I am having a HUGE granola moment right now!
In fact, it’s so huge that as I type this, I’m finishing off a bag with some yogurt and strawberries and cashew milk. And by a bag, I mean a giant cluster that I am meticulously breaking off small pieces of to savor. I just do not want this granola fantasy to end.
Who am I and what have I done to myself?
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Childhood meant one thing. And that thing was apple cinnamon oatmeal packets.
When I was a kid, I would bring on all of the sugar into my breakfasts. There was sugar and cinnamon on buttered toast. There was the key lime pie Yoplait with crushed up graham crackers (still one of my favorites). My ultimate favorite breakfast, though, were those apple cinnamon oatmeal packets. I know that was usually the packet on the bottom of the variety pack, but I cannot help that they were my very favorite.
It’s ok. I’ll take them off of your hands.
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Channeling my role model, I had an “aha” moment this weekend.
Can you guess just from that who my role model is? That’s right. It’s Oprah. Oprah has been my spirit animal for as long as I can remember. And she has a lot of moments called “aha” moments. I remember watching Oprah with my mom, and wondering how Oprah all of a sudden would get these lightbulbs in her brain. It was as if she was an idea factory.
And if her bank account is any indicator, the factory is doing QUITE well.
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It is here! It is finally here!
I know I have been promising y’all a dal recipe for some time. And I have finally got around to posting about it. I know it makes absolutely no sense for me to be posting a warm, stew-like creature of a meal during some of the hottest days we have had thus far, but I cannot help myself! It is just so rich, so filling, and yet made of wholesome ingredients.
Plus, when warm stew-like creations ever stop me before? I’m melting and still rocking this.
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There’s something so comforting about the word porridge, right? Even if it is 90 degrees outside?
I mean, the word porridge just feels nourishing, right? Much more than warmed quinoa breakfast, am I right? And even as summer begins to poke over the horizon (thank GOODNESS) I still want that comfort that a warm bowl of porridge provides.
Then again, I am the kind of person who drinks hot coffee all year round
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I am the kind of person who craves hot coffee in 95 degree weather.
Likewise, I am the kind of person who loves a big, steaming bowl of beans even as the temperature warms up. We are in awkward times, in the beginning of April, with the temperature balmy enough to wear cutoffs one moment and then raining and dropping 40 degrees the next.
The only thing comforting in this situation is a big pile of carbs.
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March can be considered a tale of two months
On the one hand, there is all that beer and Irish potatoes (oh YES). Ugh seriously, I could dream about the bombardment of coconut and cinnamon Irish potatoes. And, after about 8 weeks of dieting, this is usually where a lot of people decide to forgo that protein shake for chocolate cake. Now, you might think it is bizarre that I am pushing for chocolate cake. But I like to keep it real with y’all and it can’t be any realer than a slice of molten lava cake.
Oh yeah. That ooze. Come to mama.
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Can we just eat hummus for dinner and call it a day? Cool? Ok.
Because even though it might be Monday, I just have no desire to whip up something super fancy. This is definitely how I want my Monday to go down. A big bowl of hummus with some roasted squash, a big piece of fluffy pita, and maybe a glass of wine? Maybe two?
Hey, it is a Monday! And this definitely cancels out the donut I ate this weekend.
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Who said the healthiest recipes had to be salad? Seriously?
Because, you guys, we are heading into the home stretch of winter! And I know you are struggling to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions that you cannot bear to have another plate of cold vegetables. Let’s be real, the saddest thing to be ever said about a meal is it is another plate of cold vegetables.
Except I am a total freak and love me a good crudite platter. No? Whatever, more cold veggies for me!
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