Tofu and SNOW too!

Hello!  I’m such a rebel!  I have a confession to make.

My Green Smoothie challenge diet is taking a break today!  When you wake up with 2 feet of snow and it’s still snowing, you gotta have a party day!  So….today I’ll be making butternut squash soup (which is actually legal) AND homemade, white, buttery rolls!  I might sneak in a brownie or two as well.  It was fun getting up at the crack of dawn to help with the digging out process of two homes!  The snow is pretty!!  Here is my daughter and I last night.  I walked to pick her up from a friend’s.

IMG_3538  IMG_3537School was cancelled for the kid’s and it’s all about playing in the snow and hot chocolate today.  Last night I couldn’t get to the gym so I did a workout at home.  Luckily it was bi and tri day, so I didn’t need too much equipment.  Here is the workout.


I replaced the ab roller for the hanging leg raises.  This is all I needed:

Nautilus adjustable barbells.

Nautilus adjustable barbells

2 chairs

2 chairs


ab roller

The ab roller is seriously hard.  I need to do this more often.  It was a good night.  Here we are chillin’ after the workout in the swing!

IMG_3544I was going to post about the house status, but I couldn’t get up there last night to take some pictures.  I did weigh myself after the holidays and I’m 4 pounds up from my birthday.  No worries.  I’ll keep at it.

Last thing I have to share is a recipe I made with TOFU!!!  I bought the tofu for a salad dressing recipe and had some left over.  Believe me, I’ve always thought tofu sounded a bit crazy.  However, I was in the mood for pancakes, so I looked up a recipe with tofu.  They were soooooo good.  Way better than any protein pancake!  I changed up the recipe a little bit.  The original can be found HERE.

Whole Grain Tofu Pancakes

Blend everything together in a blender.

1 c. whole wheat flour

1 T. sugar (I use a half sugar, half stevia blend) Use 2 T. of sugar instead.

1/2 t. baking soda

1/4 t. salt

1 c. firm tofu cubes

3/4 c. almond or soy milk (add more for desired consistency)

4 T. fresh lemon juice

2 T. coconut oil or canola 

1 t. vanilla

1 t. almond extract

This made 7 good sized pancakes.  I ate 3 of them with a handful of blueberries and a drizzle of agave nectar. 


Have a great weekend enjoying the snow!  Build a FIRE and Stay Toasty!  Think Warm and Happy thoughts *




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