About

“Every day I would go home and bake, because that’s what you do when you love to bake–you bake.” – Christina Tosi

 // about the blog //

aboutmeThe Pancake Princess is a vegetarian food + baking blog. The name originated from my love of pancakes.

The recipes I post are almost always healthy things or healthier versions of things and always things I like eating.

I like carbs. You have been warned.

// erika //

I am the baker, photographer and typo-maker behind The Pancake Princess. Originally from the Bay Area, I’m currently pursuing my MBA in Houston moved to Houston for college, where I now live and work.

In my sophomore year of college, I came to the realization that despite years of watching my mother put home-cooked food on the table every night, I had no idea how to cook. A year of living off-campus forced me to learn how to cook, and I just haven’t really left the kitchen since.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy!

 // spotted in //

Buzzfeed.
Houston Press.
Huffington Post.
The Kitchn.
Yummly.
Daily Burn.
Fitness Magazine.

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59 thoughts on “About

  1. Pang

    What a wonderful blog you have!!!! I am glad I found it.
    Can’t wait to see more & more. :)

    “Two Red Bowls” mentioned you on her FB, and it led me here :)

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  2. Alyson

    Definitely my favorite blog name I’ve stumbled on in ages.. and that’s before I read any post! Just love it.. you had me at “cake.” Look forward to reading more!

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    1. erika Post author

      Well thank you!!! You just made my day :) Thanks so much for stopping by–always happy to meet fellow cake lovers! 😉

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  3. Rebecca @ To Bloom Happiness

    Hi Erika! I’m new to blogging and while browsing, I came across your blog (love the blog name!). I’m loving all of the high quality pictures you have and I’m going to make the pickled onion salsa tomorrow! I can’t wait to read more :)

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  4. Bubblybaker

    Hey Erika, Just wanted to let you know how quickly I’ve fallen in love with your blog already haha! Love every part of it – the name, the piccies, the words! Looking forward to many more posts from you :)

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  5. skybunnies

    Beautiful, I LOVE your updated profile photo! Keep up the fantastic yummy recipes and I’ll send through that gluten free brownie recipe through Tweet Tweet Twitter xx

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    1. erika Post author

      Awww thanks Sky! What a compliment, coming from miss fitness model…you are unbelievably toned!! Thanks for the recipe–it’s on my list! :)

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  6. Lianna

    Okay, so can we please be friends?! I’m in love with everything about your blog, the layout, the photography, your writing style, I’m obsessed! Can’t wait to follow through more of your adventures and of course see all of the drool-worthy recipes you share :)

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    1. erika Post author

      Omg! I didn’t want to say anything right off the bat buttt…that is exactly what I was thinking when I visited your blog! So um yes, blog friends most def :)

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  7. Katie @ Oh Shine On

    Just happened to stumble upon this little gem of a site this morning as I was making pancakes — WHAT?! Rad. I totally love this blog — and you. Is that weird? So sorry (not sorry).

    And girl, I love everything you said on your other “About Page” about your view on food and nutrition… You’re preaching to the choir and I totally agree with you 100%.

    Keep rocking and detoxing and cooking pancakes. And invite me over so I can have some :)

    Katie

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    1. erika Post author

      Katie, you totally made my day! Thanks for the super sweet, totally awesome comment. I’m so glad we have agreeable food views :) And the fact that you stumbled across my blog while making pancakes? I think this means we’ll have to be friends :)

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  8. Heather

    I love the idea behind your blog! I just made some cupcakes last night that called for 1.5 cups of olive oil… whaaat?! One of future conquests is to discover some new ways that I can slim down my desserts. I completely agree that a little less butter isn’t going to make or break a recipe!

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    1. erika Post author

      Aww thank you so much! You are too kind :) Do let me know if you try any of the recipes out, would love to hear from you! Can’t wait to check out your blog :)

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    1. erika Post author

      Thank you, Ms. Perky Poppy Seed! Funny thing–I’m really not THAT organized of a person, but I love to make lists. I often make lists of things to do and get a quarter or half-way through before getting bored/distracted and misplacing the list!

      Anyway, thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. checy16

    That’s awesome that you co-taught a baking class and even wrote some food articles! I’m so impressed! My back-up plan for grad school is to open a bakery. Btw, your glasses are so cute!

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  10. Anuja

    Hi Erika,
    Thanx a lot for stopping by my blog and a very encouraging comment. Love your space and your style. Totally going to follow from now on 😀

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    1. erika Post author

      Thank YOU Anuja! I really enjoyed your blog post and will definitely be reading more from you as well! You have so many interesting recipes on your site :)

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  11. Mich - Piece of Cake

    Hello Erika, I was just checking out your blog and noticed you are from TX! Years ago, I studied in Austin, so TX is always close to my heart. We drove 3 hours from Austin to Houston so that we can get decent Chinese food, so that’s how desperate we were.

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    1. erika Post author

      That is so funny! Were you at UT? Austin is SUCH a cool city. Well, that makes me feel better about living in Houston–I guess we do have pretty decent Chinese food! But I’ve always been envious of people who got to go to school in Austin!! Are you in Cali now? (I was checking Daiso locations to see if they have locations in Houston…no go :( )

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    1. ekwee Post author

      Thanks so much Leah! I appreciate the comment :) And I have to say–I love your quick facts section on your blog. I could identify with so many things (pop punk + food network = some of the better things ever)! Can’t wait to read more :)

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