February 7, 2010
I was so excited this morning to have my first bowl of oatmeal since I was sick. I had blueberries & pear in mind, without a doubt. I dreamed of the blissful bowl of breakfast I’d dive into this morning. It looked a little like this-
(layered: frozen blueberries, oatmeal/cream of wheat mix, more frozen blueberries, a diced pear, slivered almonds)
Sounds pretty good, right? Well, I suppose it’s time for change in my life. This breakfast was a chore to eat. Yes, a CHORE. The oatmeal texture sickened me, and I would have much rather eaten the pear & blueberries on their own. All this week, I have been eating more savory than sweet breakfasts, eaten with fork or by hand rather than spoon. I’m so sad to say it, but I don’t think I’ll be having oatmeal for a while.
My days will start off with much more of this:
Why the sun shines, as I’m sure Kath can attest to. Nine Grain & Sunflower Whole Wheat. Oh, Em, Gee.
“How do they make such exquisite bread?”-Nick
Slices also go marvelously with last night’s dinner.
- 28oz can petite diced tomatoes
- 160z white beans (I used White Kidney, aka Cannellini)
- 12oz bag frozen chopped spinach
- 1c dry brown lentils
- 3c water
- 1c chopped carrots
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1.5tsp red chili flakes
- 1tsp salt
- 1Tbsp Tastefully Simple’s Diced Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix **
- Pepper to taste
In a slow cooker or crock pot, combine all ingredients and cook on high for 5 hours, and then cook for 1-2 hours more on low. Voila! Awesome soup, ready at your leisure.
Review Time: Amazing Grass Whole Food Energy Bar
Taste: Slight berry sweetness and subtle nuttiness, ‘green’ flavor (in a good way)
Texture: A little drier than a Larabar, but still chewy and dense
Size: It’s the size of the wrapper, so there’s no surprises when you open it and go “Where’s my bar?” So, thumbs up!
Overall, this bar was very good & I would definitely purchase it again. I cannot wait to try the others!!
How was your weekend?