So first up: Dorm Necessities. What's it all about? It's going to be a new (or, um, only? so far anyway...) series here on Veggin' Out showcasing some items that I constantly keep in my dorm room and that I pretty much can't live without. Now, I don't go back to school for another eight days, but of course, I need to start getting ready! And what better place to start than with the upmost important necessity? Yep, I'm talking food. More importantly, chocolate. Last year, anyone who visited my dorm room quickly found out that I had quite the food stash and that an entire box of that was dedicated to chocolate. I started early this year when I picked up this lot:
Another good portion of my food stash was dedicated to nut butter, and I'm sure this year will be no different. I haven't made quite as much progress as I have with the chocolate, but I did pick up this. I mean, cookie nookie?! That was just too hard to pass up.
I'll be sure to share other dorm room necessities as they come!
After trying on several different brands (including some that the guy who helped me called "the watermelons" - and for a good reason because they really did look like watermelons which made want to buy them solely because of that), I went with Brooks. And I love them! They feel quite a bit lighter than my Nikes (which I did also love) and a little firmer but in a good way if that makes any sense. Anyway, I've been loving running in them! Running is always so much more fun with new gear. :)
Pancake recipe based on Christina's All-Natural Protein Pancakes
For the pancakes:
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup peanut flour
1/2 cup cottage cheese
5 drops stevia (or other sweetener)
A handful of chocolate chips
For the rest:
About 2 tbsp chocolate syrup (I used Walden Farms)
About 8 pretzels, broken into pieces (I used Newman's Owns spelt pretzels)
Several pinches large grain sea salt ( I used pink Hawaiian sea salt)
1. Blend the oats, flour, cottage cheese, egg, and stevia in a blender.
2. Pour the batter onto a heated skillet to make four pancakes (or more or less - it really doesn't matter!) and then sprinkle the chocolate chips onto the pancakes. Cook for a few minutes, flip, and cook another minute or so. I think you all know how to cook pancakes!
3. Stack the pancakes on a plate, drizzle with the chocolate syrup, top with the pretzels, and sprinkle with the salt.
4. Dig in to the best plate of pancakes you've ever had!
Have a great day and a fabulous weekend, everyone!