My oats were smiling today.

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I think I’m going to shed a tear when peach season is over.  Move over nectarines, Colorado peaches have just wooed me.

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So has that FiCoco spread!  My goodness.

In the mix:

  • steel cuts + oat groats
  • milk/water
  • cinnamon
  • banana
  • peach
  • walnuts
  • walnut butter
  • coconut butter
  • FiCoco spread

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la la la laaaaaaaaa

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I went over to visit my Ft. Collins family today, only to find my cousin Elizabeth making cinnamon rolls. 

They were buttery/brown sugary/cinnamony deliciousness.  She is quite the baking expert and only 15!  I must make cinnamon rolls soon…mmmm  They’re just so comforting.  I can remember “making” the pillsbury cinnamon rolls growing up with my Dad.  Ahhh those were good, trans fats and all.

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I did a LOT of kitchen organizing today.  There was still about 1/3 of it left to unpack.  The kitchen has been really frustrating because I’m about 2 cabinets short of having enough space.  So, I’m trying to figure out what I want in the cupboards, what I want on our big wire rack, and what I’m going to keep in the garage.  I’ve moved + removed things multiple times.  Oooof.

I also found my mini spoons!! weeeee  They will now live in this jar, on the kitchen window sill.

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There was a lot of container filling.   

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My aunt was so sweet and gave me a HUGE bag of local apples + a few giant peaches.  She was making ginormous batches of applesauce but had more than enough leftover apples.  She was also cutting + freezing peaches to put in airtight freezer bags to enjoy all winter long.  Jealous.  I might have to steal a bag in the middle of winter!

Help!  What should I do with the apples???  I don’t really want to make pie.  I’m not a huge fan of cooked/hot apples! 

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I made a delicious, on a whim dinner.

I looove stuffed peppers.  I cut these open, and spread some organic refried beans in the bottom. 

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I made a big batch of millet [3/4c dry - with half veggie stock, half water] and then sautéed red onion + garlic until translucent.  I added in ~1/2t cumin, ~1/2t coriander, ~1/4t cayenne, 1/2t chili powder, and s+p.

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Then I added some local veggie green chili sauce and baked them at 350* for about 20min.

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Then, I topped a few with jalapenos [for chris], little white cheddar, and broiled for ~3min.

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Then it was chow time.

Thanks for all of your falafel recipe links.  They are looked so so delicious.  I will definitely be making a batch this week! 

I managed to get in 1 workout this weekend.  So that’s about 2, in the past 10 days.  We went on a 12 mile bike ride tonight, along the foothills while the sun was setting.  I wish I had a helmet camera, because the views were just amazing.  The temperature was crisp and my legs felt strong.  Can’t wait for more!!

I hunted down a pool and will be biking there tomorrow!  :)