Happy Wednesday! First, thank you for all your lovely words
to my dad. I'm know he appreciates it. :) Now, who's ready for WIAW
? I am, I am!! Especially since I've got a recipe to share, and it's a good one if I do say so myself. So let's take a look at Sunday's eats, shall we?
I started with my usual apple + green tea and followed that with this:
Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal for One
½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
¼ tsp baking powder
Pinch ground cinnamon
1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (I used frozen)
Sweetener (I used 5 drops stevia)
1 tbsp coconut butter, melted
¼ cup almond milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oats, coconut, baking powder, cinnamon, and blueberries in a small mixing bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Be sure to work quickly! The coconut butter hardens very quickly (I may or may not know this from experience...). Bake in a greased ramekin for 30-35 minutes.
I was so sad when I finished this. It was far too yummy. The coconut flavor wasn't highly pronounced so if you want a strong coconut flavor, you might add additional coconut butter or shredded coconut, coconut extract, or even replace the almond milk with canned coconut milk. If you leave it as is, it will remind you of a cross between french toast and a giant blueberry muffin! At least, that's what I thought of, but then again, I have strange tastes sometimes. Oh by the way, the whit specks on top are not bold. You know how I was saying that coconut butter hardens quickly? Yeah, that would be the proof. But don't worry. If you end up with little chunks of it like I did, rest assured that it will still come out delicious. And at about 15 grams of protein and almost 10 grams of fiber, it's quite nutritious as well. Win, win.
Of course, breakfast was followed by a ride on my horse and these:
I really don't think obsessed describes my unconditional love for these guys.
Peas, lima beans, and chickpeas mixed with plenty of hot sauce (WingTime sauce to be exact - love that stuff!), banana bread (recipe to come!), and [un-pictured] chocolate milk.
I love huge mugs that can be used as bowls!
Kind of a random lunch, but don't those often end up being the best?
In the afternoon, I had a nectarine. It wasn't super juicy, but it was very tasty! I'm loving that stone fruit is coming back into season.
Thai take-out! I ordered the something, something (I don't remember the exact name, but it was long and I couldn't pronounce it!) that translated to tofu and broccoli with a creamy peanut sauce. And it came with a side of delicious, almost sticky (I <3 sticky rice) brown rice!
With extra broccoli so that I could get my broccoli quota for the day. ;-) This dish was fantastic! The sauce tasted like a peanut coconut curry - ah, three of my favorite words.
Despite the fact that this froyo was so soft that it was literally trying to melt away, it. was. amazing. I'm a caramel lover so this hit the spot more that I could have dreamed for. Seriously, if you like caramel, do yourself a favor and pick up a pint or two (or twenty) of this heaven.
And of course, dessert was followed by my nightly walk with my pups.
That's all I have for you today! Hopefully we'll be talking banana bread next time.
What are some mentionable eats from your week?
Have a great rest of the week everyone!