needed a little more moisture. Next time I’ll add more coconut milk, but this time I simply ate it with almond milk!
Worked like a charm!
I’m off to the Midwest Yoga Conference. I’m so excited to get my yoga on!
Have a wonderful Friday!
Do you ever get food amnesia? I think it’s the whole food blogger thing – I’m constantly reading about/looking at new recipes so I forgot about certain ingredients/recipes that I love!