Tag Archive: oatmeal


[Caribou Coffee}

Oh lakeview how I miss thee.  I sit here in caribou coffee and not everyone’s favorite, Starbucks. Even more defiantly having apple crisp oatmeal and chai tea in the middle of the day instead of a mid day pick me up coffee on a real wooden table. Take that Starbucks! I don’t know how I got here, yes I do, I triumphed over one of life’s many hastles and felt like a reward. Take that life! I win this one! As I walked back to my car triumphantly I realized where I was and my brain,  always on the lookout for the quickest reward,  directed me here. Throwing caution and health to wind I order a delicious autumn apple crisp, full of fall goodness, warm your heart oatmeal and a spicey creamy cloud of chai silk liquid comfort.  Yes, those are the actual names, order like that next time you’re in there. “To go?” she asks.  “No!” I reply, “for here!” I will put the day on pause. Will it to stand still for a moment of victory before I move on to the next battle. I spy I guy I went to art class with, couldn’t decide where I knew him from till he got up to leave. That always happens, can I be the only one who thinks everyone they run into is someone they dreamt up or from waaaaay in the past and so it can’t possibly be them? I hate when people stop to say “hi” and my brain isn’t finished processing there face yet. Okay, where do I know them from, out of state? Out of country ? Community college? University? Dance class? Church? The Gym maybe? A mash up of people I once knew all in one face and perhaps I don’t know them at all?? That must be it, I’ll avert my eyes, maybe they won’t notice me, or won’t insist on me remembering them. Nope.  Didn’t work. “Hi! , how are you!!!!”

Why do I feel like I’m in a cabin when I’m here? Why don’t i come here more often?

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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!

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.

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

Done.

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

Fruits/Nuts [Cranberry relish]

This recipe is from Lean Secrets creator, Brenda Turner, check her out on you tube.

Get out your food processor.

What I did… I winged it

  • a cup or so of cranberries
  • coconut syrup
  • Half orange yeah toss it all in the wedges and the peel
  • Bunch of walnuts
  • Squeeze of lemon juice

Press GRIND.

 

Done.

New year New you …

Make your own oatmeal

  • 1 cup oats stirred into boiling water (cook 5 min)

Throw in some fruit/nuts/honey/spice

Done.

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*Fruit in mine is cranberry.  Cranberry relish up next…..

{Cranberries, walnuts, orange, orange juice freshly squeezed, lemon freshly squeezed, Pumpkin Spice, Nutmeg, Cinnamon}