Posts tagged ‘oats’

August 31, 2011

Strawberry Oat Bake

I’ve been getting back into the groove of grad school since starting back up last week.  It’s nice to have a year under my belt so that the whole thing doesn’t seem so daunting, but this year I have a whole new challenge: practicum. 

I was meant to start putting in sixteen hours [of free labor] each week starting this past Monday, but have yet to hear back from my Practicum Instructor.  I’m not too excited about where I’ve been placed [the hospital?], so I’m just trusting that whatever’s meant to happen will. 

In the meantime, I’m not sure what to do with those open hours, so I’ve been reading [I ordered a ton of memoirs after my writing workshop last week], studying [!! this is new for me], and baking. 

Actually, that’s not entirely true.

I’ve only baked one thing in the past week [where has my baking mojo gone?].  But it was divine.  And, even if you only bake once a week, you’ll want to make this one. 

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Strawberry Oat Bake

Inspired by Ashley’s Strawberry Banana Buckwheat Bake

[ingredients]

  • 1/3 c oat flour [I ground up 1/4 c steel cut oats for this]

  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 1 t cinnamon

  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 c strawberries, chopped

  • 2-4 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an oven-safe baking dish

Beat the eggs, milk, chia seeds and vanilla together.

Add in the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder and combine thoroughly.

Fold in the strawberries.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top cracks and the edges pull away.

Enjoy!  Makes 1 massive serving.

This tasted like french toast topped with strawberries!  So good.  I drizzled a bit of coconut butter over top, and it was out of this world good. 

I’m off to teach my 9am TurboKick class! 

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Have you had any spare time lately?

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August 4, 2011

Fiasco

First things first, check this out:

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A twin chicken egg!!! Have you ever seen anything like it??

At first I just thought it was one really fat egg… then I thought it just had a humungous yolk.  And then I opened it!  I – obviously – had to wrap it in foil and surprise Ben with it once he got home.  After the best egg conversation I think I’ve ever had, we decided two things:

1. Nature makes some pretty awesome stuff.  The egg came from our farmer’s market friend Heidi.  We obviously had never seen twinsy eggs from the store because those chickens there controlled, and then the eggs are monitored… an abnormally large egg probably wouldn’t make it to market.

2. That chicken musta let out one huge ‘bagock!’ when that egg was released.  Damn.

Hehe.  I know, it’s the little things in life, right?  I mean, honestly, what’s the point in having my own blog if I don’t get to tell you things like this?  Winking smile

Oh, the twinsie egg was eaten last night.  Ben and I shared it.  After I got over my self-induced heeby-jeebies, it was delicious. 

Anyway!  This morning I woke up and drank my tea while Mr. Ben had a bowl of cereal.  I decided it was going to be a great day, and that I wanted to take some extra time to make myself an oat bake!

I got the ingredients out, started smashing the banana, and then turned to grab the egg from the fridge when this happened:

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Chia seeds down!  Sad smile

The glass shattered everywhere, but the worst part is that I just stocked that jar full of chia seeds [humph].  Luckily, I had an overflow jar in the fridge that I could use for the recipe, but if worse came to worse, I would have scraped a Tbsp together off the ground [obviously].

Who doesn’t want to be vacuuming chia seeds and shattered glass off the floor at 7am?

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[Why yes, that is a nighty paired with glass-proof Danskos.  Hot.]

I cleaned as quick as possible because I still just had one thing on the brain:

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And then I added the seeds back to my list:

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[How am I out of buckwheat??  Must get it ASAP to make this.]

In the end, it was so worth it. 

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I had half the bake, covered in a peanut flour [2 Tbsp] / protein powder [1/2 scoop] / almond mix [1 Tbsp] spread.  Delicious!

And then I got to work:

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I was a sweaty mess after today’s kettlebell routine [just as it should be]!  I’m definitely going to feel this one tomorrow.

Now I’m off to give my TurboKick students what they come for, followed by another trip to the health food store. Smile  Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Do you get as sweaty as I do?  I gauge how hard I’ve worked by the amount of sweat on my clothes!

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