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I recently went on a kick of Oatmeal and fresh berries. I add Cinnamon, Honey, fresh Berries and Almonds and dig in. Sometimes I don’t have time to make this in the morning but luckily theres a spot on the way to work were I can get the same thing in Quinoa form. I took a chance and tried it, now I’m in trouble, I fell in love and want it everyday! Sometimes I order it for lunch and even dinner. Their’s contains Cinnamon, agave nectar, quinoa, strawberries, blueberries and almond slivers. Mmmm, I must try this with Pecans!!!! This even works as desert, or a snack!


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So Fresh, so easy, so quick!! No reason no to try! Go to a farmers market with $15. Buy what looks good to you. Take it home and eat it! I mashed these red potatoes with a tablespoon of butter, sprinkle of Garlic, Sazon and adobo while I oven roasted the corn on the cobb for 35 minutes. I made a slice of bacon cut it up and added the green beans. I served it with raw red bell pepper and a small piece of salmon, wild caught. The corn was so sweet you didn’t need to add a thing to it! It was satisfying down to the bones! Try it! The blueberries were outa this world! I eat them in oatmeal everyday! Sometimes twice a day!!

Fresh & Tangy [Bean Salad] revisited

Here’s the Bean salad again. I missed eating it, so I went right out and bought the ingredients for just a few dollars.

It generates about 5 meals. Cheap, Easy, Fresh, Filling, Tasty & Tangy. Here goes…

I chopped ::

A Cucumber

A Tomato


An Apple (squeeze lemon over the apples)

A Red Pepper

Green Onion

White Onion


and Mixed them together with::












A can of White Beans



Italian Seasoning


Strawberry red wine vinegar

Plain Greek Yogurt

* Use whatever Bean you want. I used less celery than the recipe called for b/c I’m not a fan but actually when you chop it tiny it isn’t noticeable. I’ll add more next time. The Apple makes it all worth eating by the way. Try it.

*  YouTube’s TheThirdShift is a great channel and where I got this from.

The truth is making oatmeal takes 7 minutes.

Why not make your own?

Im not going to make a series of oatmeal posts so here’s some that I did last week…..

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Some had bananas and Pumpkin spice, Nutmeg & Cinnamon and others had Blueberries, Honey and Cinnamon.

Whatever combo you like, use it.

Sweeten with honey or stevia and add a splash of almond or soy milk.

* Bananas used were Hard & Green, those are the best. Stay away from those soft Bananas.

Funny how your body starts craving very specific things.

Here’s what mine asked for today after a long day of shoveling snow…..


  • Sautee onion
  • Fry a slice of bacon if u want
  • Whip up an egg and some egg whites and cook it on both sides in your pan
  • Once u have a round disk fill one side with the onions red peppers and spinach
  • Grate some fresh parmesan
  • Fold


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* I chopped a vine ripened tomato on the side

Wow, this was a satisfying dinner, here goes….

  • Make your oatmeal [this time I threw oatmeal and water in a bowl and microwaved it]
  • Popped it out, stirred in a dash of Almond milk
  • Dash of stevia/truvia,pumpkin spice, nutmeg
  •  Stir in apple chunks


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*I put a swirl of honey on top and a dash of Cinnamon. Forgot I had Walnuts, next time.

DYI [Hummus]


So this is how its done..

{adapted from Venture some vegan cooking}

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  • 15 oz can chickpeas, drained, water reserved
  • 3/4 cup cashew butter  (target)
  • juice of a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs red wine vinegar or balsamic
  • 1 tbs hot pepper sauce

Throw that stuff into a food processor and use the chickpea liquid to achieve the desired texture.

*Garnish with paprika

I used Red pepper flakes and put in 5 cloves of garlic through a garlic press. It is wonderful on a toasted piece of bread in the morning with tea. To snack I like it with cucumbers, red peppers and Flatbread.



Leftover but not forgotten [Chicken Salad]

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Chicken Salad       

Leftover Chicken?  No problem.

Place dressing in bowl.

Lettuce, cucumber, raw or sauteed Mushrooms, onions, croutons, cilantro, other herbs, ect. go next.

Toss & Turn the Lettuce in the bowl to coat it in the dressing.

Warm the chicken in the oven @ 375.

After 20 minutes check it to see if its warm enough.

Shred it & Place on top.


Tastes like Ice Cream

 Got nuts lying around? Don’t  make ’em wait. Eat ’em.

 I threw mine in Vanilla Greek yogurt with some blackberries. 

Those are sliced almonds by the way. 

Next time with Honey on top.


    I was gifted these herbs from a friends garden.

Hmmmmm, I think i’ll make…..

 Tuna! Haven’t had that in a while. Uh, what else should I do?

 Okay, cucumber. Haven’t had that in a while. Hmm, I think…

 Organic Tomatoe soup. Perfect. Lets eat.

Tuna probably had celery, onion, herbs, salt & pepper, plain greek yogurt, etc. The Soup probably had a slice of organic sharp cheddar cheese from Trader Joe’s.