This semester I’m taking a class called Experimental Foods. In that class, we choose an “alternative” style recipe to work with the entire semester to perfect. For example, instead of mac n’ cheese- dairy free mac n’ cheese or low sugar brownie made with black beans instead of a regular brownie.
In my group, we are creating an allergen free French toast (free of the 8 common allergens, including eggs, dairy, and wheat). It’s been an adventure since a) I LOVE French toast and b) it’s a bit of a challenge getting the texture right with zero eggs!
It’s also encouraged me to make French toast a ton at home. This recipe is NOT the recipe we are using in class, but more-so my own creation based off a standard French toast recipe.
2 slices ezekial bread
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
1 tsp vanilla
dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
Cinnamon, raspberries and vanilla greek yogurt, yumm !
Whisk egg, vanilla, almond milk, and spices into a bowl
Dip toast in mixture, soak both sides.
Heat oil on griddle to medium low heat.
Add toast to hot griddle and cook about 2-3 minutes per side, or until browned.
** You can certainly add your own toppings or change what type of milk you choose! Get creative & Enjoy
The great thing about Fontbonne University is that it provides the comfort and close-knit feeling of a small school but is placed amongst a busy and bustling city. The small size of Fontbonne allows for small staff to student ratios as well as a community that truly cares about what is best for you. At the same time, Fontbonne is merely fifteen minutes away from the historic and wonderful downtown St. Louis, which provides an abundant amount of fun things to do. Beyond things such as going to a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium and getting a tour of the Arch, downtown St. Louis has many concerts, plays, 5k runs, musicals, parades and many more. Just this past weekend, I went to the Little Big Town concert at the beautiful and classic Fox Theatre; only ten minutes away from Fontbonne. Fontbonne is unique in that it truly is a place that cares about the success of its students in the small-school setting while allowing the community to embrace the many opportunities and events of the city of St. Louis.
Here is a link of the events happening in St. Louis soon:
The Fabulous Fox Theatre: Where the Concert Was
Spring is in the air! Even with the ups and downs of the weather (not so surprising for March in St. Louis), evidence of spring can be seen everywhere. The grass is looking greener, trees have buds on them, early flowers have started to bloom, and every store is touting their spring wares. Another seasonal tradition is spring cleaning and I’m all for it. No matter what your living situation is (on or off campus), I believe everyone can benefit from a little spring cleaning.
I’ve lived in my current apartment for almost two years now and even in that short amount of time it’s surprising how quickly stuff can accumulate. The truth of the matter is that material stuff has a way of weighing us down and making our lives feel cluttered and cramped. It’s hard to stay organized, have excess energy, or even focus when there’s an over abundance of stuff everywhere. Personally, I have challenges with filling up all my flat surfaces with clutter, a habit I would love to remedy.
I started in my closet and dresser because thinning out the wardrobe always seems to be the easiest. If you have a hard time deciding what to get rid of, just ask yourself a few questions. When was the last time you wore this item? Is it something you really find comfortable or do you just wear it to impress people? Are you keeping it because it was a gift and, even though you don’t like it, you’re afraid of hurting someones’ feelings? While it’s understandable why we hold on to these things, it can be more beneficial to do things like donate them to charity. Someone in need could get a lot of use out of that extra winter jacket or pair of shoes that you never wear. I have also moved on to my over abundance of art supplies (donating supplies that I never use anymore), books I’ve already read, and even some of my kitchen supplies (because who really needs three cheesecake pans if you’re not a baker??).
One of the most inspirational things for me during this time of spring cleaning has been my best friends’ blog:
Jenn has taught me so many, many things in our friendship and letting go of stuff has been a big lesson. Holding on to things I don’t need because it’s tied to a memory or I’m afraid I might need, maybe in the future has only succeeded in an abundance of clutter, wasted time with extra cleaning, and feeling weighed down. Her blog is all about living with less, and being happier for it. Freeing up your time from material things lets you do more of what you love and make awesome memories in the process. Happy cleaning!
One year ago at this time I wrote a 5 page paper on the history behind Easter egg hunts for my religious studies class. Since Easter is almost here I thought I would share some information. Believe it or not, Easter eggs and the Easter bunny all originate from different parts of the world. But one of the ways Easter egg hunts began was through a German myth from the 1600s. It was believed that Eoster, a Teutonic goddess, had a pet bird who laid eggs in baskets and hid them. When Eoster transformed her pet bird to a bunny, it continued to lay eggs. This myth is based on the belief that rabbits symbolize fertility. This idea was started in Germany and was spread to America in the 1700s when immigrants arrived in Pennsylvania for the first time. They called their custom “Osterhase”. Often children would decorate baskets before they searched for the eggs because the baskets symbolized nests. Some people even left carrots out for the Easter bunny in order to show their gratitude.
Hope you enjoyed it!!!!!!!!!!!