Get Yer Lentils


It was a very get-up-and-go kinda morning. I work at the wine center today and I just have a bunch of little stuff that I’ve got to get done. So, I started my day with some oatmeal pancakes for fuel!



And tea. Just ran out of my favorite Earl Gray and now am working my way through French Breakfast…I love the hint of vanilla in this.

Went to the gym for 25 minutes of elliptical + strength (via week 4 of Summer Shape Up!). I honestly don’t think I’ve worked out so hard in a really long time and I wish I would have thought to take measurements before I started with Gina’s plan because I feel like it’s leaned me up a lot, just doing different exercises than I’ve ever done before. Highly recommend Summer Shape Up to anyone who is looking for a little variety in their daily workouts and who wants to build mega muscle….my arms are feelin’ it fo sho.

Please vote for my Vegan Lentil Walnut Loaf over at the USA Dried Peas and Lentils Recipe Rivalry site! The first 500 people to vote get free bags of lentils, which is clearly incentive on its own.


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    June 17, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I love ginas shape up plan. it adds such variety! these oatmeal pancakes look like a great way to start the day.

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    June 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I love ginas shape up plan. it adds such variety! these oatmeal pancakes look like a great way to start the day.

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    Evan Thomas
    June 17, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I thought you were going to tell us those were lentil pancakes. Oi!

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    June 17, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Haha, I was expecting lentil pancakes too! I have to admit I’m a little relieved. I’m totally hooked on these pancakes now, though. Oatmeal pancakes, where have you been all of my life?

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    Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    June 17, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Lovin’ those cakes! Reading about all of your lentil chickpea adventures made me motivated last night to make some homemade pesto lentils with some greek spiced roasted chickpeas! It even ate my pigs-in-a-blanket-eating mom a bit jealous! 🙂

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    June 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Gina’s workouts are awesome!! I’m getting leaner, too

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    Jessica @ Jessica Balances
    June 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I looove Gina’s workouts, too! She is h-core, that’s for sure.

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    June 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

    fABULOUS looking pancakes! So neat – why are mine always so messy!??

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    Caitlin in MD
    June 17, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Random thought: Everytime I read “fo sho,” in my head I picture Steve Carrell saying it in the 40-Year Old Virgin. Anyone?

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    Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    June 17, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Enjoy your day! I hope you win- can’t vote because I am a Canadian

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    June 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I love that pancake recipe! I usually sub in some gluten-free flour flour it, but it’s so nice how it holds together and is chock-fulla protein. 😀

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    June 17, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I am loosely following Gina’s Summer Shape Up, incorporating her strength routines in with my regular cardio routines. Since I am, let’s say, a strength training ‘beginner’, her workouts are great. Oh, and they are kicking my booty, too! 🙂

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    June 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Yay! I voted for your lentil walnut loaf. Need to make the recipe stat 🙂

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    June 17, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I love it when you can feel new exercises working you! All of Gina’s plans are so great!

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    Carly @ Happy Healthy Foodie
    June 17, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I voted for you!! 🙂 That recipe looks delish and I totally need to make it.

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    Kati @ Living Well
    June 17, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I love it when I feel/see my arms getting stronger! Is that mashed banana on top of your pancakes?

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      June 17, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      yep! Mashed banana and almond butter 🙂

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    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    June 17, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I’ve been following the summer shape up plan as well, and I love how I can feel myself getting stronger. Hope you have a great day!

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    June 17, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I voted for you! Good luck!

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    June 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I voted for you AND I get free lentils! Win-win. 😉

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    June 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I wish I had enough time to do Gina’s plan. I’m sure it has toned you up, it seems hardcore! Am definitely voting for you (and Tina if you don’t mind but I’ll do her tomorrow!)

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    June 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Now I’m craving pancakes for dinner. 🙂

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    Christine Fallabel
    June 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I voted! 🙂 good luck!

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    Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    June 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Great work on a great workout!!!! What did you put on top of your pancakes? Looks wonderful 🙂

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    June 17, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    French breakfast, never heard of it and I’m a huge tea drinker. I’m going to have to give that a try.

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    June 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Yay! Voted (for you) and got my lentils. Maybe I will try Gina’s plan tonight. I really want to do some hard core arm workouts.

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    June 17, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    you know you have my vote!! love the oat cakes! have fun at the wine center…love me some KJ

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    Casey @ Chasing Casey
    June 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I think I’m going to try Gina’s plan now!

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    June 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    you know you have my vote!! love the oat cakes! have fun at the wine center…love me some KJ

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    June 18, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Gina’s Summer Shape up is fantastic! I stumbled across it from a link on your blog a couple weeks back (thank you for that!). I’m doing week 2 right now and I actually did write down my starting weight and measurements. I’ve already seen a difference and can’t wait to see how much more progress I make by the end of the program. I love the strength and stretch days, but really struggle with the speed.

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