July 25, 2014

Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

What does one do with left over quinoa?  Make pancakes of course!  I came across this recipe for lemon blueberry quinoa pancakes and let me tell you, they are GOOD.  In fact, they're so damn good, you'd never know that you're eating something so healthy.  They're light and fluffy, packed with protein and will keep you satisfied all morning long.  So if you plan on making pancakes this weekend, go ahead and give these a try.  You know you want to! 

1 cup cooked quinoa
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
3 large egg whites
1/3 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of milk of your choice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup fresh blueberries

In a medium bowl, whisk together quinoa, flour, baking powder, and salt
In another medium bowl, mix together egg whites, yogurt, milk, and brown sugar until smooth
 Add egg mixture to flour mixture and mix to combine
Add vanilla and lemon juice and mix again
Next gently fold in blueberries
Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium heat
Drop batter by 1/4 cup onto skillet
Cook until bubbles appear on top, about 2 minutes
Flip and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 more minutes
Repeat with more cooking spray and remaining batter
Makes about 8 pancakes

July 23, 2014

Maxed Out

Velvet by Graham & Spencer dress (on sale!), J.Crew sandals (on sale!), tote and denim jacket
I wore this easy ensemble while running errands this past weekend.  I love a good gladiator sandal so I was pretty excited when I scored this pair on major sale at J.Crew.  I wore them with my new maxi dress (also on sale!) and old denim jacket that I've had forever.  Don't you just love when you're able to mix something old with something new?  I know I do!

July 21, 2014

It's Been a While

F21 top (old), J.Crew skirt (on sale!), Miu Miu heels, Chanel bag, Stella & Dot necklace c/o
 Let's face it...it's been a while since I've worn a skirt and heels.  I love anything with a drop waist, so of course I was instantly drawn to this skirt at J.Crew.  I decided to go for a classic, lady-like look, so I paired it with a lace top, Chanel bag and my very first pair of Miu Miu heels.  After almost a week of being cooped up in the house (thanks to a nasty cold), it felt real good to get out and get dressed up.