Friday, May 31, 2013

The Perfect Pancrepes

While visiting family and friends in Sonoma a few weekends ago, Chris' cousin's wife cooked up a batch of the most delectable yet simple crepes. I like to call them pancrepes, because they are as thin as a crepe, yet still have the same taste as a pancake. She made the most perfect crepe bar to go along with them, including fresh fruit, nutella, whipped cream, butter, maple syrup and assorted jams and jellies. As soon as I got home from our trip, I knew I had to try to make them myself, and boy, they are still just as tasty! She used regular flour for hers, but I used gluten-free to please everyone in my house that can't eat gluten.


1 1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose baking flour
2 eggs
1 cup milk (I used vanilla rice milk because I like the flavor)
Two tablespoons melted butter

Step one:

1) Mix the flour
2) Add the eggs one at a time until incorporated
3) Add the milk, whisk to combine
4) Melt the butter in a pan, and then add to batter mix, stir to incorporate
5) Put the heat on medium high
6) Spray your pan with oil (I like to use the kind that contains butter)
7) Scoop up the batter with 1/3 cup, then drop the batter onto the middle of the pan (I like to move it around in a circle motion so that the batter collects around the whole pan)
8) Wait a minute or so, then flip
9) Take out the crepe, put it on a plate, then spray oil on the pan again to start your next crepe
10) Repeat steps 7-9!

Pancrepes will be done when both sides are evenly lightly browned. Each pancrepe takes about 2 minutes to cook.

You can tweak the ingredients and amounts to your liking. I personally like my crepes on the thinner side, so if yours are thicker that's ok! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Girl Power

Here are some of my current favorite songs + videos, and they all happen to be fronted by fabulous ladies! Also, just on a side note, I like the new She & Him record, but I admit that Volume Two holds a soft spot in my heart because I listened to it heavily when I was first moving in with Chris. <3

Regina Spektor - Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)

She & Him - Don't Look Back

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro - Just To Make Me Feel Good

Kina Grannis - In Your Arms 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Festivities + Outfit Post

Today was a great but tiring day. We began with a Mother's Day Brunch with Chris' family that was at a quaint hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Glendale called Bashan. I didn't know what to expect when walking in but oh my goodness the food was amazing! We had our choice for appetizer, main course and dessert. These were some of our selections:

Pork Belly “Teriyaki”  
Crispy Rice Cake, Togarashi, Braised Scallions, Pickled Apples

 Chilled Sweet Pea Soup
Crunchy Wasabi Peas, Crème Fraiche, Chives, Smoked Paprika Oil

 Chocolate Bread Pudding
chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream, cocoa nibs

 Crème Fraiche Cheesecake
Graham Cracker Walnut Streusel, Dulce de Leche, mocha almond fudge Ice Cream

One of my all time favorite stores is Anthropologie. Their latest looks for spring are nothing short of gorgeous, from their brightly-hued dresses to their whimsical printed tops such as this one, I'm in love. I went a little crazy the other day during their one-day only 15% off sale and picked up a pair of the most comfortable pants on earth. AG's are the best brand ever. They fit like a glove and never stretch. I couldn't help but also grab this silk blouse, as well. Naturally I paired this cheery outfit with my yellow flats, and my new floppy hat. Today was a good day, indeed!

I was trying to collect some of the purple flowers to throw in the air, and ended up looking funny in the process!

Outfit Details:

Blouse: Anthropologie   |   Jeans: Anthropologie
Flats: Halogen/Nordstrom   |   Floppy Hat: Forever21

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New Blog Topic - Favorite Films

I think I'm going to start incorporating some of my favorite films into blog posts! I have been on a huge Beatles kick lately. They are my all-time favorite band and I have been watching their films like crazy since I was in high school, so I figured I might as well talk about them a little here! For those who haven't seen their sophomore movie, get to it. It's definitely not groundbreaking and the plot is very silly, but.. it's The Beatles! All of their musical scenes are magical, the house they live in is totally amazing. I mean, John's bed is under the floor and it's filled with books! Paul has a white organ that raises from the floor, George has his own lawn (and personal lawnmower) and Ringo has his own soda machines, one filled with actual oranges. This movie is full of fun, great music, and it makes me so happy to watch every time.

I believe you can watch the whole film on this youtube clip above. I hope it stays up forever!