Monday, March 14, 2011

Oatmeal and stuff

Some of you are experiencing spring right now. Here in the frozen tundra of Colorado we won't warm up until sometime in August and then a week later we'll have a blizzard. Not kidding.

So a warm breakfast is a must have for most of the year. My current favorite is oatmeal. Oatmeal lasts for hours - eat a bowl of oatmeal with a green smoothie and you won't even think about food for at least 4 hours. I use Coach's Oats (at Costco) with a dash of cinnamon topped off with a few crushed pecans (you can crush them right in your hand). Ike likes brown sugar on his but I am trying to transition him to honey. He is being a little stubborn about it. It isn't as easy as switching him to almond milk or whole wheat pasta. Roland is just happy to have a warm meal in his own kitchen. He travels too much.

He just got back from a trip to India and Singapore for 10 days - by the time he got home he had no idea what day or time it was. But thanks to his healthy eating ways he recovered quickly and reports that he didn't gain a pound. Yay!

Last night for dinner I whipped up an easy meal of spaghetti and salad.

Super Quick Easy Spaghetti Dinner :
Saute up 1 lb sliced mushrooms until they begin to brown. Toss in 3 leaves of kale (stemmed and finely chopped), add 2 patties of vegan sausage (morningstar is my fav) - crumbled, pour 1 small jar of Classico spaghetti sauce over all and heat until bubbly. Serve over whole spaghetti with a large dark green salad. 
Serve fresh pineapple for dessert! 


princess singular said...

I was just trying to decide what to make for dinner when I read your post. Thanks! That's exactly what we will be having!! :)

Kristyn said...

I know you don't me, but your blog was linked somewhere, and I love it. You always post the best recipes! Keep them coming! One question, I love steel cut oats for breakfast as well (I'm assuming they're the same as Coach's), I am in love with blueberries and almond milk in mine, but I always wonder if that would count for almost all my grains for the day. Do you restrict your bread intake for that day if you have oatmeal for breakfast?

Thanks for all the info and links!

Robin said...

Kristyn - thanks for the kind words. Yes, I count my oatmeal as grain and cut back on other grains during the day. I love blueberries (and strawberries in season) on my oatmeal!

Anonymous said...

I too just discovered your blog and I love it! I started on my Eat to Live nutritarian journey at the beginning of this month, two weeks in and going strong. Already lost 4 pounds, but more importantly, I feel so much better and "cleaner."

I love you recipes and motivation! Keep it coming!