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Just a few photos that haven’t made it on the blog lately, for one reason or another.

Wait, there is only one reason.


Well, and none of these were worthy enough to call for their own blog post, but maybe all 3 together can do the trick?


In case you were wondering.

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My too gooey, doughy, failed vegan + GF baking project did not go to waste.  For some reason, they were freakishly addicting.  Right, Kelsey?  Still not recipe worthy, but I’m workin’ on it!!

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This was a blueberry cheese cake oat mix, topped with my cinnamon crunch almond butter, Love Grown Foods Granola, and the failed mini cakes.

What’s inside the oat mix?

  • 1/4c oat bran
  • 1/4c rolled oats
  • 1c milk
  • 3/4c water
  • 1/3c 2% cottage cheese, stirred in at the end
  • 1/2t vanilla, stirred in at the end
  • 1t honey

If the thought of cottage cheese in oats freaks you out, try ricotta!!  I haven’t yet, but I can 99.9% guarantee it would be outstanding. 

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Dinner last night?  Completely delicious, but completely a repeat.  Except that I cooked in some local, organic snap peas!  Perfect in this Curried Chickpea with Coconut Quinoa dish.   

Full of flavor + spice!

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With a side of farm fresh kale chips!  Ahh, so nice to have the farmers market back again!

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Breakfast today?  Man there are a lot of textures in this photo.  Not my favorite photo, but definitely a breakfast worth mentioned.  And yes, that is popcorn on top of the bowl.  I popped some last night, topped it with cinnamon + sucanat + kept a little for breakfast.  Good decision!

So what’s in this bowl?

  • popped amaranth 
  • leftover coconut quinoa
  • almonds
  • cinnamon sugar popcorn
  • cinnamon crunch almond butter
  • Love Grown Foods granola
  • and…a SMOOTHIE!

Instead of pouring milk on top, I made a mini smoothie and poured that on.  I don’t know what you would call this concoction, but it will be made again!

  • frozen cherries
  • milk
  • Greek yogurt
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • chia seeds
  • dollop of honey

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Back to that whole busy thing!


Reader Comments (30)

I LOVE seeing breakfasts. Especially yours. They are so beautiful.

The Curried Chickpea and Coconut Quinoa is one of my favorite recipes from you! Everyone should try it :)

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

OMG your day looks delicious.... And I used to be such a cottage cheese hater, but now I'm an addict!

Busy = ugh! .....Weekend, where are you??!?!

Both breakfasts look like the tastiest bowls of randomness ever :)

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBalancing Sylvia

Funny how no matter how busy we are, we ALWAYS find time for good food. Priorities. :)

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

The color of the frozen cherry/smoothie mixture is so beautiful!

Curried Chickpea with Coconut Quinoa dish looks awesome!

"Man there are a lot of textures in this photo. Not my favorite photo, but definitely a breakfast worth mentioned. "--
I find that when I am editing my photos (I run everything thru LR and have recently started shooting 100% in RAW) but diff textures need diff amts of sharpening and sometimes what makes rice look good makes kale look..whoa. Your editing and photo is GREAT...I am purely speaking about MY photos and my editing :)

I swear, life is too busy isn't it? I feel like productive people always just find a way to be busy! :)

Thanks for posting to us even though you are a busy bee ;) I love seeing your random breakfast, they always look so so amazing. I love the purple colour of the mini smoothie!!

Of course!!!

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

HAhaa...I don't stop on the weekends either!

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I know, same with me!! I love grabbing a spoonful or two when I'm hungry!

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Oh my gosh, that's so exciting!! I love hearing about recipe success! :)

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

You're so welcome!! Thanks for saying hello :)

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I discovered smoothie in a bowl (SIAB) over at Kath Eats Real Food. I eat one nearly every day now! I like to top mine with puffed amaranth (which I can now make thanks to your instructions), granola, sunflower seed butter, coconut butter, etc..sooo good!

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Krug-Muro

That last breakfast is so PURPLE! I can't get over that color.

I love mish moshes, don't you? There is satisfaction to be had in opening up the fridge and making something yummy (and blogworthy) out of what you find. You're so creative though, I bet you concoct brilliance while sleepwalking. All in a day's work for the ever incredible Ashley.

P.S. LOVE the coconut quinoa combo. I am intrigued and may have to borrow the smoothie over cereal concept, if you don't mind. ;)

That breakfast is the best thing I have seen in a long, long time. WOW!

Beautiful color with the cherry smoothie bowl! Your breakfast always looks outstanding!!

Can't wait to hear about your photography endeavor! :)

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizAshlee

Everything looks delicious! But... I'm pretty sure you could take a picture of a pile of garbage and make it look edible. :P

That first bowl reminds me of a fro yo container. Guess we know what's on my brain today... What you put in it is much more breakfast appropriate. :)

I have a whole slew of photos that haven't made the blog yet. I need to get re-focused!

All three of these meals look amazzzing! So much color, I love it.

I feel ya on the 'busy-ness'! We are in the process of moving---> Such a pain!!! but its kind of exciting!

haha it totally does look like one!! I actually got it from IKEA :)

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Good luck!!

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

HAahaha, that is too funny!! Borrow away!!

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Woohoo!! Yay, puffed amaranth!!

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I had blueberry cheescake oats the other day! They were so good

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKat @ Cupcake Kat

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