Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quinoa Pancakes.

Have you ever eaten Quinoa? I tried it once before, but knew I had to try it again when I found a recipe for quinoa pancakes! This nutritious seed comes from South America and is packed with wonderful goodies such as protein, iron, calcium, maganese, and potassium. It has been known to help prevent Type 2 diabetes, childhood asthma, heart disease, gallstones and migranes (me, me, me!) It's good for us and I can see a quinoa fest in my future.


1/2 cup quinoa

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

1/4 cup skim milk (I used almond milk)

2 Tbsp maple syrup (I didn't have any, so I added butterscotch chips and bananas instead)


1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Cool.

2. In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and cooled quinoa. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and maple syrup. Whisk liquid mixture into quinoa mixture until combined.

3. Heat large, non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. In batches, add batter to pan by 1/4 cup amounts. Cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles form on surface and edges are golden. Turn and cook another 2 minutes.

Serve with maple syrup if you desire. I had peanut butter on mine and it was delicious!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hi Loves!

Hi blog friends!

I've been missing and for a wonderful reason! Two weeks ago, Dan showed up completely unexpectedly at my office with half a dozen adorable cupcakes in hand (can't forget those cupcakes!) We enjoyed our time together visiting friends and family, a wonderful weekend in Whistler, and lots of alone time. It was a great refresher to get us through until we see each other again! He left on Monday so I'm adjusting back to my usual routine. My biggest gripe? The cold bed. Brrr!

I'm keeping myself busy by working on papers and assignments to wrap up this semester! I can almost see the end in sight! After that, Thailand! Speaking of Thailand, I won't be blogging about my trip on this blog while I'm gone for safety reasons, but I'd love to share the link to my traveling blog with my readers. If you're interested, please comment or send me an e-mail and I'll give you the link!

There isn't much else going on with this girl right now, but I thought I'd stop in and say hi! I think I have a few photos to share of Dan's visit so I'll be sure to do so soon!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Five For Friday.

1. You gave me the best surprise ever flying across the country to visit without me knowing!

2. You graced me with not only with your presence but with six delicious and adorable cupcakes!

3. You arranged for us to go away next weekend and sweet talked my mom into giving me the time off work.

4. Your cuddles!!!

5. You made this Five For Friday SO incredibly easy!

I love you!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

I'm very happy to report no bad moods have ensued this week and I don't intend for sadness in the near future! Horray!

I spent the weekend watching season one of Vampire Diaries. No word of a lie, I've watched 9 episodes since Saturday. Kind of sad, but I'm obsessed. Oh, and I like Stefan. He's so precious and Edward like without being creepy and gross.

I also got digital cable yesterday! I had to go meet the dude to hook it up and then came back to work. I was SO distracted all day knowing I could go home and watch The Bachelor at 5pm instead of the regular 8pm. So wonderful. I was able to watch that, finish a paper, and then watch the vamps. Success.

In other happy news, I received an award from sweet Jillian over at Iron & Sunshine!

Upon receiving this award, I must tell you five things about me!

1. I can't drink water out of a glass. I feel like it takes on the taste of glass and I just don't like it.

2. I love homework for the most part.

3. I've laughed way too many times at the scene in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective where he's kicking the package at the beginning of the movie. I'm not sure now why I thought it was so funny.

4. I love cupcakes. I wish they were healthy so I could eat them everyday.

5. I want to learn how to fly a plane. I will do it.

I am passing this award on to my lovelies:

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