What I Ate Wednesday #130: Greens & Grains

It’s amazing how much I love eating at home when I know we have company coming into town. Especially company that has yet to experience all of the incredible food and drink the bay area has to offer! I’m making sure to get in all of my greens, whole grains, and lean proteins while I can because it’s not long until our craziness starts again. I even had the opportunity to eat most of my meals at home yesterday. Dinner was the only exception but hey, at least I had time to throw it all together before heading to work.

Peas & Crayons What I Ate Wednesday WIAW

[Breakfast]
Protein Oats Egg White Oatmeal Cashew Almond Peanut Butter Banana
I finally made sure I’m fully stocked on nut butters again! It’s practically torture only having 1 nut butter at my disposal [my life is so hard!], but now I’m back to cashew, almond, and peanut. Thank goodness!

[Morning Snack]
Food Faith Fitness Microwave Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes White Chocolate Chips
More of a breakfast #2.. post-barre I was pretty hungry and Taylor’s microwave peanut butter protein pancakes that I shared yesterday were just screaming my name! It was the right call, for sure.

[Lunch]
Lemon Moroccan Chicken Za'atar Roasted Cauliflower Salad Asparagus
Leftover Moroccan chicken, za’atar cauliflower, and asparagus from Monday’s dinner graced my salad. I think I could’ve just eaten a big bowl of the cauliflower and been perfectly happy! If only I roasted 2 heads of cauliflower..

[Dinner]
Cashew Chicken Ground Turkey Broccoli Sriracha
A late lunch held me over for a good while until I had dinner standing outside of the gym. When you’re working the evening shift, you do what you gotta do! Luckily I had time to throw together cashew chicken and broccoli.. except with ground turkey. I guess you’d call that cashew turkey?

[Evening Snack]
Pure Organic Ancient Grains Vanilla Almond Bar
I just won some of these Vanilla Almond Pure bars and they’re so good! It definitely helped to nip my sweet tooth in the bud after dinner and I love the chewy + crunchy texture from the nuts and grains. I’ve gotta get my hands on the Peanut Butter Chocolate and Chocolate Chunk Nut bars soon!

Food for Thought

Have you tried the new Pure Ancient Grains bars?

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Foodie Friday: Coco-Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

Have you entered my Pure Via giveaway yet?

Some might say I have a peanut butter problem. Personally, I think it adds character 😉

Peanut Butter Negativity

I don’t know the first place I saw this, and I’m sure you’ve seen it before, but it’s so true! I’m always looking to add more peanut butter into my diet and have been loving coconut flour pancakes.. coconut and peanut butter? The perfect pair.

Coco-Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

Makes 1 serving of 4-5 pancakes

Coco-Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

Ingredients
– 4 egg whites
– 2 tbsp coconut flour* [I use Bob’s Red Mill]
– 2 tbsp peanut flour* [I use Protein Plus]
– 1/4 cup coconut almond milk [I use Califia Farms]
– 1/2 tbsp baking powder
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– Pinch of salt

*These ingredients can be found on iHerb.com. Use code ZAF482 to receive $5 off of your first order.

Directions
Place a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Mix all ingredients together and use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to evenly distribute batter into 4 or 5 pancakes. Cook on one side until they start to bubble, about 2-3 minutes. Carefully flip and cook another 2-3 minutes until cooked through.

Plate up with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

I like to put a few slices of banana and peanut fluff [2 tbsp peanut flour + water + stevia] in between each layer and then drizzles the leftover peanut fluff on top.

Coco-Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes Fluff

Coco-Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes Stack

Coco-Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes Coffee

Nutritional Information
Per stack without toppings

182 Calories  /  5g Fat  /  8g Carbs  /  2g Fiber  /  5g Sugar  /  26g Protein

Talk about protein-packed! I hope you enjoy them as much I am. I even made an extra batch yesterday to eat on the way to the airport this morning. Speaking of airport.. Baltimore, here we come!!

Sprint 2 the Table

Food for Thought

What is your favorite kind of pancake?
Any big plans for the weekend?

 

What I Ate Wednesday #92: Breaking the Plan

We’re usually pretty good about sticking to our weekly meal plan even if we do swap a few days every now and then. I’m kind of a stickler for eating at home during the week, but when Nathan walked in after work yesterday asking if I wanted to grab a cocktail, I couldn’t say no. It had already been a long week and it was only Tuesday! It was an impromptu date night and it was just so nice.

[Breakfast]
Coco-Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes
I’ve been loving a new protein pancake recipe this week—I’m calling them coco-peanut butter pancakes. I’m still adjusting ratios a bit for the perfect texture but I will definitely be sharing the recipe soon.

[Morning Snack]
Peanut Butter Jelly PB&J Yogurt Bobs Red Mill Granola Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds
And because I haven’t had enough peanut butter, this PB&J yogurt “parfait” is hitting the spot!

Ingredients
– 1/2 cup greek yogurt [I use 2% Fage]
– 2 tbsp peanut flour
– 1 squeeze Pure Via [the vanilla is my favorite!]
– Splash of coconut almond milk
– A couple of your favorite berries [strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are my fave!]
– A few Toasted Coconut and Blueberry Almond Breeze almonds
– 1 tbsp granola [I use Bob’s Red Mill Honey Almond]

Directions
Mix your greek yogurt, peanut flour, stevia, and coconut almond milk together until smooth. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

[Lunch]
Kale Spinach Salad Sweet Potato Avocado Turkey Meatballs
I was loving the smoothies at work for lunch but recently I’ve been in more of a salad mood. Especially with the delicious leftover brussels and sweet potato we’ve had!

[Afternoon Snack]
Forte High Protein Gelato Espresso
I pretty much could have eaten a horse yesterday. This was snack #2 after a lemon vanilla Luna protein bar. The gelato is pretty amazing and I’ll be posting a real review soon!

[Happy Hour]
Prizefighter Mezcal Rye Cocktails

Prizefighter Happy Hour
Prizefighter is known for their cocktails. I’ve only been there once before but Nathan never had before and it was such a gorgeous night; perfect for a drink outside! My drink was the Tennessee Rye – rye, orange bitters, lemon, and soda. His was the Reconquista – mezcal, punt e mes, and aperol. They were both perfectly balanced and hit the spot. We’ll be back for sure!

[Dinner]
Jasmine Thai Fresh Roll Peanut Sauce

Jasmine Thai Ginger Chicken Salad

Jasmine Thai Drunken Noodles
Dinner was an early one at Jasmine Blossom. They have an awesome happy hour—$3 drinks and $5-7 appetizers.

I got the fresh roll filled with beets, carrots, vermicelli noodles, mint, and lettuce and served with the most delicious peanut sauce I’ve ever tasted! Because clearly there’s never enough peanut butter in my life. I might have been nice enough to share the roll with Nathan too. I also got the ginger chicken salad which I love—it’s light and super flavorful. Nathan ordered the chicken pad kee mao which is essentially drunken noodles and again, delicious.

[Midnight Snack]
Dinner actually kept me full longer than I expected but my stomach was grumbling before bed so I grabbed a spoon, a jar of PB, and a little granola. Mmmmmmm.

And now it’s just a few more days till we’re headed home 🙂

Food for Thought

Do you stick to eating at home during the week or do you go out?

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary shipment of Toasted Coconut and Blueberry Almonds from BlueDiamondTasteMakers.com. All thoughts and opinions of the product are my own.

A Weekend of R&R

One of my favorite thing about sitting down to write my Monday posts is looking back on my weekend. It’s always nice to revisit the fun things we did. Maybe it’s because last weekend we were away but this weekend was extra quiet and relaxing. It was one of those weekends that Nathan and I looked at each other and said “uhh.. what did we do?!” And we were both ok with it!

Friday night we stayed close to home and had a little bbq for dinner at T-Rex. I got a nice salad with beets, goat cheese, citrus, and grilled salmon. Nathan had the brisket cheesesteak. It was good, but definitely didn’t cure the bbq craving for Nathan. Any good bbq recommendations in the bay area?

Roasted Beet Salad Grilled Salmon T-Rex BBQ

Saturday ended up being a day at home. We cleared out the fridge for lunch and mostly sat on our butts all day. We decided to venture out for Chinese food for dinner. I was happy to have some steamed veggies and shrimp because we dug into an incredible banana, sea salt caramel gelato for dessert. And when I say we dug in, I mean there were no pictures 😉

When we got home, we watched We’re the Millers. If you’re looking for a good comedy, I definitely recommend this movie! I feel like it’s been almost impossible to find a decent comedy lately, but this one had us laughing!

We're the Millers

Yesterday was the big day.. I worked, we went to lunch, and we went to the grocery store. Holy moly, such a busy day 😉 I made myself a pretty awesome breakfast before heading to work.. a little snickerdoodle protein pancake action went down!

Kiss My Broccoli Snickerdoodle Protein Pancakes

But because we were inside most of the day Saturday, I decided we should head to Off the Grid for lunch. It was a beautiful day here and food trucks = time outside.

KoJa Kitchen Chicken Pineapple Kamikazee Fries

KoJa Kitchen Portabello Burger Rice Buns

We ordered from KoJa Kitchen. I had the vegetarian portabello burger & pineapple koja and the teriyaki chicken & pineapple koja, both on rice buns, which were essentially sticky rice patties that were seared on a flat top. Nathan got the same teriyaki chicken koja and an order of kamikazee fries which were piled up with onion, bulgogi, and spicy sauce on top of waffle cut fries. Everything was so good!

And now we’re back on the weekly meal planning because we need to get our lives back in order after so much fun.

Weekly Meal Plan

SundayChopped brussels sprout salad with chicken [for Nathan]/swordfish [for me] and pecans
Monday – Sweet potato noodles with asparagus and chicken tequila habanero sausage
TuesdayPecan crusted chicken salad with strawberry honey mustard
Wednesday – Leftovers
ThursdayQuinoa salad with pineapple mojito chicken
Friday – Out!
Saturday – Leftovers

Food for Thought

Did you do anything fun over the weekend?
What’s on your menu this week?

Beer Me!

Hi friends, happy Monday! I hope you had a fun weekend just like we did. After I was sick 2 weeks ago and then it rained all last weekend, we were ready to get out of the house and spend some time outside. In our world, that means we need to find a place for a drink 😉 After hearing everyone in the East Bay rave about Drake’s Brewing, we knew it was time to give it a try.

Drakes Brewery

The barrel house.

The place was tucked behind a building but that didn’t stop people from getting there. The barrel house has about 10 small tables inside and huge doors that open up to a few more picnic benches outside. They only serve snacks there—pretzels, nuts, etc.—but every Saturday, fiveten burger, a food truck, sets up to feed the hungry drunks crowds.

Drakes Brewery Sampler

L -> R: Spicy Chocolate Alliance, Bourbon Induced Fowl Play, Hefe, IPA, Hopocalypse, Bourbon Barrel Jolly Rodger 2012, Denogginizer, Face Palm, Rakish Rye.

We loaded up! Everything was so good but my favorites were definitely the Bourbon Barrel Jolly Rodger and the Rakish Rye. The Spicy Chocolate Alliance was their Valentine’s brew; it was definitely chocolatey and had a little kick at the end. Very interesting and very good! I was a little disappointed in the lack of bourbon flavor in the Bourbon Induced Fowl Play, but it was still a solid beer. I’d get them all again except Face Palm, it just didn’t have enough flavor.

I got an awesome grilled chicken sandwich from fiveten burger, Nathan got a burger, and we shared an order of garlic fries. But halfway through those beers? Yea.. I forgot to snap a pic haha.

For dinner, we met up with Nathan’s aunt and uncle for Spanish tapas at Duende. Since we were sharing [and they not everyone knows about my blog], I opted to leave the camera in my bag. Until Nathan mentioned it.. then of course I had to get a picture of the last dish, canalones.

Canalones Duende Oakland

Vegetarian canalones.

Everything was so tasty! We also had brussels & sunchokes, swordfish, cabbage salad with walnuts and olives, goat cheese fritters, veggies with a mango pistachio salsa, patatas bravas, and osso bucco over creamy polenta. I think the osso bucco was my favorite, but I was really surprised and pleased with how light everything was!

After dinner, we went to see Gravity in 3D. We also got there a few minutes before the movie started so we were in the lower section. It was an interesting movie and I enjoyed it but it’s not the kind of movie that you go see to relax. It was a stressful movie and I definitely found myself gripping the armrests more than once. Side note: Sandra Bullock is almost 50 and she’s smokin!

Sunday morning, I woke up, got in a great workout, and housed a delicious stack of pancakes! We were heading to brunch later, but I knew we wouldn’t be eating until closer to 12 so I knew I needed something in my stomach. I’m so glad I did, it held me over until I got to devour this bit!

Baked Quinoa Poached Eggs Terrace Room

Baked quinoa with asparagus, tomato, arugula, poached eggs, & parmesan.

Poached eggs are the best, yes? It was nice to find something light on the menu for once. After brunch, we headed home and relaxed the rest of the day. I think running around [and drinking] on Saturday did a number on us! We’re old. But it was fun and it was a great weekend. Now to prepare for my parents to get here on Wednesday! WOO!!

Food for Thought

How did you spend your weekend?
What’s the best movie you’ve seen lately?

Link Love #18: My Top 5

Happy New Years Eve!! Wow, I can’t believe the year is over.. it seems like it just began. It’s time to wrap this baby up and look forward to creating new goals [and achieving them!], new experiences, and new memories. I usually use my link love posts to share some of my favorite posts from the blogosphere, but in the spirit of wrapping up this year, I thought I’d share my top 5 most popular posts and my top 5 favorites from this past year.

Most Popular

5. What I Ate Wednesday #4 – 5 Day Slim Down Edition!

What I Ate Wednesday WIAW 5 Day Slim Down Tone It Up TIU

That’s a tasty pineapple protein pancake!

I most certainly have some Tone It Up ladies to thank for this being up there in numbers! People seriously want to know about that slim down. It’s no joke.. you need to be really dedicated and if you are, it really works!

4. Spaghetti Squash Kugel

Spaghetti Squash Kugel Passover Recipe Barr & Table

Definitely making this again soon!

Between Passover and all of the Paleo and low carb diets, it’s no wonder this recipe was a hit! And have you ever had kugel? YUM! Give me my kitchen!

3. Recipe Remix: Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes

Barr & Table Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes About Time Cinnamon Swirl Whey Protein Powder Flax Cottage Cheese Egg White Cinnamon Almond Milk Agave Nectar Salt

Ooh baby! I almost forgot about these.

I love my sweet breakfasts and anyway I can sneak a little veggie in there makes it that much more perfect.

2. Foodie Friday: Peanut Butter Wonderful Powerballs

Peanut Butter Co White Chocolate Wonderful Powerballs Perfect Fit Protein Coconut Flax Chia Hemp Barr & Table

Everything is better with peanut butter!

My first attempt at protein bites and they were a delicious success! I definitely recommend this recipe.

1. Minty Irish Powerballs

Barr & Table Minty Irish Powerballs Cashew Butter Perfect Fit Protein

The perfect mix of chocolatey, nutty, and minty!

How do you make a protein bite better? Use your homemade nut butter 😉

My Top 5 Recipe Posts

Barr & Table Link Love Top 5 Recipes
Eggy Quinoa Stuffed Squash
Coconut Flour Pancake Variations
Homemade Cashew Butter
Buddha’s Feast
Chipotle Lime Sweet Potato Tofu Burgers

My Top 5 Life Posts

Barr & Table Link Love Top 5 Life

Hitched
Dealing With Doubt
I’m grateful for…
The “S” Word
Baltimore Bucket List and Big News!

My Top 5 What I Ate Wednesday Posts

Barr & Table Link Love Top 5 What I Ate Wednesday WIAW

#44: Wine in Italy
Quick Honeymoon Update
#45: The Wedding Food
#59: Ten Years Gone
#64: The First Weekend

Food for Thought

Do you have an all-time favorite post from this past year?
Any big plans for NYE?

Running Baltimore

I still have yet to figure out how the weekends always go so darn fast! And that said, I have also yet to figure out how to make it a 5-day weekend and 2-day week. I’ll let you know if I do. Until then..

Marvelous is finding out Thursday evening that you’re taking someone’s place in a 5K on Saturday morning. I completely dropped the ball on registering for the Baltimore 5K this year and has resigned myself to the fact that I wouldn’t be running. And to be completely honest, towards the end of the week, I was looking forward to sleeping in on Saturday. But when the opportunity popped up, I had to go for it. Besides, I got this awesome shirt at the expo 😉

Run Baltimore Under Armour UA

I haven’t really been running much recently except for as part of a strength training circuit every now and then so I wasn’t really sure what to expect for my results. But I’m pleased to say that I finished in 24:26.. only 11 seconds short of my PR. Dang! But I did finish 10th in my division and 188 overall out of over 4300 runners!

Baltimore 5K Running Festival

I was really excited for my medal 🙂

Marvelous is celebrating a friend’s engagement. And then Nathan deciding he wanted to go to Chipotle afterwards. Of course, it started raining while we were there so I had a conversation with the girl at the register that went a little something like this..

Me: Can I have a paper bag?
Girl: Is it for a burrito or a bowl?
Me: Uhh…… it’s for my head. It’s raining.

Chipotle Rain

Apparently I was excited about running in the rain with a paper bag on my head too..

And of course, marvelous is starting your week with a big stack of pancakes!

Pumpkin Coconut Flour Pancakes

Pumpkin Coconut Flour Pancakes

Food for Thought

What fun things did you do over the weekend?

Foodie Friday: Pancake Variations

It’s clearly been a week of pancakes. These pancakes are delicious and I love the stats.. you can’t beat 350 cals, 35g protein, and 15g fiber! I’ve had far too much fun playing with the flavor combos [ok, not really too much fun..] so I wanted to share a couple successes.

It all started with the original..

Peanut Butter ‘Cake’ Coconut Flour Pancakes

via Dashing Dish

Makes 6-7 pancakes for 1 serving

Peanut Butter 'Cake' Coconut Flour Pancakes - Dashing Dish

Peanut Butter ‘Cake’ Coconut Flour Pancakes – Dashing Dish

Ingredients
– 5 tbsp coconut flour
– 1/4 tsp baking powder
– 2 tsp peanut butter or 2 tbsp peanut flour [I chose peanut flour]
– 1-2 pkts stevia or sweetener of choice [I used 16 drops of liquid stevia]
– Pinch of salt
– 7 egg whites
– 1/4 – 1/2 cup water

Directions
Place a pan over medium heat. In a medium size bowl, mix all ingredients together except the water. As they all come together, slowly add the water a little bit at a time until a thick batter forms. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan per pancake and cook until they become a little bubbly around the edges. Flip the pancakes and cook through.

In between each pancake and atop of the stack, I covered them with more peanut fluff [1 1/2 tbsp peanut flour, ~3 drops liquid stevia, and water] and a little granola.

Next up came the Banana Coconut variety. These look beautious but the flavors need a little work. I’ll report back soon 😉

Banana Coconut Coconut Flour Pancakes

Banana Coconut Coconut Flour Pancakes

Then I knew it was time to go for pumpkin.

Pumpkin Coconut Flour Pancakes

Pumpkin Coconut Flour Pancakes

Pumpkin Coconut Flour Pancakes

Ingredients
– 5 tbsp coconut flour
– 1/4 tsp baking powder
– 1/4 cup pumpkin [NOT pumpkin pie filling!]
– 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

– 16 drops of liquid stevia
– Pinch of salt
– 7 egg whites
– 1/4 – 1/2 cup water

I swapped out the peanut butter for pumpkin and added some pumpkin pie spice and it was fabulous! I also topped [and layered] these with pumpkin peanut fluff [1 1/2 tbsp peanut flour, 2 tbsp pumpkin, ~4 drops liquid stevia, pumpkin pie spice, and water] and of course a little granola.

My final flavor of the week involved some of my absolute favorite flavors in the world!

Reese’s Coconut Flour Pancakes

Reese's Coconut Flour Pancakes

Reese’s Coconut Flour Pancakes

Ingredients
– 5 tbsp coconut flour
– 1/4 tsp baking powder
– 2 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
– 16 drops of liquid stevia
– Pinch of salt
– 7 egg whites
– 1/4 – 1/2 cup water

This time, I swapped in the cocoa powder and topped/layered with regular peanut fluff and a sprinkling of granola.

To say this was a good breakfast week would be an understatement! Time to load up on eggs again and get back to work 😉

Sprint 2 the Table

Food for Thought

What is your favorite flavor combination?

What strange but good combinations can you come up with?

Have you ever had coconut flour pancakes before?

What I Ate Wednesday #57: Pancake Party!

I have to be honest, my last week of eats, with the exception of what I already showed you on Monday, has not been very exciting. So rather than sharing the same pictures over again, I thought I’d share my latest morning fun.

On Monday, I decided to venture outside of the breakfast world of my daily protein oats and go for some pancakes again. I’ve been seeing mile-high stacks of coconut flour pancakes on my instagram feed so I went for a peanut butter pancake recipe from Dashing Dish.

Peanut Butter ‘Cake’ Coconut Flour Pancakes - Dashing Dish

Peanut Butter ‘Cake’ Coconut Flour Pancakes – Dashing Dish

I topped this stack with peanut fluff [peanut flour, stevia, and water] and the last of my maple blueberry Michele’s Granola. It was bittersweet. Using the last of the granola.. not the pancakes! 😉 The pancakes were actually very light and fluffy! They held me over for about 5 1/2 hours but they didn’t sit heavy. It was great!

Obviously now I have to play around with flavors..

Tuesday’s flavor was banana coconut.

Banana Coconut Pancakes

Banana Coconut Coconut Flour Pancakes

These pancakes were topped with coconut protein fluff [vanilla protein powder, coconut extract, and water], a little coconut butter, and toasted coconut. They were good, but this recipe is still in the works.

And finally, today I went for the pumpkin! About time, right?!

Pumpkin Coconut Flour Pancakes

Pumpkin Coconut Flour Pancakes

These were awesome.. so much pumpkin flavor! I topped this stack with peanut fluff mixed with extra pumpkin, a little pumpkin pie spice, and granola.I’ll definitely be making this flavor again soon but I still want to try other flavor combos and hash out my banana coconut flavor too 🙂

And the best part about these pancakes? They’re only about 350 calories per serving with about 35g protein and 15g fiber. That’s what I call staying power!

Food for Thought

What flavor would you try first?

What flavor combos should I try?

A Baking Kinda Weekend

I really, strongly believe that the weekend should be 5 days and the week should be 2 days. Why hasn’t someone made this happen yet? Oh well.. here’s to another Marvelous Monday!

Marvelous is testing recipes! It might not have been my most successful weekend but it was fun nonetheless. I ended up with 1 success, 2 works-in-progress, and 1 total flop. The success? Mini chocolate cupcakes from Chocolate Covered Katie.

Monster Mint-Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Chocolate Covered Katie CCK

Look how cute they are with the white chocolate chips!

I did, however, make a few adjustments to the recipe so I was very pleased when they turned out! I subbed pastry flour for all-purpose, xylitol for sugar, and pumpkin for applesauce. I also left out the peppermint extract since I was just looking for a good chocolate cupcake. The only thing left is to top it with frosting!

French bread in one hour is one of my works-in-progress. I wish I had a picture of the way mine came out.. it’s so dense Nathan described it as a bagel loaf. I think he was being nice about it too! I just bought some brand spankin’ new yeast and plan on another attempt soon in hopes that old yeast was the issue. [That doesn’t sound so nice.. ha!]

Marvelous is some tasty new treats from Lindsay. I was SO psyched when my Healthy Bites came in on Friday that I almost ate all of them as soon as I opened the box! I refrained and am trying to pace myself but holy moly they’re amazing!

Healthy Bites Cotter Crunch

Healthy Bites! Muddy Buddy Mocha, Chocolate Whey Good, & Reese’s!

My favorite flavor is the Reese’s because I just can’t say no to anything chocolate and peanut butter but I would highly recommend all of them! She even gave me a vegan version of the Reese’s and a paleo version of the Chocolate Whey Good. And I will be ordering more 🙂

Marvelous is going back to our favorite Thai restaurant for the first time in months. I’m absolutely in love with the Hot Pot!

Hot Pot Pork Thai Arroy Baltimore Maryland MD

Hot pot with pork, broccoli, onion, baby corn, carrots, bean thread noodles, and light bean sauce

And almost as marvelous is having leftovers with a little coconut curry hefeweizen to boot. Side note: the beer was interesting but not awesome.. I wouldn’t get it again but I couldn’t pass it up when I saw it!

Hot Pot Thai Arroy Baltimore Maryland MD New Belgium Coconut Curry Hefeweizen

Leftover hot pot with broccoli, cauliflower, cashews, and a coconut curry hefeweizen.

Marvelous is starting my morning with another awesome Best Body Bootcamp workout and refueling with these bad boys!

Peanut Butter ‘Cake’ Coconut Flour Pancakes - Dashing Dish

Peanut Butter ‘Cake’ Coconut Flour Pancakes – Dashing Dish

These pancakes may very well jump start another pancake kick! And when my parents asked how many people I made these pancakes for, I politely responded with this:

I ATE EM ALL!

I ATE EM ALL!

Happy Monday, friends!

Food for Thought

Did you do anything fun over the weekend?

How are you kicking off your week?