september foodie pen pal reveal

So other than my typical I can’t believe how fast time is going, but seriously this year is almost half over and the countdown to Christmas is already beginning, seriously where does time go?

Trust me I am super excited for the holiday season. And things are starting to slightly cool down here in Arizona. By slightly I mean it’s still in the 90’s, but I’ll take it.

Oh and it’s pumpkin season. I eat pumpkin pretty much all year long, but fall time delicacies like these are starting to pop up.

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I love Chobani as is, but this pumpkin flavor…

Spot On.

I actually have not been too impressed with a lot of the pumpkin flavors coming out. Yogurtland’s pumpkin frozen yogurt disappointed me, Baskin Robbins pumpkin cheesecake ice cream was a total flop, so I was a bit hesitant when trying this for the first time. But this one did not disappoint. (also the pumpkin spice cupcake I had at work was ah-mazing, but really…pumpkin spice cake…cream cheese frosting…enough said)

But with the coming of October and all things fall we have to cover one important thing first.

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Foodie Pen Pal Reveal.

The Lean Green Bean
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This month I was paired up with Trey and this is what he sent me.
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Ed’s Red hot sauce, home made strawberry fig jam and local honey.
You know me and my jam obsession and this stuff was delish.
He also sent a few items local to his area that I thought was very nice.
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Fresh sea salt, a sand dollar and a little star fish. Seriously how cute is that? I love when foodie pen pals include little things that are local to them. I haven’t been to the ocean in forever so it was really fun to get these items.
Thanks Trey!
And my fiance thanks you too, he loves the hot sauce. I made him a potato, ham, and cheese hash for breakfast one morning and took it up a notch with the new hot sauce.
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I didn’t hear any complaints.
 So again, another successful foodie pen pal experience.
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 Are you excited for fall?
What’s your favorite fall flavor? As much as I love pumpkin, I really think apple cider is my favorite seasonal item, but nothing in Arizona even compares to the fresh apple cider I got from the apple orchards back in Indiana…

carob plantain bread

Friday!

Oh my goodness, I don’t know about you, but this has been one of the longest weeks ever.

For me at least it is because I had Monday off and had to work the rest of the week. It was wonderful having two days off in a row, but I am telling you, it makes the rest of my week so long.  But Friday is finally here and even though I work Saturday, there is still always a little joy in it being Friday.

Also with Friday comes the fun little link up of #strangebutgood eats with Laura.

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I haven’t participated in a few weeks basically because my eats have been on such a repeat that I haven’t made anything noteworthy.
And really this dish isn’t too strange, but a new twist on an old favorite with a new ingredient obsession.

Carob.

I swear ever since I ordered this in my Swanson Vitamin order, I have been adding it to everything.

So it may be no surprise that this happened.

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Carob Plantain Bread

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Topped with a mocha protein frosting using my Click mocha protein, sprinkled with coconut shreds and a local granola mix.

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Ingredients:

– 1 medium ripe plantain

– 1/4 cup egg whites

– 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)*

– 2 tbsp carob powder

– 1 tbsp chocolate protein powder (I used BSN Lean Chocolate Fudge)

– 5-7 drops liquid stevia

* I’ve  been making my batter a little bit more thicker lately, it makes more of a dense bread, but feel free to add more almond milk if you need to thin out your batter.

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Directions:

– Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

– Blend all ingredients in a small blender or magic bullet

– Bake for 20-25 minutes

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Mocha Protein Frosting

Ingredients:

– 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (I used Chobani)

– 1/2 scoop Click mocha protein

– almond milk to thin (I use Silk unsweetened vanilla)

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Directions:

– Mix all ingredients in small bowl until blended.

– Add almond milk in small amounts until desired consistency.

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I think it can go without saying that this was amazing.

I have nothing more really to say other than if you haven’t tried carob powder, try it.

If you haven’t made plantain bread, make it.

And this is a great one to start both with.

Have a good weekend loves.

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Have you ever tried carob powder?

(If you haven’t entered my P28 giveaway, you still have a few days! Make sure you enter for your chance to win some great protein packed products!)

healthy pop tarts

Happy Wednesday loves!

Today is a big day for me! I take my VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination) test today. It’s basically what RN’s have to take to become licensed nurses, but in the veterinary world.  You’re actually not required to have it in Arizona to work as a veterinary technician, but I obviously just wouldn’t be a certified veterinary technician. It is required by law in other states and some clinics will also pay more if you have your license.  My school actually pays for the exam, so it doesn’t hurt me to take it and I may need it in the future. So wish me luck!

But before I go and do that I of course have to participate in What I Ate Wednesday. I have some tasty treats to share with you.

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No surprise I have some delish breakfasts to share with you.

Even though I don’t have a lot of time in the morning, it tends to be the meal I put most of my effort into. Not only do I need to make sure it has enough staying power to get me through my day, but I even try and make it a bit presentable even though it tends to end up in a portable container anyways.

Overnight TVP/prOATS have made a come back into my breakfast rotation.

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This simple bowl of cinnamon vanilla prOATs was topped with Love Grown Raisin Almond Crunch granola and a splash of Silk vanilla almond milk. I seriously forgot how good oats swimming in almond milk was.

I also finally decided to try another recipe from the beautiful Meg that I had been eying from her Instagram pictures.

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Since I had such great success with her protein sweet potato smoothie, I decided to make a version of the chia puddings she had been making.

Mine of course was of a chocolate variety, topped with shredded coconut and a local seed mix.

Simple, but satisfying and filling. I love chia.

(let me know if you want the recipe)

I then decided to combine the two.

I wanted oats, but also had some leftover chia pudding.

The only normal thing to do is combine them.

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I was actually out of frozen banana (blasphemy!) so I topped my prOATs with chocolate chia pudding, slices of frozen grapes, a granola sprinkle and of course some cinnamon love.

This bowl was pretty amazing.

The next delicious-ness that I have to share with you is another thing I have been drooling over on Instagram.

Healthy Pop Tarts.

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They have been sweeping the Instagram-land and for some reason I never made them.

It’s kind of like all of my Pinterest boards. I totally have the intention of making the dish, but when it comes around to it, I just always fall back to my routine meals. I need to get out of that habit, and add some variety to my meals.

Well I finally did that and decided to switch up my breakfast.

Thus my healthy pop tart was born.

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Healthy Pop Tart with Marshmallow Protein Frosting

Healthy Pop Tart with Marshmallow Protein Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 tbsp oat flour (ground from raw oats)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder (I used Plant Fusion Vanilla Bean )
  • 2-3 tbsp almond milk
  • 5-7 drops liquid vanilla stevia

Instructions

  1. Grind oats into flour
  2. Mix together oat flour, coconut flour, and protein powder
  3. Add almond milk and stevia and mix - add more milk to desired consistency
  4. Place in the middle of tortilla and fold all four sides like a pop tart
  5. Place on heated panini press and cook until warm and toasted
http://accidentlydelish.com/2013/12/healthy-pop-tarts/

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Sometimes I kick myself for waiting so long to make certain recipes. This was one of them.

To make the protein frosting, I just took plain Greek yogurt (I use Chobani) and I added 2 drops of Capella Marshmallow drops.

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I really loved how dense the filling was, but coconut flour is amazing for that. It is defiantly an ingredient I don’t cook/bake with enough.  Another thing I love about these pop tarts are there are endless possibilities for flavors with not only the filling, but the toppings. You guys know me and my love for protein frosting.

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Well loves I must leave you and I am off to take my exam!

Ahh wish me luck!!

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How often you actually make recipes you pin from Pinterest or see on Instagram?

a marvelous wedding

Oh hello loves!

The weekend was a busy one and I am going to try and jam all the fun into one post and hope that you all stick with me until the end.

I will try to make it as short as possible!

Having and sharing with you about my marvelous weekend is perfect timing since the beautiful Katie reminds us to always be Marvelous In Our Monday’s.

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Matt and I attended a wedding in Dallas this weekend for one of his high school friends.  The bride became one of my friends as well when we all lived in Indianapolis. I adore her, and adore her new husband as well. We couldn’t have been happier for the two of them!

Matt was extra excited because the bride is actually a twin, so he was very excited he was going to be able to see her sister as well. We had visited the bride (Darla) when she lived in Austin, but we haven’t seen her twin (Denise) since we lived in Indiana, which has been about 5 years. Since then she has had a daughter, so we were very excited we were finally going to be able to meet her!

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The trip however did not start out so smoothly. I’m not going to go into complete details, Matt is a little embarrassed about the situation, but I will say that there was a lot of anxious coffee consumed as I was worried Matt might not make the flight.

I am happy to report though that he did make the flight, he may or may not be on a government “list”, and I think he learned his lesson to check his pockets before going through security. We’ll leave it at that. So we ended up having a quick breakfast on the plane, and the kid needed a drink ASAP.

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I swiped a few quick items from one of the airport stores and had a nice little coffee, fruit and Chobani breakfast. Could have been worse, I made due with that I had.

Needless to say when we landed we were more than ready for a real lunch. Gotta love iPhone apps! I searched the web for some local spots that had good reviews and came across  Brix Bar and Grill. Not gonna lie, we were ready for a few beers too. (shocker I know)

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We sat at the bar and quickly ordered a few beers. To eat I got fresh grilled vegetables that were to die for. They were sauteed in oil and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Almost tempura style.  I also got a side salad with house balsamic vinaigrette. But Matt’s meal stole the show. He ordered a chorizo meatloaf sandwich that I just had to try. I’m pretty sure I ate about half of a half of his sandwich in addition to my meal. I couldn’t help it.  The sweet potato fries were just as amazing. And I stole a lot of those too.

After lunch we checked into our hotel and got ready for the wedding.

It was a beautiful Texas wedding set outside at the Swingin’ D Ranch and it was just absolutely gorgeous.

So were the bride and groom.

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It was a beautiful ceremony and I was just so happy to see two people who I love dearly join as one.

After the ceremony it was cocktail hour!

Since it was a very small wedding, Matt and I didn’t know many people, but that really is never a problem with us.

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I don’t have many pictures from the reception because, well I was too busy dancing and talking.

Which is what weddings are for.

I will say I drank a lot, I danced a lot, I ate a lot of true Texas food and that cupcake was to die for. They had 4 flavors and I seriously stood at the table for almost 5 minutes trying to decide which one I wanted. I couldn’t say no to red velvet though.

Overall it was an amazing night and I am so glad we got to be a part of their wedding and witness two beautiful people unite as one.

I love weddings.

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The next morning we were just going to do the hotel breakfast, but since we were only in town for such a short amount of time we wanted to experience Dallas as much as we could, so we opted to go out for breakfast.

We found a cute little breakfast spot called The Egg and I.

Matt was feeling less than hot that morning (after parties will do that to you) and didn’t eat much of his breakfast, but I chowed down on mine.

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He got the Texas Skillet which included country potatoes, steak, grilled vegetables and cheese.

I got the Egg Byte Omelet which was a three egg white omelet with baby spinach, tomatoes, onions and instead of mushrooms I added asparagus.

I demolished it.

After breakfast we knew there was one thing we had to do in a new city. Visit a local brewery.

We were recommended to go to Deep Ellum Brewery and I am so glad we went. It had an awesome atmosphere and we sat outside in the gorgeous weather and enjoyed some brews. Love their slogan of Love Runs Deep. For $10 we got three drink tokens. We ended up trying the Deep Ellum IPA, Rye Pils and Dallas Blonde. The IPA was of course my favorite as I am on a huge IPA kick at the moment. We also got to keep the glass which I thought was neat. Love souvenirs! Matt finally started to get his appetite back and since the brewery only had a food truck, Matt and I decided to explore and walk around to see what the area had to offer in terms of food. It was such a cute little area and we found a place that looked pretty neat called Angry Dog.

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It was a hopping place and again had such a cool atmosphere. I ordered a grilled chicken salad, which looks simple, but the chicken was grilled and seasoned to perfection,  and Matt got  “The Burger” which has been named one of the best burgers in Dallas. Ok. So I am not a huge burger/red meat person. This burger was ah-mazing. I mean. It was just great quality meat, cooked perfectly, super juicy and flavorful. It was probably the first burger in a very long time that made me wish I had ordered a burger. And I would have open armed accepted the stomach discomfort I’m sure I would have experienced afterwards. It deserved the best burger name.

After lunch we headed to the airport, got there earlier than we thought not knowing how long it would take to return our rental car, but took advantage of the extra time and had, you guessed it, another beer.

#sorryimnotsorry

1. I was on vacation. 2. I like my beer. 3. I don’t even feel like I need to say #1 or 2 and explain myself.

We had a great trip, it was nice to get away for a few days and it was amazing to see friends we hadn’t seen in a very long time.

I wish we were able to stay longer than just the day and a half we had, but some time is better than no time.

It’s always good to be home and we had a sushi and fro-yo date planned with our neighbors to look forward to.

But I’ll fill you in on that deliciousness next time.

Until then stay marvelous loves.

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Do you cry at weddings? I use to never get emotional at weddings, now I swear I automatically get teary eyed. I just love seeing others happy and in love.

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Source: Caitlin Skinner Photography

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the good and the bad

Hey loves.

If you read my last post you know things have been kind of crazy around here due to the pup being sick.

With that being said, I wish I had a day full of delish eats to share with you, but unfortunately meals have been pretty low key and thrown together.

I can’t even use the pup as an excuse, because honestly sometimes that’s just my life.

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But before I bore you with my lack of effort meals and excuses I have to say even though life has been a little bit crazy lately, my fiance still manages to be simply amazing and out shine me.

What am I talking about?

Well it was our 8 year anniversary and guess who dropped the ball and forgot. He did. This girl.

With the pup being sick, me working like a mad woman, I totally spaced it. But what did I come home to?

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An apartment covered in notes.

And these beauties.

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Seriously I am one lucky lady. Matt is amazing, but honestly, sometimes he’s not the most romantic. This meant more to me than any “fancy” gift he could have gotten me.

I was all smiles.

But enough mushy stuff. On to food!

Even though my meals have been blah blah boring, there have been a few high points with some tasty new to me products that have helped me through this crazy busy time.  There have also been some foods that may not have been the best choices, but that’s life sometimes too.

So this is a very honest What I Ate Wednesday with what I have been eating lately to get me through these past few days.

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Sick puppy = lack of sleep = need a little boost in the morning.

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I actually got this CoCo Cafe a few months ago from a foodie pen pal and it sat in my pantry for quite some time.

Um. Shame on me. This is amazing. I’m not even a huge coconut water fan, however I am a huge coffee fan. And luckily for me this taste more coffee than coconut. It was awesome. I loved it. I will be buying more of these in the future.

I’ve also been a snack monster lately. I do not know why, but my hunger has been out of control lately.

I’m learning to embrace that, honor my body and hunger and eat when it asks for food.

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I got the opportunity to try the new Enjoy Life Chewy Bars and even though I’d have to say the Coco Loco is my favorite so far, this SunButter Crunch is pretty tasty as well.

I also found an amazing find at Sprouts while shopping the other day that has satisfied my snack monster.

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I love peanuts. I love nori. What a great combination.

And a classic snack that never disappoints is anything by Chobani.

I got lucky/unlucky when they had that huge recall, in the sense that I had purchased a few bad products and had to throw them away.  But since the company is amazing, I received free replacement coupons in the mail and finally decided to cash in on them.

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I seriously think I stood in the grocery aisle for about 15 minutes trying to decide which flavor of the Chobani Bites I wanted to try. They all sounded amazing. But since I pretty much love anything chocolate mint I thought this was a good choice. It was pretty tasty, and made a great late night snack. I definitely want to try some of the other flavors!

I also finally found more than one flavor of the flips!

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This was a great flavor decision. Peach + Pistachio I’m pretty much convinced now are a match made in heaven.

So after all those tasty treats, let’s move on to the things that most people I’m sure will shame me for having.

The quick convenient foods that sometimes just happen.

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Oh McDonald’s. It has been so long since I had a breakfast sandwich, but a client brought a bunch of them in for us. That’s about all I could eat because as tasty as it was (guilty – I actually like their breakfast sandwiches) my tummy did not agree.

Lesson learned I suppose.

My next indulgence however every little part of me agreed with.

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Because honestly, brownies are always ok and make everything better.

Am I right?

Well loves, I am hoping things settle down a bit over here.

But with little moments like these, the pup seemingly getting better, I think they will.

And I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week.

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Do you forget anniversary’s?
Would you prefer a fancy gift or an apartment full of love notes? With me it’s the small things and the thought that goes behind a gift, not the price tag that matters most.

red velvet plantain bread

We all like to look at pretty food. I know I do. I may not be the best food photographer, but I do try to at least put some effort into making my meals look presentable.

Especially when What I Ate Wednesday rolls around. There are so many amazing eats being show cased and I always feel the pressure to step up my meal game.

But I made a confession on Instagram recently about how not so glamorous my meals are.

Especially when they are eaten out of tupperware in a car.

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I also eat over ripe banana’s.

This was a Thomas Pumpkin English Muffin topped with a mix match of everything I could think of.

One half topped with Plant Fusion protein frosting mixed with CoCo Cardio. The other half topped with half peanut butter and half of my red velvet hummus.

Sometimes when my meals aren’t photo worthy I  like to have fun with them.

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Banana’s in the car! Gotta keep things interesting.

I entertain myself that’s all that matters.

And remember when I told you I had a recipe I wanted to share, but the pictures were just not going to do it any justice?

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This was a delicious creation, that tasted amazing, but does this picture make you want to make it?

Probably not.

But don’t you worry. I didn’t give up. I took one for the team and made this delicious creation again, just so I could take better pictures to share with you.

(ok so i may or may not be making excuses to have made it again. trust me i wasn’t complaining)

A lot of you saw this recipe coming. I’m pretty predicable what can I say.

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Red Velvet Plantain Bread

Ingredients:

– 1 medium ripe plantain

– 1 scoop CoCoCardio

– 1/2 cup liquid egg whites

– 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder (I used this one)

– 5-7 drops liquid vanilla stevia

– almond milk if needed to thin batter

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Directions:

– Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

– Blend all ingredients in a small blender or magic bullet

– Bake for 20-25 minutes

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Red Velvet Protein Frosting

Ingredients:

– 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

– 1/2 scoop CoCoCardio

– 3-5 drops liquid vanilla stevia (or chocolate if you have it)

Directions:

– Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl

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I think these pictures do it a bit more justice, don’t you?

Well I know they are making me want to make this again, so I would say so.

So loves I leave you with the promise of more dishes that are photo worthy so I don’t have to distract you with pictures like this.

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But seriously. Who wouldn’t want to look at that face?

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Would you post an “ugly” picture if it meant sharing an amazing recipe?

Do you take random pictures of yourself eating? I have no shame, obviously, I mean I take pictures of me eating breakfast in my car.


simple meals with a new bread obsession

Happy Wednesday loves!

I am very happy this Wednesday!

Also exhausted, but happy.

Why so happy?

It’s my one day off this week. One of the techs is on vacation so I am working extra days, which even though I am happy for the extra money, I am a wee bit tired. It doesn’t help when you have emergencies walk in a half hour before closing and have to stay late. But that’s the job and I’m all about saving the little critters when I can!

Unfortunately when I work such long hours meals tend to get a bit boring as well.

But since it is What I Ate Wednesday, I still managed to find some tasty fun things to share with you.

I’m lucky I got a little help.

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I recently received probably one of the best (and biggest) packages in the mail.

So big that Matt’s co-workers all questioned him of what could possibly be in this huge box.

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Allow me to share.

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I had been hearing amazing things about Silver Hills Bakery all over the blog land and Instagram. Being the carb obsessed person I am, I of course was intrigued and checked them out to see what they offered.  Not only do I love that they offer sprouted breads, which I love, but I also love that all of their ingredients are non-GMO and that each bread has a different added benefit. You should probably check out all their “flavors”.

I think it goes without saying I was very interested in trying their products. Boy did they ever give me the opportunity.

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Let be honest, we all know I love my bread. It is seriously one thing I could never live with out. (sorry paleo and low carb diets) But even when I saw all this I was blown away and questioned how I would ever consume all of it. Well thankfully I have Matt to help me, and bread freezes well. I am however not too worried, I’ve already made a huge dent in this.

Even though I don’t follow a gluten free diet, for some strange reason gluten free breads have always intrigued me. Silver Hills Bakery offers two gluten free breads, both which sounded amazing to me.

So the first bread I decided to try was the Gluten Free Chia Chia.

 

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Ok. Seriously hands down, regardless of being gluten free or not, one of the best breads I have had. I loved it. I seriously am probably a bit too excited over this considering it’s just a piece of bread, but that’s how much I liked it.

I topped a piece with Justin’s chocolate almond butter SweetLeaf lemon infused Chobani greek yogurt and fresh berries.

Amazing.

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The next bread I tried was the The Big 16.

Not as pretty (eating breakfast in your car and lunch in the 5 minutes of free time we get, make for quick not pretty meals), but I managed to make some pretty tasty sandwiches that totally hit the spot.

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A classic that never gets old: I toasted a piece of The Big 16 and topped it peanut butter and banana. Simple, but delish. For lunch I made a concoction of chocolate almond butter, cinnamon spiked pumpkin and home made vanilla peach jam. May not look pretty, tasted amazing. More proof that ugly food tastes better.

These are the only two breads I have tried so far, Matt tried the Squirrelly Sprouted Bagels (which got rave reviews from him), but if the rest of them are as good as the two I’ve had, well I know I won’t be disappointed. So check back for more reviews on the products.

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I did however manage to eat a few things other than bread lately.

I showed you guys the vegetable chickpea curry I made with the complaint that it wasn’t spicy enough.

Well I vamped up the leftovers, added more red curry paste and topped a potato with it instead of serving it over rice.

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It was like a total new dish.

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I also reunited with OIAJ. Never gets old.

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Was so glad to have fresh berries back in the house and I am still loving the hemp seeds!

 

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I swear sometimes the little things make me the happiest. OIAJ is one of them.

Well since this is getting pretty lengthy I will leave you with that, I know you all have plenty of other delish What I Ate Wednesday eats to check out so head over to Jenn’s and check out all the other amazing eats that are going on.

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But I will leave you with more proof I am obsessed with bread and how small simple things make me a bit too happy.

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Chia Chia topped with  a mixture of peanut butter, chocolate protein powder and almond milk and home made blueberry jam. An amazing drippy mess of deliciousness.

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Are you a bread lover?

What’s your favorite sandwich?

cookies and cream & pumpkin spice plantain bread

Warning: If you are sick of my plantain bread recipes, stop reading now.

There is about to be more.

I can’t help it, my plantain obsession is still going strong and I am loving creating new and different flavors each time I make it.

So you have been warned.

For those of you who are just as plantain obsessed as I am, then you will love this post.

 

If you’ve seen my other plantain bread recipes, I’m sure you have noticed I add some sort of protein powder to all my bases.

Not only does this give me some extra protein, but I also like using it instead of a flour.

This recipe is no different.

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Cookies and Cream Plantain Bread

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Ingredients:

– 1 medium ripe plantain

– 1/2 scoop cookies and cream protein powder (I used Plant Fusion)

– 1/3 cup liquid egg whites

– 7-9 drops SweetLeaf Vanilla Drops

– almond milk to thin batter if needed

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Directions:

– Blend all ingredients in a blender or magic bullet.

– Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

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Since I get a lot of questions on how I bake my plantain bread I thought I would include the process of me dressing it up.

I topped this batch with a vanilla chai protein frosting.

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Vanilla Chai Protein Frosting

Ingredients:

– 1/2 scoop vanilla chai protein powder (I used Vega One)

– almond milk (add 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency)

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I made a little cookies and cream sandwich with the protein frosting and then also topped some slices and sprinkled with chia seeds.

It was like dessert for breakfast.

Just the way I like it.

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The next flavor is basically another give in if you know me at all.

Like most I love fall. I love pumpkin.

So since pumpkin is starting to hit the shelves again (for not a ridiculous price) I was quick to snag a few cans.

Among other things, it of course made it into a plantain bread.

Pumpkin Spice Plantain Bread

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Ingredients:

– 1 medium ripe plantain

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Fitmixer)*

– 2 tbsp pure pumpkin

– 1/3 cup liquid egg whites

– 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

– 6-8 drops SweetLeaf Vanilla Stevia

– almond milk to thin batter if needed

* If you don’t want to use protein powder use 2 tbsp coconut flour in it’s place

Directions:

– Blend all ingredients in a blender or magic bullet.

– Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

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I made a quick pumpkin frosting by mixing plain Chobani Greek yogurt with about 1 tbsp pumpkin and sprinkled some more pumpkin pie spice on top.

I think it goes without saying that this was amazing. My kitchen smelled of pumpkin amazingness. And if it wasn’t still 100 degrees here in Arizona, it might feel a bit like fall.

 

So I may sound like a broken record, but if you haven’t hopped on the plantain train yet, you need to.

I also need to get out of my comfort zone and make some of the other Purely Twins plantain recipes. They have so many that I want to try, but again if you know me, I tend to stick to one thing.

But until then, new plantain bread recipes will probably keep being created.

Hope you’re ok with that.

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Are you excited for fall?

Are you a pumpkin lover? If so what’s your favorite recipe?