Carrot Cake Oatmeal

This recipe came about one morning when we were running low on groceries and there was no fresh fruit in the house. Normally I’d be fine just throwing a handful of raisins into my oatmeal and calling it good, but I was looking for something a little more substantial and spotted a couple of carrots sitting […]

Thermos Oatmeal

thermos oatmeal

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?” “People are idiots, Leslie.” –Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson, Parks & Rec I love breakfast. I love the food (pancakes? coffee? eggs?) and I also cannot function without a solid meal to start the day. That’s why shortcuts like this […]

Harissa Avocado Toast

This recipe uses Friday’s New Food, harissa–a spicy paste made of chile peppers, garlic and olive oil. The avocado toast is inspired by a similar recipe shared on Vegetarian and Cooking. If you’ve never tried harissa, this is a great introduction! Print Harissa Avocado Toast Yield: 1 serving Calories per serving: 475 Fat per serving: […]

Kumquat & Ginger Oatmeal

kumquat ginger oatmeal

This is the first follow-up recipe from a New Food Friday–see the previous post for a quick overview on kumquats including where to get them, how to store them and some other ideas for using them. Almost as soon as I tasted my first kumquat I started thinking about ways I could use this sweet […]

Pomegranate Parfait (+How to Break Down a Pomegranate)

pomegranate

I thought I’d share a slightly lighter recipe this week in advance of Thanksgiving. Read on for a fast yogurt parfait that would be at home on a holiday breakfast or brunch table, plus a method for how to get the good stuff out of a pomegranate: The first time I ever heard of a […]

Easiest Stovetop Oatmeal (+Peanut Butter-Banana Oatmeal)

banana peanut butter oatmeal

If you cook oatmeal on the stove regularly, I’m sure you’re familiar with the standard instructions: Boil water or milk, add oats, and cook and stir until they reach the consistency you like. Then immediately throw your pot in the sink and fill it with water to loosen the crusty bits that are liable to […]

Fall Spice Latte

fall spice latte

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  If you have been following the blog for a while or flipped back through the archives, you may have noticed my affinity for a certain round, orange fall vegetable. From this you may also have inferred that I’m one of those people who enjoy a certain oft-maligned seasonal […]