Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Angsty Protein Shake

The other week I was feeling super angsty after a dramatic phone conversation. So naturally, as soon as I got back to the apartment, I ran to the kitchen to let my emotions out by cooking. You can see how this is becoming a problem (financially and psychologically).

In a frenzy, I grabbed the first ingredients that suited my fancy and current sweet/chocolate craving. Thank goodness I had chocolate protein powder and my roommate had some cherries in the fridge that were on the brink of death. God was watching out for me that day.

Luckily for me, this angst gave birth to a fabulous protein shake, perfect for quenching my hunger and raging emotions after my morning run/phone conversation.

So here you go, all the goodness, with no guilt for you, my readers. Here is my chocolate-cherry protein shake.


1/4 cup cherries
1/4 cup ice cubes
1/4 cup soymilk
1 scoop chocolate soy protein powder
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder

Chop up cherries.

Add all ingredients to blender and blend to your heart's content.

VOILA! Easy peasy cherry-squeezy. So next time you're feeling moody, head for the shake instead of the ice cream or chocolate bars, my friends. This shake is just as rich and will keep you fuller for much longer.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Egg-Sausage Casserole (less dairy haha)

Sooo... since the egg-sausage casserole was such a hit at the BFD party (yes i made an acronym, its gonna catch on), I thought I would share the recipe with you all since I'm a good friend like that. And so I remember it to make later.

I got the recipe from Mama Fred and it originally had cheese in it but obviously I had to take that out. You can add cheese if you have an insatiable dairy craving. Trust me, I understand. Otherwise I think it tastes fine without it. Plus, its probably a lot healthier.

Also, this recipe is a great way to get rid of you eggs if you suspect fowl play.

...that just happened.

Anyways, I encourage you to add whatever mixins you desire for this recipe to spice it up!



1 lb sausage
4-6 slices of bread, cubed
6 eggs
1 cup soy milk or almond milk - UNSWEETENED
1tsp salt
2 tsp turmeric or mustard powder
1 tsp pepper
1/2 cup chopped peppers (optional)

- Brown sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Remove from heat.

- Meanwhile whisk the eggs and add the soymilk, salt, pepper, and turmeric.

- Grease a 9x13 baking dish and place bread cubes and sausage (and peppers if you wish) in dish.

- Pour egg mixture over top.

- Let sit in fridge overnight.

Oh, hello 3 cartons of almond milk in the fridge. That's right. My roommates are awesome and we have 3 cartons of almond milk. Cause we live on the edge.


- When ready, bake for 30 minutes at 375 or until just a small amount of juice comes out when you turn the dish on it's side.

Devour with friends or alone while watching your favorite sitcom.

Breakfast for dinner party!! ...finally

I apologize for the late post on breakfast for dinner but its been a busy week. I've been trying to get used to working and such.

Buuut here are some photos of our wonderous breakfast for dinner night that included doughnuts, pancakes of all varieties, fruit salad, egg sausage casserole, and of course, peanut butter.

It was a lovely evening for all. I highly recommend group dinner parties cause then you can eat as much as you want and feel no remorse because everyone else is eating lots too!

Ta-da! Here is the pheNOMenal fruit salad that Scott made! It was delicious and we devoured it. As far as ingredients go, I don't know what to tell you all except that he pretty much just took all the delicious fruit in Kroger and chopped it up and threw it together.

But seriously, it had bananas, strawberries, mangoes, apples, and kiwi in it.


...that was me singing. Because it was so delicious.

Next in line, Doughdaddy's $5 for a dozen doughnuts. Oh my lanta these are so good. Let it be known that if you are ever having a bad day, a breakup, a traumatic life experience, etc... these doughnuts will make it all better. We drove 20 minutes to get them and I am forever grateful that we don't live closer to this place.

If we did, I would probably weigh about 250 lbs right now... and probably work there. 

And now for the pancakes!!!

Delicious apple-cinnamon-walnut pancakes that is.

And last but not least was my egg-sausage casserole. I got the recipe from my momma but adapted it a bit since my roommate couldn't have dairy. It was still delicious though!

 Twas great fun! We ate a lot that night and made beautiful breakfast for dinner memories. 

The End.

P.S. Stay tuned for the (dairy free) egg sausage casserole recipe!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sorry Friends!

I apologize for going MIA for a bit these past few weeks. Ive moved into a new apartment! Whoo! So you know what that means! Lots of cooking adventures and trying to organize things and get acquainted with my lovely new roomies.

But never fear loved ones! New posts will be coming soon! Tonight, we are having a "Breakfast for Dinner" party, so recipes and photos for that will be up shortly. 

For now, here is a lovely photo spread I have dedicated to my new kitchen. It features a huge sink, a functional oven, and a dining room table. And I only have to share it with 2 other people! Oh dorm kitchen.... I'm sorry to say you will not be missed. 

Here is a view of the kitchen in all its glory. 

Here are the burners that do not have little crumbles of food beneath them from semesters before.
 Here are the glorious cupcakes my roommate Rachel made (recipe to come soon... sorry we ate the batter too quickly for me to snap pictures).
 Here is our fabulous kitchen table. Notice the awesome cupboard in the back. I got it for $25 at a yard sale. Beast. I know. It will soon house all kinds of delicious baked goods and ingredients.
Finally, here is good ole Grandfather Coffee. As you can see, he's made a friend. She might be a but young for him, but we'll see where this relationship goes! 

Thank you for enduring the tour of my kitchen. I'm very excited to start sharing with yo all the beautiful creations that are birthed from this special place.