Hey guys and girls,
How are you? It’s Spring!
So many eats to share, so little time… My semester is finally coming to an end and I only have one more take-home “exam” (it’s actually two essays…). Anyways, I’m looking forward to cooking a little bit more at home, and just sitting back and relax for a few weeks, before the summer session at school and the summer season at my work start. This means I will work almost full-time, but I still have made it one of my major goals to live at the beach and pool this summer.
During the past few weeks, I didn’t have the energy to go to the gym, and except for a little bit of walking, I just took it easy. I did, however, take some extra yoga classes to stretch and relax. I always feel like I am competing against myself when doing yoga, and I’m usually extremely focused to try get my poses right. For me personally, I don’t see the point in only being half committed during practice (I am like that in too many other aspects of my life, though). I love the mental benefits of yoga and how it can give you confidence and focus and strength to accomplish your goals.
I also needed an idea for breakfast for one. I was taking inventory of our groceries at home and we were out of all-purpose flour, but I did find a bag of whole grain spelt flour in the depths of my cupboard. I decided to make a vegan spelt pancake.
Ingredients for 1 large-ish pancake:
- 1/4 cup whole grain spelt flour
- almond milk (I think I used about 1 cup, but I forgot the exact measurement…sorry. Just try to use as much until it becomes pancake batter texture)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
For toppings I chose a D’Anjou Pear and unvegan (and pre-packed…) vanilla sauce.
I even recreated the cinnamon-pear-vanilla combo later this week with steel-cut oats instead.
I think I liked the pancake a little bit better. However, it was only one large cake, and even though it filled me up for a little while, I think the recipe should probably be doubled for a normal sized portion for one.
Dinners have been a little repetitive last week (pasta x4), because a little trip is coming up, and tuition is due soon, so we’re on a tight budget (as usual, haha…). There are a few things I’m looking forward to in the next weeks:
- a visit from family
- a short weekend trip
- warmer weather
- finishing my last assignment for this semester
And since my schedule isn’t as crazy anymore, you can also expect a few more posts from me. Hope to see you soon and enjoy the warmer Spring weather!