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Oatmeal Goodness

I have read a lot of stuff about grains being “bad” in that they cause inflammation in the body.  I’m still researching.  Sigh.  In the meantime, I hope they are wrong wrong wrong because I cannot, cannot give up my oats in the winter time!  This morning was fabulous.  Oat groats (bout 1/3 cup put through the vitamix with about a 1 1/2 cups of water and left to soak overnight)… I’ve been going a bit crazy with my spiralizer and decided to put an apple through it this morning…mmmmm… apple noodles went into my oats to cook for about the last 5 minutes.. added a pinch of salt… some cinnamon… topped with leftover apple noodles and almond sauce.. mmmm fantastico!

Oats, apples, cinnamon and almond sauce!

mmmmmmmm Merry Christmas!

Annie

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Coconutty!

Miss Katie of Chocolate Covered Katie is having a fantastic Artisana Coconut giveaway! In honor of this give away, I tried Miss Katie’s Almond Joy Oatmeal… yummmoooo.. It just sounded perfect for the holidays … so full of joy..

1 C water
1/2 C coconut milk (I don’t have coconut milk so I sub’d water)
1 C oats
pinch of salt
some chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate shavings instead)
some almonds, finely chopped (I toasted these first to bring out the flavor.. yummo)

I added some toasted organic coconut too.. double yummooooo

Bring the water, coconut milk, and salt to a boil. Add oatmeal, stir to mix. When the mixture returns to a boil, throw in the almonds and the chocolate chips Cover the pan and remove it from the heat. Let it sit for 6 to 10 minutes, then serve. [I didn’t add the almonds or coconut until it was done.. I like a bit of crunch.]

Almond Joy Oatmeal - yummo!

Thanks for a yummo recipe Katie!

Merry Christmas!

Annie

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Breakfast Anytime

I’ve been loving The 40 Day Breakfast Challenge over at Corrine’s blog. She makes up some incredibly healthy and scrumptious looking breakfasts. So, this morning I thought I’d share what I had for breakfast… your basic ezekiel bread with a fried egg and a smidge of cheese… yummmmm

No Frills but yummy

Not bad for 220 calories…. now, let’s see how long I stay satisfied…

Last night I tried some of HEABs Protein Pancakes… I halved the recipe and added shaved dark chocolate and some ABU!

HEAB'S Protein Pancakes

I am now getting serious about getting healthy.  I say hello to the big FIVE-OH in 121 weeks… that’s 853 days.. I have some things to get done by that deadline.. and I’d better start now… today I will eat healthy, spend 15 minutes outside and come up with my plan for the next 30 days.

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.”  Tomorrow is disease.  ~V.L. Allineare

Annie

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Chocolate Breakfast Clubber??

This morning I ran across a new blog (new to me) having a 40 day challenge to eat breakfast everyday to be an official “Breakfast Clubber”.. not much of a challenge for me cuz I love me some breakfast!   The author of the blog is a dietician and a gifted photographer as well.  I can already tell I’m going to enjoy her blog and promptly subscribed in my reader.

Of course I’m still clicking along on Katie’s Chocolate Covered Kindness pages as well.  It’s so nice to know that by doing the things you enjoy (reading blogs and trying new, wholesome, delicious recipes) I can help raise money for a good cause.  You rock Miss Katie!

I’m making two new recipes today:

Figged and Maple Brussel Sprouts from the Zesty Cook himself.  If they turn out as super as they sound, they will be one of the side dishes at our Thanksgiving meal this week. Next…

Fig and Almond Shortbread (vegan) from Miss Emily of Sugar Plum blog.  This is a little Thanksgiving present for a friends family – her daughter is vegetarian/vegan? I can’t remember which so I’m going for vegan just in case.

I’m still not exactly sure what this blog of mine will be but decided to quit thinking about it and just go with the flow… so, this is what’s on my mind today – cooking two new recipes, finding the new breakfast clubber blog and supporting Katie.  So there.

I’ll leave you with a picture of my favorite thing right now… oat groats!

Oat Groats

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