Confession: I haven’t been blogging, and I’m okay with it….
Life is fantastic out here in the Rockies! Work is challenging, the weather is beautiful, and fall-themed outings with friends have provided weekends full of laughter and cheer.
I have been cooking, but felt no desire to measure ingredients and take pictures. I have spent the last few weeks cooking instinctively, playing with flavors, textures, and aromas. It has been soul-feeding cooking, and I highly recommend you give it a go. Last night, I started dipping my toes back into blogging. I snapped a quick photo and took mental note of the ingredients and amounts I used in my meal preparation.
I have been cooking more “rustic”, humble meals, of late. Comfort food, I choose to call it. Last night’s comfort food involved a little BFD (Breakfast for Dinner). I took a stab at creating a bowl of savory oats, which I topped with a scrambled egg. Delicious, simple, and filling. Bon Appetit!
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)
1/3 cup certified Gluten Free, Old-Fashioned Oats (Bob’s Red Mill)
2/3 cup Water
1 Bay Leaf
1/2 tsp dried Thyme
1 1/2 tsp Nutritional Yeasts Flakes
2 Tbsp Salsa (I used a Southwestern Black Bean & Corn Salsa)
1 cup Power Greens (combination of Spinach, Swiss Chard, Kale)
Do you ever crave a plain-jane meal? No bells and whistles…. Just good, simple, straight forward flavors?
I sure do. Sometimes all my body wants are vegetables, pure and simple. I could just have a salad, but that’s not always the ticket around here.Last night, I was in a just such a veggie mood. I opened the crisper drawer, hauled out every last scrap of produce I could find, and set to work. I chopped and sauteed my little heart out (for all of 10 minutes) before sitting down to a heaping bowl of veggie goodness.
Naturally, I topped my bowl with mashed avocado for some heart healthy fats. I’ve noticed my clothes are getting a little loose lately. Time to amp up the fats in my diet again!For those of you who don’t know, I tend to lose weight fairly easily, especially when I’m not working out consistently (backwards sounding, I know…) I have to make sure to include a good amount of healthy fat in my diet to keep at a consistent weight.