Day 25 of Pending-Vegetarian Diary

I am so sorry! Eek! I have been so behind on my P-V Diary and recipes. I have a lot of pictures already prepared with “Basically A Baker” written on them so that makes posting easier. I hope you can forgive me.

I am trying to cut high fructose corn syrup from my diet but it is so frustratingly hard. The stuff is in practically everything in America! No wonder we are struggling with obesity.
I told my Mom two times two weeks apart that I was a vegetarian (not correct, I am trying to be one) and she didn’t believe me at all. When she makes stir-fry (from a bag) it usually has a meat product in it. I had to say “no thank you” yesterday and she looked at me funny. She had said the stereotype words I dreaded. “Jessica, honey, vegetarians don’t get enough protein.” I cringe as I type this. I know she is just not educated enough about vegetarians and vegans, so when I am officially a vegetarian I will educate her. Yup. I am postponing it.
Since I love to talk about health related things in this Diary, I am going to tell you about my favorite Wii games. My family has a collection of about 40 games. We got addicted. I never bought one personally, but I am really grateful for 3 of those 40. They are:
Gold’s Gym: Cardio Workout
The Biggest Loser
Wii Fit Plus
Clearing something up: I am thin but I am not toned so these help so much. I recommend them to anyone trying to tone up, has a Wii system, and has some extra cash.
Thanks for reading! It means a lot to me.
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Mother’s Day 2012 – Lemon Sugar Sticky Rolls

As I was letting the dough rise (the recipe uses yeast) my mother came over and said, “Oh, I hate lemons you know.” She failed to mention that when I was buying 6 lemons Friday. I was really nervous because if anything, the rolls would taste lemony. It turned out fine because she ate four, proclaiming that these are “soooo delicious” while grabbing for another. They do taste really good. They are tart with all the lemon, but not overpoweringly sweet. The lemon cream cheese glaze was something I could live without because for me it seemed to take away from the dough. Here is my slightly adapted recipe:

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Banana Overnight Oats

I suggest 2 bananas since, as you see above, the ratio of overnight oats to blended banana is not even. It still tasted good though!

Adapted Slightly from: Oh She Glows

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup regular oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1-2 peeled frozen bananas
In a small bowl, put all of the ingredients except the banana(s). 

Whisk and cover with plastic wrap. Put in the fridge OVERNIGHT. 

Take out of the fridge and give a quick stir to combine.

Blend the banana(s) in a food processor. Take out a small cup. Layer the overnight oats and the banana. Eat!

Chocolate-Banana Baked Oatmeal

It is so thick and chewy. It tastes like banana bread! The replacement of flour with oats make it a wonderful breakfast meal.

Slightly Adapted From: Chocolate-Covered Katie

Servings: One

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons mashed, very-ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoons non-dairy milk or water
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon (or more) chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 380 degrees. Combine dry, than mix in wet. Pour into a small loaf pan or as I did, a bake-able circular container. Cook for 15-20 minutes (until firm) and than high broil for 5 minutes extra.
 Pour into a small loaf pan or as I did, a bake-able circular container.

Cook for 15-20 minutes (until firm) and than high broil for 5 minutes extra.