Friday, Friday!! I woke up super-charged to start the day – likely because we’re finally almost to the weekend and warm weather. Here I thought we’d never see it again.
I had complete indecision for breakfast this morning, though. Hate that! I’ve been having it lots lately. I always gravitate back to normal, traditional bowls though. With coconut. Hey, haven’t used ginger in a while though.
Of course; with that being said – I love each and every one of them, so you can probably expect to see lots more 😉
Base-ic bowl of CocoCherry Oats:
- 2 T. Bob’s Grains & Nuts hot Cereal, 3 T. Bob’s Creamy Rye Flakes, 1 T. wheat bran
- 1/2 c. water + 2 T. coffee, 1/2 c. almond milk
- drizzle maple syrup
- 1 T. organic finely shredded coconut
- chopped frozen sweet cherries
- trail power
- 1 T. chia seeds
- chia-flax-acai icing (a little…)
- cacao bliss
- Naturally Nutty White Choco Coconut PB (I had indecision…what can I say?)
- candied walnuts and pecans (chopped pecans, drizzle with a tiny bit of agave and sprinkled with coconut & toasted)
- and a mix of frozen chopped sweet cherries, a few dried cranberries, and coconut simmered in some almond milk.
Dined with this month’s favorite, Green Mountain’s Southern Pecan. And that just made me realize…this month is over after today. Holy cow! Does anybody know where it went? If so – let me know, STAT, please.
Unfortunately, pony lady didn’t call last night, nor e-mail. We’re taking that as a negative. Ahh, well! The funny thing about horse shopping is that what someone may see as their prime selling point isn’t necessarily what a buyer will see as the biggest sale-point. For instance, this pony drives, which is her reason for being a little high in price. For us – well, we’d never drive the guy! Before leaving work I e-mailed about a couple new ads…so at this point, with the auction tomorrow, my mom and I talked about it and if she does call back, we’re just going to say we’ve got a few more lined up to look at now.
My working mid-morning snack was a banana and a quinoa muffin. I think before I post the recipe, I’m going to play with getting them to stay moist. Any ideas on doing that? More oil/applesauce/almond milk? The first day and second day they were fine, I noticed yesterday they were starting to get a touch dry. Not crumbly, oh-my-god this is sawdust in my mouth dry – but they taste so dang good I’d like to perfect this one!
I had intentions of going back to my veggie-packed lunch ways by sauteeing up extra eggplant last night – but when I got to packing lunch this morning just wanted my chickpea & conserve sammie again! So I acknowledged my cravings and did tha dang thang. Except – we’re all out of good bread, so I wrapped it. I didn’t mind – it was certainly easier to fit all the mixture in there! Of course…all that extra room allowed me to get a little crafty and rather than just chickpeas and conserve, I did spinach, almond mozzarella, sliced apple, and then some of the mashed chickpea and apple-walnut-rum conserve mixture. Just a dash of conserve since I figured there would be plenty of apple and sweetness from the actual apple. If you think this is gross, I don’t blame you – but considering it was fantasmic, I think you should try it before ya hate. I tried thinking of a rhyme there but came up short.
I wish I had the dedication to making salads as I do when it comes to making other things. I just…wimp out. I end up throwing spinach in a bowl and drizzling with some mustard and call it done. Mreh. So, I paired this with a Dr. Kracker pumpkin and cheddar flatbread with its partner in crime, PB & Co Cinnamon Raisin PB. It’s a match made in heaven. The usual plum also made its debut, but was camera shy this morning. Use your imagination.
Another even that ocurred this morning? I decided to replenish my bar basket. And…gasp…I’m down to just about fitting them all in there!!
There’s a few duplicates in a ziploc baggie located elsewhere, and this is sans Katie’s Larabars (I have a special, personalized Larabar bin. Only half kidding.) but…look how good I’m doing!! I opted for a Luna Dulce de Leche this morning. Um, new favorite flavorite? I think maybe.
Work seemed to drag by even though it flew by at the same time. I think because I’m really looking forward to this weekend – but luckily it was quite busy so my mind wasn’t left too idle 😉 I was feeling a quick dinner tonight, and since I hadn’t planned much, a naan pizza sounded perfect. I love naan pizzas! I just threw everything together on the george foreman, too – hardly any cleanup.
I used the eggplant I prepared last night for today’s lunch as the main star. On half a whole wheat naan, I spread garlic lover’s hummus, then topped with garlic and herb feta, baby spinach, diced tomatoes, red pepper, crumbled tempeh, fresh basil, artichoke hearts, and the eggplant. Hit the spot!! I am a new fan of artichoke hearts, as well 🙂
I hope all you lovelies had a great day, too. Live up the last day of April! What’s one thing you discovered? New blog, new food, sudden life realization??