I have decided to create this food blog for three reasons:
- After maintaining a diet of ham, deep-fried everything, and sangria for the last four months while I was in Spain, I was long awaiting the moment where I could finally enjoy vegetables, grilled chicken, and oatmeal again. Therefore, I have created this blog to document my re-introduction to healthy, satisfying, and non-artery-clogging food.
- Coupled with my outrageous spanish diet fed to me by my outrageous spanish host mom, some extra poundage was obtained. In order to keep myself on track so that I can lose this poundage, I thought this blog would be an excellent motivation and reminder of the diet I need to be maintaining.
- I really just enjoyed blogging these last four months and didn’t want to stop, so I decided that “educating the public on my interpretations of a healthy diet” was a good excuse to keep going.
Because my posts are (hopefully) going to be containing healthy and delicious meals, I wanted to start this first one with one of my all-time favorite creations. Although I made this last summer and haven’t yet had the chance to make it again this summer, I still consider it one of the best. Breakfast is by far my favorite meal, so it’s only fitting to feature pancakes in my first post.
Almond Butter Pancakes
I got this recipe from another food blog that I found on Pinterest, and it was delicious (and had no flour)! To get the full recipe, here is the link to the website: http://detoxinista.com/2012/09/almond-butter-pancakes-grain-free/
After they were done cooking, I decided to add a few spoonfuls of plain non-fat greek yogurt on top, along with sliced almonds, blueberries, and half of a cut-up peach — WAY better than maple syrup (and much more visually appealing, I must say).