If you know anything about fitness blogs then you have probably seen pics of meal preps. It seems like everybody tries to eat well. So many of my friends, family, and others constantly give me the best advice when it comes to making meals.
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Posted by soulfulabby on October 16, 2014
Can’t you see that it’s just raining… Ain’t no need to go outside. (Jack Johnson)
I can actually remember a time when I use to listen to mix cds that my friends made. This song was on one of the many mix cds I received. I really wish that was still a thing. Trading music with each other. Those are some of my favorite homemade gifts, cds that are filled with meaning.
Back to the heart of the post. I made banana based pancakes. They are very healthy, as opposed to flour based pancakes. Here’s what I used:
Then I blended the bananas, eggs, and pinch of vanilla. Instead of mixing the ingredients by hand, I blended them to make for a smoother consistency. The recipes online called for only these basic ingredients but I found the texture to watery so the pancake would not cook/flip well. That being said, I added some rolling oats to thicken the batter. I have some things cooking in store.
Posted by soulfulabby on August 10, 2014
Greek Yogurt, Granola, and Bananas! Breakfast is served.
Posted by soulfulabby on March 5, 2014
I’m a major foodie. Not in the sense that I just like to eat at great restaurants, but I truly believe that cooking is a form of art… for the mouth. I can’t wait to cook for my family. Just think how exciting it will be to travel the world through our mouths at the comfort of our kitchen dinning room. And my husband is going to be one blessed man! I’m the type to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Although, this does not mean that I promote traditional gender roles. He could like to cook and we could cook together. Granted, if he doesn’t like to cook… he better like to eat! *giggles*
Posted by soulfulabby on February 11, 2014
I’ve always wondered what type of woman I would be in a relationship. Besides being a successful, lovely, godly, and gorgeous wife, I want to be a woman that knows how to throw down in the kitchen. A part of me wants to throw up her fist in the air and proclaim something about “woman’s rights” or “fight traditional gender roles” but I actually like to cook. Food is like art for your mouth. The flavors, texture, and taste dance across our taste-buds while the smell plays a harmonious melody for our senses! So much that our mouths water. The warmth of food provide comfort to the heart. They don’t call it soulful for no reason.
Sorry, I was so crazy with all that food talk. For a split second I thought I sounded like a food poet. Any-hoo, I want to cook. I hope to cook for my husband, children, family, friends. I sort of want to have dinner parties— Real Housewives Style. Everyone always caters food. Don’t get me wrong, catered food is usually pretty solid… never too bad or too good. But I respect people that make their own food.
Random thought… I’ve always wanted to go to a Progressive Dinner Party. A Progressive Dinner Party “is a dinner party in which each successive course is prepared and eaten at the residence of a different host” (Source Wiki). Basically there would be appetizers at one person’s house, then salad at another person’s house, then the main course at another person’s house, followed by dessert & coffee at the final person’s house. Now there could be more course but you get the basic gist of things.
Now to my point. Recently while my cousins were here I made fried rice. In the Asian culture fried rice is a main component of the food options. The same is true to the Nigerian culture. Out of all the many popular dishes, fried rice is up there. Making the rice is not the hard part. At an early age I learned to cook foods. The seasoning is the hard part for me. I don’t want the food to be bland nor overly salty. Ahhh, the struggle is real. Any-hoo the rice turned out fine. Shout to the future chef.
Sidenote: My husband can expect a hot meal every night! One of the perks of being the spouse of Soulfulabby.
Posted by soulfulabby on July 4, 2012