May 24, 2010 § 2 Comments
Like the new layout? I kind of got sick of looking at blue, blue, and more blue, so I decided to change it up a little. Don’t say that I didn’t warn you, I get sick of desktop wallpapers, gmail templates, the likes pretty quickly. So, you’ll probably see my page changing now and then 😉
Where should I start? How about breakfast this morning? I had yet another fab breakfast this morning, featuring strawberries and more of April’s protein brownie batter.That thing is addicting I tell ya! GO, GO, GOOO try it out now! You’ll want to drizzle that chocolatey goodness on everything. I also had some on freshly sliced pineapples last night too. I actually add a splash of vanilla and a shake of cinnamon to mine.
Sweet cinnamon alternative bagel, toasted and smeared on one side with some sunbutter, layered with sliced & microwaved strawberries, completed with a drizzle of the protein brownie batter and 1-2 spoonfuls of yogurt.
The chocolate fudge and the yogurt was oozing out of my bagel–it was just heaven in my mouth and my tummy!
Gosh, I definitely loovvveee breakfasts. It’s easily my favorite meal out of the three. I mean, who doesn’t love oatmeals, bread, toasts, cereals, granolas, pastries, fruits, nuts, etc….this list goes on.
How about you?
+ What’s your favorite meal of the day? (Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack)
May 23, 2010 § 4 Comments
I know I usually don’t post so quickly or so often, especially after the last lonnnng post (that had me working for a couple of hours!). However, I feel like I must share this recipe with you guys! Before I went to bed last night, I was propped up on my pillow reading Eat, Drink & Be Vegan and was inspired by the Peanut Banana Tortilla Turnovers. I have literally been dreaming about this one for breakfast the whole night. I actually got woken up in the early mornin’ of 6:30am by my churnin’ tummy! So I immediately got to work in the kitchen and made this “quesadilla”. The original recipe actually uses peanut butter, but I am lovin’ my sunflower butter right now, so I used that. So now I called this:
SB & B Quesadilla
(Adapted from Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan)
You’ll need, for one:
- 10-inch tortilla
- half a banana, sliced
- 2 tbsp sunflower butter (or any other kinds of nut butter)
- Place tortilla flat on a surface. Smother one half of it with nut butter of your choice.
- Add alot of cinnamon :-). Then place sliced banana on the smothered half.
- Fold the other half over so you get a half-moon shape, like your regular quesadilla.
- Spray skillet with cooking spray to coat pan, then slide your quesadilla in to cook, about 3 min. Flip to cook other side.
- It is done when both sides are slightly golden brown, with speckles of brown spots, and the edges of the tortilla is slightly crispy.
- Let it cool a little on a plate. Cut into triangles. Serve with yogurt of your choice. Devour.
I drizzled some protein brownie batter on top, and served with a side of plain, nonfat yogurt mixed with the rest of the brownie batter. Soooooooooooooo delicious! The original recipe actually comes with a recipe for “Molassa-Sauce” for dipping. This makes 4-5 servies, and it simply combines 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2-1 tsp agave nectar (optional).
I’m already dreaming of other variations I can do for this! Seriously this recipe is so versatile! Next time I’d probably mash the banana a little so it gets more gooey and soft inside. I may also try using sliced strawberries instead, or sliced pears/apples that have been softened a little in the microwave, or maybe try other nut butters. This would be a lovely dessert too if served with ice cream! 😀
Gonna go read up some more recipes now! Later!
+ Do you like “indulgent” breakfasts? If yes, what are your favorites?
+ Can you think of other variations for this recipe?