twinkle toes

I decided to prep vegan overnight oats last night but I had a few problems:

  • no rolled oats
  • no chia seeds
  • no ground flax meal [which can be subbed for the chia]

So I had to get creative.

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Vegan Scottish Overnight Oats

  • 1/3c Scottish Oats [bob’s red mill brand]
  • 2/3c vanilla almond milk
  • 3/4t cinnamon
  • 1/2t vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4c unsweetened applesauce

The applesauce thickened the oats really well and helped give a mild natural sweetness.  The consistency was perfect!  Can you see the vanilla bean fleks? :)

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And then I made….

Blueberry Banana Soft Serve

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/3c frozen blueberries
  • 1T almond milk

….which rocked my world.  So super creamy and flavorful.

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All layered UP!

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With my latest obsession, cacao nibs on top!

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It was the perfect combo to have this cold breakfast + a hot mug of coffee!

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Am I starting to go crazy, or do my Vibrams look cute with jeans??? hehehe

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I went on a 1 mile walk to AJ + Jenna’s house and then we went on a 2-3m walk around the neighborhood.  When we got back AJ was showing me his skateboarding skillz.

Love the arms!

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I was trying to get a cool photo of his shoes + skateboard + shadow.  I photograph food much better!!

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Then Jenna showed off her all-start b-balls skillz.  She’s seriously really good!!

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My quad has been feeling better and my foot has been healed for about 2 months now so I’m thinking it’s time to get back to running.  Ever so S.L.O.W.L.Y.

I kicked off my VFF’s for some real barefoot action.  When you’re completely barefoot on cement you get the most response from your feet, to land as soft as possible.  It’s pretty amazing!

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Then I made asked AJ to take some photos of me barefoot runnin!!

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Didn’t hurt at all.  I could tell I was landing even lighter than when I wear my Vibrams.  It was the first time I actually ran on the cement completely barefoot.

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I didn’t go far at all, maybe 50yds.

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It felt great!

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If you’re new to the blog [HI new readers!!!] here are a few links to some posts I have done about barefoot running.

Also, if you have a pair of Vibrams, shoot me an email with a photo or 2 for me to add to my VFF Photos page! [edibleperspective AT gmail DOT com]

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Then I came home + prepped dinner for my parents. 

Clean out the fridge night!

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It turned into a fabulous little meal that they both loved.  They tried millet for the first time and really liked it. 

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I sautéed all the veggies in a little olive oil with a bunch of different seasonings and topped them on the cooked millet.  I also sliced up some avocado.

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Then topped the veg with a sunny side up egg :)  Love it!

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Stilll goooooiiiiinnnnnnnggggggg….hehehe

milk + dark chocolate [fair trade, organic 365 WF brand]

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all-natural, vegetarian marshmallows from WF

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fire in the backyard

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My vegan homemade graham crackers!! :)

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I just had to make these for my fam while I was home.  They loooooved them!

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Peaceful summer night.

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The 2nd hole from the golf course in our neighborhood is right behind our house.  It’s SO much fun to watch golfers go by all day long.  There are some extremely funny things that golfers do!

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Family time!

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The parentals.  I showed AJ how to tilt the camera to take the photo…he did awesome!!!

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Marshmallow roasting time.  Something about roasted marshmallows is just so amazing :)

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I like mine burnt!

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S’more time!!!!  SO good with the homemade grahams.  I love the extra thickness of these grahams and awesome crispy crunch. 

Major yumness.

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AJ, Jenna + my aunt are coming over bright + early for GREEN MONSTERS!!!  I’m soooo excited, hehehe. 

AJ + Jenna have asked me [numerous times!]:

  • Is it going to be chunky??
  • Is it healthy?
  • Is there ice cream in it?
  • Wait…it’s going to really be green?
  • Do you taste the spinach?

Hilarious.  Can’t wait!  I’m in desperate need of a shower….gooooooodnight!