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?
Breakfast

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

1 egg

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.  


Lunch

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.
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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.
Dinner

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.

Dessert
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!
 


Comments

06/19/2013 09:51

Okay, I'm all about blueberry baked oats in anyway but yours sounds even better! Yet another reason I need to start saving money for a new jar of coconut butter :).
What a coincidence you're mentioning the Kale Krunch. We can't get it - or any kale chips - around here but a lovely blogger friend mailed me some which should arrive soon. Now I'm even more excited to try them - and possibly become obsessed, too?!
Happy Wednesday!

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Alex
06/19/2013 19:06

Yay that's so exciting! You will finally be able to experience the amazingness of kale chips for yourself. :) I hope you love them as much as I do!

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06/19/2013 10:12

I love baked oatmeal, but i've never tried that combo. I will now ;) I particularly like your sweet treats, looking forward to that banana bread recipe. Have a great week x

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Alex
06/19/2013 19:07

The banana bread is awesome. I can't wait to share the recipe! You have a great week too!

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06/19/2013 11:29

Yum you definitely had some great eats! I just might have to get some coconut products so I can make that oatmeal!

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Alex
06/19/2013 19:08

I hope you do, it was really delicious. :) Let me know if you try it!

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06/19/2013 12:11

Wow. That baked oatmeal came out looking really great. I bet it's almost like a super giant blueberry muffin! :)

With allergies and stuff I can't have ice cream, but I totally approve of the cone :) Coneless ice cream is just not ice cream in my opinion. Haha.

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Alex
06/19/2013 19:10

Haha, I agree that ice cream needs cones. I didn't like them as much when I was little just because I would get the ice cream all over me, but thankfully I have cleaner eating habits now. ;-)

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06/19/2013 12:11

Your lunch actually reminds me of a dish I had at a Peruvian restaurant. It was delicious!

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Alex
06/19/2013 19:11

I don't know if I've ever had Peruvian food, but it sounds amazing! If it does indeed taste anything like my lunch, I'm sure I would love it!

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Aren't those kale chips AWESOME?? Now if only they weren't so expensive! ;)

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Alex
06/19/2013 19:12

You're right, they are crazy expensive! Unfortunately, my addiction is a pricey one... ;-)

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06/19/2013 20:41

I never can finish a HUGE pan of baked oatmeal, so this is perfect! Also, coconut? Yes, please! My local grocery store only has vanilla frozen yogurt. I know I shouldn't complain, but your flavors look amazing!

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Alex
06/20/2013 15:57

I hope you can find some other flavors! If you see any Stonyfield's froyo, definitely give it a try. I've loved all their flavors so far!

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06/19/2013 22:16

Yuuuuuum, I'm totally bookmarking that recipe!

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Alex
06/20/2013 15:58

Let me know if you try it! It really was delicious. :)

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06/20/2013 04:44

Oh wow that baked oatmeal recipe looks so good yum!
I love sticky rice too! The texture is just gorgeous.

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Alex
06/20/2013 15:59

I agree! Sticky rice is my favorite. I wish it was an option at more restaurants!

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This looks like such a delicious day! I used to work in a Thai restaurant and they had SUPER sticky rice that was so amazing :)

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Alex
06/20/2013 16:00

Yum! I bought sticky rice once to make at home, but it didn't turn out sticky at all. Sooooo disappointing :(

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06/20/2013 15:42

Baked oatmeal is so delicious! Like a warm oatmeal cookie. Coconut butter or flour can be so tricky to work with. I know that the flour absorbs water like crazy!

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Alex
06/20/2013 16:02

You're right, it does! I made some muffins with it the other day and forgot that quality about coconut flour.... yeah, they came out kind of dry. :( Still tasty with Greek yogurt though! Really, what can't Greek yogurt fix? ;-)

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Wow, your day is filled with eats that I would find super tasty! I love the look of that oatmeal bake! It looks like the ideal texture, and it is a pretty neat color!

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Alex
06/22/2013 08:41

Thanks, Sarah! The blueberries did give it a lovely shade of purple. :)

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06/22/2013 03:27

Wow that bake looks so awesome- such a pretty color too :)! A memorable eat from my week is the chicken tandoori wrap I had for lunch yesterday!

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Alex
06/22/2013 08:42

Yum, that does sound good! Indian food is one of my favorites. :)

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06/22/2013 23:59

These oats look delicious!! I never make baked oats, but I will now!

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Alex
06/29/2013 18:37

Yes, definitely do. ;-) Haha it truly is delicious!

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07/02/2013 17:18

I've never had baked oatmeal but your blueberry coconut flavor looks pretty tempting. l like the idea of the egg in it for richness and protein. Those kale chips look good, too!

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