Wednesday, February 24, 2016

REVIEW: flapJacked Protein Pancake and Baking Mix

I may or may not have a minor obsession with pancakes and waffles... So I am all about trying to find a more fulling alternative which tends to lead me towards protein pancakes.  I have tried using straight protein powder and a few other mixes that are high in protein and they are fine but could be closer to the real thing.  This mix is the real deal.

Now, I have heard of this mix before and even went to the website to figure out what flavor I was going to order but never actually did.  The other day in the supermarket, I spotted this bag of mix out of the corner of my eye on a lower shelf and decided that I had to get it.  I hadn't seen it before in a supermarket so I was really excited to find a place that carried it - I'm an instant satisfaction type of person (as is most of my generation).

I got the Banana Hazelnut flavor because those are two of my favorite things.  Warning: it does strongly smell like banana when mixing the batter.  These pancakes taste AMAZING and they're fluffy!!!! They are also extremely filling. 

The batter will thicken as you let it sit (which the directions tell you).  The first batch I made i thought the batter was plenty thick but the second batch I added too much water and when it thickened up a little the pancakes came out still fantastic.  

I have yet to try the other flavors - I'm trying to only buy new things as I need them and I have a bit of pancake mix to work through before I could probably justify getting another.  

If you have tried this mix before or have another to recommend, let me know in the comments below!!


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Long Time, No See..

I have so much free time but at the same time I have no time at all.. How does that even happen?  Small catch up: started the second semester of my senior year of college and everything is going pretty well so far.  I did have a stomach bug that was a major buzzkill and made me miss some pretty big events.  I still procrastinate assignments like no other but I am working on that.  I gave up take out & fast food for a school project during lent but should maybe give up going out to eat all together because that is still happening frequently.  I'm still doing the TIU challenge (for the most part) and I will write an entire post about that when it is finished.  I have an instagram that I post way more frequently on than I do here!!! I'll put a bunch of the pics below! It's a lot of food, mostly things I've made but occasionally I buy some pretty amazing eats and I want to share those with everyone. Below is what you would find on my instagram!

Food out of my kitchen:

Future blog post:

 I WILL MAKE A POST ABOUT THIS!!  I did the gel manicure in the picture myself and I will review everything about it.

 Food not from my kitchen:

I have a couple ideas for some upcoming posts (including a couple book reviews) but if you have any suggestions or want to see something leave a comment below!