Thursday, July 26, 2012

Paleo Pancakes

We've been trying to eat Paleo (at home at least!) for the past 6 months and it's been a fun challenge.  If it weren't for the amazing Paleo websites out there, we probably would have quit out of boredom.  Elana's Pantry is my go-to, and that's where I found this recipe for the most delicious Paleo Pancakes.  I'm a bit of a breakfast nut (pancake or french toast specifically), so I've tried SO many recipes.  Most of the time they're too runny, or taste like anything but a pancake.  These were fluffy and delicious!

Paleo Pancakes

2 Eggs
1/4 cup Agave Nectar (I used raw honey, so you don't need as much)
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cup Blanched Almond Flour (I like this one!)
1/2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
Grapeseed Oil for sauteing

In blender, combine eggs, agave or honey and vanilla and blend on high until smooth.

Add almond flour, salt and baking soda and blend again to incorporate dry ingredients into batter.  Let sit for 15 minutes to thicken up.  (I added a little bit of raw milk, since it became pretty thick).

Warm grapeseed oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Ladle pancake batter onto skillet, flip when ready.  Keep them fairly small, so they're easier to flip.

I topped mine with Grade B maple syrup, sour cream and fresh berries... so delish!

Yields 12 pancakes

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Peplum Tie Back Dress

This dress is so sweet with it's classic silhouette and simple details.  Love.  And the back is so, so fun with the soft champagne bow.  Sadly, I can't comfortably wear anything backless or strapless, so I will have to live vicariously through one of you.  Someone needs to buy it and send pics!

$69 on Piperlime (plus 20% off today and tomorrow.  Code: ME)  That's $55, people!  Who cares if it's made from polyester, it's so dang cute.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Preppy & Nautical

Has it really been an entire month since I last posted?!  Goodness, that's sad.  If I hadn't spent the past 4 weeks house hunting, traveling, caring for a 9 month old teenager and working my butt off, I'd feel like a total slacker!

Much more importantly, my bestie is getting married in a month and I was lucky enough to get to help her design their invitations... 

They're classic, preppy (just like her!), slightly nautical (wedding on the Finger Lakes) and were letterpressed on super thick, dreamy, soft cotton paper.... ugh they're so amazing! 

But first things first... Vegas.  Bachelorette.   (!!!)

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