I have to admit – I’ve been entirely unpleasant to be around today.
My late summer allergies have brought a wretched plague of sneezing, wheezing and coughing upon this house, which has driven my poor husband to the basement where he is currently folding laundry and listening to music.
Folding laundry, people.
My husband would rather fold clothes – his most hated chore in the world – then listen to me sniff. It’s ok. I’m annoying myself at this point!
Oh, fun fact: I am completely immune to the drowsy side effect of antihistamines. I can pop Benedryl with zero side effects. By age 10 I was taking allergy medicine so strong that, according to my allergist, it would put a horse to sleep. Hey, we’ve all got to be good at something!
In other news, I’ve been snacking on these Rice & Adzuki Bean Boulder Canyon Chips today.
They’re made out of rice flour and adzuki beans and are super crispy.
The Sweet Lemon & Cracked Pepper flavor is fantastic! I would have never put these two flavors together in a million years, but they’re incredible. Sweet & spicy. Plus, each chip has a ton of seasoning on it which reminds me of eating Cool Ranch Doritos and being thrilled when I’d pull one out that was just covered in seasoning. Don’t pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about!
Tonight’s dinner came straight out of the pantry as I’m trying to use up some food reserves since we’ll be gone on vacay starting next week. Pumpkin Chia Pancakes to the rescue!
All I did was combine 1/3 cup Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancake Mix, with 1/2 scoop of chia seeds.
Here’s some info on chia seeds. I used them in place of eggs, since they gel when mixed with liquid, and hold the batter together.
These babies are high in antioxidants, are a complete protein source,
and yes, they’re the same seeds as the cha-cha-cha-chia pets!
They thicken up the batter superbly and produce light and fluffy pancakes.
Drizzled with a tiny bit of agave nectar to take it right over the top!
Ohhh, boy – I am tired this evening! My early morning run really tuckered this girl out! Early to bed for me.
Do you have allergies or are you allergic to anything?