Coco is here! And I have a big wrap-up of recipes and food to show.
First up: here are two breakfasts. Cheesy grits topped with leftover chicken (1/4 cup grits, cooked in water; cheese added at the end). There was a little bit of avocado on there too (avocado came with the chicken salad that this is leftover from).
Oat bran cooked with protein powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and a dash of salt. Topped with sesame seeds and maple syrup.
Have you tried Averie’s raw vegan cookie dough balls yet? Okay, mine are not balls (the first batch was), nor do they have chocolate chips. They are so simple to make.
Averie-inspired Raw Vegan Cookie Dough Yum
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- a little bit of water
Mix syrup and flour together. Add a few drops of water at a time until you get your desired consistency. I like mine a little bit too wet for balls (TWSS?).
- part wheat germ, part flour (my favorite)
- part wheat bran, part flour
- ground nuts for flour (Averie‘s original recipe)
- part oatmeal or oat bran, part flour
- grind oatmeal/oat bran in the blender and sub for flour
I also made bread the other day. I just took my Easy Peasy Pizza Dough recipe and subbed in a few things for the flour. Instead of 3.5 cups of flour, I used the dregs of a cornbread mix (maybe 1/4 cup – Jiffy brand), some Heart Smart Bisquick, and whole wheat flour. It came out well. It was a little dense, but yummy with soft butter.
I have 3 more pictures of healthy yums, but I’ll save them for when I’m on the road and lacking in delicious food.
I can’t wait to pick up Sophia tonight and go to the Foodbuzz Festival.
What are you doing this weekend? You know what I’m doing.
Yesterday Bobby and I went to Whole Foods to pick up a few things for our road trip and a few things to eat until we leave. We’re out of grits and oat bran, which is a little tragic. We decided to try a new cereal that both of us would like. We settled on Bob’s Red Mill Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal. This makes a delicious breakfast.
The nutritional info (in 1/4 cup serving): 150 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 31 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 4 grams protein. The cereal is wheat-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Ingredients: whole grain brown rice, corn, white sorghum, buckwheat.
Neither of us have food allergies, but we love trying specialty foods. We’re both a little lactose intolerant, but we kind of ignore it. I love trying all kinds of foods though, and gluten free products are usually mighty tasty. This cereal is made of brown rice, corn, sorghum (?), and buckwheat.
great mighty tasty. I made 2 bowls of it this morning. I soaked each serving in water before cooking. I didn’t drain them; I just added the soaking cereal to boiling water. Bobby’s bowl was savory:
- 1/4 cup cereal soaked in 1/2 cup water + another boiling 1/2 cup water
- dash of salt
- 1/2 shredded string cheese
- 11 sauteed shrimp (olive oil, garlic powder, chili powder, sesame seeds)
My bowl was sweet:
- 1/4 cup cereal soaked in 1/2 cup water + another boiling 1 cup water
- dash of salt
- 1/2 of a wallaby organic raspberry yogurt
- a few handfuls of nature’s path smart bran
- sesame seeds
- maple syrup (unpictured; added later)
You boil water and add the cereal. Then turn the heat to low and cook it (covered) for 5-10 minutes or until it’s the right consistency for you. You have to stir it occasionally. The more water you use, the bigger the cereal will be. Bobby doesn’t like volume foods for breakfast so I didn’t use as much water for his. I used lots of water for mine.
Mm, mm… mighty tasty. I feel like there might be this whole new world out there of amazing hot cereals that I didn’t even know existed. My staples have always been oat bran, oatmeal, and grits. What should I try next?
There is something inherently wrong with eating a big fat muffin while watching Biggest Loser. I’m going to pretend it’s okay. At least it’s a bran muffin.
I did have a yummy dinner before my muffin (thanks for the treat, Jill!). I made a hugh jass stir fry with random veggies from my freezer plus sliced burdock. I topped it with smoked mozzarella cheese. So simple, so delicious.
I also had a heart-healthy (3/4 cup) serving of protein powder oat bran (oat bran, protein powder, cinnamon, salt, vanilla). I topped it with lowfat milk and real maple syrup. And sesame seeds.
Then the muffin. It was a very satisfying dinner.
I did Get Fit With Catra again tonight with Jill, and it was fun. Our workout was…
- 1 lap around the park
- 25 sit ups
- 25 jumps (onto a 2 foot high wall)
- 25 jumping jacks
Repeat circuit 3 times. We also walked to and from the park. When I got home I did 25 minutes of yoga – mostly Eoin Finn’s Yoga Quickie, but I did my own thing at the end.
I’m off to snuggle with my sweetie. My dad left this morning and I’m sad… but happy that I will see him in 2 weeks We are moving in less than two weeks and I’m so excited!
Do you have any tips for moving? I’ve done it a lot, but I’m always game for more pointers.