On Tuesday I said that since I could not work out a lot I would focus on what I can do and what I can eat. Since then I have been taking that statement very seriously. (It may also have something to do with the fact that cooking is a lot more fun than Master’s thesis writing. Maybe.)
For dinner last night my sister and I made Indian food using a store-bought butter curry paste.
We decided to spice up the recipe by sauteing an onion and a red pepper in some olive oil and adding a cup of cashews before throwing in the sauce and chicken. It turned out AMAZING.
For dessert we decided to try something new. I saw this recipe on vanillandspice for Silken Honey and Lemon Cream and really wanted to try it.
Speaking of my sweet tooth–breakfast this morning totally hit the sweet tooth spot.
Just when I thought I was out of ways to cook oatmeal, I came across this recipe for French Toast Oatmeal from The Edible Perspective.
French Toast Oatmeal
Recipe adapted from Edible Perspective
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, whisked
1 tablespoon ground flax meal (optional)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon walnuts (optional)
Directions: Put the milk, water, cinnamon, and half of the banana (sliced) into a small sauce pot and bring to a boil. Once the mix is boiling, add oats and lower heat to simmer for five minutes. With three minutes in cook time remaining, stir in the vanilla extract and ground flax meal. With two minutes remaining, stir in the whisked egg until mixed well, and then let cook without stirring for the remaining two minutes. Pour into a bowl and top with the other half of the banana, syrup, and any additional toppings (such as walnuts and blueberries:).
I highly suggest using the whole egg (vs. egg whites) for this recipe. It really makes the oatmeal creamy and taste JUST like french toast.
New favorite oatmeal recipe. Hands down.
What is your favorite breakfast food? If you like french toast, you have to try this recipe!
-French toast is my favorite breakfast food, tied with chocolate chip pancakes:).