greek yogurt pancake goodness and a new found hobby

I feel like I’ve been all gogogo lately.  I don’t even remember the last time I just had time to stop and veg out on my couch, let alone blog.  But I’m back!  In my time away, I have spent a good portion traveling for work, picking up new hobbies, and cooking my little heart out.

I have really started getting into fencing.  I was bored awhile back and was looking for an activity to pick up and stumbled upon fencing.  I had spent many years as a dancer and had taken come stage combat courses in college, so it sounded like something that would be a perfect fit for me.  So, I started taking classes.  Turns out, it’s quite the workout.  The footwork we do at the beginning of class is heavily squat and lunge based and next day soreness has taken on a whole new meaning.  Not to mention the cool bruises I am not sporting on my arm from getting stabbed repeatedly.  Even though I’m not the best yet, I’m finding it really refreshing to challenge my brain and my body in a new way.  The most interesting aspect to me about fencing thus far is the amount of mental activity goes in to it as well as physical.  You have to read your opponent and the clues they’re giving you along with planning out your own attacks.  If you have any interest in logic or chess or thinking games, you need to find out if there’s a fencing gym near by.  Please enjoy my bruise laden arm below:

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To fuel after my lovely fencing bouts, I have mastered the art of the pancake.  Now usually I use Kodiak Cake mix to make my pancakes because it’s quick and easy, but when I’ve got extra time, I like to throw together this delicious recipe.  It’s so easy and absolutely delicious.

Greek Yogurt Pancakes!

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 2 TBSP greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup of milk (I used almond)
  • splash of vanilla
  • pinch of salt

Mix ingredients together.  Set a pan on the stove on medium heat.  Place small scoops of batter into the pan and wait until bubbles appear. Flip. Let sit another minute and then repeat until all batter is used and you have a pile of piping hot goodness awaiting you.

-sj

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