I’ve had a lot of baking and food success lately, so indulge me (if you don’t follow my IG stories, I’m @gazzellie so LIGHT IT UP!)
Pancakes are still happening, but the other day I actually made them FROM SCRATCH! Truth be told, I usually use a box mix that I just add water to, then if I want to add anything, I add it afterwards adjusting the water levels (zucchini is wet y’all!)
I remember loving the blog Chocolate Covered Katie for some things. It’s hit-or-miss for me, but I got lucky this time. She has a banana pancake recipe perfect for one person. I decided to try it, and what do you know, it WORKED!
The topping is really simple, raspberries mushed and maple syrup mixed in. I’m fancy.
These pancakes were from a mix, but I added peanut butter powder to the batter. This actually worked as well! It added a subtle nutty quality and I might do it again. Adding some chocolate chips might be fun too next time. One thing I haven’t tried mixing in is protein powder. I have vanilla, cookies and cream and salted caramel flavors right now, and TBH I’m scared to commit to that. So probably wont for now.
I had great aspirations to make something cool this morning, but there was a man using the kitchen, so I settled for two bananas with peanut butter and raspberry chia seed jam/sauce. I didn’t hate it at all.
The other night (actually it was last week but whatever) I made Buffalo Chickpea Dip from my friend Britt’s Blog Leaves of Kale. She made this for a get together we had a few years ago at Tamerlaine Farm Sanctuary and I think I ate it all. I put it in my tacos, on this salad and dipped chips in it. MAJOR FAN GIVE HER SOME LOVE!
To end this photo dump, I was in heaven with this bowl. Curried kale salad is on the bottom, topped with Ithaca Hummus (lemon dill), Tofu Khan and RANCH CORN NUTS! It was great, I hope we get more of the kale salad at work soon because YUM.
Last night I made quinoa, so I’ll be eating that for the next few days. I also have tempeh marinating in a peanut sauce that just needs to be baked off. It’s looking like a few good meals are ahead of me.