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Breakfast started with dinner.  Wednesday’s dinner to be exact.

So, we were supposed to go to the rescheduled Phillies vs. Rockies game on Wednesday.  If I didn’t already mention it was because of rain + snow on Tuesday [sick].  Wednesday’s weather was also lovely [joke].  Cold. Gloomy. Wet.  I was hoping for it to get rained out.  Around 6pm it was looking like we were heading down to the stadium, in the sleet + rain.  I had about 17 layers on and more in my bag. 

This was also in my bag.  Dinner at the stadium is just not my cup o’ tea [for many reasons] so I packed this.

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  • 2 slices of Rudi’s Organic Multigrain
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2T peanut butter
  • ~1/2T melted cocoa-coco-pnat butter
  • cinnamon!!

I was hoping this would hold me over while at the game.  It should, clocking in around 500+ cals!

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Finallllllyyyy the game was canceled and then I got a brilliant idea for breakfast.  I was going to make this into french toast.  It ended up being a major fail. 

  1. I didn’t want to use egg because I could only coat 1 side of the bread, and I didn’t want the raw egg to mix with banana + nut butter and not cook.
  2. I thought I would just dip each side of the sandwich in milk, grease the pan, and brown away.
  3. FAIL.

The bread did not “cook.”  It turned to mush.  My next plan?  Make oats and scrape the pnut butter, cocoa-coco, cinnamon covered bananas into it.  I also ate some of the mushy bread…it tasted like heaven.

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Scottish Oats, you have yet to fail me!  I use Bob’s Red Mill for those of you who asked.  I need to order some soon. 

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Topped with FRESH pecans from Bowyn, maple cinnamon almond butter, and mixed berry conserve.

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With a side of coffee + cream, per usual.  It just usually goes un-photographed.

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I love the soft but crunchy texture of pecans. 

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Okay okay…I maaaay have gotten carried away with the oat photos today.  I swear they were smiling at me.

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Turn to the right…Work it….Niiiice.

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I had another killer swim today!!  I switched things up a bit from the norm so I don’t get burnt out just doing freestyle.

  • 100m kickboard
  • 100m buoy – arms only
  • 300m breast stroke
  • 300m back stroke
  • 750m freestyle –> I was haulin’!!!
  • 50m kickboard
  • 50m breast stroke

Total workout time = 40-45min 

This felt great but left me RAVenous all day, per usual :)

I got home and made another limeless vanilla smoothie.  I wanted this one pretty + white like Jessica’s.  It was very pretty until I spilled it all over my strawberries. 

Fail.  Now you would think vanilla smoothie + strawberries = delicious, however I hadn’t washed these yet…so no go on that!  Luckily that glass I chose to poor the smoothie in was too small for the whole smoothie.  I drank 1/2 of it right out of the vita-mix.  Oh so classy!!!

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After washing + consuming all of those berries, I made a delicious omelette!  This required no flipping or gooey egg mess.

No Fail Omelet:

  1. in a small sauté pan, cook veggies with a  little oil on medium heat
  2. turn heat down to med/low
  3. crack 2 eggs + whisk 
  4. pour over veggies
  5. cover pan with lid or foil
  6. cook until egg has cooked through, no stirring required…promise!
  7. slide out of pan, in 1 piece!

The veggies were perfectly spread throughout this mixture.  It worked perfectly!  I filled it with 1 huge kale leaf and 1 portabella plus uncooked grape tomatoes on top.

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LOVE the Ezekiel sprouted wraps.

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Easily rolled up!

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Smoothie washed + water washed strawberries on the side :)  Awesome textures for lunch today!

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Kale chips on the side too!

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I have another recipe to share that I completely pulled out of my arse and it actually turned out!  This was from last night’s dinner.  Since we didn’t go to the game we just popped our crazy peanut butter samiches in the fridge, so I could make something a little more well rounded.

Man was this easy. 

1-2-3 Pasta Sauce!

  • 1, 28oz can, peeled whole tomatoes [drain 1 cup of the liquid]
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 2T olive oil
  • ~1/4t salt [to taste]
  • pepper to taste
  • 1-2t sucanat or pure cane sugar
  • 1T tomato paste
  • 2t oregano
  • 2t basil
  • 1t thyme
  1. Heat a large pot over medium with about 2T olive oil.
  2. While heating, give the tomatoes a quick chop.
  3. Add tomatoes + juice [minus 1c of liquid] to the pot.  Careful, it will spatter!
  4. Add all seasonings + tomato paste.
  5. Bring to a strong simmer but not quite boiling.
  6. Let cook for about 10-15min, stirring once in awhile.
  7. Turn the heat down to a light simmer and cook until desired thickness is reached.

The liquid cooks off and you are left with a very flavorful, hearty pasta sauce.  I love the large chunks of maters!  We ate whole wheat pasta and sauce, with local organic spinach and a little bread on the side.  I was eating this sauce like it was a side dish.  SO good.  If it’s too acidic add a little more sugar while cooking.  Taste as you go!

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My next flavor.  Gingerberry!!  This tasted exactly like the name describes.  I really liked it!  I also love that there are only 4g of sugar per serving, none of which are added sugars.

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I want to thank all of you for the amazing response about the issues surrounding non-organic strawberries.  You guys are awesome!  I loved reading all of your thoughts on this topic. 

The more we can spread the word –> the more people will buy organic –> increasing demand –> eventually lowering the cost of organics!

Happy Friday bloggies :)

<3 Ashley

Reader Comments (48)

Your wrap is SO neat! Whenever I make wraps they always look a complete mess (hence why I don't make them) - I admire you :)

Your oats always look so yummie that I always crave some but when the morning comes (and I'm able to make some oats) yogurt wins always!! Dang!! I really need to come and visit you!! ;) One more reason!!
Ooh and the omelet looks exactely like the ones I made throughout the winter on tuesdays at my mom's!! YUM!!! Have to do this again sooon!!! ;D

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNic

Just all the more reason you need to come and visit PA and see a Phillies game at Citizen Bank Park. They have the BEST FOOD!!! Veggie Burgers, amazing cheesesteaks and the best veggie hoagie from Planet Hoagie! I feel like I get more excited for the food then the game sometimes! :)

Have a great Friday!!!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Haahaha I can't believe you posted it. The pic still looks pretty. ;)

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ How Sweet

That omelet wrap looks SO good!

Pecans looking good! :) That's talent there....when I make them for school..half of the stuff is all hangin' out and I have to just eat some of it not on the

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterteenagehealthfreak

Is it sad that when I was little, I used to look forward to going to Coor's Field and getting my hands on the stadium food? Greasy hotdogs, huge pretzels, weird fake cheese nachos...I thought all that stuff was the best! Now, I would be hard pressed to choose any of that stuff. It's scary to think how processed it all is. I'm sooooo glad my eating style has changed since those days. Lord knows what actually is in stadium food; I'd rather bring my own! :)

Your egg omelet wrap thingy is brilliant!!

The Gingerberry Kombucha is delish. Have you tried the Superfruits yet? I think it's my favorite.

Those omeletes looked fantastic. Some of your best pics yet!!! Did you know that Patty's sister Pam is a huge fan?

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Oooh, I want to do an omelet wrap like that. It looks so yummy :D Oh, about the strawberries... I posted the link you posted on facebook and the result was great. Everyone said they wont be buying strawberries anymore, whether they wait for local or buy organic I don't know, but either is better!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

that omelet looks beautiful! and delicious!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchristina

i need to find a good pan so i can make omelets like seriously is so colorful and looks amazing!

Your oats also look so good! How long do you cook scottish oats on the stove? For some reason my stovetop oats don't thicken up.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

That is one tasty looking sandwich!
Stadium food is so hit or miss. Every now and then you can find something moderately healthy that seems appealing, but mostly it is just an overpriced miss. I paid $9 for a beer once!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

Haha! In your first breakfast attempt you made "milktoast"!

They sell BRM Scootish oats at my Whole Foods.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

I laughed at your sandwich experience... the same thing has happened to me. bananas + pb + anything else + a bit of time passing = big mess. but at least it always still tastes good...

your pictures always make me so happy. they are always so crisp and full of color. i love them.

Somehow your oats are always as perfect as perfect oats can be!! SO luscious...i feel like you need to have an oatmeal cookbook. :) hehehe

P.s. I'm giving away 2 jars of organic preserves and immediately thought they would go with your oats sooo well instead of mix berry conserves!! Does Strawberry basil preserves or blueberry merlot jam strike your fancy?

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Oohh that egg wrap looks amazing!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Healthy Apron

It was my first time making it like that! So easy!!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I want to open an oatmeal store :) I'll be heading to your site..that sounds awesome!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I really appreciate your sweet comments. Thank you.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

LOL milktoast

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

They take about 8min total, but i use stainless pans, which cook differently than non-stick. What is your exact process and maybe I can help!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thank you SO SO much. Amazing :)

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks dad!! No, I had no idea!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Nope but it's in my fridge!!!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I ALWAYS ate a stadium hot dog...Kosher at least...and definitely popcorn + cotton candy or icecream. It was fun then and I have the memories, but don't miss it at all when I'm back at the stadium. I would probably go into sugar shock if I ate cotton candy now!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

haha, me too...this one worked b/c the veggies were cooking into the egg!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I had to post it...just for you!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

That's awesome...I was there once but didn't scope out the food too much!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I should try a yogurt breakfast and see how it holds me over!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

the french toast probably would have worked out if you baked it! I won a recipe contest when I was in high school and it was french toast gone bananas .... and I baked it inside was pb and grape slices + honey....then on the side of it was a banana mash. I need to find the recipe to give you!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelli

That omlet wrap looks delicious - it has all the right ingredients too - I love tomatoes & mushrooms with eggs.

These might be your most beautiful photos ever!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKath

Pecans in oatmeal is the BEST! The texture is awesome. Plus, pecans and almond butter together is just heavenly!
And your lunch looks delish! So jealous of all your eats :)

You really have me wanting to pick up some ezekiel wraps when I get back mmm...also, I didn't get to comment yesterday but I am all about the organic strawbs. I hope I conveyed the importance to my parents as well...we need to support local! the nut butter's just keep sounding better and better!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterclaire

That omelet wrap looks incredible. Your food is so photogenic :)

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura@ youngDCliving

OMG. I am dying looking at all of your pictures today. WOWZA! YUM!

May 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Thank you chickie :)

May 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks girl!

May 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks for passing it along to your parents!

May 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Pecans DO have an awesome texture!

May 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Wow...thank you SO incredibly much!

May 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I love hot dogs! I can't get enough of them, and now that it's summer time I'm really looking forward to eating more.

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHelena Cribbs

[...] (adapted from this recipe) [...]

[...] 5pm, I quickly [seriously this took 5 minutes] added ingredients into the slow cooker, for my homemade red sauce.  I’ve never tried it in the slow cooker, but knew it could be done.  And let me tell [...]

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdinner, not cookies « th
Made this sauce for lunch today, with aubergines roasted in garlic oil and angel hair pasta <3 Thanks Ashley!
April 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersnenny

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