This Weekend I…

Decided weekends are all about starting on the right foot.  So breakfast burritos from our favorite little place it is!

Watched Steve Jobs, drank wine (from a can, but in a glass) and went to bed early. 

Ate pancakes, walked to Huckleberry, drank an almond milk latte and read an entire book from start to finish.  Okay, the book was only 60 pages long, but whatever.

Got my nephew an awesome birthday present!

Stood in line at Illegal Pete’s for half an hour.  That burrito was worth it though.  And so far, so good on my 2016 resolution to eat more burritos.

Went for a run around a windy lake and complained the whole way.

Edited my Kauai pictures.  It’s an actual miracle.  I might even get that post written up this week, hurrah!

Made tomato soup with socca croutons and watched The Aviator.  In my opinion, it was a stronger performance for Leo than the one he gives in The Revenant.  I’m just going to consider it a lifetime achievement award if when he gets the Oscar this year.

Celebrated my (now 7-year old) nephew’s birthday by riding down a giant ramp on a blanket.

Had lunch with my parents.  Brider was closed (noooo!) so we headed to Mercantile and my confit chicken salad sandwich reaffirmed my opinion that that place is incredible.

Prepped this week’s salads-in-a-jar and went to Sunday afternoon yoga.

Watched Sunday night TV.  Amazing Race, Shameless (liking this season so much more than last season), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Felt utterly sad that another perfect weekend had to come to an end. 

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What did you do this weekend?!

Sesame Honey Pancakes

Last night, I took myself to a yoga class that was all about heart opening poses (♥♥♥!) and when I walked back to my car I passed a wine + cheese shop advertising a Tuesday date night deal, a donut “dispensary,” and a brewery where people were sitting out on the patio (in February!) and ordering from the food truck parked out front.  And I thought to myself “Gosh, I love this city!”  I love that people are out on a Tuesday night, doing whatever makes their heart happy and I love that I get to be one of those people.

And today, well I’m happy that it’s Wednesday, that I’m going to the library after work then having a lady date with Jenn and I’m happy I had these pancakes for breakfast.

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Sesame Honey Pancakes (serves 1, but can easily be doubled, tripled, quadrupled)

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • A good pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (+ a little more) milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • Blueberries and maple syrup for serving (optional, but just do it)

Mix flour, baking powder, sesame seeds and salt together in a bowl. In a measuring cup, combine milk, honey and tahini and stir until honey and tahini are fully mixed in.  Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined.  Grease pan with coconut oil, then pour batter on to make two large pancakes or three medium pancakes.  Top with blueberries and maple syrup.

Enjoy!