Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Breakfast on the GO!

On the mornings that I do my workout before work I need to have my breakfast and lunch ready to go before I head out to the gym. Which basically means I need to have it all packed and ready the night before.

Most times I like to do a raw oats or overnight oats that I can eat at my desk once I get to work.

This week I prepped a few breakfasts on Sunday and now I have them at ready in my fridge.
I used one of my favorite steel cut oat recipes which makes for about 3-4 servings of breakfast. I divided them into my glass storage jars and have them in the fridge to grab with a banana each morning. I heat it up at school and enjoy!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kitchen art

Look at Marc John's culinary prints. Clever, Funny, and $20 a pop.
I can't decide which one I'd want.

via simple recipes

Friday, November 25, 2011

Recipe: Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

I 'm a big fan of Coach's Oats. I love the texture---groats that have been "cracked and toasted." Have you ever tried? They cook fast. Basically, if rolled oats and steel cut oats had a child...

On the back of the bag there is an oatmeal cookie recipe (my favorite kind of cookie) but I don't love how much sugar and butter it calls for. So, with some substitutions and making do with what was in the cupboards and fridge incredible results were created. Make these quick. Before November ends!

Recipe: Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup sucanat
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup applesauce
2 T butter
mix well with a hand mixer

In a separate bowl mix:
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup coach's oats
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder

combine dry and wet ingredients and add 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

*use a mini cookie scooper. I like these as mini's.

Bake at 375 for 12 minutes.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Watch: Forks over Knives + Lucy Chadwick

Forks Over Knives.
I watched it while I was on a break from school and immediately emailed my family telling them to watch it. It focuses on a plant-based diet and talks with a variety of people about how their health was changed for the better once following this lifestyle; off prescription medicine, weight-loss, and more energy! Really interesting film.


Also watch Lucy Chadwick of Zara by Todd Selby.

She lives a seemingly simple and beautiful life. I love that she escapes to the countryside to a simple cabin with an apple orchard and a table and a few chairs and has peace, fresh air, and the sun. That's joy. I'd like to live more beautifully.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Recipe: Waffle with boiled apples and cinnamon

waffle wednesday
I've been experimenting with a new waffle recipe.
This is gluten free, sugar free, oil free, and filling.
It's GOOD!
makes about 4 waffles

1/3 cup almonds
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup corn flour (or any flour)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk
1 egg
1 egg white
1 banana
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

blend and cook in hot waffle iron

Today I topped my waffle with boiled apples. Here's how I did it:
+washed and cut one apple into bite size chunks
+place in small pot with a little water
+let simmer with lid on for about 10 minutes
+add a sprinkle of cinnamon, lemon juice, and stevia
and you're done!

Very fall.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Nova Friends

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Thanks to Nova Boys and Girls who are so supportive.
Looking at your granola faces makes me very happy.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Recipe: Almond Oat Waffles


Almond Oat Waffle
(creator: my sister Egan, with some adaptations from me)

1/3 cup almonds
1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2 1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
packet of stevia
1/2 banana

pour on hot waffle iron
wait 5 minutes

Slice the rest of the banana on top and drizzle with honey. Boom Pow. Breakfast!