My oats were smiling today.
I think I’m going to shed a tear when peach season is over. Move over nectarines, Colorado peaches have just wooed me.
So has that FiCoco spread! My goodness.
In the mix:
- steel cuts + oat groats
- walnut butter
- coconut butter
- FiCoco spread
la la la laaaaaaaaa
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.
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.
There was a lot of container filling.
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!
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.
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.
Then I added some local veggie green chili sauce and baked them at 350* for about 20min.
Then, I topped a few with jalapenos [for chris], little white cheddar, and broiled for ~3min.
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! :)