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The Art of Running in the Rain

"To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift." -Prefontaine

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Savory eggy oats

Hello everybody!

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Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  Ours was pretty eventful, but I’ll get to recaps in upcoming posts.  Today I wanted to tell you about a breakfast that Dave and I eat quite a bit, it’s called “eggy oats.”  We tend to use the recipe from ‘running with spoons,’ this girl knows her oats.  The best part about this recipe is that it’s a base and you can do so much with it depending on your preference.  I’ve had it sweet with banana or berries along side some sort of nut butter, but I have to admit that my favorite way to have it is savory.

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I just realized that you can’t see the eggy oats at all in this photo.  Believe me, they’re there, under all those delicious toppings.  We like to make our eggy oats savory by topping it with a quarter of an avocado, some cheese, an over easy egg, and a little bit of salsa (season to your taste with pepper-this photo doesn’t reveal it, but I’m a pepper fiend).

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Once you break into it, the yolk makes everything that much more creamy and delicious.  Plus there is so much protein in this dish, when I have it for breakfast I’m always full until early afternoon.

Let me know if you make it, and if you have any suggestions or feedback.

Be well,

Nicole

Raspberry chocolate chip muffins

Okay, so I may have picked a TON of raspberries.  But now we have jam for months and these delicious muffins, so all in all it was definitely worth the work.  I found the recipe at sweet cannela.  When it comes to following recipes I try not to reinvent the wheel, but I’ll admit that I made a few minor adjustments to this recipe (one of which included adding chocolate – um, can you blame me?).

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Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and grease yo’ muffin tin – I used coconut oil and we had a really good time!  My batch made 12 pretty robust muffins 🙂  FYI these muffins took like 5 seconds to prep and 25 min to bake, SUPER quick!

This is what happens to coconut oil in Seattle in the middle of the summer…..I’mmmmm mmmelting

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Mix 2 bananas, .5 c almond milk (I used hemp), .5 c brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1.5 tsp maple syrup in a food processor (or ninja — hiyah).  Blend the ingredients until they become a smooth liquid.

IMG_0286In a separate bowl combine 2 c of rolled oats, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1.5 tsp of baking powder.

Add the liquid mixture and mix it with a spatula.  Gently fold in 1 c of raspberries, and if you’d like chocolate chips (I just poured until it looked pretty).

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Fill up your muffin cups and bake for 25-30 minutes.

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OMNOMNOMNOM!!!!!

Be well.

 

Guilty pleasures

My initial thought was to name the post “Guilty pleasures,” and then I thought that it’s too bad that the term ‘guilty pleasure’ has any sort of negative connotation. So I decided to name the post, ‘Pleasures which you feel slightly ashamed of due to the constructs of society,’ well, needless-to-say that felt WAY too long, so I went back to ‘Guilty pleasures.’

Here are a few of my top:

1.) Binge watching early 90s sitcoms. Roseanne, Golden Girls, Cheers, Frasier, the list goes on. I’m not sure how Dave feels when I make him endure these gems in their entirety, but I find nothing more soothing to my OCD then to watch a show from beginning to end. Also, finding out that Roseanne was quite the progressive show was a pleasant surprise.

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2.) Stuffing my mouth with popcorn or fruit. I just get some odd satisfaction from feeling too much of these things in my mouth. It doesn’t work with all foods, just these two (so my occupational therapist friends can calm down, I don’t have a motor planning disorder).

3.) Pinterest. This one’s so obvious I felt like I didn’t need to write it. I believe I am with the some 80% of women who would also put this on their list.

4.) Having the same thing for breakfast over and over and over, until I get tired of it and move on. The last 3-4 months it’s been parfaits, mainly Go Lean Crunch, berries, yogurt, and Trader Joe’s creamy unsalted almond butter.  They are delicccious!

 

5.) Watching my dogs do weird things.  Okay, this one’s not really a guilty pleasure, but I just had to share these photos with you…

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Suckling on his own leg*
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Charlie: ‘What we weren’t doing anything!’ Oliver: ‘Yeah that’s right, I’m the big spoon!’

Okay, now what are YOUR ‘guilty pleasures’????

*Also, sorry that my captions are constantly capitalized, if anyone has any ideas why that may be please let me know.

Be well!

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