I think I read Marian Keyes' first book, Watermelon, about 13 years ago. The book was released in 1995, and I discovered it 9 years later.

I can't stop thinking about this photo she posted on Instagram last month. She just now translated this book - a book that was released 22 years ago - into Icelandic and released it last month.

It was a good reminder that fiction never goes out of style!

Foods I ate and loved (and made) - protein pancakes

Good morning, good lookin! I have a couple of recipes in my repertoire that I know I nail every time. I've been trying to cook for 15 years, and most of my dishes are edible but don't merit a second appearance. At times, I fall seriously short, and I wear the failures like the many assorted crumbs on my stovetop. Like, there are so many crumbs on my stovetop, y'all. #adulting   

Anyways, I make GREAT protein pancakes, and they're such a beaut. These are my go-to weekend treat. They're also dead simple, with just 4 main ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Optional - dash of cinnamon, 1 tbsp oats for batter + toppings, ie berries, figs, honey, yogurt, maple syrup

They're super easy to prepare. You just mash together a banana, egg, and almond butter, and I add in a dash of cinnamon, and then pan fry in coconut oil on medium-high heat for a couple of minutes each side until lightly browned. I use a nonstick pan so I don't have to use a ton of oil, but if using a cast iron skillet or whatever (you do you) definitely use more oil. 

These make about 4-6 pancakes with just the four main ingredients, but you can add oats to bulk them up. You could also probably add flax seed or protein powder or whatever, but I'm a purist. I bet you could also double the recipe if you're feeling extra hangry. This whole recipe is like 300 calories, and I think it's filling as is, but it's your life. Go cray.

I've been making these for the past 5 years or so, and they never get old. They're also super cheap, since I think almond butter, coconut oil and cinnamon are staples. I really only have to pick up a banana and some fruit, and my weekend brekkie is sorted.