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February 25, 2009

Justine, I hereby declare myself PR rep. for your protein crepes for I’ve grown to love them so. 🙂

Peanut butter ice-cream crepes

Peanut butter frozen yogurt crepes

This breakfast tasted absolutely sinful!  I topped my crepes with Smart Balance Light, peanut butter, maple syrup, and 2 big dollops of Sarah’s peanut butter frozen yogurt.  The stats: 487 calories, 14 grams of fat (26%), 22 grams of carbs (19%), and 63 grams of protein (54%).  For all of you seeking more protein in your diet, TRY THIS BREAKFAST.  It’s not your typical stack of flapjacks by any means, but slap some nut butter and maple syrup on top, and I promise you a plate of heaven!

Lunch today was inspired by the sweetness that is Marian.

Bring on the good fats!  I am full.

Bring on the good fats! Gosh, I'm full.

My bowl consisted of leftover roasted veggies, quinoa mixed with veganaise and pepper, and 1/4 avocado.  A useful tip for leftover avocados: place in Ziploc bag and freeze for future smoothies.  Ever tried an avocado banana coconut smoothie? Well, you should! Freezing both the avocado and banana turns any smoothie into a thick creamy glass of yumminess!

No blended bowl for lunch because I baked my first loaf of homemade bread ever!!!!!

German Style Spelt Bread

German Style Spelt Bread

Dessert: bread with Smart Balance Light and peanut butter

Lunch dessert: bread with Smart Balance Light and peanut butter

This bread is perfect – so moist, yet very dense.  That one piece put me over the edge, and I didn’t know if I would ever be hungry again.  (Yeah, right…you better believe I was blending up some goodies about 5 hours later!)  After compiling various recipes from different blogs, I decided on using Alisa’s recipe since I had spelt flour on hand.  Also, there were two words from her recipe that made this bread irresistible: cheap and easy.  Perfect!  I am so excited about more bread making adventures (Hangry Pants, your recipes are up next!)  Who knew it was so easy, and baked bread smells 100 times better than steamed broccoli!  Thanks Alisa!

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments regarding my hair – I’m loving the pink.  So fun.  No cardio OR gum in the past 24 hours.  Definitely not a good day to have a fresh loaf of homemade bread in the house.  Not good at all! 🙂

Night night my lovies.

40 Comments leave one →
  1. foodsthatfit permalink
    February 25, 2009 9:48 pm

    I love the idea of avocado in a smoothie. I usually buy them in bulk and have a hard time using them up before they go bad! I bet the smoothie is filling with the added fat. The spelt bread looks delicious, how did you get it sliced so evenly? I always hack loaves to death when trying to slice it. Thanks for the recipe links, I just printed out Justine’s protein crepe. I am thinking of collecting recipes for a blogger e-cookbook, what do you think?? I would love some of your great recipes! I just posted about it, check it out when you get a chance, I’d love to hear your input!

  2. February 25, 2009 10:04 pm

    Love the spelt bread. Much prettier than my breadzilla, haha.
    Thanks for the interview advice, too!
    I need to learn to make crepes.
    Slathering anything in PB makes it amazing…I am convinced!

  3. February 25, 2009 10:13 pm

    Another fabulous day of food at your house! Both the crepes and bread slathered in smoothness look amazing! I am loving the homemade breads I am seeing all over the place.. Its gonna be my turn soon! Good luck with Lent.. no gum would be so hard for me!

  4. February 25, 2009 10:17 pm

    I love homemade bread, especially the thick and dense kind. Congrats on gum – I’m almost 2 weeks clean, we can do this together!

  5. February 25, 2009 10:48 pm

    I think those crepes are calling my name… literally! And, your homemade bread looks bangin!

    Nighty Nighty

  6. February 25, 2009 10:56 pm

    Okay I seriously have to try these crepes. I haven’t had a crepe of any kind in quite a while. A protein filled one sounds just about perfect! I need some more protein powder first though… kinda crucial perhaps?

    Freezing an avocado… now THAT is genius. I freeze everything.. I cannot BELIEVE I never thought to freeze avocado. Now I’m going to buy them more often just so I can freeze em!

    And I’m seriously dying to make some homemade bread. I’m scared, but I swear I’m gonna do it!

  7. February 25, 2009 10:56 pm

    where do I get that recipe for the bread!

  8. February 25, 2009 11:18 pm

    Those crepes look amazing…I fully admire your tenacity. See, I would’ve stopped after RUBBER TIRE day…and you keep at until u achieve perfection!! Great work on the gum and cardio, did u chew gum at the gym ever?? ha i like to chew it DURING cardio so that rule would be killer.

  9. February 26, 2009 12:05 am

    I am so glad you liked it and your bread turned out beautiful! It is seriously filling, no doubt.

    Chocolate and avocado go great together, and the chocolate hides the green color from those who may be less adventurous. I like it with smoothies and I made a mean avocado pudding in my book 🙂

  10. February 26, 2009 4:03 am

    Oh carbs, glorious carbs. I could never give them up either. In fact, carbs and avocado. I could live on those two foods!!

  11. February 26, 2009 5:25 am

    Carbs are a gift from nature! I’m so glad you enjoyed them in so many forms!
    I also love how much inspo you get from other bloggers and how you always throw down for them. It would be easy not to.

  12. February 26, 2009 6:02 am

    yayyyyy for homemade bread! I am totally picking up what I need to make a loaf this weekend! Yours turned out just beautiful- great work girl!

  13. February 26, 2009 6:04 am

    WOW – that bread looks so good! There’s something about homemade bread that makes it LOOK better and TASTE better. I should delve into making my own sometime, too…

  14. Erin permalink
    February 26, 2009 6:28 am

    Those crepes look like a stellar breakfast! Your bread also looks amazing. I’ve decided to start making my own bread again, because its way better and it’s just getting too expensive! I need to try something new though, and that one looks great!

  15. February 26, 2009 7:01 am

    That bread looks heavenly!!! I’ve got to make my own soon, I haven’t baked anything in a while.

    I’ve also got to make some crepes, yours have got me craving ’em!

  16. February 26, 2009 7:19 am

    Thanks again Alisa for the recipe. Yes, I love making raw puddings or fudge with avocado. I’m posting a pudding recipe later today…if it turns out well. 🙂

  17. February 26, 2009 7:20 am

    Caroline, the first thing I do before exercising is pop a stick of gum. It’s going to be so hard not to when… or if I ever get to exercise again! 🙂

  18. February 26, 2009 7:21 am

    Bobbi, here is the recipe for Alisa’s bread: So simple and delicious!

  19. February 26, 2009 7:23 am

    Foods That Fit,
    For the bread, I used our huge serrated bread knife…finally. I think I’ve had it 3 years and have never taken it out of the block! Apparently, it works really well. 🙂 I think the blogger e-cookbook is a wonderful idea! Would love to contribute.

  20. February 26, 2009 7:32 am

    LOVE IT!!

  21. February 26, 2009 8:15 am

    Your bread looks great! I cheated by using a bread maker.

    I just started working at an Indian restaurant so maby I will lear a lot abour indian food.

  22. February 26, 2009 8:59 am

    Your bread looks amazing!! Thanks for linking to Alisa’s recipe, I will definitely have to try that soon.

    AND I will definitely have to try the avocado in the smoothie tip sometime soon!

  23. February 26, 2009 9:25 am

    The homemade bread looks sooooo amazing! I want to eat it off the screen. Is there a way to do that?

    Heather, it’s an honor just to BE on your blogroll! You can call me anything you want, I’ll answer :o). But I guess Chocolate-covered Katie is good. I changed my blog name because I kinda felt like I was being exclusive with my vegan title, especially since many of my blogger friends aren’t vegan.

  24. February 26, 2009 9:43 am

    I have never thought to put avocado in a smoothie! I love them, though.

    that bread looks so good

  25. February 26, 2009 10:13 am

    Heather thank you soo much for the site to go to for preparing tofu! I need it so bad! I just love you and your blog! I always get great ideas! Avocado in smoothies? yum! Thanks for the tip:)
    Isn’t the quinoa/vegenaise and avo combo the best?!

  26. February 26, 2009 10:30 am

    I covet all the homemade bread! Especially with the droolicious melty PB all over the place…total sinless sin.

  27. Lainie permalink
    February 26, 2009 11:21 am

    Hi Heather,

    Just found your blog and love it – your recipes are inspiring! I was wondering if you could re-post the recipe of how to make the protein crepes (including which type of protein powder to use) and how to make the peanut butter “frozen yogurt”. I looked at the links in your post but couldn’t find the recipes. I would really love to try them out so I would REALLY appreciate it.

    Thanks, and great job on the blog!

  28. February 26, 2009 11:46 am

    PB Fro Yo? That’s combining 2 of my favorites…I want to jump through the screen and get some!

    Any helpful advice on the gum? I chew…oh….3 or 4 packs a day! During the week, anyway. I’m a total chain chewer. I always have to have something in my mouth so I’m scared to stop. 😦

  29. February 26, 2009 12:36 pm

    Holly. I am pretty addicted to gum myself, but once you go a few hours without it, it gets easier NOT to chew. Yesterday morning was a bit rough as I didn’t realize how much of a habit it was to simply reach for another piece. Throw out all your gum, drink water or hot tea whenever you want to chew, and it will get easier. I think going cold turkey was the only way I could quit. Today has been MUCH better and I’ve hardly thought about gum.

  30. February 26, 2009 12:37 pm

    Thanks for reading. I’ll post the recipes tonight. 🙂

  31. February 26, 2009 12:52 pm

    I gave up gum too! I find myself thoughtlessly popping it when I’m bored, and then end up with a tummy ache from the fake sugars. I am trying to make tea now instead to kick the craving and satisfy my need to keep my mouth busy!

  32. February 26, 2009 3:49 pm

    I’ve got to try those crepes! You’ve sold me. And PB fro yo makes anything better!

  33. February 26, 2009 5:35 pm

    wow, those crepes look amazing. and i def have to check out sarah’s pb froyo, yum! and your bread. what an awesome post of carbs 🙂

  34. Matt permalink
    February 26, 2009 6:00 pm

    That bread looks good! I am such a sucker for fresh bread!

  35. February 26, 2009 7:09 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make bread for-ever! When I get back from vacay I’m going to give it a go. Yours looks so yummy! I’m glad it turned out 🙂

  36. February 26, 2009 9:12 pm

    Hurray for baking bread! That is one of my goals over spring break. I’m going to bake my own bread and try to come up with a creative sandwich for PB Boy’s exhibition. Yours looks so delicious!

  37. February 27, 2009 10:25 am

    Congrats on your first loaf. It looks wodnerful and of course, more pleasant in smell than broccoli. 😀

  38. seeleelive permalink
    February 27, 2009 11:40 am

    heather, when can i visit so that you can make me some home made nut butter and barley dessert?


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