Sunday, September 21, 2014

Love and Oat-Full Pancakes

First and foremost, it feels great to be back to cooking and blogging.

I recently took a very important exam for my Master's so I had to take a little bit of a break to focus on studying. I also started a new job/internship so it's been a little hectic these days. 


But alas, life is somewhat back to normal and that means, yummy creations from my kitchen!

I've never been much of a pancake fan to be honest. Don't get me wrong, they are DELICIOUS but I tend to crave more savory foods.

However, one night, I suddenly had the urge for something sweet for dinner.

Of course, I wanted to make sure there was something a little healthy about them and looked at what I had on hand.

I threw together some ingredients and out came these AMAZING little oat-full pancakes.

And with just a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have at home.

It's your basic pancake recipe, but the oats hook these little guys up with some protein and fiber, which means these will keep you fuller longer! 

Perfectly delicious!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Love and Avocado-Caesar Dressing

Caesar salad is one of my favorite salads. 

I think it is one of the first things I ever learned was unhealthy, so it was something I definitely did not eat for many years.

That was until, well, I just ate it to enjoy it. And I realized how delicious it was.

The crispness of the romaine, the creamy yet tangy dressing and those crunchy croutons.

What's not to love? 

I'll tell you what...

Lots of fat, calories and little nutrients.
It's true. Just because something is labeled a salad, does not automatically make it healthy.

However, as we all know, when we love something, we have it.

So yes, I order it often and yes, more cases than not, will have it is a SIDE.

Which brings me to this AMAZINGness...

This salad takes all the tastiness of my favorite salad and actually makes it healthy.

An ACTUALLY healthy Caesar salad. 

Using avocado and dijon mustard for the dressing, plus using kale instead of romaine and making croutons from whole-grain toast, this salad is jam packed with flavor, bite, and most importantly, things that are oh so good for us.

Ready to cook?