Power cake & Food-and-Booze-Weekend PrepPosted: February 4, 2012
After a nice sweat session on the spin bike this morning, I whipped this bad boy up:
You can check back on the link above for the recipe and steps, but I’ll show you some photos of the process.
Mix chia vanilla frosting ingredients together (I didn’t have much Greek yogurt, so I added a little cottage cheese + a little pumpkin puree)
Spread dough on cookie sheet and bake
Take dough out of oven and flip over onto a towel coated with cinnamon (I used pumpkin pie spice and a paper towel)
Roll up (it was like rolling sushi!)
Cut up and devour.
Yup. I ate the whole thing. Well, Greg had one slice. It’s less than 400 calories, has a ton of protein, and kept me full until I had lunch 5 hours later.
This was good- I’d like to play around with it a bit more. I’d probably nix the protein powder in the cake (or use a different flavor- the Vega brand I used it great, but has a very strong flavor) or replace it with peanut flour. I’d probably also use a little less xanthan gum. And for the filling, I’d probably try cottage cheese or toffuti next time and might nix the chia seeds. I’m definitely happy to experiment with this again- I think the recipe is genius! You should try it too!
Both tonight and tomorrow night are devoted to two things: food and beer. We are going over to a friends house for a beer pairing dinner (that has been two years in the making…) tonight and then having some friends over for the Superbowl tomorrow night.
Here’s a few scenes from what’s been going on in my house this afternoon:
(More details on those photos tomorrow… tonight’s menu includes some fabulous blogger inspirations and some new things, too.)
There was some egg-less salad for lunch:
And dogs running around with an empty dog food bag…
And all the while, this was going on outside:
I kind of wish the snow would stop and then start up again tomorrow night so that there’s a school delay on Monday… one can dream, right?
Off to consume far too much food and beer!
How’s your Saturday? Any fun weekend plans?