Thursday, January 7, 2010

"People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be."


Another oatmeal pancake has made its way into my week, a chocolate pancake at that. Yum. I am slightly obsessed. 
1/3 cup oats
1/2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa 
1/4-1/3 cup egg whites, the kind from the carton
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Cinnamon to taste
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt, which I will use less of next was smothered
4 whole raw pecans
1/2 banana

Last night I stumbled upon Eat Me Delicious where I have discovered a great selection of decadent baked goods I want to whip together, but I will save myself the suffering and wait until a party occurs to stuff my face make these lovely goods as a treat for everyone to enjoy. Peanut butter squares with milk chocolate and oats, marshmallow crunch brownie bars, and oreo crunch brownies. OH MY! The blog is based on vegetarian cooking and baked goods most of which look delicious. Although I am not vegetarian, I do not eat a lot of meat and enjoy exploring recipes that are vegetarian and vegan.
Again, this is "dinner" as my lunch. 

Italian sausage is delicious, probably because it's not exactly good for you. We don't have this very often at my house and I love it when we do. When I was younger I despised Italian sausage, was I crazy? Italian sausage packs a mass amount of flavor alone. It looks kind of gross cooking though? Oh well!

Simple salad with tbsp. balsamic vinagrette dressing. Only 5 calories! 
1/2 baked sweet potato with 2 tbsp. Chi Chi's salsa.
And of course, Italian sausage.

This evening I will be tackling my disaster of a room. Boy have I been a bit lazy these past couple of weeks or what! I blame it on this Pennsylvania weather. The highs for this week are in the low-mid twenties with snow every day. Is it Spring yet? Better yet, is it summer?

Alright, so I didn't very much done tonight aside from a good ab exercise and cookie baking. I got the recipe from and within the hour I was baking them. Instead of eggs and butter I used apple sauce and although it gives the cookies a drier and tougher texture than a normal cookie, it's healthier and still tastes great. Next time I will be using more apple sauce though so they aren't as dry. I had two of these, one fresh out of the oven before my workout and one after. Tomorrow's breakfast? Cookies! A note: My mother actually liked these! Considering they weren't made as a normal cookie I was very surprised by this.

1 cup oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup apple sauce (preferably unsweetened)
1/2 cup raisins of choice
1/2 cup walnuts or other nut of choice
Makes: 24 small cookies

Preheat oven to 350. Spray baking sheet with vegetable spray.
Mix ingredients in medium bowl. 
Drop rounded teaspoon fulls onto baking sheet. 
Bake for 10-14 minutes.
Allow cookies to cool slightly before removing from pan.

Arnold Thin
Morning Star veggie chick'n patty
Lettuce, onion
1 tbsp. fat-free miracle whip
Unknown amount of hot sauce
Chili powder
Red pepper flakes
Side of carrots and celery