Post-work hash and poached egg. Trader Joe’s roast beef hash is delish and has really good nutritional stats! Guilt-free dinner!
Mini-Monsta with some self-promotion in the background. (I don’t normally read my own blog in the mornings – I go through all ten million that I follow first.) 😀
FULL-SIZE Monsta! Lots of spinach and asparagus and frozen blueberries!
Gelato with the Russian co-worker, Veek-torr (aka the non-Russian Victor (I have a weird sense of humor…)) and Vicky.
Now let’s get to some quick recipes:
Peach-Pumpkin Pie Pancakes – Printable version HERE
1/2 cup whole rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 peach, diced
1 1/2 cup unsweetened soymilk
1. Mix dry ingredients together, then add the wet.
2. Stir until combined.
3. Pour 1 heaping tablespoon onto greased pan over medium heat.
JUST. LIKE. THAT.
4. Cook until the tops start to look dry and the bubbles have popped. Flip.
5. Cook on the other side for another 4-5 minutes (Pumpkin really puffs up the pancakes, so you have to cook them a little longer, otherwise the middle comes out raw. Lucky for you, these are vegan, so raw does not equal salmonella poisoning!)
6. Plate, drizzle with honey and eat!
Yeah. These were a bit raw in the middle. Still delicious and edible, though!
Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza
Pre-made whole wheat dough from Trader Joe’s (cuz I’m lazy…)
Whatever fresh veggies you desire
Cheese (again, whichever type you desire)
1. Put your dough on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
2. Top with whatever veggies and cheese you want.
My base was zucchini. I grated 2 full zucchinis then squeeeezed the crap out of them to get the water out. Seriously, squeeze these until all the moisture is gone, otherwise it makes for a soggy, icky pizza.
I sliced a bunch of baby tomatoes.
Pre-bake: Zucchini, tomatoes, sliced bell peppers, goat cheese, spinach, smoked mozzarella and sliced onions that were caramelized with a teaspoon of blood-orange balsamic vinegar.
3. Bake at 450 F for about twelve minutes.
Heck. To. The. Yes.
4. Chop through the thick crust and devour.
This doesn’t really count as a recipe considering it’s a “throw-a-bunch-of-random-ingredients-together-then-cross-your-fingers-and-hope-it-works-out” type of recipe. I’ll still take credit for it though!
All that we have seen brings us to tonight:
Twobooswhoeat and I are planning a SoCal blogger meetup soon! It will be just north of Calabasas (might be a bit of a drive for you LA-ians). Who’s in??