Yeah, I thought so. Hence the flaxy french toast that just had to happen this morning! Just making up for lost…bread.
- 2 T. milled golden flax
- 2 T. water
- 4 T. almond milk
- almond extract
I let it sit for a little bit to get gooey, and then just cooked on both sides on a nonstick pan. Tasted just like “normal” french toast.
Except way better. I have nothing against French toast using eggs, I just wanted to do something a little different, and was sort of curious as to whether flax french toast really actually tasted “legit,” as kids are so often saying these days.
Well, the term legit, anyways. I don’t think there’s a bunch of other kids my age talking about flaxy french toast.
- spoonful greek yogurt
- maple syrup
- splash of almond milk
- chia seeds
This was a perfect start to my day. I went all morning doing chores and working and riding Teddie, and wasn’t even ravenous when lunch time rolled around. But, since my mom and I were planning on going to an auction this afternoon, I went ahead and ate anyways.
- lettuce [from the garden!!]
- snap peas
- feta cheese
- sesame seeds
- and a “dressing” of hummus mixed with Ragu
and more bread. Because that’s how I roll.
The afternoon consisted of playing with the ponies and horses here and said auction. I think we go to this auction to people watch more than because we are looking for equipment. And we’re obviously not looking for more horses 😉
After our fair share of people watching, though, we moved along to the grocery store where I accidentally purchased $9 worth of cherries. Whoops. They were on sale, but all of the bags were huge, and I wasn’t about to start separating cherries like you can bananas.
Although, I did overhear one reassuring conversation:
Mom 1: “Did you want cookies too, Jane? Oh, wait, you don’t do cookies with lunch.”
Mom 2: “Uh, no, my kids get hummus.”
My mom: “Good choice!”
If I was closer I probably would have grinned and said something similar, although I guess that Mom 1 could have found that rude.
After we got home and took care of all the animals it was getting late, so I just threw together an old faithful. Well, almost. I’ve realized when I don’t have any ideas for dinner, I just grab a sweet potato and roll with it. I also decided I wanted honey curry chickpeas with broccoli. And then my irrational brain said “hey, salad is good too.” So, for whatever reason, I chose to combine salad with sweet potato and honey-curry chick peas. This could have worked it the lettuce was spinach, but I only had buttercrisp…which was sort of a failure and I ate around it.
But, the sweet potato and honey curry chickpeas were phenomenal. I love the honey and curry mix. Just simmer almond milk, honey, and curry powder with chickpeas, and today I added in broccoli and red pepper, too. It’s even better when you have time to roast the sweet potatoes the same way, but I just microwaved it tonight.
And now I’m watching the news, which is talking about Iron Kids – oh my gawww, these kids rock!!
I’m going to try to be more diligent about separating food & horses just because I know some people probably find it confusing and/or boring 😛 But – Teddie was amazing this morning! I think we had the best ride yet, but we also had a challenge in the beginning – a mare being worked in the indoor, oh boy!! The little things are so exciting for his little mind 😉 He was pretty interested when we were grooming him in the aisles, and when the girl was cooling her out we asked if it’d be alright if we walked Teddie around in there, too. Normally it’s fine to share the ring – but I didn’t want him to be stupid and ruin her ride. He was actually really good with her also in the ring, so I went ahead and lunged him a couple minutes before hopping on him for a great w-t ride.
And we also cut her forelock so maybe she can actually see now 😉
She is such a sweet heart. Just wants to be loved!! And we actually think that she is the mother of the other mare – her udder looks more like a mare who has been a mother, and, judging by her teeth, she is older.
And if her forelock still looks long, here’s a comparison to what is was:
This little girl is a little more shy, but warms up fast. She’s my pick 😉 And she still needs a name! We were just saying random things trying to see what “fit,” haha. I think we went through Roomba, Peaches, Nina, Lena, Aria, Austria, Loki, and I can’t even remember what else. Anyone have any suggestions?! Peaches stuck for a while, and then I said what about Lena but my mom thought I said Nina. My mom likes Nina, but I don’t 😛