Did everyone incorporate lots of red into their days today?
…I didn’t. Unless you count “red” bananas.
I had to run to the co-op and Hannaford after my failed shopping trip the other day. I saw these adorable little babies and read:
…slightly sweeter than a yellow banana, red bananas also have a subtle raspberry taste…
I was sold. I’ve never had a red banana.
…and I still haven’t had a red banana, but would it be weird if I’m psyched for breakfast tomorrow already?
I’m going to be so disappointed when I unpeel one of the precious little babies and discover it looks that same as a yellow banana, aren’t I? I’m imagining it to be…I don’t know…fuchsia or something.
Luckily, the co-op is never in short supply of dates.
Thankfully, they even stock the vegan ones.
It’s hard to find non-vegan dates these days, let me tell you.
Speaking of odd labeling tactics, though – my mom (cute as she is) was telling me how the peanut butter she always buys tasted different to her, and when she looked at the label realized she bought the “vegan” one.
“Mom, a lot of peanut butter is vegan anyways…”
(p.s. can I get a high five for only buying what I need at the co-op today? I swear, that store is a booby trap. So much temptation. I do not. need. a giant tub of carob powder. I do not. need. more flours until I finish one up. I do not. need. any of these fancy granolas.I do not. need. one of every dried fruit/nut/jam known to man)
Anyhow. My day actually had nothing to do with Valentines day, pink or red. It didn’t feel very Valentines-day to me this year.
I’m not sure what Valentine’s day “feels like,” but apparently it’s something more than an ordinary day.
Or maybe I’m just still a little bit bitter about my failing and flailing Bruins.
Or the fact that I had to function on about 6 hours of sleep today because a. this sinus congestion is a total PITA at night, leading me to wake up about every two hours to blow my nose, b. I happened to get a little enamored with the Grammy’s when I realized they were on, and c. I’d keep trying to fall asleep and I’d have a million and one ideas flood my brain.
But first thing’s first. First, the breakfast I woke up to.
While I was blog-surfing last night, I saw Averie’s newest microwave banana oat cake – a blueberry banana oat cake! The oat cakes sort of remind me of a quicker banana scramble…and so when I saw the addition of blueberries, figured why not make a blueberry banana scramble?!
To make things super streamlined (and allow myself an extra twenty minutes of sleep in the morning) I mixed everything together before I went to bed. This left me with a consistency very similar to that of a breakfast cookie come morning. I added a bit more milk and then plopped it in a pan.
Lets pause and think about how cool the word “plopped” is. It gets my vote for best onomatopoeia. Say it with me: “…plop.”
Blueberry Banana Scramble
with coconut and ginger and a cashew-blueberry sauce
- 1/3 c. quick oats
- 1/2 a banana
- 1 T. wheat germ
- pinch ground cinnamon
- 1/8 t. ground ginger
- 1/2 T. shredded coconut
- 2 T. blueberry yogurt
- 1-2 T. milk of choice
- 1 t. chia seeds
- 1/4 c. blueberries (I used frozen)
Mash everything together. If preparing this the night before, you will need to add a bit more milk come morning. Transfer mixture to a greased, preheated pan and flatten. Cook until golden on both sides.
See here for the blueberry-cashew butter sauce
As for that tofu? Well, I’m muddling through it still. Another scramble, this time with pasta sauce instead.
You would think that with all of the things I make myself, I would make my own darn pasta sauce, but no. I still buy the jars.
And yes, I burnt my onion rings.
Okay, so I need to know your favorite onomatopoeia. Just because.
Ever had a red banana?