February 15, 2010
As you have noticed, I love to make breakfast for my little brother. No idea why, but I do. So, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I made him some blueberry pancakes with butter, syrup, & love. Because after all, I love him berry much.
I love to spread love through food, I really do.
I also love cereal, Kashi Go Lean Crunch, to be exact. It’s probably my favorite! Especially when covered in the best fruit combination ever. Strawberries & Bananas. Great way to celebrate President’s Day, eh?
Trader Joe’s Raw, Creamy Almond butter. All good things come to an end, and this one was violent. Many carrot lives were taken in the process.
I can turn 30 oz of hummus into 5 oz like it’s my job. After my next meal, I’m certain the plastic container will be completely transparent. Those chickpeas don’t stand a chance. Like I said, wreaking havoc.
I’ve jumped on the bandwagon. Ask me anything!
February 10, 2010
I’m blogging, as I run back and forth from the kitchen to the table while simultaneously cooking dinner. Welcome, Blooking. It’s a new art, one which I hope to master. Have you mastered the art of blooking?
I made myself a beautiful bowl of Banana Oatmeal (half banana cooked in, the other half on top) topped with defrosted blueberries & a scoop of almond butter. Now that, my friends, is a scoop. Adorned with cinnamon, naturally.
It tasted as good as it looks; however, I think I’ll stick to variety for breakfast, not oats everyday. No offense to all my oat-lovin’ readers!
Topped with balsamic & mustard roasted brussels sprouts & red onion. How HEAB -ish does this look?
Egyptian Edamame Stew. Let me know if you’re interested in the recipe!
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?