I have been a bit laid out with allergies today and am finally feeling a bit better. I am having one of those itchy eyeball, sneezing, headache kind of day and I was so bummed because I had a great day planned which included going to Bodhi Yoga. Unfortunately, the thought of doing an inversion was making me nauseous and I thought I better listen to my body which was telling me to take it easy today and rest. I have grand plans for the weekend and I want to be well for that.
I did make a most gorgeous bowl of steel cut oats this morning and was hoping that they were going to wipe away my itchy eyes symptoms but no such luck. They were still delicious and I am on a bit of a steel cut oats kick. I want to see how many different combo I can come up with. I will have to be creative or I could just ask some you what your favorite oatmeal toppings are? Please share, I am always looking for new ways to enjoy my oats.
I made Peach Melba Steel Cuts Oats this morning and I found them to be beautiful and comforting at the same time.
Peach Melba Steel Cut Oats
1/4 steel cut oats 1 cup water 1/2 cup frozen peaches
1 tbsp Pizzey's Premium Milled Flaxseed 1 tbsp wheatgerm 1 tsp vanilla extract A couple frozen peaches Handful of raspberries 1 tablespoon sliced almonds drizzle of agave nectar
The night before you plan to eat the oatmeal: In a medium size pan, heat the oats and water over medium-high heat, with a lid on. Once the mixture reaches a boil, turn the burner off.
DO NOT REMOVE LID. This is very important. This keeps the moisture inside, which is going to continue to cook the oats. Leave the covered pot on the stovetop overnight.
In the morning, add the 1/2 cup frozen chopped peaches, stir, and turn the burner on to medium heat. Once the mixture begins to simmer, approximately 5-6 minutes, remove the lid and continue to stir until the peaches break down and the mixture thickens.
Add the flaxseed, and wheatgerm, and vanilla. Pour into a serving bowl and top with the additional peaches and raspberries, agave nectar and almonds. Enjoy!
I have the easiest soup recipe to share with you as well, I will have to post later today for the picture is on a different computer but it is such a healthy soup and extremely filling!
So on to weekend plans, I was watching the Food Network Show the other night and they had on a new show called The Best Thing I Ever Ate. It is basically a bunch of chefs telling us what and where they ate the most the most amazing things, for example, the show I watched was all about pizza and both Emmet and I were drooling over some of the pies we saw. Breakfast Pizza, Chocolate Pizza, Arugula Parmesan Pizza, yum! So the long and the short of it is, that I have got to go and have some amazing pizza this weekend. Any Austinites have any suggestions? I am on a pizza mission.
Off to get ready to train clients. Promise to put up soup recipe shortly.