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.
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:
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
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!
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
- 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
Cook for 15-20 minutes (until firm) and than high broil for 5 minutes extra.
Well I ran out of Silk Almond Vanilla Milk so this sucks. And I was craving it too! I poured myself a regular glass of milk and it tasted really…. weird. I
am used to be one of those people that can down a glass of milk at every meal. I try to avoid it now and drink Almond Milk instead. I am going grocery shopping later.
I am cutting coffee temporarily from my diet. And when I say diet, I mean what I eat. I had been drinking bottled light Starbucks coffee for the past two weeks because testing at school has been crazy. It gave me a boost. But yesterday I drank more than I usually do, and my body was acting up. I had to pee constantly and I wanted to go to sleep but my brain wouldn’t shut off. This made me act like a zombie all day. People were asking me “Jessica. What is wrong with you? You aren’t acting normal…. Maybe you should see the nurse.” And I told them I was fine. Obviously I was freaking out and knew it was the caffeine. So temporarily, I am cutting coffee from my diet.
Things to remember (doesn’t apply to you necessarily):
Candy/Chocolate(as in Reeses) will make me lose energy (it may be just me)
Cow Milk makes me want to throw up
Coffee messes up how my body works
I am a bit overwhelmed by ingredients. I look at something, lets say umm a bag of chips, and if I turn it over and look at the ingredients, I have no idea was most of the stuff is. That scares me now. How do I know what ingredient is a animal product? I guess I will have to learn…. slowly. And half of me doesn’t want to know because what if it is something so disgusting I want to throw up?
The good thing is I love learning about nutrition. I soak up the information like a sponge. It intrigues me. Except when I find out something that is pure revolting to me.
Sooooo….. about meat….. and seafood… I don’t crave meat yet. Which is good, of course. I am thinking about cutting seafood. I want to have a lil seafood binge before though. Yes I know that will make it harder to give it up, but I haven’t had any fish in two or three weeks so just letting go of any chance of eating it again without saying goodbye saddens me. I need to say my goodbyes people! My day could be:
Breakfast: salmon & cream cheese on a whole wheat bagel
Lunch: assorted fish sushi
Dinner: fancy tilapila & scallops & shrimp (woohoo)
I am going to fast. I understand that. God, I am not even a official vegetarian yet! So this lil seafood binge is going to be in May, July, or even farther away. I am going too fast because my research makes me want to jump right into being a freaking vegan. But I can’t. Right now, I have to learn about ingredients.
I am doing research. I have to find a good meal plan. I haven’t told my parents yet because I don’t believe I am official yet.
Why am I waiting 3 months? I give up on things easily. I admit it. I didn’t give up on baking though and I am proud of that. In one month or one and a half, I think that would be a great time to tell them.
When is the next time I will eat meat? When I think that, I always draw up a a blank. It is hard to imagine living life without animal products like a vegan does. My answer is always something along the lines of never or at a event. I like the never choice better.
My friend got food poisoning from Taco Bell. She was out of school for a few days because she was sick to her stomach. Apparently the meat from her taco was contaminated with bacteria.
I can live without fired chicken. I can live without microwaveable meals that have meat in them. I can live without that weird really fatty orange chicken that you have to bake in the oven. That will be easy to cut from my diet. One of the main reasons I am doing this is the health threat of red meats. I don’t usually eat good high quality meat so I can easily get rid of the awful meat in my diet. I am thinking about becoming a vegan but I really need to slow down to make sure I am not getting a head of myself.
It is also going to be a problem when Dad takes out the grill. It is going to be summer soon! Thank goodness it is rainy right now. I rather not tell them I am trying to become a vegetarian until I know I can stick with it.