Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes [Gluten-Free Recipe]

Pancakes are never a bad idea.

Especially when you have a super-ripe banana. 

My bananas have two speeds: too green or too brown.  How do I miss that window of a perfectly yellow banana?  I guess I can’t complain if it results in pancakes!

Grain-Free Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes… 

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Basil Avocado Hummus [Recipe]

Creamy hummus is the key to life.

I’m on exaggerating a little.

I first learned the secret to achieving store-bought-creamy hummus at home a couple of years ago.  If you peel the beans before you blend them, the resulting hummus is almost impossibly smooth.  And that’s exactly what I did for this week’s Basil Avocado Hummus.

Peeling garbanzo beans

Peel EVERY little Garbanzo?!  I thought you had to be nuts to waste all that time peeling a can of beans… until I tried it. … 

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Roasted Garlic Matzo Ball Chicken Soup [Recipe]

Soup in August?

When you’re sick, that’s a must. 

Some of my souper creations were chilled, but the recipe I’m going to share today is for a hot soup often referred to as Jewish Penicillin.

Vegas caught a summer cold.  How you can get a cold in the summer, I have no idea… but it happens to me about once a year.  And apparently to Vegas.  I decided to cure her with a big bowl of Matzo Ball Chicken Soup.

Roasted Garlic Matzo Ball Chicken Soup

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S’mores Protein Pancakes [Gluten-Free Recipe]

S’mores don’t have to wait for dessert.

I mean, what ISN’T good in pancake form?

I still had graham crackers and marshmallows leftover from my S’mores Brownies… I had to use them some how!  Why not for breakfast as a pancake?

Maybe it’s a little strange to have a campfire dessert first thing in the morning,  but it sure is good!

S'mores Protein Pancakes… 

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Jerky Heaven [Giveaway] + WIAW

I’m a snack junkie.

If I’m honest I’d rather snack and have a meal. 

If you’re a snacker like me, you can imagine my excitement when I received a GIANT box of jerky from Jack Link’s.  Turkey jerky, teriyaki turkey jerky, chicken jerky… it is basically outdoor snacking deliciousness.

And by outdoors, I don’t just mean sports (though Vegas and my favorite softball snack is jerky).

Jack Links Chicken Jerky… 

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Things I’m Loving + WIAW

I haven’t felt like blogging lately.

Which is why on Monday I just didn’t. 

If you don’t have anything to say, I find it’s best not to force it.  No that there isn’t a lot of awesome going on… I’m just busy living life!

Here’s a little bit of some things I’ve been loving…

Leg day… but I’m not going to lie. I still might order this shirt and take a shot.

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Strawberry Cinnamon Protein Pancakes + WIAW

I lost Vegas.

Not literally, thank god. 

We’ve been doing a little 21 day reset.  Vegas said she’d give it a week and then see if she wanted to keep going.  She lasted a week like a champion… but then I lost her.

Actually, we both went a little off the reservation Saturday night.  I got back on track Sunday, but Vegas was done.  She’s still been basically eating whatever I eat… just with a side of caffeine and peanut M&Ms.  She had no complaints about the protein pancakes we had for breakfast (more on that below).

Strawberry Cinnamon Protein Pancakes… 

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Resetting My Diet + WIAW

All good things must come to an end.

Until I figure out a way to live in Europe.

I’m a firm believer in balance and enjoying life.  Enjoying is just what we did in Greece.  There were tons of good eats, alllll the drinks, and a nice break from the gym (though we walked a LOT).  Vegas and I had a blast and soaked up every moment.  Coming off of that I have no regrets, but feel ready to get back to a healthier diet.

diet… 

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Peanut Sriracha Noodle Bowl [Recipe]

I’m convinced you can put peanut butter on anything.

It’s even good on bacon.

There’s not bacon in this peanut sauce, but now that I think of it… there night be next time!  This was strange enough for round 1 though, particularly when you add kelp noodles.

Don’t be scared of kelp noodles – they don’t really taste like anything and, for those that are concerned, they are gluten-free and nearly calorie-free.  The weirdest part about these noodles is the texture; they’re almost crunchy!  You could use this sauce with any noodle though.  And you could top it with anything.  I chose the tasty Sizzlefish Thai Salmon.

Sriracha Peanut Sauce Noodle Bowl

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