Monday, August 27, 2012

A face lift . . . and a yeast infestation.

First things first. 

I screwed up the recipe for my Maple Pecan Almond Milk Ice Cream last week . 

If you actually made it, I'm sorry.  It may have left you feeling a little lacking. 

My bad.    I forgot to list some of the sweetening ingredients.  Yup.  Winner, here.  So, here is the revised version. 

And, I'm going back to replace the recipe in the last post, too.  It will be like it never happened.

Notice anything different?

Somebody got a facelift.

No, I'm not talking about me. Though, I did cut my bangs recently, and now look like I should be carrying my lunchbox into Charles Evans Elementary with my boys. 

Oz hates the bangs, and I'm on the fence about them.  But, I really needed something to cover up my huge forehead.

Ok, this is actually Calista Flockhart

I went off on a tangent there.   What I was actually referring to is the blog. The blog got a facelift this weekend.  

What do you think?

I was going to pay someone with actual skills to do it, but . . . remember what I said last week about being cheap?

I decided on Saturday morning to just grab the bull by the horns and do it myself.  

There was a lot of swearing.  I might have thrown something once or twice. 


But, it is done.  I'm actually pretty proud of the new look.

I chose the color scheme because it reminds me of peanut butter and brussel sprouts.  Obviously, I had to include them in the new header, too, because  I wasnt' sure if the colors would remind you of peanut butter and brussel sprouts and subtly isn't really my thing. 

Speaking of peanut butter . . . This happened this weekend.

Such a simple concoction: a 100 calorie mini ice cream sandwich with a huge smear of peanut butter on top. Worth every calorie. Worth every gram of sugar. And, worth what it took to burn it off Sunday morning, which included a short, but quick 3 mile run with Elizabeth.  Afterwards, we did this "hotel workout" that I found on Carrots 'n Cake

It is a "hotel workout" because you don't need any equipment.  You can do it anywhere.  We did it my yard.

I also worked on my arch nemesis . . . the pull up.

Now for the yeast infestation.

I bet that got your attention.

I'm not talking about nasty yeast. I'm talking about nutritional yeast.

 I have been putting it on everything lately.

Dusted on my omelets:

Sprinkled on my salads:

Dabbled on my veggies:

The only thing I can liken nutritional yeast to is grated Parmesan since it kind of has a cheesy flavor.   Some people think it has a nutty flavor.  Even, Oz says that it tastes pretty good on veggies.

So, what kind of wonderful things does it do for you? Well it won't give you super powers.  It probably won't help you fly.  It definitely won't do the laundry for you. And, I think its unlikely . . . that even if you lace their food with it . . . that it will make your kids be quiet in the car.

But, it is a good source of protein and is actually a complete protein.  What that means is that it includes all nine of the essential amino acids necessary for the dietary needs of humans.  If your into sciencey stuff, you can see a listing of the amino acids, here

The short story is that it is a good source of protein so if you are a vegetarian you should load up.

According to wikipedia (my source for all knowledge), It is chalk full of vitamins, especially B-complex vitamins, which:

  • increase the rate of metabolism
  • promote healthy skin, hair and muscle tone
  • enhance immune and nervous system function
  • promote cell growth and division (and may prevent anemia)
  • reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer

Want some?  You can find it in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores . . . meaning you get to scoop it yourself into a plastic bag and pay by the pound . . . which is fun.  In Ardmore,  you can find it at Veggies.

And, while we are on the topic of shopping . . . the single most blog related question that I get . . . is, "Where the heck is the Lavash at Walmart?"  So, I took a picture so that everyone can find it. 

In the bakery section, on the top shelf,
under the $3.68 sign. 
And now that I've published that, there is absolutely no hope that I will ever be able to get it again.  You're welcome. 

Have a great Monday!  


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