Adventurous Wednesday

I got up this morning feeling refreshed… but with no voice.  This cold is bugging me.  I went for more of the Firm: Cardio Dance video (on Exercise TV; 25 minutes) and followed it up with YogaDownload’s Detox Yoga #1.  It felt amazing.

Then I got adventurous with breakfastpumpkin oat bran!  I have never actually mixed pumpkin into oats/oat bran before and I was really excited… until I tried it.  It was boring and blah.  The peanut butter partially salvaged this bowl, but I will not be making pumpkin oat bran again.



  • 2/3 cup oat bran, 1.5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • pumpkin pie spice, sea salt
  • almond milk (added post-picture)

I’m headed out to Lite for Life in Santa Clara.  It’s a specialty shop that has lots of cool products, like PB2, which I have been dying to try.  I’ll let you know what other goodies I get!


Bobby found this really interesting article last night and I thought I would share it with you.  A new Cornell study (my alma mater) found that over the past 70 years, the Joy of Cooking’s average calories per serving has jumped 63%!


The study looked at 18 recipes that have been continuously published in the Joy of Cooking and they tracked the nutritionals over time.  Kind of crazy, right?  Are our cookbooks making us unhealthy now too?

The other night I looked up to see this:


Couscous hiding under my yoga mat 😀  I have no idea how he managed to make himself a little fort like that.  Happy Wednesday!  I’ll be back later with a lentil recipe, a fun new yoga store, and other yums.

27 Replies to “Adventurous Wednesday”

  1. I’m a fan of PB2 in baking and in smoothies.
    In oatmeal and toast though, I stick with the real deal bc of its consistency..

  2. sorry that you didn’t like the pumpkin oatbran combo. maybe try to use homemade kabocha puree? it might sweeten it a little bit more.

  3. Send all that pumpkin oatbran over here girl! I can’t get enough of it. I always add TONS of cinnamon which makes it so much better.

  4. I can’t waiiiit for my PB2!!! They should do something about the packaging to make it more appetizing though. hahaha 🙂 I haven’t tried oat bran yet, but it looks too intimdating to make for me. Thanks for your comments on the scale screwing up your thoughts!

  5. Hey! I had no idea we could buy PB2 in the bay area! That is fantastic. I must check out lite for life. Thanks for the lead! 🙂

  6. I read that same article, and I was amazed! I wonder what the differences are from the original edition. My parents still have the one they received as a wedding present in ’77–perhaps I should compare!

  7. I saw that article too and it freaked me out! Especially since I just received that cookbook and many others as wedding gifts!
    Thanks for the running tip 😉 Actually that seems obvious but I probably need to re-invest in a new one. Hope your cold gets better soon!!

  8. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I found yours through Heather and I love it! Your macriobiotic experiment is really interesting to read about too.

  9. oh my gosh coucous is so cute! Miss Dottie isn’t so nice to my mat. She tears it up like it’s a piece of cardboard. So, I have holes in it. 😆

  10. Yeah, I bet the servings are bigger these days. I have a really old Betty Crocker cookbook and noticed how small servings were in it.

    Hope you’re feeling better.

    Oh and something I like to do with pumpkin in oats is to add half a banana and really mush it around.

  11. Cute Couscous. 🙂

    Pumpkin does need sweetener in my opinion. I don’t like it all by itself, but it’s really good mixed with hummus and used as a salad topper. My favorite salad dressing!

    PB2 – can’t wait to hear what you think. I like how you can control the amount of water, and I make mine really thick. I like it better than Better’n PB.

    Enjoy the rest of your day Maggie!

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