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WIAW: I Am the Carb Queen

September 21, 2011

Wasn’t the low-carb fad stupid?

Carbs provide you with energy.  And allow your brain to function.  And taste damn good.

As I was going through pictures of what I ate yesterday, I realized I’m a carb fiend.  And damn proud.

Apparently my love of carbs also causes me to use the word “damn” a lot. 

But enough talking, and more showing.

Peas and Crayons

As always, a big thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting our WIAW party 🙂

Pre-run fuel:

Unpictured banana half + a smear of peanut butter.

Yes, “a smear” is an exact measurement.


IMG_2897 Whole Wheat Brown Sugar Banana Bread Pancakes.

Aka, the fluffiest pancakes ever.

I saw Heather make these a few days ago, and knew they had to be mine.

And she was right, they are fantastically fluffy.

IMG_2901 Dear lord.

IMG_2900 Topped with chocolate hazelnut butter “sauce” (aka thinned with a bit of almond milk and microwaved for a few seconds) and peanuts.

Besides the fact that these were insanely fluffy, I think what made them so good was the fact that they involved brown sugar.  My usual pancakes don’t have any sugar at all, so these had my taste buds dancing.

I halved the recipe, made 7 fluffy pancakes, ate 3.5 and saved the other half for later this week — score!

Tea on the side.

IMG_2903 Decadently sweet pancakes + minty tea = perfection.


Assembled at my parents’.  Because feeding yourself other people’s food is always more fun.

IMG_2910 IMG_2912

IMG_2913  Whole Foods mac and cheese, grilled squash and homemade sweet potato fries.

If only it had been my mom’s homemade mac and cheese, too.

Afternoon snack:

IMG_2209 Almonds and raisins.

Only this is a recycled picture and it was actually almonds, raisins, peanuts and chocolate chips.  And I actually did take a picture, I’m just too lazy to go get my camera. <— Bad blogger.


IMG_2857 Grilled eggplant subs with fontina and tomato jam.


Eaten at another horribly played Rockies game.  It was the last game I’ll attend for the season and not a good note to end on.

Even though Tulo made a special guest appearance.  And struck out…

Nighttime/post cold Rockies game snack:


Um no, I did not eat a whole loaf of zucchini bread.  I don’t love carbs that much.

But I did have a slice.  And some warm almond milk.  Are you surprised?


Most of the time, I try to make my baked goods healthy, but I wanted real zucchini bread.  With regular old flour, sugar and oil.  So sue me.

I used this recipe from Brittney.  Thanks, Brittney! 

It’s moist, it’s dense but not overly so and it’s delicious.  Just the way zucchini bread should be.

So I think I had the bases covered yesterday — pancakes, pasta, bread and… more bread.  Go me!


Are you a carb fiend as well?

What’s your favorite baked good?

32 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2011 10:20 AM

    Low- Carb is ridiculous… esp. for those of us who eat little-no meat and who are also distance runners. Carbs= Needed fuel!

  2. September 21, 2011 10:21 AM

    Heck yes, I love me some carbs — so satisfying.

    I keep meaning to ask — do you have a twitter acct?

    • September 21, 2011 10:53 AM

      Ugh, no I don’t. I keep complaining about how I need a smartphone first.

  3. September 21, 2011 10:26 AM

    I could definitely eat a whole loaf of zucchini bread..I think I DO love carbs that much 😀 And those are the tallest pancakes I’ve ever seen…

    • September 22, 2011 10:09 AM

      Right?! I may or may not have just made another batch.

  4. September 21, 2011 10:48 AM

    I love carbs too – especially in the form of potatoes… and pancakes.

    • September 22, 2011 10:10 AM

      Both of which I’ve had in the past two days.

  5. September 21, 2011 11:15 AM

    What would we do without carbs?!? I’d probably day if I was’t allowed carbs anymore!
    And a smear is an valid measurement indeed 😉

  6. September 21, 2011 1:07 PM

    Yay for fall!!! You have the best eats!! Maybe its because Im addicted to carbs too 🙂 I love making food at my parents house (so cheap). Your eggplant dinner looks so good I may try it out myself!!

  7. brittney permalink
    September 21, 2011 2:10 PM

    I love carbs way too much! I’d have an all bread diet if my body didn’t require other forms of food too. And I’m glad you liked the zucchini bread 🙂 I should probably start looking into your healthy baking ways though…

    • September 22, 2011 10:11 AM

      If it has a vegetable in it, it’s healthy enough. In my opinion anyways.

  8. September 21, 2011 2:34 PM

    I adore carbs. Especially when they come in the form of delicious hearty breads like Udi’s (just had one of their sandwiches today, so they’re in my head…haha). Fav baked good would definitely be brownies. Anything rich, fudge, and chocolate-y will always have my heart! 🙂

    • September 22, 2011 10:12 AM

      Oh god, don’t even get me started on Udi’s. OBSESSED. I’ve never liked brownies. I know, I’m weird.

  9. September 21, 2011 2:42 PM

    Wow, those pancakes look amazing! 😀

    I love carbs too. With the exception of when I eat avocadoes with mozzarella/scrambled eggs – which seems to satisfy me on its own – I pretty much always have carbs with all my meals – there’s so much variety to choose from!

    Favourite baked good would probably have to be muffins/cupcakes depending on whether my sweet tooth is needing the frosting, I love baking muffins with fruit in them – they taste so fresh straight out of the oven 😀

    • September 22, 2011 10:12 AM

      I’ll eat anything if it’s straight out of the oven. Now I’m craving eggs, cheese and avocado!

  10. September 21, 2011 3:18 PM

    We can rule the carb kingdom forever 🙂
    I’m always lacking on protein. But proteins…they just can’t satisfy you like carbs can.

    My favorite carbs are bread or cereal. You know how they say freshly baked cookies sell a house? I’d be more inclined to buy a house with some freshly baked bread 🙂

  11. September 21, 2011 9:59 PM

    I’m a carb queen…and I love it. I loveeee cookies. Yum yum yum.

  12. September 22, 2011 6:58 AM

    I am a complete carb queen too! Haha I lovee any bake good with apples in it 🙂

  13. A Tablespoon of Liz permalink
    September 22, 2011 8:01 AM

    I love carbs, probably a little too much, but I’m totally ok with that! Whenever people tell me they’re not eating carbs I get a little sad. Because carbs are so wonderful.

    • September 22, 2011 10:13 AM

      When people tell me that I resist the strong urge to roll my eyes.

  14. September 22, 2011 10:57 AM

    The pancakes and bread both look awesome! I don’t know if I would have been able to stop at one slice. 🙂

  15. September 22, 2011 11:12 AM

    Great day of eats! The pancakes are my favorite thing on here, you presented them so well 🙂

  16. September 22, 2011 1:51 PM

    I’m working on loving my carbs. Your eats look good!! What are those pancakes, 3 inches thick? wow I’m going to have to try them. I’m also going to need to try the sauce. yum!
    favourite baked good? um….gosh do I have to pick one?
    I made sweet potato fries last night that looked just like those!!

  17. September 23, 2011 8:54 AM

    FLUFFAAAAY! Since making these, my entire idea of pancake making has changed…I’m not on a mission to only create super fluffy pancakes! Haha!

    That eggplant sandwich looks sooooo good! I just pinned the recipe!

    I am a total carb queen…you should see me at Italian restaurants where they bring out the bread for dipping in oil…oh wait, that loaf is meant to share?? 😉

    And baked goods are my weakness…soft, chewy cookies, muffins, doughnuts, quick breads…don’t make me choose!

    • September 23, 2011 12:31 PM

      Yeah, I don’t think pancake making will ever be the same 🙂 Don’t worry, you don’t have to choose!

  18. September 23, 2011 2:36 PM

    Carbs are awesome! I am deffinetly a fan of them! ❤ 🙂

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