So, the time has come… After years of umm-ing and ahh-ing about whether I should step into the blogging world, here I am! With a little (huge) nudge from Laurie, and her incredible persuasion skills, I am FINALLY going to share my style and love for fashion. Laurie has very kindly allowed me to jump onto her blog with her, which I am very excited about I have to say. There will be posts about my favourite clothes and outfits, anything new to my wardrobe, and probably a lot about coats (coats are my favourite). Let’s just hope I don’t mess it up and that I am here to stay!
Although it may not seem like it when I am rushing down the high street with coffee in hand (of course), wearing a hoodie thrown over my gym gear, what I wear and what I am seen in really matters to me. I express myself with clothes, and use them as a way to bring a bit of fun and creativity into any dull day. There’s just something I love about planning outfits – especially for occasions – even if it does annoy everyone around me.
Now that the standard ‘I like clothes’ ramble is done and dusted, I feel like I should just say a few things about who I am. My name is Emily. I am a bubbly person who is full of energy (most of the time) and is ALWAYS up for an adventure. I love nothing more than exploring new places with the people closest to me, whether it be friends or family. I am currently a Psychology student, meaning that I am fully aware that the mass of clothes I own is excessive… and that my outfit-repeating issue is IRRATIONAL (I just love clothes. I can’t help it – I’m sorry). I try to keep on track with my health and fitness, just to stay in shape, but I have a few (many) weak spots. I am a foodie – a true lover of all things food. And I know you can be a foodie but also SUPER healthy – I manage this 80% of the time. But I need carbs, and then sweets, chocolate, and then more carbs on carbs ON CARBS.
As much as I love to eat out and experience different styles of cooking, I love to cook and experiment for myself. This means that there will DEFINITELY be some food related posts coming from me. As it happens – and if this doesn’t sum this last section up then I don’t know what will – I am joining the blog in PANCAKE WEEK (week, not day, as I get pancake happy and carried away). It’s been pancakes for breakfast every day this week, and so it would be rude not to share how I ended my pancake-eating frenzy.
I haven’t mentioned this already, but I absolutely adore peanut butter (my life depends on it). These Wednesday morning pancakes and peanut butter really are a match made in Heaven, and they are SO easy to make – the perfect hump day pick-me-up. Just check out the step-by-step below and you’ll be tasting this morning goodness in no time. PLUS, there’s no need to feel guilty about treating yourself to these as they are fairly healthy – with or without the protein powder!
PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA PANCAKES (makes 3-4 pancakes) –>
You will need:
- 2 ripe bananas (mashed)
- 2 medium eggs (whisked)
- 100ml milk
- 20g chocolate protein powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of oil / 15g of butter (for frying)
- Peanut butter (as much as you need to spread on top)
- A speaker
- You cannot make pancakes without dancing around the kitchen and having a bit of fun, so you are going to have to do this ‘Matilda-style’. Connect your phone to a speaker and turn it up – Play “Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way”, and get happy. It is the official pancake song (according to me).
- Next up, mix the mashed bananas and the whisked eggs together, and add the protein powder while mixing (the protein powder is completely optional, I reckon cocoa powder would work just as well if you’re after a chocolatey treat – but they still taste amazing without any chocolate flavouring at all!)
- Place a pan with the oil/butter in over a medium heat. When the pan is hot, add a spoonful of the pancake mix to the pan.
- When the pancake starts to bubble, flip them over *cue showing off in front of housemates by trying to successfully flip pancakes*
- Re-grease the pan before adding the next lot of mix (if needed), and repeat the steps until all of the mixture is used up.
- There are two ways to do this final step, depending on your peanut butter preferences. If using smooth peanut butter, I like to melt the peanut butter for a few seconds in the microwave and drizzle it over the pancakes (YUM). If using crunchy, I just like to dollop a spoonful (or five) onto the top of the pancake stack and let it do it’s thing. Delicious!
This is just how I decided to spice up my pancake week – but you can easily experiment and make these your own! Adding blueberries to the mix is incredible… or you could swap the peanut butter for Nutella and add strawberries – there are just so many amazing combinations when it comes to pancakes. Make sure you give this delicious recipe a try and hey, if you discover a tasty topping combination then comment and let us know below!
What is your favourite pancake-topping combination?
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