Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WIAW: DIY Nut Butter & New Starts

I haven't purchased Chobani singles in awhile in an effort to save money. Instead, I purchase the giant Fage 0% tubs at Costco. Once in awhile, I treat myself.

What's your favorite Chobani flavor? Surprisingly mine are strawberry-banana, probably because it's 2%, and lemon. Neither of which I would have considered.

I tracked down one of the peanut butters on my "to try" list from West Elm. Big Spoon Roasters is based out of Durham, North Carolina so I had to pick something Southern, peanut pecan butter. I've never ever had pecan butter before and it's fantastic. I can't stop eating it - only 8 ounces in a jar is not enough.
*I have to add Vermont Peanut Butters to my list too. They have such fantastic flavors. Anyone try them before?

My attempt at these pancakes was unsuccessful. Coconut flour makes me so thirsty!

Back to my usual oatmeal protein pancakes...

Monday was a long day and included an early staff development day. I'm now CPR trained! Then I napped for an hour before getting frozen yogurt :) and going to work. Fortunately I left early, which never happens, and rushed myself to power yoga.

By the time I arrived, the line was at least 50 people long. However, most people don't like being in the very front. I do. I was glad I went and got in a good sweat.

On Tuesday, I headed to my orientation for school. I got enrolled in classes that start in March. I'm excited and nervous at the same time - I haven't been in school myself since 2009!

I finally made The Minimalist Baker's Almond Joy Spread. I didn't really measure everything out - just added sea salt, vanilla extract, coconut shreds, and chocolate as I saw fit. Deliciousness. Hm, maybe I can just concoct my own nut butter recipes. Ideas for cool mix-ins?

I'm wiped out from all the activity. Time to eat my late night chocolate Fiber One (yum!), lay in bed and watch "Pretty Little Liars."

P.S. I'm not much into music but heard this song on the radio and love it.

Are you still in school? Do you plan on continuing your education in grad school?
If you're not in school, how long has it been?


  1. I am a big fan of the chobani pineapple. It has such a tart yet sweet taste to it.

  2. I always seem to switch up my chobani flavors but I always adore some blueberry. Pineapple is often a nice change of pace. Also, I like to take the plain and add in some pumpkin :) mmmmm Too many to choose from!

    I'm a senior and about to graduate!!

  3. I'm with ya girl, Strawberry Banana is by far my favorite flavor! So good.. especially after it's sitting in the freezer for 45min to an hour :) Oh man!!