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September 1, 2011

Craving Fall

Even though I love summer and don’t want it to end I have to admit that I do love the beginning of fall. Maybe the seasons could go fall, summer, fall summer. Who’s with me?

Yesterday I was in full fall mode – I woke up and it was 70 degrees outside which is perfect running weather. I headed out and hit the pavement for a solid 4 miles.

Ah, long sleeve running t-shirts – my fave. When I finished I came home craving a warm breakfast! A cinnamon protein pancake? Yes, I think so.

I wasn’t in the mood for syrup so I made a peanut flour sauce and drenched the pancake.

Packed with protein!

Cinnamon Protein Pancake w/ Peanut Flour Sauce

Ingredients:

Pancake

1/4 cup egg whites

1/4 cup instant oats

1/2 scoop cinnamon bun protein powder

1 tbs ground flax

1 tbs unsweetened almond milk

1tsp cinnamon

Peanut Flour Sauce

1 tsp of peanut butter

1 tbsp of peanut flour

2 tbsp of unsweetened almond milk (more or less if you want it runny or creamy)

Directions:

Mix pancake ingredients (first 6) in one bowl

Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray

Pour mixture into pan and cook for 3 minutes or until slightly browned

Flip and repeat.

While pancake is cooking add peanut flour ingredients (last 3) to a bowl and whisk until combined.

Pour sauce over pancake.

This no joke kept me full for 6 hours!  Which is good because I ran around like a crazy woman all day at work.

At work my urge for fall was shown by the outfit I wore.

Navy blue blazer and navy blue shorts from J. Crew РYellow silk like ruffled tank  from Forever 21

Braided belt – Forever 21

Jeweled necklace – Nordstrom

When I finally got home from work I decided I wanted to change our living room around to have a warmer feel.

It’s still a work in progress, but we’re getting there!

I also started some fall crafts – Watch out Martha, girlfriend is on a roll over here.

After all that I was starving so I needed to make dinner and it needed to be quick. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t make something that reminds me of fall so I braised some chicken and peaches

Side Note: Peaches are amazing right now. I served the peaches, chicken and sauce over couscous with a side of broccoli

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – You can find the recipe here.¬†Definitely on the “make again” list.

Next thing you know I’ll be busting out the pumpkin.

I’m sure most of you won’t mind.

After my run, the pancake, working 8 hours, doing crafts, redoing the living room and making dinner – I crashed. If Fall makes me a productive woman I’ll take it – But only if we can skip winter and spring.

Happy September!!

Questions: Which season is your favorite?