Everything Pancakes

Thats what I felt like I had put in when I was making my breakfast this morning.  Today was one of those days where I was all over the place.  I wasn’t craving anything in particular, yet I kind of wanted everything.

Everything Pancakes

  • 1/3 cup kodiak cake mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 heaping t organic low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • blueberries

Mix kodiak cake mix with water, than add in cottage cheese and quinoa.  Fold in blueberries.  Cook at medium heat for about 5 mins, or until browned on each side.  Enjoy with some blueberries, banana slices and a waterfall of chocolate peanut butter goodness.

I’m down to my last pack of TJ’s peanut flour (major 😦 face) so in order to make it last as long as possible, I’ve resorted to using other peanut flours.  I bought a jar of chocolate PB2 not knowing that there is added sugar in it so it was way sweeter than I had expected.  I added a little bit of TJ’s peanut flour and some extra dark cocoa powder to it and mixed it with a little water and, easy as that, it was much better!

This is a breakfast I will be repeating for sure.  I’m totally loving the addition of quinoa to all my breakfasts!

As expected, I barely got started on my summer classes yesterday.  I managed to buy two of my books and download the syllabus, but I still need to go to the bookstore to purchase one more book.  I ended up watching way too many episodes of Glee on Netflix (I just started and am loving it!), and than going out to watch the International Final Qualifier for The Open Championship at my local country club. I’ve been going for the last two years and yet I’m still amazed at the fact that we can walk right along side all the PGA professionals and talk with them, given that they feel like talking.  I didn’t stay for too long since it was hot and humid out (i know…I’m a wimp) and only ended up watching Mike Weir, Daniel Chopra, Ricky Barnes.  I saw quite a few other golfers as I was walking in, but the only one I recognized was Brandt Snedeker.  I wish Sergio Garcia hadn’t withdrawn…He would’ve been so much fun to watch!

I need to organize my class schedule today and figure out when all my tests/quizzes are so I can plan out the rest of my summer.  Is anyone else taking summer school?  Or do you have any exciting plans this summer? 

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Quinoa, meet Oats

My summer is officially over.  Or at least thats how it feels right now, since summer classes started today.  At least they’re online and I don’t have to actually go into school everyday and sit in a classroom.  But I guess that wouldn’t really matter today since it’s STILL dark, dreary, and raining outside.  It’s literally so dark it feels like it’s 8pm.   Thats how many days in a row already?  4 or 5?

Thunderstorms called for oats once again.  Today I introduced quinoa to my typical oats.

The quinoa added a great texture to the oats and its also great source of protein!

Quinoa, meet Oats – Oatmeal 

  • ~ 1/4 cup oat bran
  • ~ 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 organic egg whites
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 heaping t organic low fat cottage cheese

Cook oat bran and rolled oats in water and almond milk over medium high heat until 3/4 of the way absorbed.  Stir in egg whites until incorporated.  Lower heat to medium and add in cooked quinoa and cottage cheese until incorporated.

I didn’t add too much quinoa into my oats this time because I wasn’t sure of the outcome, but I loved it, so next time I’ll probably take out the rolled oats and add in more quinoa. This was a super filling breakfast and a good and healthy start to the day to get back on track considering what I had after dinner last night.

We picked up this cookies and cream ice cream cake for my sisters birthday from Whole Foods.  It’s all melted because the people at Dicks Last resort didn’t put it in the freezer.  You think they did it on purpose because they’re supposed to be ‘Dicks’?  Whatever the reason, it was still soooo good I had two slices.

I guess now that I’m back on track, I should be off to get organized and figure out what books and such I need for my classes and maybe start doing some reading.  Keyword: maybe.  Which most likely means not today 😉

Lets get this week starteddd!