Well hello there!
I had a fun, albeit a bit stressful, weekend. I am, let’s juts say, a bit of a worrier. Ok, a bit is putting it mildly. Since I start a new course every 7 weeks with my Master’s program, things move pretty fast. Coming up is already week 3. I have to complete my reading, a paper, discussion post, and midterm all in the same week. In order for me to not freak out (and help with my stress), I tried to be super productive Saturday and worked on a few things. Ahh..much better! Well, a bit better, but I’ll take it.
After working most the Saturday, I met my friends and swanky sister for dinner at a new place called Greens and Proteins.
The restaurant had a fun atmosphere with hints of green popping up all over. Too cute!
Their menu was every (health) foodie’s dream.
They have vegetarian and vegan options which was just perfect for my sister and I. Also, some different choices like ostrich and bison. Pretty neat!
My sister’s friend ordered the hummus and pita platter to share. I really enjoyed the flavor of the artichoke hummus!
I ordered the Grilled Vegetable wrap with tofu fries.
Beans, squash, zucchini, roasted peppers, pine nut cilantro pesto.
The wrap was just delicious. All the different vegetables were super yum.
The fries were also really tasty. I passed a few around and everyone raved about the crisp outer coating. And we all LOVED the dipping sauce that accompanied the fries. Want to try and recreate these fries at home.
I am looking forward to going back there soon!
Sunday morning swanky boyfriend came over for breakfast. He’s been out of town the last couple weekends so we wanted to spend the whole day together. After going through a few different recipes, I knew just the one to make.
Baked Oatmeal with Apple and Cranberries from Prevention RD
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 4 cups skim milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 apples, peeled, cored and rough chopped
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together applesauce, milk, egg, vanilla, and
agave sugar. Combine wet and dry and fold in apples, cranberries, and nuts.
Pour oatmeal mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish and bake for 45 minutes.
Note: Dish can be ahead ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator overnight before baking in the morning. Makes 8 generous helpings.
This baked oatmeal was incredible!
The oats had a slightly creamy texture and tasted so rich, although it’s a healthy dish overall.
I decided to add in a few golden raisins in the mix. I think any dried fruit would taste pretty delicious.
Served with a sweet and refreshing mimosa. What better way to start off the Sunday!
And selfishly, making this big batch I figured I could eat the leftovers during the week. Score!!
Other Swanky Scoop:
Stay tuned for a ‘berry’ good giveaway in my next post!
How was your weekend? What is your favorite oatmeal recipe? Feel free to leave a link.