First off I want to say Happy Mother's Day to all the lovely mothers out there. I'm not going to go all sappy and explain how much I love my mother because I really can't put it into words. She's my Mama Peapod and I'm her Little Peapod. Always will be. I love you Mom! Christmas '07. Yes I am taller than her, muahahaha;)
I really need to branch out to other breakfasts...but when I do, I miss my oats. Oh well, I don't think you can overdose on oatmeal. I made Apple Pie Oatmeal today with...
-1/2 cup oats + 1 cup water + 1/4 cup almond milk
-1 apple, chopped
-cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves
-1/2 tsp almond extract
-1 tbsp ground flax
-3 tbsp Mighty Maple PB (yes 3! I scooped out what I'm guessing is two tbsp, then I finished the last of the jar)
It was excellent. And needless to say, I didn't even need a morning snack. This kept me going for hours!
I didn't feel like making anything fancy for lunch so I went with some good old favorites. Roasted Veggies(zucchini, carrots, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, herbs and spices, balsamic vinegar), Millet, cucumbers, and Black Bean + Pumpkin Hummus. I always forget how delicious simple food is. I feel like I need to make something elaborate when sometimes it's the opposite.
After lunch I finished some reading and then went on a bike ride with my little brother. We went on the prairie path and it was so lovely to be outside in nature. I used to ride on that path ALL the time a couple years ago...then I just stopped for some reason. I think I might go more often as I found it very enjoyable. It was also nice spending time with my little brother.
I forgot to show you, I received this in the mail on Saturday! It's a print of a painting done by the amazingly talented Emily. Thanks girl!!!
I'm going to hang this where I can see it every morning. I love it! Think McDonald's... healthified! For the burgers I used 1 Soda Biscuit (favorite recipe here ), a serving of Falafel (recipe from SBitK ), with mustard of course. Then I made some french fries using a RUTABEGA! I got the idea from Amy's blog and I just had to try it. A vegetable in fry form is like the best food ever. I've never tried this vegetable before but now I love it! It's a little sweet but then it has a mild potato-y taste to it that makes it just like a french fry. I still have 1/2 rutabega too, more fries for me! I wonder how many other vegetable fries I can make. I just had to do a little baking before I go back to school tomorrow. I've been meaning to make this again because of the splendid results of the first loaf but I'd been sidetracked by upcoming recipes and laziness =P Tina'sChocolate Pumpkin Loaf is so scrumptious, it's worth making over and over again. I love it.
You know what I just realized...my kittens didn't get me any mother's day gifts, how rude! ;)
Once again, Happy Mother's Day. Enjoy your night everyone