pancake sunday, food, and outside running

Pancake Sunday this week was inspired by Abby's recipe! Here is the recipe and below what I used.

2 c. flour
1 tbsp. soy flour
3 tbsp. corn meal
2 tbsp. toasted wheat germ
1 tsp. baking soda
1 egg
2.5 cups milk
1+ cup berries/bananas/chocolate chips/unsweetened canned pumpkin/diced apples/etc...
vanilla and cinnamon
I did half the recipe and changed a few things:
1 c ground oats
1 T. flax
1 T. corn meal (should have used more)
1 T. wheat germ
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup milk
berries and greens + berry powder

Ok the batter was green from the powder but these were good!
"Syrup" was cream cheese, yogurt, and agave. Mmmm..
Thanks for the recipe Abby!

Ok, then here are a bunch of eats from a day when I was taking pictures

Eggplant bake with mushrooms and humnut sauce (2 T hummus, 1 T nutritional yeast and water)

Mushrooms, bulgar, black beans and cheese

green beans and potatoes

My all new cupboard. Thanks for the suggestions!

blueberries and oatmeal baked!

Berry smoothie w/ Greens Plus!

Peanut butter granola bars by May

Next up - Mini Clif Bars! This was a treat that came in the mail from Brian and they came just in time. I go in and out of "bar" phases where I just want to grab a bar and not make a meal. Now these are minis and at 100 calories, they are perfect for pre-workout, post-workout or for a snack. My favorite one is the oatmeal raisin walnut, but I go through phases of flavors too :)

These 3 are the new flavors that are out:

Oatmeal Raisin Walnut - like an oatmeal raisin cookie!
Chocolate chip peanut butter - you can't go wrong with this combo
Blueberry Crisp - like blueberries and oatmeal in the morning.

They also have chocolate chip, crunchy peanut butter and chocolate brownie (mmm). I've bought these before at Target, they also have them at Wegmans. Have you tried them? Yum.

Size - pretty small - next to my HD :) but filling.

Popcorn success -Bill made it for me. High heat, moving the pan around on top of the burner but not touching it. Yum.

Thank you for the greens suggestions! I am going to pick up a few items for cleaning, I would feel better about what I am using and feel like it is always on my hands. I also found this site and will try to make my own things!

I went running outside today! whew! It had been a while since I ran up hills and outside for a while (just over an hour). It felt really good once I was warmed up. The first 15-30 minutes were tough. From there, it flew by. I love this weather!

Do you have a pancake recipe that you think I would like? Pass it along! :)


  1. Thank goodness the weather turned her in NJ... it's been a long winter! Here's hoping for more of this good weather and running outside!

  2. Nice job on the run outside! Sounds like everyone is taking advantage of the weather.

    (Pantry looks good!)

  3. I usually don't run after working night shift, but couldn't help it this weekend - it would've been a crime to let the weather pass!

    And you've got my coffee cup. My coffee cup that I HAVE to have my coffee in, never mind that we have six bajillion other mugs/cups in the cupboard.

  4. isn't the weather amazing? i'm so ready for Spring.

    the blueberry oatmeal bake looks so good. what's in it?

  5. Yay for outside running!

    We had pancakes today too!! :)

    I'm so glad spring is coming!!!!

  6. I have a really great recipe, but it isn't healthy at all, unless you count bananas :-) Go to food network and search banana pecan pancakes. They are totally worth it!

  7. Whoo hoo! You ran outside! Yay!!
    And those pancakes look tasty - I use the TJ's buttermilk ones :)
    I love looking at all the fun stuff you eat :)

  8. The blueberry oatmeal bake looks delicious...almost like a healthy blueberry crisp. What did you do to make this? Is that the cream cheese agave topping?

  9. Yum...definitely want to try this! The blueberry crisp that is :)

  10. Nice job with the outside run!
    LOVE, love, love mini Cliff bars - the chocolate brownie is my fav.