I slept like a rock and woke up to a peaceful heavy rain outside. I think I could have slept all day!
Angela made us some tea and then we went over breakfast options. It’s fun being at a friend’s house that eats all the same things you do and has all of the same ingredients to play with :) PLUS a few new ones!
LOVE.love.love. this tea cup!
Angela ever-so-kindly asked if I would make a big batch of hot oats for breakfast. Of course! Luckily, she had my newest favorite mix-in!
Blueberry Stuffed Oats for TWO
- 1c rolled oats
- 1.5c almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1c water
- 1t vanilla
- 1c blueberries
- pinch of sea salt
- 1-2T chia seeds
- 1tsp [heaping] cinnamon
- Add oats, milk + water to a pot set over medium heat.
- Stir in a thinly sliced banana. [Kath’s lovely technique]
- Add in chia, vanilla, salt, + cinnamon and bring to a simmer until desired consistency is reached. ~5-8min [I only stir a few times during the process]
- When I take the oats off the heat, I stir in the blueberries and then pour the oats into a bowl.
I’ve never had cacao nibs on oats before and really enjoyed the flavor + crunch. Angela got me a bag of them that I can’t wait to break into!!
- maple cinnamon almond butter sauce
- 1T nut butter + 1T any milk –> microwave ~15sec –> stir = saucey!
- cacao nibs
- about 1/2T maple butter
I’ve never had maple butter before and just had to check it out. A lot goes a long way, as it is really sweet, but I loved it!!
I scarfed the whole bowl.
I still crave hot oats in the morning but will definitely be incorporating overnight oats more often now too!
Great crunch, great flavor + love the blueberry pOp!
It was nice to sit and relax through breakfast and then hang out and help Angela get a few things done. This girl works her a$$ off people!!! I hopped in the shower and came down to Angela banging pots + pans around whipping up our lunch. :)
Amy’s split pea soup. I haven’t been impressed with many of Amy’s soups but this was really yummy!
TJ’s pita crackers are addicting. I forgot how much I missed their deliciousness. We don’t have TJ’s in Colorado!
Soup with a bunch of crunchy sides –> crackers + carrots + cucumbers
Chow time….almost ;)
When it was time to go Angela tried to wrestle me away from the door and send me to the kitchen to make Glo Bars. [I kid!] Neither of us wanted to leave the other! Major sad face :(
I wish I could have stayed to help…I miss making granola bars!
“just whistle while you work….”
After many hugs goodbye, an easy peezy border crossing, a Classic Glo Bar [YUM!], crazy insane winds, and a little rain, I was safe + sound back in Ohio about 4.5hrs later. I met my parents in downtown Willoughby for dinner.
We tried a new Italian restaurant, called Pranzo, as a pre-celebration for Chris + my 2nd year anniversary [this monday]. Chris unfortunately couldn’t be there with us, but I was definitely thinking of him in Colorado!! :(
BYO-W!! Dad brought this bottle from home. It was nice + light with a pretty fruity flavor.
Delicious, super soft + doughy bread.
I had a caprese pasta [noodles/tomatoes/basil/mozz/olive oil], with homemade noodles!
The noodles were amazing and the flavor was fabulous. I also had them add in roasted eggplant for a little more veggie volume.
Only complaints would be that it was too oily + the eggplant was pretty mushy but overall it tasted delicious and again the homemade noodles were outstanding.
Mom + me!
I’ve had such an adventurous few days and now I’m ready for bed! Already missing my long lost sister in Canada and can’t wait to be roomies with her + a few other girls at the Healthy Living Summit.
I’m in Ohio for a few more days and then back to Colorado on Monday!