Do Wop Du Bop

I feel like dancing!  Ok, I really wish I did, so I thought maybe if I said it, I would actually do it…We’ll see!

Yesterday was a bit off, but I got in a SWEET STRENGTH TRAINING REGIME before I went off with my mom to a Japanese Craft Fair in town.  I have collected lots of the SELF Pull Out Exercise Cards over the years and pulled them out for some exercise Sunday morning. 

You can check out all the moves that I did in the album, and you can see how many I did by the numbers in ball point pen written on the card.  Overall the 31 cards took me about an hour and 15 minutes and I sure was a sweaty mess afterwards!!!

Oh, but I wanted to show you all the best way to de-seed a squash…and probably anything else like pumpkins and such: ICE CREAM SCOOPER!!!  OMG it made my life that much easier than using a spoon…What’s your secret to de-seeding vegetables?

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I also wanted to give you a review on this bar that I got at the Health Expo before my 1/2 Marathon the other weekend!  If only I had had some greek yogurt to crumble it on top of…alas, the bar was quite goodIt was very very similar to the Pumpkin Crunch Bars by Kashi, and really, I don’t know there was much of a difference!  Actually, I think this one tasted less sweet, which is what I like, so three cheers for Cascadian Farms!!!

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Blah blah blah about my night and rest of yesterday, lets look at today’s funness so far, shall we?

I decided last night that I wanted Kath’s Oatmeal Pancakes, after seeing Miss Jenny consume their graciousness on her blog…nom nom.  I ended up using:

  • 1/3C Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 egg white
  • Dash of Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of Unsweetened Almond Breeze
  • Cinnamon

I made two pancakes out of the mix and spread 1 Tablespoon of Natural PB between the two, and topped it off with a heated and diced apple in cinnamon

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Food-gasm.

And we had a can of pumpkin puree that needed to be used, so I went to work.  And what else than the great pumpkin recipes on Tina’s Blog?  I made her Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins, but in cookie form, and it works!  But instead, I used 1/4C agave instead of the sugar, and raisins and some walnut instead of the chocolate and peanut butter chips. 

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And of course I couldn’t resist not making her Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf, but in muffin form:

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I did made a few substitutes though: 1/4C agave nectar instead of either the sugars, 1/2C bittersweet chocolate chips.  Yum!

Now my head hurts and I need to eat lunch!

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21 Responses to Do Wop Du Bop

  1. findinghappinessandhealth says:

    i hope you dannnce :) haha & that bar looks really good! it looks pretty big too..and yummmm to the oatmeal pancakes, jealous!

    xoox
    shelley

  2. Olga @ Healthing It says:

    OMG I didn't even think of using an ice cream scooper! I'm always strugglin with a spoon or a fork or both…thanks for the tip! :)

  3. Mama Pea says:

    I love the ice scream scoop method! Usually I just use a spoon and a lot of profanity.

  4. Krista says:

    Great pancakes AND baking!

  5. K from ksgoodeats says:

    Ahhh your baking looks scrumptious!! Love the scoop tip!

  6. lizzy says:

    YUM this post was beyond food-gasm!!! u've got me sooooo wanting oatmeal pancakes right now! I hope your having a great start to the holiday week!! xo!

  7. lilveggiepatch.com says:

    So many yummy things! The ice cream scooper is a genius idea.

  8. Jenny says:

    just dance, 'gonna be okaaaaay.

    lovely recipes, per ushhhh.

    <3

  9. Jenny says:

    p.s. how legit are those pancakes? I <3!

  10. Mica says:

    Ice cream scoop? Squash de-seeding genius! I usually just hack at it with a spoon and usually knock it into the crash.

  11. kasondra says:

    Pancakes for fantastic!! wow

  12. Tasha says:

    I use a good ole spoon, too! BUT that ice cream scoop idea is GENIUS!

  13. Sally says:

    Cascadian Farms makes another crunchy granola bar just like that, except in Crunchy Almond Butter, and it is ridiculously good. You must try: Greek yogurt + maple syrup + crumbled Almond Butter bars = omg

    xo

  14. Anne says:

    Awesome job on the workout! Those cards sound like a great thing to have :) And an ice cream scooper for deseeding! oh my gosh, that's genius! I usually just use a spoon, lol.

  15. ktbwood says:

    soo creative about the ice cream scoop! i bet that is so much easier! u are a genious girl.

    those cookies need to get in ma belly!!!

  16. Erica says:

    Fun baking! I love the idea of the pumpkin chocolate muffins- maybe I will add that to my baking for tomorrow! Thanks for the idea. <3 baking for tgiving. Have a good Tuesday

  17. Thinspired says:

    Yay! Now I have some ideas about how to use up my last can of pumpkin before we go :)

  18. brandi says:

    what a great idea to use the ice cream scoop! I need to do that next time.

  19. MelissaNibbles says:

    I never thought of using an ice cream scoop. It's so simple! Thanks!

  20. Magdalena says:

    Ice cream scoop is quite brilliant for removing squash seeds. I've always used a grapefruit spoon…the little serrations come in really handy in getting all the stringy bits out. Mmmmm…squash….

  21. Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) says:

    Ice cream scoop for cleaning out squash? Hmmm, sounds like a good idea to me. I use a melon baller to get the cores out of apples & pears :)

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