last of the bag

I cannot wait to catch another sale on organic cherries again! 

Good thing Chris is not a fan of cherries.  I had these babies all to myself!

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Yesterday, for breakfast, I made a simple bowl of cherry almond oatmeal.  I’m still on the 1/2 rolled oats, 1/2 oat bran kick and dousing the top of my bowl with ice cold milk.  It helps cool things off and makes breakfast oh, so creamy.  I mixed in cherries at the end of cooking and used them as a topping.  Also added, was a heaping scoop of homemade, plain roasted almond butter. 

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Pitting cherries is not fun, but this bowl was worth the annoyance + the stained cutting board.

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Cherry Almond Oatmeal

  • 1/4c rolled oats
  • 1/4c oat bran
  • 1c milk of choice
  • 1/2-3/4c water
  • 3/4c pitted cherries
  • 1/2t vanilla extract
  • 1/16t almond extract
  • 2T protein powder [optional]
  1. Bring oats, oat bran, milk + water to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer, whisking frequently.
  2. Cook for 7-10min, and just before done, stir in cherries, vanilla + almond extract [and protein powder if using].
  3. Cook for 1 more minute, then pour into a bowl, top with extra milk and whatever other toppings you want.

Also on top, Love Grown Foods Cocoa Goodness.  The hint of chocolate was divine!

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Simply delicious.